Stuart MacBride - Author

About the Author

Stuart MacBride is the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. He’s also published standalones, novellas and short stories as well as a children’s picture book.

 

Stuart lives in the northeast of Scotland with his wife Fiona, cats Grendel, Gherkin, Onion, and Beetroot, some hens, horses, and a vast collection of assorted weeds.

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.


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.

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Featured books by Stuart MacBride

All That's Dead

All That's Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/01/2020

The stunning new thriller from No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Stuart MacBride. One down... A dark night in the isolated Scottish countryside. Nicholas Wilson, a prominent professor known for his divisive social media rants, leaves the house with his dog, as he does every night. But this time he doesn't come back... Two down... The last thing Inspector Logan McRae wants is to take on such a high-profile case. But when a second man vanishes in similar circumstances, the media turns its merciless gaze on him, and he has no choice. Who's next? Then body parts start arriving in the post. Someone out there is trying to make a point, and they're making it in blood. From number one bestseller Stuart MacBride comes a thrilling new novel which will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last.

The Blood Road Scottish Crime Fiction at its Very Best

The Blood Road Scottish Crime Fiction at its Very Best

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/2019

What drives someone to murder? The No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author returns with the much anticipated new Logan McRae thriller. Some things just won't stay buried... Logan McRae's personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he's policing his fellow officers. When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the driver's seat of a crashed car it's a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago, they buried him. Or they thought they did. As an investigation is launched into Bell's stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what's so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead? But the deeper Logan digs, the more bones he uncovers - and there are people out there who'll kill to keep those skeletons buried. If Logan can't stop them, DI Bell won't be the only one to die...

A Dark So Deadly

A Dark So Deadly

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/02/2018

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 has accepted the blame for a major criminal being acquitted. We discover how and why along with learning a fair bit about the man’s dreadful childhood and his girlfriend problem. So lots of back story. There are chunks of radio conversations too and each chapter has obscure quotations. This bulks the tale out to over six hundred pages and detracts a little from the excellent yarn which shows much of the behind scene politics of a minor section of the police, to whit a unit of drop-outs or outcasts. These are officers who are unwell, have behaved inappropriately or are being investigated, as is our hero. The plot involves a serial killer who mummifies the victims.  Initially there is some confusion as to whether the mummy is stolen from a museum. It is gruesome, exciting and unpredictable with a mounting body count. This drop-out unit initially investigating a theft has never handled a murder case before but Callum leads them into the investigation with great aplomb despite being physically assaulted.

eBooks of the Month
Dark So Deadly, A

Dark So Deadly, A

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Audiobook Release Date: 20/04/2017

A detective no one believes in. A killer with nothing to lose... Gripping standalone thriller from the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series. Beware of the dark... Welcome to the Misfit Mob - where Police Scotland dumps the officers it can't get rid of, but wants to. Officers like DC Callum MacGregor, lumbered with all the boring go-nowhere cases. So when an ancient mummy is found at the Oldcastle tip, it's his job to track down its owner. But then Callum uncovers links between his mummified corpse and three missing young men, and life starts to get a lot more interesting. No one expects the Misfit Mob to solve anything, but right now they're all that stands between a killer's victims and a slow lingering death. Can they prove everyone wrong before someone else dies?

eBooks of the Month
In the Cold Dark Ground

In the Cold Dark Ground

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2016

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD. Trouble is coming...Sergeant Logan McRae's team find a body dumped in the woods - but is it the missing businessman they've been searching for, or something far more sinister? It doesn't help that his ex-boss is taking over the case, a new Superintendent has it in for him, and Professional Standards are looming. Even worse: Aberdeen's criminal overlord, Wee Hamish Mowat, is dying and rival gangs all over the UK are eying his territory. There's a war brewing and Logan's trapped right in the middle, whether he likes it or not.

