In One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night, Brookmyre takes another stab at crime fiction. Like the other novels in his collection he's never short of humour or the divinely bizarre. It is the crackling comedy, as black as an eye that's just said hi to a knuckle, that keeps the pages turning. When Hector McGregor, a soon-to-retire police inspector, is knocked out by the fist of a severed arm we feel the punch and are set deeply under the control of Brookmyre's farcical thriller.
(From back cover) One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night brings Christopher Brookmyre's distinctive, heart-warming style to the touching story of what unfolds when the former pupils of an ordinary Glasgow high school are reunited after fifteen long years; reminiscence, old secrets, rekindled passions, joy, laughter, hijackers, murder vengeance, machine-guns, rocket-launchers ... that sort of thing.