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Stuart MacBride - Author

About the Author

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

Featured books by Stuart MacBride

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.

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.

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...

Other books by Stuart MacBride

The Blood Road

The Blood Road

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback / softback 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...

The Blood Road

The Blood Road

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback / softback 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...

Now We Are Dead

Now We Are Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

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?

Now We Are Dead

Now We Are Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

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?

The Blood Road

The Blood Road

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2018

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...

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...

The Blood Road

The Blood Road

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2018

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...

The Blood Road

The Blood Road

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/05/2018

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...

A Dark So Deadly

A Dark So Deadly

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

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?

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?

Now We Are Dead

Now We Are Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: CD-Audio 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?

Now We Are Dead

Now We Are Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback / softback 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. Wallace has to be responsible, but if Detective Sergeant Steel goes anywhere near him, his lawyers will get her thrown off the force for good. The Powers That Be won't listen to her, not after what happened last time. According to them, she's got more than enough ongoing cases to keep her busy. Perhaps she could try solving a few instead of harassing an innocent man? Steel knows Wallace is guilty. And the longer he gets away with it, the more women will suffer. The question is: how much is she willing to sacrifice to stop him?

Now We Are Dead

Now We Are Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Hardback 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. Wallace has to be responsible, but if Detective Sergeant Steel goes anywhere near him, his lawyers will get her thrown off the force for good. The Powers That Be won't listen to her, not after what happened last time. According to them, she's got more than enough ongoing cases to keep her busy. Perhaps she could try solving a few instead of harassing an innocent man? Steel knows Wallace is guilty. And the longer he gets away with it, the more women will suffer. The question is: how much is she willing to sacrifice to stop him?

Dying Light

Dying Light

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/10/2017

The Number One bestselling detective series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride continues in this second crime thriller. It's summertime in Scotland: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying... It's summertime in the Granite City: 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...

Broken Skin

Broken Skin

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/10/2017

The Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. In this third DS Logan McRae thriller, The Granite City's seedy side is about to be exposed... 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...

Flesh House

Flesh House

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/10/2017

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. Panic strikes the Granite City... 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.

Cold Granite

Cold Granite

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/10/2017

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

A Dark So Deadly

A Dark So Deadly

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: CD-Audio 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?

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: 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.

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...

The Missing and the Dead

The Missing and the Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2016

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...

In the Cold Dark Ground

In the Cold Dark Ground

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: CD-Audio 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.

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.

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...

The Missing and the Dead

The Missing and the Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback / softback 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... 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...

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...

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

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

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: Paperback / softback 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.

The Missing and the Dead

The Missing and the Dead

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: CD-Audio 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...

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 / softback 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...

Song for the Dying

Song for the Dying

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2014

A heart-stopping crime thriller and the fourth consecutive No. 1 Bestseller from the author of the Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead. 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, 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.

Logan McRae Crime Series Books 7 and 8: Shatter the Bones, Close to the Bone (Logan McRae)

Logan McRae Crime Series Books 7 and 8: Shatter the Bones, Close to the Bone (Logan McRae)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2013

Two Logan McRae crime thrillers from the author of three consecutive No. 1 Sunday Times bestsellers.SHATTER THE BONES: Alison and Jenny McGregor - Aberdeen's own mother-daughter singing sensation - are through to the semi-finals of TV smash-hit Britain's Next Big Star. But their reality-TV dream has turned into a real-life nightmare. The ransom demand appears in all the papers, on the TV, and the internet, telling the nation to dig deep if they want to keep Alison and Jenny alive.The media want action; the public displays of grief and anger are reaching fever-pitch. Time is running out, but DS Logan McRae and his colleagues have nothing to go on: the kidnappers haven't left a single piece of forensic evidence. The investigation is going nowhere. It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher...CLOSE TO THE BONE: The first body is chained to a stake: strangled, and stabbed, with a burning tyre around its neck. But is this a gangland execution or something much darker?Someone's leaving little knots of bones outside Detective Inspector Logan McRae's house, but he's got more pressing things to worry about. Rival drug gangs are fighting over product and territory; two teenage lovers are missing; someone's crippling Asian immigrants; and Logan's been lumbered with an ambitious new Detective Sergeant, a mountain of paperwork, and the unwelcome attention of his superiors and the local crime boss.When another body turns up, it looks as if the similarities between these murders and the plot of a bestselling novel are more than just a coincidence. And perhaps those little knots of bones are more important than they look...

