'''''A Snowball in Hell''''' is a comedic novel by ChristopherBrookmyre. The bad guy comes back -- again -- and the FairCop fights him -- again -- and it's all very ChristopherBrookmyre -- again.

[[http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snowball-Hell-Christopher-Brookmyre/dp/0316027634 From Amazon]]: "If society has the B-list celebrities it deserves, it now has a killer to match. Except that Simon Darcourt is a great deal more successful in his career choice than the average talent show contestant. He's also got the media taped -- by the simple expedient of by-passing them completely and posting real-time coverage of his killings on the internet. He's got viewing figures to make the world's TV executives gasp in envy, and he's pulling the voyeuristic strings of every viewer by getting them to 'vote' to keep his captives alive."

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!!''A Snowball in Hell'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* AssholeVictim: The Black Spirit's excuse.
* [[spoiler: BabiesEverAfter: Angelique and Zal. Justified since you could see it coming if you were paying attention.]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: The Black Spirit gets in on this
* FairCop: Angelique.
* FakingTheDead: The Black Spirit
* LetsYouAndHimFight
* LukeYouAreMyFather: A major plot point.
* [[spoiler:MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: Angelique. As represented by the big clock in Central Station.]]
* MarriedToTheJob: Angelique, although her priorities change over the course of the novel as [[spoiler:Zal]] comes back into her life.
-->'''DS Shaw''': As the Lady said, there are three people in this marriage, Detective.
* NotMyDriver: Simon pulls this on a number of people.
* OneOfUs: Raymond's kids. Martin is a hardcore ''Series/{{Captain Scarlet|AndTheMysterons}}'' fan.
* PapaWolf: [[spoiler:Simon]] is this towards his son, despite never having met him.
-->"The idea of someone harming him didn't just worry me, it offended me."
* RealityTV:
* UnexplainedRecovery: Guess who?
* UnfazedEveryman: Cameo by Raymond Ash.
* VillainProtagonist: Partly.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Angeligue and Zal.

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