The second in a character series which I believe will just go on getting better and better. Set in Aberdeen where the portrayal of the city’s underbelly and chill are an important part of the escalating atmosphere, this is violent, gang-land stuff. A police procedural series well worth following.
Similar this month: Craig Russell.
Comparison: Ian Rankin, Peter James (police series), Graham Hurley.
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 Williams 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…
Stuart MacBride's characteristic grittiness, gallows humour and lively characterization are to the fore in this unputdownable serial killer tale.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
'Another brilliant, riveting police procedural. I'm green with envy!' R D Wingfield, author of A Touch of Frost
'Stuart MacBride goes straight for the jugular' Glasgow Herald
Publication date: 27/10/2011
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
|Publication date:||27th October 2011|
|Format:||Paperback (a Format)|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery,|
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 ...More About Stuart MacBride