Million-copy-selling Christopher Brookmyre takes his dark and thrilling fiction further than ever before - into the far reaches of space.
When a corpse is found during the construction of humanity's first colony ship, mismatched investigators Freeman and Blake must find the culprit before they themselves become the next victims.
'This is as close to a city without crime as mankind has ever seen.'
There has never been a homicide on Ciudad de Cielo. It's the 'city in the sky', where hundreds of scientists and engineers live and work in Earth's orbit, building the colony ship that will one day take humanity to the stars.
When the mutilated body of a common criminal is found on CdC, the eyes of the world are watching - multiple governments and corporations have a stake in catching humanity's first spacebound killer. Top-of-the-class investigator Blake is sent to team up with CdC's Freeman - a jaded cop with no interest in working with a rookie from Earth. But the mismatched duo must learn to cooperate quickly, before they become the killer's next victims . . .
About the Author
Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full-time novelist with the publication of his award-winning debut Quite Ugly One Morning, which established him as one of Britain's leading crime authors. His Jack Parlabane novels have sold more than one million copies in the UK alone, and Black Widow won both the McIlvanney Prize and the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award.
Ingenious -- SFX on BEDLAM Brilliant -- Charles Stross on BEDLAM A fascinating, fast-paced but thoughtful blend of science fiction and techno-thriller -- Iain M. Banks on BEDLAM Places in the Darkness is another corker of a murder mystery, [Brookmyre's] new setting - with which he's clearly having a whale of a time - giving him the opportunity to wow us with an even twistier twist than usual * Guardian * As smart as it is gripping, this is a terrifically engaging story from start to nerve-shredding finish * Big Issue * An ingenious crime story * Scotsman * Excellent hardboiled noir . . . absolutely gripping * SciFiNow *
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 14th November 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.3 x 23.3 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1