eBooks of the Month
The Missing and the Dead

The Missing and the Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2015

The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO THE BONE and A SONG FOR THE DYING. One mistake can cost you everything...When you catch a twisted killer there should be a reward, right? What Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae gets instead is a 'development opportunity' out in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire. Welcome to divisional policing - catching drug dealers, shop lifters, vandals and the odd escaped farm animal. Then a little girl's body washes up just outside the sleepy town of Banff, kicking off a massive manhunt. The Major Investigation Team is up from Aberdeen, wanting answers, and they don't care who they trample over to get them. Logan's got enough on his plate keeping B Division together, but DCI Steel wants him back on her team. As his old colleagues stomp around the countryside, burning bridges, Logan gets dragged deeper and deeper into the investigation. One thing's clear: there are dangerous predators lurking in the wilds of Aberdeenshire, and not everyone's going to get out of this alive...

eBooks of the Month
A Song for the Dying

A Song for the Dying

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

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 ago.  Young women are cut open and a plastic baby doll is sewn up inside them.  All very nasty.  Sometimes the women did not die but were obviously deeply traumatised.  If you like your murder stories compulsive, inventive and gripping, McBride is your man.  I think he is very good.

Books of the Month
Close to the Bone

Close to the Bone

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2013

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 rushing from panic to panic but throughout keeps his humanity and humour, some of which is verging on the “black”.  He works in a chaotic irregular way.  He’s got a girlfriend in a coma and lives in a caravan since his house was burned down.  You need to read the earlier books to find out how and why.  He’s now got an ambitious young female officer to partner him – she is trouble!  Logan has a big problem with the ailing local major criminal.  All in all the whole tale is first rate.   The Lovereading view... 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 DS McRae's worries as a series of gruesome murders, seemingly following a bestselling novel, dominate the Aberdeenshire constabulary.   A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher... 'Close to the Bone is the latest instalment in Stuart MacBride’s brilliant series of Aberdeen-set crime novels. Filled with dark deeds and featuring killers as twisted as they come, the Logan McRae novels deliver the thrills and tension that lovers of good crime fiction crave. But Stuart’s novels are also imbued with a sense of authenticity and realism that is second to none, and he achieves the rare feat of capturing the black humour and camaraderie of a team of colleagues dealing with situations most ordinary people will never have to face. The twists and turns are all in place, and the ending is satisfyingly surprising, but the real joy of Close to the Bone, and all the novels in this series, is that Logan McRae is a character we want to spend time with and can all relate to.' - Sarah Hodgson, Deputy Publishing Director, HarperFiction   Logan McRae series:1. Cold Granite2. Dying Light3. Broken Skin    4. Flesh House5. Blind Eye6. Dark Blood 7. Shatter the Bones 8. Close to the Bone

Books of the Month
Shatter the Bones

Shatter the Bones

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/01/2012

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 singing sensation from the latest reality TV smash hit becomes a living hell for DS Logan McRae unless he can find the kidnapped victims before it's too late.  With no forensics to go on, time running out and the media and the public baying for McRae's blood he must do something, and fast.   Logan McRae series:1. Cold Granite2. Dying Light3. Broken Skin    4. Flesh House5. Blind Eye6. Dark Blood 7. Shatter the Bones 8. Close to the Bone  

Books of the Month
Dark Blood

Dark Blood

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2011

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 sales are reaching an ever-growing audience. A moody, heavy drinker and smoker, McRae is a man for the times, grappling with conviction with the ills of society and, if the cases he has to deal with are often violent, they are also realistic and tinged with humour. He has featured in seven novels so far, and DARK BLOOD about the re-location of a rapist on his patch  is a perfect way to get hooked.   The Lovereading view... Scotland has for some years now been pre-eminent in the delivery of some mind-blowingly good crime writers. Of course Ian Rankin probably tops the bill, for the moment at least.  Stuart MacBride however is fast becoming a crime writer to look up to with his edge-of-the-seat page turners, full of gruesome and gut-wrenching crimes, gritty settings, strong characterisation with a taut narrative that's shot through with the blackest of humour.  So, if you're looking for intelligent and edgy crime fiction then you're missing a treat if you don't pick up a Stuart MacBride.  Dark Blood is his 6th novel and now available in paperback in the increasingly popular series of Aberdeen thrillers with DS Logan McRae at the helm.  Shatter the Bones, his 7th novel is just out in hardback. Stuart's novels to date include Cold Granite, Dying Light, Broken Skin, Flesh House and Blind Eye. He has been shortlisted for the Theakstons's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice, he won the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded for a body of work, and was named Best Breakthrough Author at the 2008 ITV Crime Thriller Awards.    