Logan McRae Crime Series Books 4-6: Flesh House, Blind Eye, Dark Blood (Logan McRae)

Logan McRae Crime Series Books 4-6: Flesh House, Blind Eye, Dark Blood (Logan McRae)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2013

Books 4, 5 and 6 in the No.1 bestselling crime series by the award-winning Stuart MacBride.FLESH HOUSE: Twenty years ago 'The Flesher' was butchering people all over the UK - turning his 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. DS Logan McRae is on the case, and twenty years of secrets and lies are being dragged into the light. Only one thing is certain - Aberdeen will never be the same again.BLIND EYE: Someone's preying on Aberdeen's growing Polish population. The pattern is always the same: men abandoned on building sites, barely alive, their eyes gouged out and the sockets burned. With the victims too scared to talk, Grampian Police is getting nowhere fast. The attacks are brutal, they keep on happening, and soon DS Logan McRae will have to decide how far he's prepared to bend the rules to get a result.DARK BLOOD: Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn't he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, in the past he was a violent rapist, but he's seen the error of his ways. Found God. Wants to leave his dark past in Newcastle behind him and make a new start. Or so he says.Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn't exactly thrilled to be part of the team helping Knox settle into his new Aberdeen home. He's even less thrilled to be stuck with DSI Danby from Northumbria Police - the man who put Knox behind bars for ten years - supposedly here to 'keep an eye on things'. Only things are about to go very, very wrong...

Close to the Bone

Close to the Bone

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2013

The third consecutive No.1 bestselling crime novel from the author of the DI Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead. Sticks and stones may break your bones... The first body is chained to a stake: strangled, and stabbed, with a burning tyre around its neck. But is this a gangland execution or something much darker? Someone's leaving little knots of bones on DI Logan McRae's doorstep, but he's got bigger concerns. Rival drug gangs are fighting over product and territory; two teenage lovers are missing; someone's crippling Asian immigrants; and Logan's been lumbered with an ambitious new Detective Sergeant and gained the unwelcome attention of the local crime boss. When another body turns up, the similarities between these murders and the plot of a bestselling novel seem like more than just a coincidence. And perhaps those little knots of bones are more important than they look...

Close to the Bone

Close to the Bone

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 17/01/2013

The third consecutive No.1 bestselling crime novel from the author of the DI Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead. Sticks and stones may break your bones... The first body is chained to a stake: strangled, and stabbed, with a burning tyre around its neck. But is this a gangland execution or something much darker? Someone's leaving little knots of bones on DI Logan McRae's doorstep, but he's got bigger concerns. Rival drug gangs are fighting over product and territory; two teenage lovers are missing; someone's crippling Asian immigrants; and Logan's been lumbered with an ambitious new Detective Sergeant and gained the unwelcome attention of the local crime boss. When another body turns up, the similarities between these murders and the plot of a bestselling novel seem like more than just a coincidence. And perhaps those little knots of bones are more important than they look...

Logan McRae Crime Series Books 1-3: Cold Granite, Dying Light, Broken Skin (Logan McRae)

Logan McRae Crime Series Books 1-3: Cold Granite, Dying Light, Broken Skin (Logan McRae)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2012

The first three crime novels in the Number One bestselling series by the award-winning Stuart MacBride.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...

