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Stuart MacBride

An author of science fiction and crime novels, Stuart MacBride is best known for his books starring Detective Sergeant Logan McRae. The first of these books, Granite City, was published in 2005 and was a bestseller, kicking off a long-running series set in Aberdeen. Since the publication of this novel, Stuart Macbride has won many crime awards.

Stuart had a very varied career before becoming an author, doing everything from scrubbing toilets to serving burgers and eventually managing large-scale IT projects. He now lives in north-east Scotland.


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Stuart MacBride Books

  • All That's Dead

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: CDHOG
    Paperback
    There's a darkness in the heart of Scotland... The stunning new Logan McRae thriller from No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Stuart MacBride. Scream all you want, no one can hear... Inspector Logan McRae is looking forward to a nice simple case. But the Powers That Be have other ideas... The high-profile anti-independence campaigner, Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There's a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish Nationalism. And it's all playing out in the merciless glare of the media. Someone out there is trying to make a point, and they're making it in blood. If Logan can't stop them, it won't just be his career that dies.
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  • Dying Light

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: ACWVA
    Paperback
    She's just the first. How many more will die? It's summertime in the Granite City: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying! It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks -- the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan McRae it's a bad start to another bad day. Rosie won't be the only one making an unscheduled trip to the morgue. Across the city six people are burning to death in a petrol-soaked squat, the doors and windows screwed shut from the outside. And despite Logan's best efforts, it's not long before another prostitute turns up on the slab! Stuart MacBride's distinctive grittiness, gallows humour and lively characterization are to the fore in this unputdownable serial killer tale.
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  • All That's Dead

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: BXJTJ
    Hardback
    There's a darkness in the heart of Scotland... The stunning new Logan McRae thriller from No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Stuart MacBride. Scream all you want, no one can hear... Inspector Logan McRae is looking forward to a nice simple case - something to ease him back into work after a year off on the sick. But the powers-that-be have other ideas... The high-profile anti-independence campaigner, Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There's a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish Nationalism. Infighting in the police ranks. And it's all playing out in the merciless glare of the media. Logan's superiors want results, and they want them now. Someone out there is trying to make a point, and they're making it in blood. If Logan can't stop them, it won't just be his career that dies.
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  • The Blood Road

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: BTXSD
    Paperback
    A gritty thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels.

    Logan McRae's personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he's policing his fellow officers. When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the driver's seat of a crashed car, it's a shock to everyone. Didn't he already die two years ago? Or at least they all thought he did...

    As an investigation is launched into Bell's stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what's so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead? The deeper Logan digs, the more bones he uncovers and there are people out there who'd kill to keep them buried...
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  • Now We Are Dead

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: BSVRG
    Paperback
    From the bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels, Now We Are Dead is a gripping thriller that would be enjoyed by readers of Mark Billingham and Peter May.

    Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel got caught fitting up Jack Wallace - that's why they demoted her and quashed his sentence. And now he's back on the streets and women are being attacked again. Wallace must be responsible, but if DS Steel goes anywhere near him, she will get thrown off the force for good.

    Steel knows Wallace is guilty and the longer he gets away with it, the more women will suffer. But how much is she willing to sacrifice to stop him?
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  • A Dark So Deadly

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: BMTJG
    Other
    This dark and disturbing stand-alone thriller by Stuart MacBride (the author of the Logan McRae series) is sure to have crime fiction fan on tenterhooks.

    DC Callum MacGregor is part of the so-called Misfit Mob; a team where Police Scotland dumps police officers it wants to get rid of. Callum is tasked with finding the owner of an ancient mummy - but then he uncovers links between this corpse and three missing young men...
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  • The Missing and the Dead

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: AONVH
    Paperback
    The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO THE BONE and A SONG FOR THE DYING. One mistake can cost you everything...When you catch a twisted killer there should be a reward, right? What Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae gets instead is a 'development opportunity' out in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire. Welcome to divisional policing - catching drug dealers, shop lifters, vandals and the odd escaped farm animal. Then a little girl's body washes up just outside the sleepy town of Banff, kicking off a massive manhunt. The Major Investigation Team is up from Aberdeen, wanting answers, and they don't care who they trample over to get them. Logan's got enough on his plate keeping B Division together, but DCI Steel wants him back on her team. As his old colleagues stomp around the countryside, burning bridges, Logan gets dragged deeper and deeper into the investigation. One thing's clear: there are dangerous predators lurking in the wilds of Aberdeenshire, and not everyone's going to get out of this alive...
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  • The 45% Hangover [a Logan and Steel Novella]

