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Bestselling crime writer on his way to Grantown


By Gavin Musgrove

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Chris Brookmyre photographed at The Golden Lion Hotel at Bloody Scotland, Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival in Stirling on the 09/09/2017. Paul Reich
Chris Brookmyre photographed at The Golden Lion Hotel at Bloody Scotland, Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival in Stirling on the 09/09/2017. Paul Reich

Bestselling author Chris Brookmyre will be calling into Grantown's very own Bookmark later this week on an informal tour of bookshops across the nation.

The award-winning writer is scheduled to visit the High Street independent store on Friday to mark the reopening of bookshops after the Covid-19 lockdown while also promoting his new book The Cut.

The standalone thriller is being heaped with early praise by everyone from Marian Keyes and Ruth Ware to Mick Herron and Abir Mukherjee.

His entertaining and unpredictable crime book sees Millie Spark, a special effects make-up artist, wake to find her lover dead in her bed.

Twenty-five years later, her sentence for murder served, 71 year old Millicent is ready to give up on her broken life - until she meets troubled Glasgow film student and reluctant petty thief 18 year old Jerry.

Together, they begin to discover that all was not what it seemed on that fateful night... and someone doesn't want them to find out why.

This book is classic Brookmyre. It combines the humour of his early novels with an insight into contemporary Scottish student life - as well as an intimate knowledge of death metal T shirts and horror films.

Brookmyre is of Britain’s most acclaimed authors in any genre, having been nominated or won 21 awards, including winning the UK’s top crime awards, a CWA Dagger, Theakstons and the McIlvanney.

His publisher Little Brown has sold over two million of his novels making him one of the UK’s biggest-selling crime writers.

Multiple Brookmyre novels are being adapted for film and TV, including his multi-award-winning bestseller Black Widow.


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