Birthdays for the Dead

Birthdays for the Dead

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

The Number One bestselling crime thriller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. A bloody, brilliant and brutal story of murder, kidnap and revenge. 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 just before their thirteenth birthday, killing them slowly, then torturing their families with his homemade cards. But Ash hasn't told anyone what really happened to Rebecca - they all think she ran away - 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 murderer gets what he deserves...

Drummers Drumming (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 12)

Drummers Drumming (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 12)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2011

The final story in a collection of interlinked bite-sized tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season - the perfect length for a short commute. Includes first chapters of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead.It's Christmas Eve, but the criminals never stop working, so neither do the police. The raid is on ... but things don't go entirely to plan...

Drummers Drumming

Drummers Drumming

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2011

Final story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season It's Christmas Eve, but the criminals never stop working, so neither do the police. The raid is on ... but things don't go entirely to plan...

Twelve Days of Winter Omnibus

Twelve Days of Winter Omnibus

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2011

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 Thieves, drug dealers, lap-dancers, gangsters and even the odd good guy populate these twelve tales exploring the seedier side of life in North East Scotland.

Pipers Piping (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 11)

Pipers Piping (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 11)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 11/12/2011

Eleventh story in a collection of interlinked bite-sized tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season - the perfect length for a short commute. Includes first chapters of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead.What could be more festive than a trip to see Santa at the local shopping centre? Depends on who's gunning for Santa...

Pipers Piping

Pipers Piping

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 11/12/2011

Eleventh story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season What could be more festive than a trip to see Santa at the local shopping centre? Depends on who's gunning for Santa...

Lords A Leaping (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 10)

Lords A Leaping (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 10)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2011

Tenth story in a collection of interlinked bite-sized tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season - the perfect length for a short commute. Includes first chapters of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead.Lord Peter Forsyth-Leven, MSP, is about to discover that having it all just means you've got more to lose...

Lords A Leaping

Lords A Leaping

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2011

Tenth story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season Lord Peter Forsyth-Leven, MSP, is about to discover that having it all just means you've got more to lose...

Ladies Dancing (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 9)

Ladies Dancing (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 9)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2011

Ninth story in a collection of interlinked bite-sized tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season - the perfect length for a short commute. Includes first chapters of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead.Kayleigh's a professional. But lap-dancing has rules. And when someone breaks the rules...

Ladies Dancing

Ladies Dancing

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2011

Ninth story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season Kayleigh's a professional. But lap-dancing has rules. And when someone breaks the rules...

Maids A Milking (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 8)

Maids A Milking (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 8)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 08/12/2011

Eighth story in a collection of interlinked bite-sized tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season - the perfect length for a short commute. Includes first chapters of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead.Brian's about to discover that life as a drug dealer can have hidden benefits. But he might come to wish he'd never taken advantage of them...

Maids A Milking

Maids A Milking

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 08/12/2011

Eighth story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season Brian's about to discover that life as a drug dealer can have hidden benefits. But he might come to wish he'd never taken advantage of them...

Swans A Swimming (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 7)

Swans A Swimming (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 7)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 07/12/2011

Seventh story in a collection of interlinked bite-sized tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season - the perfect length for a short commute. Includes first chapters of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead.James Kirkhill thinks he has the best job in the world: coaching the girls' swimming team. But he's about to get into some very deep water...

Swans A Swimming

Swans A Swimming

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 07/12/2011

Seventh story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season James Kirkhill thinks he has the best job in the world: coaching the girls' swimming team. But he's about to get into some very deep water...

Geese A Laying (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 6)

Geese A Laying (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 6)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2011

Sixth story in a collection of interlinked bite-sized tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season - the perfect length for a short commute. Includes first chapters of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead.The maternity ward: the last place you'd associate with criminal activity. Which makes it as good a place as any to carry it out...

Geese A Laying

Geese A Laying

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2011

Sixth story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season The maternity ward: the last place you'd associate with criminal activity. Which makes it as good a place as any to carry it out...

