Black Widow

Christopher Brookmyre ( and has won the The McIlvanney Prize – previously known as the ‘Scottish Crime Book of the Year’ – at the Bloody Scotland festival in Stirling ( To see why this writer is so respected by other authors in the crime fiction field, and adored by a legion of fans, read his latest crime thriller – Black Widow. The summary is as follows.

Diana Jager is clever, strong and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing. Then she meets Peter. He’s kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past: the second chance she’s been waiting for. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairytale romance. But Peter’s sister Lucy doesn’t believe in fairytales, and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling ‘Black Widow.’ Be prepared for twist upon twist in the tale before the conclusion.


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Christopher Brookmyre will be appearing as part of Book Week Scotland ( in South Lanarkshire in November. Look out for details closer to the time.


432 pages in Little Brown

First published 2016

ISBN  978-1408707159



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