Country of the Blind, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thriller / suspense
  • ISBN: 9780349109305



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Jack Parlabane once more takes on and triumphs over corrupt muderous Tory bastards. The writing was not as sharp as his first. and it had too much plot leading to large chunks of exposition and some gapeing holes. But it all moves along at an enjoyably cracking pace.

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This is one of Brookmyre's earliest novels, and in this one Jack Parlabane investigates a conspiracy gone out of control. A billionaire media mogul and his wife and security guards have been killed in a well-guarded luxury home - and some local lads have been set up in the frame. It's action packed, full of plot twists and bad language, and has a good heart. Characters are likeable and idiosyncratic. The story is told with Brookmyre's trademark Scottish dialect and comic style, and it's just plain fun. Well worth the read.