A Maxim Jakubowski Great Male Crime Sleuth.
With the retirement of Ian Rankin's Inspector Rebus, MacBride's grittier than granite Aberdeen cop has quickly taken over the mantle of Scottish hard man of the hour and his sales are reaching an ever-growing audience. A moody, heavy drinker and smoker, McRae is a man for the times, grappling with conviction with the ills of society and, if the cases he has to deal with are often violent, they are also realistic and tinged with humour. He has featured in seven novels so far, and DARK BLOOD about the re-location of a rapist on his patch is a perfect way to get hooked.
The Lovereading view...
Scotland has for some years now been pre-eminent in the delivery of some mind-blowingly good crime writers. Of course Ian Rankin probably tops the bill, for the moment at least. Stuart MacBride however is fast becoming a crime writer to look up to with his edge-of-the-seat page turners, full of gruesome and gut-wrenching crimes, gritty settings, strong characterisation with a taut narrative that's shot through with the blackest of humour. So, if you're looking for intelligent and edgy crime fiction then you're missing a treat if you don't pick up a Stuart MacBride. Dark Blood is his 6th novel and now available in paperback in the increasingly popular series of Aberdeen thrillers with DS Logan McRae at the helm. Shatter the Bones, his 7th novel is just out in hardback.
Stuart's novels to date include Cold Granite, Dying Light, Broken Skin, Flesh House and Blind Eye. He has been shortlisted for the Theakstons's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice, he won the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded for a body of work, and was named Best Breakthrough Author at the 2008 ITV Crime Thriller Awards.
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