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Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 12 February 2009.

The fourth book from an author who deserves to be up there with the big names. A gloriously gory case when a serial killer released on appeal seems to be killing again and a lot of people connected with the original investigation are disappearing. Black humour and grisly detail make this a real page turner.

Logan McRae series:
1. Cold Granite
2. Dying Light
3. Broken Skin
4. Flesh House
5. Blind Eye
6. Dark Blood
7. Shatter the Bones

8. Close to the Bone

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

Synopsis

Flesh House by Stuart MacBride

Aberdeen is panicking. It’s been eighteen years since Grampian Police caught the Flesher – the notorious serial killer who butchered people all over the UK – and seven years since he was released from Peterhead prison, his conviction overturned on appeal. But when a container full of joints of human meat turns up at Aberdeen Harbour, it kicks off the largest man hunt in Aberdeen’s history. Ken Wiseman is on the run and looking for revenge. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae is lumbered with the unenviable task of babysitting Chief Constable Mark Faulds from Birmingham – one of the original investigation team – and trying to keep DI Insch from throwing his career away in his obsessive quest to see Wiseman behind bars before he kills again. When members of the team that put Wiseman away in 1990 start going missing, Logan knows that things aren’t as straightforward as everyone thinks. More and more human meat is turning up in the food chain. 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.

Logan McRae series:
1. Cold Granite
2. Dying Light
3. Broken Skin
4. Flesh House
5. Blind Eye
6. Dark Blood
7. Shatter the Bones

Reviews

‘Stuart MacBride is the most exciting thing to happen in British crime fiction in the last ten years. Flesh House is his fourth book and the best yet’ Northern Echo

‘A gripping story, lashings of black humour and a hugely likeable hero’ Aberdeen Press and Journal

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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Book Info

Publication date

27th October 2011

Author

Stuart MacBride

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780007419425

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