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Stuart MacBride was born in Dumbarton, near Glasgow and moved to Aberdeen at the age of two. After dropping out of university to work offshore he went to work for himself as a graphic designer, eventually becoming studio manager for a nationwide marketing company. He gave it all up to have a go at becoming an actor, until it became clear to him that he was never going to be good enough to make a decent living out of it. Whilst progressing through a whole new career in the IT sector ending up as project manager for a global IT company, he also wrote in his spare time.

Stuart MacBride is the author of several bestselling novels featuring DS Logan McRae, including Shatter the Bones, which reached No. 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list.

The McRae novels have won him the CWA's Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, and Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 crime thriller awards.

Stuart's other works include Halfhead, a near-future thriller, Sawbones, a novella aimed at adult emergent readers, and several short stories.

He lives in the north-east of Scotland with his wife, Fiona and cat, Grendel.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on Stuart MacBride...

BLIND EYE is the 5th and latest volume in the increasingly popular series of Aberdeen thrillers with DS Logan McRae at the helm. In turns grim, gritty and gruesome, but also with mordant humour and sparkling dialogue between his warring cops, this is Tartan Noir at its very best, and literally begs for a TV adaptation. Not all Scottish cops are as polished as Ian Rankin’s Rebus, and MacBride’s coppers would jump out of the screen.

Author photo © Paul Levitton

If you like Stuart MacBride you might also like to read books by David Peace, Peter James and Simon Kernick.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Stuart MacBride

A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride
Reader Reviewed A Dark So Deadly
Stuart MacBride
May 2017 Book of the Month. Author famous for his excellent Logan McRae series presents a new police constable, one DC Callum McGregor. He is a man under internal investigation as he...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/04/2017
In the Cold Dark Ground by Stuart MacBride
In the Cold Dark Ground
Stuart MacBride
THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2016
22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories by Stuart MacBride
22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories
Stuart MacBride
They say 'small is beautiful', but as Stuart MacBride demonstrates in these four tales, it can also be dark, violent, disturbing, and sometimes really quite rude. So pour yourself a wee dram, curl up on the sofa and enjoy DS...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/11/2015
The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride
The Missing and the Dead
Stuart MacBride
The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO THE BONE and A SONG FOR THE DYING.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/08/2015
A Song for the Dying by Stuart MacBride
Reader Reviewed A Song for the Dying
Stuart MacBride
Famous for his DI Logan McRae series, this new violent tale stars DI Ash Henderson who is in prison for murdering his brother. Now his peers need his help in finding the ‘inside man’ who Henderson was investigating eight years...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2014
A Song for the Dying by Stuart MacBride
Reader Reviewed A Song for the Dying
Stuart MacBride
January 2014 eBook of the Month. Famous for his DI Logan McRae series, this new violent tale stars DI Ash Henderson who is in prison for murdering his brother. Now his peers...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/01/2014
Close to the Bone by Stuart MacBride
Close to the Bone
Stuart MacBride
September 2013 Book of the Month. I am a big fan of this Scottish Detective Logan McRae who is now involved in this eighth case. He’s an attractive character who is constantly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2013
Close to the Bone by Stuart MacBride
Close to the Bone
Stuart MacBride
January 2013 eBook of the Month. Eighth in the gritty, grim and totally addictive crime series starring DS Logan McRae. Burning bodies, bits of bone and overbearing superiors are the least of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/01/2013
Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride
Birthdays for the Dead
Stuart MacBride
One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012. Shortlisted for the Specsavers Bestseller Dagger 2012. Grim, gritty and totally compelling, Stuart MacBride draws you in then you are up all night! In this stand alone novel dark...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2012
Shatter the Bones by Stuart MacBride
Shatter the Bones
Stuart MacBride
January 2012 Book of the Month. The 7th Logan McRae thriller set in gritty Aberdeen, from the bestselling author of Cold Granite and Dark Blood. The kidnapping of a mother/daughter...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2012
Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride
Birthdays for the Dead
Stuart MacBride
Shortlisted for the Specsavers Bestseller Dagger 2012. Grim, gritty and totally compelling, Stuart MacBride draws you in then you are up all night! In this stand alone novel dark secrets compromise the central detective in a savage and brutal series...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/01/2012
Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride
Cold Granite
Stuart MacBride
This is terrific, a dark, angry story about child abuse and murder with an anti-hero and a cold, unforgiving setting, Aberdeen. It’s gritty, violent and graphic with a lot of black humour that lifts it. There is a past to...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 27/10/2011
Dying Light by Stuart MacBride
Dying Light
Stuart MacBride
The second in a character series which I believe will just go on getting better and better. Set in Aberdeen where the portrayal of the city’s underbelly and chill are an important part of the escalating atmosphere, this is violent,...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 27/10/2011
Flesh House by Stuart MacBride
Flesh House
Stuart MacBride
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 12 February 2009. The fourth book from an author who deserves to be up there with the big names. A gloriously gory case when a serial killer released...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/10/2011
Broken Skin by Stuart MacBride
Broken Skin
Stuart MacBride
A new Logan McRae thriller from the bestselling author of Cold Granite and Dying Light, set in gritty Aberdeen. Twists and counter twists will have you gasping for breath as DS Logan and his girlfriend get embroiled in finding a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/10/2011
Dark Blood by Stuart MacBride
Dark Blood
Stuart MacBride
A Maxim Jakubowski Great Male Crime Sleuth. With the retirement of Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus, MacBride's grittier than granite Aberdeen cop has quickly taken over the mantle of Scottish hard man of the hour and his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2011
Shatter the Bones by Stuart MacBride
Shatter the Bones
Stuart MacBride
The 7th Logan McRae thriller set in gritty Aberdeen, from the bestselling author of Cold Granite and Dark Blood. The kidnapping of a mother/daughter singing sensation from the latest reality TV smash hit becomes a living hell for DS Logan...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/01/2011
Blind Eye by Stuart MacBride
Blind Eye
Stuart MacBride
BLIND EYE is the 5th and volume in the increasingly popular series of Aberdeen thrillers with DS Logan McRae at the helm. In turns grim, gritty and gruesome, but also with mordant humour and sparkling dialogue between his warring cops,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/01/2010

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