Stuart MacBride

November on AustCrimeFiction

A big November, with a welcome back to Andrea Thompson who is posting reviews and blogs now around her busy day job(s), kids, fostering animals, coffee drinking day to day activities :)

Reviewed This Month:

Inside the Black Horse, Ray Berard

Review - BIRTHDAYS FOR THE DEAD, Stuart MacBride

Author Information
Book Title: 
Birthdays for the Dead
Author Name: 
ISBN: 
9780007344178
Series: 
Ash Henderson
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2012

October on AustCrimeFiction

Another busy October with slightly improved reading numbers. 

Read and Reviewed this Month:

Crime Fiction

Poison Bay, Belinda Pollard

Television reporter Callie Brown likes safe places with good coffee. But she joins friends from the past on a trek into New Zealand’s most brutal wilderness, in the hope of healing a broken heart.

What she doesn’t know is that someone wants them all dead.

Currently Reading - Birthdays for the Dead, Stuart MacBride

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Having got out of order on these, now going back to read the first of the Ash Henderson books.

From the Blurb:

The tabloids call him the Birthday Boy. He snatches girls just before their 13th birthdays. One year later the family get a homemade card in the post - 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!' scrawled in blood-red ink above a Polaroid photograph of the missing girl. Detective Constable Ash Henderson is seconded to the investigation.

Review - THE 45% HANGOVER, Stuart MacBride

Author Information
Book Title: 
The 45% Hangover
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Scotland
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9780008123277
Series: 
Logan McRae
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Story
Location: 
Scotland
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - The 45% Hangover, Stuart MacBride

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Given the 45% reference I've definitely decided to mention that this short story is from Scotland (and not just the UK :) )

From the Blurb:

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.

Review - THE MISSING AND THE DEAD, Stuart MacBride

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Missing and the Dead
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
Scotland
ISBN: 
9780007494606
Series: 
Logan McRae
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Scotland
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - The Missing & The Dead, Stuart MacBride

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Can't tell you how pleased I was when this arrived. There was dancing.

From the Blurb:

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.

Review - A SONG FOR THE DYING - Stuart MacBride

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Song for the Dying
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
B005OECQ68
Series: 
Ash Henderson
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Scotland
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2012

CR - A Song for the Dying, Stuart MacBride

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It was a very good Christmas / New Year Break with just enough hot weather to make me stay inside, watch the cricket (can anybody explain what it was that the Poms were doing out there...), and read some fabulous books. So I'm doing a bit of catch up as many of these are still from last year.

From the Blurb:

He’s back…

Eight years ago, ‘The Inside Man’ murdered four women and left three more in critical condition – all of them with their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside.

And then the killer just … disappeared.