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Shatter the Bones

Part of the Logan McRae Series
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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

January 2012 Book of the Month.

The 7th Logan McRae thriller set in gritty Aberdeen, from the bestselling author of Cold Granite and Dark Blood. The kidnapping of a mother/daughter singing sensation from the latest reality TV smash hit becomes a living hell for DS Logan McRae unless he can find the kidnapped victims before it's too late. With no forensics to go on, time running out and the media and the public baying for McRae's blood he must do something, and fast.

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 Paul Johnston, Peter James and Simon Kernick.

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Synopsis

Shatter the Bones by Stuart MacBride

'You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.'

Alison and Jenny McGregor -- Aberdeen's own mother-daughter singing sensation -- are through to the semi-finals of TV smash-hit Britain's Next Big Star. They're in all the gossip magazines, they've got millions of YouTube hits, everyone loves them. But their reality-TV dream has turned into a real-life nightmare. The ransom demand appears in all the papers, on the TV, and the internet, telling the nation to dig deep if they want to keep Alison and Jenny alive. The media want action; the public displays of grief and anger are reaching fever-pitch. Time is running out, but DS Logan McRae and his colleagues have nothing to go on: the kidnappers haven't left a single piece of forensic evidence. The investigation is going nowhere. It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher!

Reviews

Praise for Stuart MacBride:

'Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order'
Mark Billingham

'Some of the grittiest crime-writing in the field'
Independent

'Admirers of tough, modern crime novels will be in seventh heaven -- or should that be hell?'
Express

'Ferocious and funny'
Val McDermid

'Hard-hitting prose with a bone-dry humour and characters you can genuinely believe in, Stuart MacBride's novels are a real treat'
Simon Kernick

'Hurray for a new McRae'
Sun

'A terrific writer ! McRae makes John Rebus seem like a compliant wimp ! bodies abound, blood flows freely and McRae is a delight'
The Times

'One of the most disturbing and uncompromising novels in the highly successful Logan McRae series ! admirers of tough, modern crime novels will be in seventh heaven -- or should that be hell?' Express

'Some of the grittiest crime-writing in the field ! The McRae books sport some of the pithiest snapshots of urban life this side of Irvine Welsh ! etched in the darkest of hues and with dialogue so sharp you might cut yourself' Independent

'Another brilliant, riveting police procedural. I'm green with envy!'
R D Wingfield

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

'This intelligent, exciting police procedural should make the leading writers of the genre start looking over their shoulders'
Sunday Telegraph

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

'A gritty, roller-coaster, in-your-face thriller'
Aberdeen Press and Journal

'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

'Compelling reading'
Telegraph

'Gripping'
Daily Mirror

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

5th January 2012

Author

Stuart MacBride

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
464 pages

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ISBN

9780007344246

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