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A Snowball in Hell is a comedic novel by Christopher Brookmyre. The bad guy comes back — again — and the Fair Cop fights him — again — and it's all very Christopher Brookmyre — again.
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A Snowball in Hell provides examples of the following tropes:

  • My Biological Clock Is Ticking: Angelique has these concerns. As represented by the big clock in Central Station.
  • Married to the Job: Angelique, although her priorities change over the course of the novel as Zal comes back into her life.
    DS Shaw: As the Lady said, there are three people in this marriage, Detective.
  • Not My Driver: Simon pulls this on a number of people.
  • Papa Wolf: 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."

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