3 - Ambrose Parry (aka Chris Brookmyre & Marisa Haetzman)

Ambrose Parry is the pen name of Chris Brookmyre (award-winning author of the Jack Parlabane books) and consultant anaesthetist Marisa Haetzman. In this episode, Anna Fielding talks to the couple about their first book together: The Way of All Flesh, a story of murder in 19th century Edinburgh. They also discuss some of their favourite books and their love for the independent bookshop The Watermill in Aberfeldy. Books discussed in this episode:


This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson: Quicksilver, The Confusion and The System of the World

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Any Human Heart by William Boyd

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