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Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride
  

Birthdays for the Dead

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One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012.

Shortlisted for the Specsavers Bestseller Dagger 2012.

Grim, gritty and totally compelling, Stuart MacBride draws you in then you are up all night! In this stand alone novel dark secrets compromise the central detective in a savage and brutal series of killings of teenage girls. But the same secret also drives him as no one has sacrificed more.

September 2012 Book of the Month.

If you like Stuart MacBride you might also like to read books by David Peace, Mo Hayder and Peter James.

Synopsis

Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride

The Number One bestselling crime thriller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. A bloody, brilliant and brutal story of murder, kidnap and revenge. Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret...Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later the first card arrived: home-made, with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front - Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card: each one worse than the last. The tabloids call him 'The Birthday Boy'. He's been snatching girls for twelve years, always in the run-up to their thirteenth birthday, sending the families his home-made cards showing their daughters being slowly tortured to death. But Ash hasn't told anyone about Rebecca's birthday cards - they all think she's just run away from home - because if anyone finds out, he'll be taken off the investigation. And he's sacrificed too much to give up before his daughter's killer gets what he deserves...

Reviews

Praise for Birthdays for the Dead: 'MacBride is a damned fine writer - no one does dark and gritty like him
Peter James

'The master of murderous mayhem is back to his best with a belter of a book ... a page-turner'
The Sun Praise for Stuart MacBride:

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

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

'Stuart MacBride's thrillers just keep getting better'
Express

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

30th August 2012

Author

Stuart MacBride

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books of the Month
Crime / Mystery
eBook Favourites

Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780007344208

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