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The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride
  

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The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO THE BONE and A SONG FOR THE DYING.

If you like Stuart MacBride you might also like to read books by David Peace, Paul Johnston and Graham Hurley.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Those with a taste for crime thrillers that are rock hard (but leavened with black humour) should pick up the novels of Stuart MacBride. As such books as this latest show, he has few equals in this area, and is fully deserving of the growing legion of admirers he has accumulated. His unyielding protagonist, Logan McRae (in one his longest outings, at nearly 600 pages), treads the mean streets of Aberdeen, with violence and menace round every corner. The Missing and the Dead sports the requisite grasp of tension and characterisation that we have come to expect from Stuart MacBride. Admirers of uncompromising crime writing will be in their element.
~ Barry Forshaw

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Synopsis

The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride

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...

Reviews

Exciting ... a guaranteed bestseller
Literary Review

'New Logan McRae novels are close to the top of my unmissable list, and yet again MacBride delivers. His chaotic cop hero is at his best. Superb storytelling'
Sun

'Another from MacBride's fantastic series of Logan McRae novels. A real page-turner'
Sunday Mirror

'Stuart's meticulous research shows. At times it feels like you are sitting in the back of a police car overhearing conversations between real policemen'
Sunday Sport

'Another riveting page-turner ... emotional and affecting.'
Independent on Sunday

'Skilful storytelling ... strong characterisation ... both intriguing and engrossing'
Laura Wilson, Guardian

'The multiple plots move fast'
Independent Praise for Stuart MacBride:

'MacBride is the natural heir to the late and much lamented Reginald Hill'
Andrew Taylor, Spectator

'MacBride is a damned fine writer - no one does dark and gritty like him'
Peter James

'Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order'
Mark Billingham

'Some of the grittiest crime-writing in the field'
Independent

'Admirers of tough, modern crime novels will be in seventh heaven - or should that be hell?'
Express

'Ferocious and funny'
Val McDermid

'Hard-hitting prose with a bone-dry humour and characters you can genuinely believe in, Stuart MacBride's novels are a real treat'
Simon Kernick

About the Author

Stuart MacBride

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

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Publication date

13th August 2015

Author

Stuart MacBride

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
624 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780007494637

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