eBooks of the Month
Blind Eye

Blind Eye

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2010

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, 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.   Logan McRae series:1. Cold Granite2. Dying Light3. Broken Skin    4. Flesh House5. Blind Eye6. Dark Blood 7. Shatter the Bones 8. Close to the Bone  

eBooks of the Month
Cold Granite

Cold Granite

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 08/06/2017

Stuart MacBride's Number One bestselling crime series opens with this award-winning debut. DS Logan McRae and the police in Aberdeen hunt a child killer who stalks the frozen streets. Winter in Aberdeen: murder, mayhem and terrible weather... It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Three-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch: strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he's only the first. There's a serial killer stalking the Granite City and the local media are baying for blood. Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die. And if Logan isn't careful, he could end up joining them.

eBooks of the Month
Dying Light

Dying Light

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 06/07/2017

It's summertime in Scotland: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying... It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan McRae it's a bad start to another bad day. Rosie won't be the only one making an unscheduled trip to the morgue. Across the city six people are burning to death in a petrol-soaked squat, the doors and windows screwed shut from the outside. And despite Logan's best efforts, it's not long before another prostitute turns up on the slab.

eBooks of the Month
Flesh House

Flesh House

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 07/09/2017

The 4th thriller in the Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. Panic grips The Granite City as DS Logan McRae heads up a manhunt for 'The Flesher' - one of the UK's most notorious serial killers. The case was closed. Until the killer walked free When an offshore container turns up at Aberdeen Harbour full of human meat, it kicks off the largest manhunt in the Granite City's history. Twenty years ago 'The Flesher' was butchering people all over the UK - turning victims into oven-ready joints - until Grampian's finest put him away. But eleven years later he was out on appeal. Now he's missing and people are dying again.When members of the original investigation start to disappear, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae realizes the case might not be as clear cut as everyone thinks Twenty years of secrets and lies are being dragged into the light. And the only thing that's certain is Aberdeen will never be the same again.

eBooks of the Month
Broken Skin

Broken Skin

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 03/08/2017

The Granite City's seedy side is about to be exposed... A serial rapist is leaving a string of tortured women behind him, but while DS Logan McRae's girlfriend, PC Jackie 'Ball Breaker' Watson, is out acting as bait, he's trying to identify a blood-drenched body dumped outside Accident and Emergency. Logan's investigations suggest someone in the local bondage community has developed a taste for violent death, and he soon finds himself dragged into the twilight world of pornographers, sex-shops and S&M. Meanwhile, the prime suspect in the rape case turns out to be Aberdeen Football Club's star striker. Logan thinks they've got it horribly wrong, but Jackie is convinced the footballer's guilty and she's hell-bent on a conviction at any cost...

eBooks of the Month
Birthdays for the Dead

Birthdays for the Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/03/2019

Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret! Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later the first card arrived: homemade, with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front -- Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card: each one worse than the last. The tabloids call him The Birthday Boy. He's been snatching girls for twelve years, always in the run-up to their thirteenth birthday, sending the families his homemade cards showing their daughters being slowly tortured to death. But Ash hasn't told anyone about Rebecca's birthday cards -- they all think she's just run away from home -- because if anyone finds out, he'll be taken off the investigation. And he's sacrificed too much to give up before his daughter's killer gets what he deserves!

Books of the Month
22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories

22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 25/02/2016

From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD comes the short novel: 22 DEAD LITTLE BODIES, plus two short stories: STRAMASH and DI STEEL'S BAD HEIR DAY, and a novella: THE 45% HANGOVER, all featuring his most popular characters - DS Logan McRae and DCI Roberta Steel. 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 Logan McRae and his sometime boss, friend, mother substitute, and nemesis, DCI Steel at their best. Here you'll find Logan's week from hell; Steel's own personal nightmare before Christmas; an explosive shootout on a remote Scottish island; and the ultimate test of their relationship...

