Country of the Blind
By (author) Christopher Brookmyre
Normal Price: $20.72
Your Price: $18.65 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.07! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.93 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 10-12 days
Country of the Blind by Christopher Brookmyre
Book DescriptionThe murder of a media moghul in his country mansion appears to be the result of him disturbing a gang of would-be thieves. The robbers are swiftly caught, but when they are unexpectedly moved to a different prison they escape. Back in Edinburgh, a young solicitor reveals to the press that one of the subjects had left a letter with her some time before the break-in which proves his innocence. Jack Parlabane, journo-extraordinaire, is intrigued, but when he approaches the lawyer he discovers someone else is trying to get near her - someone with evil intent, political connections of the highest order and a corrupt agenda. Fast-moving, blackly humorous and intriguingly credible.
Buy Country of the Blind book by Christopher Brookmyre from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780349109305
(197mm x 127mm x 26mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 30-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Brookmyre
Flesh Wounds, Paperback (July 2014)» View all books by Christopher Brookmyre
Some secrets are worth dying for... From the unique mind of Chris Brookmyre comes the new Jasmine Sharp thriller, a dark masterpiece of crime fiction.
US Kirkus Review » Ultra-tough Scottish reporter faces-off with the Tory Forces of Darkness seeking to frame a wee gang of virtuous housebreakers-in the never-ending English conspiracy against the land of oats and haggis. After Nicole Carrow, fledgling lawyer lassie, does battle with one of Glasgow's toughest welfare grannies, Brookmyre (Not the End of the World, 2001, etc.) saddles her with a seemingly impossible case. Blubbering from her humiliation at the hands of the grannie, Nicole is handed a hanky by next customer Tam McInnes, a thoroughly sweet fellow who dries her tears and gives her an envelope with directions to leave the enclosed documents unread unless he fails to claim them in a week. Tam, an old client of the law firm from his days as one of the Robbin' Hoods, a gang of kindly burglars-laid-off industrial workers turned castle-breakers-seems to have violated his parole in the most spectacular fashion. Along with one of his sticky-fingered cohorts-his son Paul, and Paul's geeky technowhiz chum Spammy-Tam has been caught blood-spattered and otherwise red-handed at the palatial scene of the brutal murder of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Voss and their two unfortunate and unhelpful bodyguards. That there could be no less likely throat-slitters in all Scotland than Tam et al., or that Roland Voss was a publishing pirate who made Rupert Murdoch look like a softy, doesn't interest the authorities, who are whipping up interest in a revival of the death penalty. To the rescue comes Jack Parlabane, freelance reporter and defender of the Left. The late Mr. Voss tried once to frame Jack and send him to the slammer, but he hadn't reckoned on Parlabane's eerie prescience. Parlabane is only too glad to step into Nicole's case and uncover the plot-which must involve the archvillains of the Major government-although he will have to be careful not to worry his new fiancee, a beautiful physician. Screechy politics drag down an otherwise amiable crime farce. (Kirkus Reviews)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Country of the Blind book by Christopher Brookmyre and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Christopher Brookmyre
Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING. Since the publication of A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow. Oh, yes.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.