Gold Rings (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 5)

Gold Rings (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 5)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2011

Fifth story in a collection of interlinked bite-sized tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season - the perfect length for a short commute. Includes first chapters of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead.There is never a good time to look upon the face of a dead loved one. But Mr Unwin has dedicated his life to helping the bereaved. While helping himself at the same time...

Gold Rings

Gold Rings

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2011

Fifth story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season There is never a good time to look upon the face of a dead loved one. But Mr Unwin has dedicated his life to helping the bereaved. While helping himself at the same time...

Calling Birds (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 4)

Calling Birds (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 4)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2011

Fourth story in a collection of interlinked bite-sized tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season - the perfect length for a short commute. Includes first chapters of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead.Working in a call centre normally offers few career opportunities. But it looks as if Tracy's about to get her big break.

Calling Birds

Calling Birds

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2011

Fourth story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season Working in a call centre normally offers few career opportunities. But it looks as if Tracy's about to get her big break.

French Hens (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 3)

French Hens (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 3)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2011

Third story in a collection of interlinked bite-sized tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season - the perfect length for a short commute. Includes first chapters of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead.Being a top-flight chef can be stressful. Thankfully a professional kitchen throws up some unique opportunities for body disposal...

French Hens

French Hens

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2011

Third story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season Being a top-flight chef can be stressful. Thankfully a professional kitchen throws up some unique opportunities for body disposal...

Turtle Doves (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 2)

Turtle Doves (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 2)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2011

Second story in a collection of interlinked bite-sized tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season - the perfect length for a short commute. Includes first chapters of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead.When a double suicide arrives at the city morgue, Sandra thinks it's a Christmas like any other. But she's about to get a very nasty shock - make that two very nasty shocks...

Turtle Doves

Turtle Doves

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2011

Second story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season When a double suicide arrives at the city morgue, Sandra thinks it's a Christmas like any other. But she's about to get a very nasty shock - make that two very nasty shocks...

Partridge in a Pear Tree (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 1)

Partridge in a Pear Tree (short story) (Twelve Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas, Book 1)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2011

First story in a collection of interlinked bite-sized tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season - the perfect length for a short commute. Includes first chapters of Shatter the Bones and Birthdays for the Dead.Billy Partridge wasn't really cut out to be a cat burglar, but it was 'do the job, or come up with thirteen grand by Thursday, or have both legs shattered'.'Do the job' seemed the least worst option. But he's about to find out just how bad the least worst option can be...

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2011

First story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive seasonBilly Partridge wasn't really cut out to be a cat burglar, but it was 'do the job, or come up with thirteen grand by Thursday, or have both legs shattered'. 'Do the job' seemed the least worst option. But he's about to find out just how bad the least worst option can be...

Sawbones: A Novella

Sawbones: A Novella

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2011

Gruesome American serial killer tale with a twist - from No. 1 bestseller Stuart MacBrideThey 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...

Shatter the Bones

Shatter the Bones

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/01/2011

The Number One bestseller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. The seventh DS Logan McRae thriller is a gripping page-turner in which fame and fortune crash head-on with crime and punishment. No suspects. No clues. No rest for the wicked. 'You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.' Alison and Jenny McGregor - Aberdeen's own mother-daughter singing sensation - are through to the semi-finals of TV smash-hit Britain's Next Big Star. They're in all the gossip magazines, they've got millions of YouTube hits, everyone loves them. But their reality-TV dream has turned into a real-life nightmare. The ransom demand appears in all the papers, on the TV, and the internet, telling the nation to dig deep if they want to keep Alison and Jenny alive. The media want action; the public displays of grief and anger are reaching fever-pitch. Time is running out, but DS Logan McRae and his colleagues have nothing to go on: the kidnappers haven't left a single piece of forensic evidence. The investigation is going nowhere. It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher...