eBooks of the Month
The Coffinmaker's Garden

The Coffinmaker's Garden

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2021

A Sunday Times bestseller for the w/c 11th January 2021 A house of secrets... As a massive storm batters the Scottish coast, Gordon Smith's home is falling into the sea. The trouble is: that's where he's been hiding the bodies. A killer on the run... It's too dangerous to go near the place, so there's no way of knowing how many people he's murdered. Or how many more he'll kill before he's caught. An investigator with nothing to lose... As more horrors are discovered, ex-detective Ash Henderson is done playing nice. He's got a killer to catch, and God help anyone who gets in his way. 'Stuart MacBride's deft plotting and whipcrack dialogue, along with a strong sense of place, make The Coffinmaker's Garden a must read. If you like your serial killers with lashings of dark humour, this is for you' Peter Robinson, no. 1 bestselling author of the DCI Banks series 'The Coffinmaker's Garden is brilliantly creepy, with the most cleverly conceived crime scene I've ever read. His legions of fans will love this - it's an unmistakable Stuart MacBride cocktail of dark violence and even darker humour' Jane Casey, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Cutting Place

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Other books by Stuart MacBride

Sawbones

Sawbones

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/05/2021

A gripping serial killer thriller with a twist - from No. 1 bestseller Stuart MacBride This time the serial killer picked the wrong family... 'MacBride is a damned fine writer' Peter James They call him Sawbones: a serial killer touring America kidnapping young women. The FBI's investigating - but getting nowhere. The latest victim is Laura Jones. Sixteen years old. Pretty. Blonde. And the daughter of one of New York's most notorious gangsters. Laura's Dad doesn't care about the law. What he wants is revenge. And he knows just the guys to get it. This time, Sawbones picked on the wrong family...

The Coffinmaker's Garden

The Coffinmaker's Garden

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Outrageously good reading entertainment awaits in this punchy, smirky, dark crime thriller set in Scotland. Ex-DI Ash Henderson from the Lateral Investigative and Review Unit finds himself working two cases after human remains are found in a garden that is collapsing into the sea. Ash has previously been central to two of the Oldcastle Novels by Stuart MacBride, do you need to have read the other Ash Henderson thrillers first? I really think you do, as though it is possible to read The Coffinmaker’s Garden as a standalone, you will miss out if you don’t know the back story. I threw all my thoughts and knowledge out of the window as I read and just enjoyed the spunky characters and blood-tingling plot. Spinning between the two investigations kept my armchair-sleuth thoughts from settling too deeply. Instead I rode the wave, fell for the repartee and characters, and found my eyebrows more than once shooting skywards. A round of applause to Stuart MacBride for ensuring a balance between the horror and tragedy of the storyline with the humour that peppers the pages (the inventive insults are hugely diverting). The Coffinmaker’s Garden played out in gloriously vivid colour in my mind, atmospheric and gripping, this is a corker of a read and comes with the LoveReading Star Book stamp of approval.

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Twelve Days of Winter

Twelve Days of Winter

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2020

A collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season - from the No. 1 bestseller Stuart MacBride On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... Twelve days, twelve stories. Meet Fat Billy Partridge, possibly the worst cat-burglar ever; newbie drug-dealer Brian, who probably shouldn't be taking advantage of the job's fringe benefits; Philippe, a chef with anger-management issues and lots of very sharp knives; Mr Unwin, the undertaker with the golden touch; and Lord Peter Forsyth-Leven, MSP, learning the hard way that having it all means you've got so much more to lose... Thieves, drug dealers, lap-dancers, gangsters and even the odd good guy populate these twelve interlinked tales of crime and retribution set around the festive season.

All That's Dead

All That's Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/01/2020

The stunning new thriller from No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Stuart MacBride. One down... A dark night in the isolated Scottish countryside. Nicholas Wilson, a prominent professor known for his divisive social media rants, leaves the house with his dog, as he does every night. But this time he doesn't come back... Two down... The last thing Inspector Logan McRae wants is to take on such a high-profile case. But when a second man vanishes in similar circumstances, the media turns its merciless gaze on him, and he has no choice. Who's next? Then body parts start arriving in the post. Someone out there is trying to make a point, and they're making it in blood. From number one bestseller Stuart MacBride comes a thrilling new novel which will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last.

