Where the Bodies Are Buried

Where the Bodies Are Buried

Book - 2011
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Detective Catherine McLeod was always taught that in Glasgow, they don't do whodunit. They do score-settling. They do vendettas. They do petty revenge. They do can't-miss-whodunit. It's a lesson that has served her well, but Glasgow is also a dangerous place to make assumptions. Either way she looks at it, she recognises that the discovery of a dead drug-dealer in a back alley is merely a portent of further deaths to come. Elsewhere in the city, aspiring actress Jasmine Sharp is reluctantly - and incompetently - earning a crust working for her uncle Jim's private investigation business. When Jim goes missing, Jasmine has to take on the investigator mantle for real, and her only lead points to Glen Fallan, a gangland enforcer and professional assassin whose reputation is rendered only slightly less terrifying by having been dead for twenty years. Cautiously tracing an accomplished killer's footsteps, Jasmine stumbles into a web of corruption and decades-hidden secrets that could tear apart an entire police force - if she can stay alive long enough to tell the tale.
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2011
ISBN: 9781408702703
Branch Call Number: F BRO NVD
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 24 cm

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hgeng63 Dec 02, 2013

Solid police procedural with plodding plotting & a wee touch of Glasgow. A lot of the violence happens offstage.

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shapjul
Sep 13, 2013

It takes a little bit (or it took me a little bit) to get used to the accents/dialects in "Glasca," as it is called. But this is a terrific mystery in the end. Twisty plotting moves right along. Fine characters who I am eager to learn more about. On to book 2 in the series and here's hoping there are more to come after that.

JeremiahSutherland Oct 29, 2012

I've been an avid fan of Brookmyre's since I picked up his first book so many years ago. As I recall, he's always taken many digressions when telling his stories. The last two I've read have suffered the most from this habit as he seems to be running out of interesting things to write.

mikeyppl Jul 23, 2012

This is one of the best books I've read so far this year.

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