Currently reading the latest Christopher Brookmyre, 'A Snowball In Hell'. It is, like all his books, most excellent and I would say falls in to the satirical crime genre like America's Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen. Snowball In Hell is a stand-alone book but features characters previously encountered in 'A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away' and 'The Sacred Art Of Stealing', so it would be best read after those two, if you are to fully appreciate the characters involved. Certainly if you read this it would spoil the ending of 'A Big Boy Did It...' at any rate.
If you think British, and particularly Scottish crime thrillers are dour and formulaic, like those of the much over-hyped Ian Rankin and Stuart McBride, then Christopher Brookmyre is the man to change that.
If you haven't read anything by him before, I would recommend either 'Quite Ugly One Morning' or 'One Fine Day In The Middle Of The Night', definitely the latter if you ever attended a school disco during the 1980's, as very good places to start.
If my mini-review isn't enough, he is the only crime-writer today who previously owned a lan-gaming store and whose personal website used to be themed with graphics and sounds from DOOM
A Snowball...'s crime involves the cult of celebrity and reality tv. Got to love an author who describes Peter André as "a suntanned dildo" and who offers the prospect of live tv coverage of a thinly disguised Loraine Kelly in ........ well you'll have to read it for yourselves.