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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.
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...
Closing date: 11/10/2018
Praise for Birthdays for the Dead: 'MacBride is a damned fine writer - no one does dark and gritty like him
'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'
'Ferocious and funny, this is Tartan Noir at its best'
'Stuart MacBride's thrillers just keep getting better'
Publication date: 30/08/2012
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||30th August 2012|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Books of the Month, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,|
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 ...More About Stuart MacBride