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: ALXWK
    Paperback
    A brilliantly twisty tale from the No. 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series. Including an extract from his new Logan novel, The Missing and the Dead. It's the night of the big Referendum, and all Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae has to do is find a missing 'No' campaigner. Should be easy enough...But, as usual, DCI Steel has plans of her own. As the votes are counted there's trouble brewing in the pubs and on the streets of Aberdeen. Logan's picked up a promising lead, but all is not quite what it seems, and things are about to go very, very wrong...
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  • Close to the Bone

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: AHRRX
    Paperback
    The third consecutive No.1 bestselling crime novel from the author of the DI Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead. The first body is chained to a stake: strangled, and stabbed, with a burning tyre around its neck. But is this a gangland execution or something much darker? Someone's leaving little knots of bones outside Detective Inspector Logan McRae's house, but he's got more pressing things to worry about. Rival drug gangs are fighting over product and territory; two teenage lovers are missing; someone's crippling Asian immigrants; and Logan's been lumbered with an ambitious new Detective Sergeant, a mountain of paperwork, and the unwelcome attention of his superiors and the local crime boss. When another body turns up, it looks as if the similarities between these murders and the plot of a bestselling novel are more than just a coincidence. And perhaps those little knots of bones are more important than they look...
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  • Shatter the Bones

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: ADJNT
    Paperback
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    No suspects. No clues. No rest for the wicked. '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!
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  • Broken Skin

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: ACWVB
    Paperback
    A crime of passion, or cold-hearted murder? In the chill grey of an Aberdeen February violence is just around the corner! A serial rapist is leaving a string of tortured women behind him, but while DS Logan McRae's girlfriend, PC Jackie 'Ball Breaker' Watson, is out acting as bait, he's trying to identify a blood-drenched body dumped outside Accident and Emergency. Logan's investigations suggest someone in the local bondage community has developed a taste for violent death, and he soon finds himself dragged into the twilight world of pornographers, sex-shops and S&M. Meanwhile, the prime suspect in the rape case turns out to be Aberdeen Football Club's star striker, and he has an alibi for every attack. Logan thinks they've got it horribly wrong, but can he get anyone to listen before the real rapist strikes again? Especially as Jackie is convinced the footballer's guilty and she's hell-bent on a conviction at any cost!
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  • Cold Granite

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: ACUXF
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    There is murder and mayhem as a child killer stalks the frozen streets of Aberdeen. After a year off sick, DS Logan McRae returns to work and his first day could not be worse - four year-old David Reid's body has been discovered strangled and mutilated in a ditch. And he's only the first. A serial killer is stalking the city, while the local media are baying for blood. Soon the children's bodies are piling up and time is running out. More children are going to die and Logan could end up joining them. Cold Granite, the first of the Logan McRae novels, is a dark crime thriler from Stuart MacBride, the author of Sawbones.

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  • Dark Blood

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: AAWJS
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    The new Logan McRae novel set in gritty Aberdeen from the bestselling author of Cold Granite and Blind Eye. Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn't he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, in the past he was a violent rapist, but he's seen the error of his ways. Found God. Wants to leave his dark past in Newcastle behind him and make a new start. Or so he says. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn't exactly thrilled to be part of the team helping Knox settle into his new Aberdeen home. He's even less thrilled to be stuck with DSI Danby from Northumbria Police -- the man who put Knox behind bars for ten years -- supposedly here to 'keep an eye on things'. Only things are about to go very, very wrong. Edinburgh gangster Malk the Knife wants a slice of the development boom Donald Trump's golf course is bringing to the Granite City, whether local crime lord Wee Hamish Mowat likes it or not. Three heavies from Newcastle want a 'quiet word' with DSI Danby about a missing mob accountant. And Richard Knox's dark past isn't done with him yet!
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  • Blind Eye

    Stuart MacBride

    Product Code: AACAC
    Paperback
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    The new Logan McRae thriller set in gritty Aberdeen, from the bestselling author of Cold Granite and Flesh House. Aberdeen's growing Polish community is under attack from a serial offender who leaves mutilated victims to be discovered on building sites -- eyes gouged out and the sockets burned. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae is assigned to the investigation, codenamed Operation Oedipus, but with the victims too scared to talk, it's going nowhere fast. When the next victim turns out to be not a newly arrived eastern european, but Simon McLeod, owner of the Turf n' Track bookies, Logan suddenly finds himself caught up in a world of drug wars, prostitution rings and gun-running courtesy of Aberdeen's oldest and most vicious crime lord.
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