Broken Skin

by Stuart MacBride

Part of the Logan McRae Series

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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A new Logan McRae thriller from the bestselling author of Cold Granite and Dying Light, set in gritty Aberdeen. Twists and counter twists will have you gasping for breath as DS Logan and his girlfriend get embroiled in finding a murderer who is into pornography and S&M.  Just when they think they've found him, a professional footballer, he appears to have an alibi for every attack.

 

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

 

Broken Skin Synopsis

In the pale grey light of a chilly February, Aberdeen is not at its best! There's a rapist prowling the city's cold granite streets, leaving a string of tortured women behind. But while DS Logan McRae's girlfriend is out acting as bait, he's dealing with the blood-drenched body of an unidentified male, dumped outside Accident and Emergency. When a stash of explicit films turns up, all featuring the victim, it looks as if someone in the local bondage community has developed a taste for violent death, and Logan gets dragged into the twilight world of pornographers, sex-shops and S&M. To make matters worse, when they finally arrest the Granite City Rapist, Grampian Police are forced by the courts to let him go: Aberdeen Football Club's star striker has an alibi for every attack. Could they really have got it so badly wrong? Logan thinks so, but the trick will be getting anyone to listen before the real rapist strikes again. Especially as his girlfriend, PC Jackie 'Ball Breaker' Watson, is convinced the footballer is guilty and she's hell-bent on a conviction at any cost!

Broken Skin Press Reviews

'Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order by a writer whose dark star is most definitely on the rise'
Mark Billingham

'If you're looking for taut narrative, gut-churning incident, strong characterisation, all shot through with savagely dark humour, then look no further'
Reginald Hill

'The novel rattles along like a bolting horse and the dialogue crackles like a firework display ! DI Steel should be declared a national treasure'
Andrew Taylor, Spectator

'Compelling reading'
Telegraph

'Grim, gritty and great fun'
Daily Sport

'This is Ian Rankin on Speed ! the humour is black, the violence is apalling, the language is, well, realistic, the entertainment is unflagging. I hunger for the earlier novels '
Adelaide Review

'A gritty, roller-coaster, in-your-face thriller'
Aberdeen Press and Journal Praise for Cold Granite:

'Ferocious and funny, this is Tartan Noir at its best '
Val McDermid

'A riveting and gruesome debut'
Telegraph

'Stuart MacBride goes straight for the jugular with a tight, thrilling novel'
Glasgow Herald

'Gripping'
Daily Mirror

'An impressive debut ! an edge-of-your-seat page-turner'
Publishers Weekly

'A cracking new writer on the crime scene who hooks you from the first page and never lets you go. The action is ferocious and the pace unrelenting'
Northern Echo

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ISBN: 9780007419463
Publication date: 27/10/2011
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007419463
Publication date: 27th October 2011
Author: Stuart MacBride
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About 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 ...

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