The Blood Road

The Blood Road

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/2019

The tenth Logan McRae novel from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author. Scottish crime fiction at its very best. Some things just won't stay buried... When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in a crashed car, it's a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago. Or at least they thought he did. Now Inspector Logan McRae has to work out where DI Bell's been all this time - and what was so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead. But the deeper Logan digs, the more bones he uncovers. And there are people out there who'll kill to keep those skeletons buried...

Blood Road (Logan McRae, Book 11)

Blood Road (Logan McRae, Book 11)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 14/06/2018

What drives someone to murder?The No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author returns with the much anticipated new Logan McRae thriller.Some things just won't stay buried...Logan McRae's personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he's policing his fellow officers.When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the driver's seat of a crashed car it's a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago, they buried him. Or they thought they did.As an investigation is launched into Bell's stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what's so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead?But the deeper Logan digs, the more bones he uncovers - and there are people out there who'll kill to keep those skeletons buried. If Logan can't stop them, DI Bell won't be the only one to die...

Now We Are Dead

Now We Are Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 02/11/2017

She can't prove he did it. But she might die trying... From the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series, comes a standalone spinoff featuring DS Roberta Steel. Revenge is a dangerous thing... Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel got caught fitting up Jack Wallace - that's why they demoted her and quashed his sentence. Now he's back on the streets and women are being attacked again. The top brass have made it very clear that if Detective Sergeant Steel goes anywhere near him, she'll be thrown off the force for good. But she can't just do nothing - if she does he'll keep hurting women. The question is: how much is she willing to sacrifice to stop him?

Dark So Deadly

Dark So Deadly

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 20/04/2017

A detective no one believes in. A killer with nothing to lose... Gripping standalone thriller from the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series. Beware of the dark... Welcome to the Misfit Mob - where Police Scotland dumps the officers it can't get rid of, but wants to. Officers like DC Callum MacGregor, lumbered with all the boring go-nowhere cases. So when an ancient mummy is found at the Oldcastle tip, it's his job to track down its owner. But then Callum uncovers links between his mummified corpse and three missing young men, and life starts to get a lot more interesting. No one expects the Misfit Mob to solve anything, but right now they're all that stands between a killer's victims and a slow lingering death. Can they prove everyone wrong before someone else dies?

In the Cold Dark Ground

In the Cold Dark Ground

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 14/01/2016

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER The tenth Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD and A SONG FOR THE DYING. Trouble is coming... Sergeant Logan McRae's team find a body dumped in the woods - but is it the missing businessman they've been searching for, or something far more sinister? It doesn't help that his ex-boss is taking over the case, a new Superintendent has it in for him, and Professional Standards are looming. Even worse: Aberdeen's criminal overlord, Wee Hamish Mowat, is dying and rival gangs all over the UK are eying his territory. There's a war brewing and Logan's trapped right in the middle, whether he likes it or not.

Partners in Crime: Bad Heir Day And Stramash

Partners in Crime: Bad Heir Day And Stramash

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 07/01/2016

Two bloody brilliant short stories from No. 1 bestselling crime writer Stuart MacBride, featuring DS Logan McRae and his boss DI SteelSTRAMASH: Something fishy is happening on the isle of Jura. DS Logan McRae gets a phone call from DI Steel ordering him to come to the island at once. One freezing night's sleep in a hatchback and two storm-battered ferries later, Logan arrives - but there's no sign of Steel. She's lumped him in the middle of a policing nightmare, with bodies, and bullets, and tiny wee boats. And a dangerous hard man who's meant to be dead... DI STEEL'S BAD HEIR DAY: Why is DI Steel in an even worse mood than usual?Is it because it's Christmas? Or maybe it's because the missing persons case she's just caught looks like a hoax from a mile off? Or is it because she's just been left a huge amount of money...?One thing's for certain: Steel's having a bad day, and she's hell bent on making sure Constable Guthrie has one too.

