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In the Cold Dark Ground by Stuart MacBride

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THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD.

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In the Cold Dark Ground by Stuart MacBride

THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD. 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.


'Skilful storytelling ... a satisfyingly chunky, compelling thriller'
Sunday Mirror

'The new book will be catnip to MacBride admirers: brutal, unsparing and plotted with the kind of assurance that is a sine qua non for this writer'
Barry Forshaw, Independent Praise for THE MISSING AND THE DEAD:

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

'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

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

'The multiple plots move fast'

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

25th July 2016


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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


544 pages


Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense



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