Shatter the Bones

Shatter the Bones

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

The Number One bestseller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. The seventh DS Logan McRae thriller is a gripping page-turner in which fame and fortune crash head-on with crime and punishment. No suspects. No clues. No rest for the wicked. 'You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.' Alison and Jenny McGregor - Aberdeen's own mother-daughter singing sensation - are through to the semi-finals of TV smash-hit Britain's Next Big Star. They're in all the gossip magazines, they've got millions of YouTube hits, everyone loves them. But their reality-TV dream has turned into a real-life nightmare. The ransom demand appears in all the papers, on the TV, and the internet, telling the nation to dig deep if they want to keep Alison and Jenny alive. The media want action; the public displays of grief and anger are reaching fever-pitch. Time is running out, but DS Logan McRae and his colleagues have nothing to go on: the kidnappers haven't left a single piece of forensic evidence. The investigation is going nowhere. It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher...

Dark Blood

Dark Blood

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 29/04/2010

The Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. In this sixth DS Logan McRae thriller, Scotland's finest see first-hand how starting again can be murder... Richard Knox has done his time and seen the error of his ways. He wants to leave his dark past behind, so why shouldn't he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn't thrilled about having to help a violent rapist settle into Aberdeen. Even worse, he's stuck with the man who put Knox behind bars, DSI Danby, supposedly to `keep an eye on things'. Only things are about to go very, very wrong. Edinburgh gangster Malk the Knife wants a slice of Aberdeen's latest development boom. Local crime lord Wee Hamish Mowat has ominous plans for Logan's future. And Knox's past isn't finished with him yet...

Dark Blood (Logan McRae, Book 6)

Dark Blood (Logan McRae, Book 6)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 29/04/2010

The Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. In this sixth DS Logan McRae thriller, Scotland's finest see first-hand how starting again can be murder...Richard Knox has done his time and seen the error of his ways. He wants to leave his dark past behind, so why shouldn't he be allowed to live wherever he wants?Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn't thrilled about having to help a violent rapist settle into Aberdeen. Even worse, he's stuck with the man who put Knox behind bars, DSI Danby, supposedly to 'keep an eye on things'.Only things are about to go very, very wrong.Edinburgh gangster Malk the Knife wants a slice of Aberdeen's latest development boom. Local crime lord Wee Hamish Mowat has ominous plans for Logan's future. And Knox's past isn't finished with him yet...

Blind Eye (Logan McRae, Book 5)

Blind Eye (Logan McRae, Book 5)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2009

The Number One bestselling detective series. Nothing keeps a crime hidden like fear, and DS Logan McRae hits a dead-end in this 5th crime thriller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride.'You can't be an eyewitness if I cut out your eyes...'Someone's preying on Aberdeen's growing Polish population. The pattern is always the same: men abandoned on building sites, barely alive, their eyes gouged out and the sockets burned.With the victims too scared to talk, and the only witness a paedophile who's on the run, Grampian Police is getting nowhere fast. The attacks are brutal, they keep on happening, and soon DS Logan McRae will have to decide how far he's prepared to bend the rules to get a result.The Granite City is on the brink of gang warfare; the investigating team are dogged by allegations of corruption; and Logan's about to come to the attention of Aberdeen's most notorious crime lord...

Flesh House (Logan McRae, Book 4)

Flesh House (Logan McRae, Book 4)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2008

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.Panic strikes the Granite City...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.

Broken Skin (Logan McRae, Book 3)

Broken Skin (Logan McRae, Book 3)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2007

The Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. In this third DS Logan McRae thriller, The Granite City's seedy side is about to be exposed...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...

Dying Light (Logan McRae, Book 2)

Dying Light (Logan McRae, Book 2)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2007

The Number One bestselling detective series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride continues in this second crime thriller. It's summertime in Scotland: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying...It's summertime in the Granite City: 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...

Cold Granite (Logan McRae, Book 1)

Cold Granite (Logan McRae, Book 1)

Author: Stuart MacBride Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2007

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.

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