22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories

22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/11/2015

From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD comes the short novel: 22 DEAD LITTLE BODIES, plus two short stories: STRAMASH and DI STEEL'S BAD HEIR DAY, and a novella: THE 45% HANGOVER, all featuring his most popular characters - DS Logan McRae and DCI Roberta Steel.

eBooks of the Month
Stuart MacBride: Ash Henderson 2-book Crime Thriller Collection

Stuart MacBride: Ash Henderson 2-book Crime Thriller Collection

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 09/04/2015

Two Ash Henderson crime thrillers from the author of four consecutive No. 1 Sunday Times bestsellers.BIRTHDAYS FOR THE DEAD: Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret...Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later the first card arrived: home-made, with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front - Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card: each one worse than the last.The tabloids call him 'The Birthday Boy'. He's been snatching girls for twelve years, always in the run-up to their thirteenth birthday, sending the families his home-made cards showing their daughters being slowly tortured to death.But Ash hasn't told anyone about Rebecca's birthday cards - they all think she's just run away from home - because if anyone finds out, he'll be taken off the investigation. And he's sacrificed too much to give up before his daughter's killer gets what he deserves...A SONG FOR THE DYING: He's back...Eight years ago, 'The Inside Man' murdered four women and left three more in critical condition - all of them with their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside.And then the killer just ... disappeared.Ash Henderson was a Detective Inspector on the initial investigation, but a lot can change in eight years. His family has been destroyed, his career is in tatters, and one of Oldcastle's most vicious criminals is making sure he spends the rest of his life in prison.Now a nurse has turned up dead on a patch of waste ground, a plastic doll buried beneath her skin, and it looks as if Ash might finally get a shot at redemption. At earning his freedom.At revenge.

22 Dead Little Bodies (A Logan and Steel short novel)

22 Dead Little Bodies (A Logan and Steel short novel)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 09/04/2015

A short novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO THE BONE and A SONG FOR THE DYING, featuring his most popular characters, Acting DI Logan McRae and DCI Roberta Steel..CID isn't what it used to be...It's a been a bad week for acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae. Every time his unit turns up anything interesting, DCI Steel's Major Investigation Team waltzes in and takes over, leaving CID with all the dull and horrible jobs.Like dealing with Mrs Black - who hates her neighbour, the police, and everyone else. Or identifying the homeless man who drank himself to death behind some bins. Or tracking down the wife and kids of someone who's just committed suicide.But when the dead bodies start turning up, one thing's certain - Logan's week is about to get a whole lot worse...

45% Hangover [A Logan and Steel novella]

45% Hangover [A Logan and Steel novella]

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 09/04/2015

A brilliantly twisty, 80-page novella from the No. 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series. Including an extract from his new Logan novel, THE MISSING AND THE DEAD.It's the night of the big Referendum, and all Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae has to do is find a missing 'No' campaigner. Should be easy enough...But, as usual, DCI Steel has plans of her own. As the votes are counted there's trouble brewing in the pubs and on the streets of Aberdeen.Logan's picked up a promising lead, but all is not quite what it seems, and things are about to go very, very wrong...

Missing and the Dead

Missing and the Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Ebook Release Date: 15/01/2015

The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO THE BONE and A SONG FOR THE DYING. One mistake can cost you everything... A little girl's body washes up just outside the sleepy coastal town of Macduff, kicking off a major manhunt. Officially, the investigation is out of Sergeant Logan McRae's hands, but DCI Steel's Major Investigation Team, drafted in from Aberdeen, is getting nowhere fast. Steel is running out of ideas and time. She wants Logan back on her team, and doesn't care how she gets him there. One thing is clear: there are dangerous predators lurking in the wilds of Aberdeenshire, and not everyone's getting out of this alive...

The 45% Hangover [A Logan and Steel novella]

The 45% Hangover [A Logan and Steel novella]

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2015

A brilliantly twisty, 80-page novella from the No. 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series. Including an extract from his new Logan novel, THE MISSING AND THE DEAD. It's the night of the big Referendum, and all Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae has to do is find a missing 'No' campaigner. Should be easy enough... But, as usual, DCI Steel has plans of her own. As the votes are counted there's trouble brewing in the pubs and on the streets of Aberdeen. Logan's picked up a promising lead, but all is not quite what it seems, and things are about to go very, very wrong...