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4th Oct '15 2:07:41 PM GavsEvans123
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* AteHisGun: [[spoiler: Colin]]


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Colin has this reaction after [[spoiler: murdering Johnny Turner and was about to murder Robbie, prompting him to turn the gun on himself.]]


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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: Always being blamed whenever something goes wrong, despite him being innocent or having a good reason for his actions, is what drives Noodsy towards becoming a career criminal.
23rd Sep '14 7:21:54 PM SuperTroper
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''A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil'' (2006) is Creator/ChristopherBrookmyre's 10th novel, concerning a ClassReunion under some rather idiosyncratic circumstances. DS Karen Gillespie takes over the investigation of what appears to be a severely bungled double murder committed by two of her former classmates - James "Noodsy" Doon, who has roped in corporate lawyer and fellow alumnus Martin Jackson as his counsel, and Robbie "Turbo" Turner only to discover that the two charred corpses belonged to fellow schoolyard chum, Colin Temple, and Turbo's father, local hardman Johnny Turner.

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''A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil'' (2006) is Creator/ChristopherBrookmyre's 10th novel, concerning a ClassReunion under some rather idiosyncratic circumstances. DS DSupt Karen Gillespie takes over the investigation of what appears to be a severely bungled double murder committed by two of her former classmates - James "Noodsy" Doon, who has roped in corporate lawyer and fellow alumnus Martin Jackson as his counsel, and Robbie "Turbo" Turner only to discover that the two charred corpses belonged to fellow schoolyard chum, Colin Temple, and Turbo's father, local hardman Johnny Turner.
18th Sep '14 7:27:14 PM TVRulezAgain
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''A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil'' (2006) is ChristopherBrookmyre's 10th novel, concerning a ClassReunion under some rather idiosyncratic circumstances. DS Karen Gillespie takes over the investigation of what appears to be a severely bungled double murder committed by two of her former classmates - James "Noodsy" Doon, who has roped in corporate lawyer and fellow alumnus Martin Jackson as his counsel, and Robbie "Turbo" Turner only to discover that the two charred corpses belonged to fellow schoolyard chum, Colin Temple, and Turbo's father, local hardman Johnny Turner.

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''A Tale Etched in Blood and Hard Black Pencil'' (2006) is ChristopherBrookmyre's Creator/ChristopherBrookmyre's 10th novel, concerning a ClassReunion under some rather idiosyncratic circumstances. DS Karen Gillespie takes over the investigation of what appears to be a severely bungled double murder committed by two of her former classmates - James "Noodsy" Doon, who has roped in corporate lawyer and fellow alumnus Martin Jackson as his counsel, and Robbie "Turbo" Turner only to discover that the two charred corpses belonged to fellow schoolyard chum, Colin Temple, and Turbo's father, local hardman Johnny Turner.
21st Apr '13 9:06:22 AM GavsEvans123
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* DontYouDarePityMe: If Robbie is upset, he tends to become more so when others are sympathetic towards him and try to make him feel better.
20th Apr '13 7:41:26 PM GavsEvans123
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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Martin, Noodsy and Colin. Martin becomes bitter and cynical as he matures, having been shown time and again that nice guys finish last. Noodsy was branded as a lost cause from his first day of school, and years of being blamed for everything whether he was responsible or not led him to become a career criminal. Everyone had made up their minds that he was a thief, so he might as well have something to show for it. As for Colin, he became a bully in secondary school, then went on to [[spoiler: set up cameras in his lodges to film the guests having sex and sell the footage to a US porn company. He also murders Johnny Turner and plans on murdering Robbie with the intention of framing Eleanor for the murders, but he can't bring himself to kill Robbie and turns the gun on himself.]]

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Martin, Noodsy and Colin. Martin becomes bitter and cynical as he matures, having been shown time and again that nice guys finish last. Noodsy was branded as a lost cause from on his first day of school, and years of being blamed for everything whether he was responsible or not led him to become a career criminal. Everyone had made up their minds that he was a thief, so he might as well have something to show for it. As for Colin, he became a bully in secondary school, then went on to [[spoiler: set up cameras in his lodges to film the guests having sex and sell the footage to a US porn company. He also murders Johnny Turner and plans on murdering Robbie with the intention of framing Eleanor for the murders, but he can't bring himself to kill Robbie and turns the gun on himself.]]
20th Apr '13 7:41:13 PM GavsEvans123
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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Martin, Noodsy and Colin. Martin becomes bitter and cynical as he matures, having been proven time and again that nice guys finish last. Noodsy was branded as a lost cause from his first day of school, and years of being blamed for everything whether he was responsible or not led him to become a career criminal. Everyone had made up their minds that he was a thief, so he might as well have something to show for it. As for Colin, he became a bully in secondary school, then went on to [[spoiler: set up cameras in his lodges to film the guests having sex and sell the footage to a US porn company. He also murders Johnny Turner and plans on murdering Robbie with the intention of framing Eleanor for the murders, but he can't bring himself to kill Robbie and turns the gun on himself.]]

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: Martin, Noodsy and Colin. Martin becomes bitter and cynical as he matures, having been proven shown time and again that nice guys finish last. Noodsy was branded as a lost cause from his first day of school, and years of being blamed for everything whether he was responsible or not led him to become a career criminal. Everyone had made up their minds that he was a thief, so he might as well have something to show for it. As for Colin, he became a bully in secondary school, then went on to [[spoiler: set up cameras in his lodges to film the guests having sex and sell the footage to a US porn company. He also murders Johnny Turner and plans on murdering Robbie with the intention of framing Eleanor for the murders, but he can't bring himself to kill Robbie and turns the gun on himself.]]
20th Apr '13 7:40:51 PM GavsEvans123
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* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:Colin's]] came at the age of 4, with the discovery that he could lie to get himself out of trouble and others into trouble.

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* StartOfDarkness: [[spoiler:Colin's]] came at the age of 4, with the discovery that he could lie to get himself out of trouble and others into trouble. He only got worse from there.



* WhamLine: Johnny Turner says of Robbie, "I've supported that useless wee cunt for sixteen fuckin years, [[spoiler: and he's no' even mine.]]

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* WhamLine: Johnny Turner says of Robbie, "I've supported that useless wee cunt for sixteen fuckin years, [[spoiler: and he's no' even mine.]]"]]
20th Apr '13 7:38:16 PM GavsEvans123
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* DudeNotFunny: The in-universe reaction to someone putting a jar of glue in Robbie's school bag [[spoiler: after he'd almost died from sniffing it.]]

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* DudeNotFunny: The in-universe reaction to someone putting a jar of glue in Robbie's school bag [[spoiler: after he'd almost died from sniffing it.glue.]]
20th Apr '13 7:37:22 PM GavsEvans123
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* CatchPhrase: In his younger years, Robbie was fond of calling everyone fucken sooks. Momo took great pleasure in causing children he didn't like vee-lans and bawd iggs.

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* CatchPhrase: In his younger years, Robbie was fond of calling everyone fucken sooks. Momo took great pleasure in causing calling children he didn't like vee-lans and bawd iggs.
20th Apr '13 7:36:11 PM GavsEvans123
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* TheAlcoholic: Mrs Fenwick.


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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Mrs Fenwick and Colin.]]
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