Stuart MacBride

Review - A SONG FOR THE DYING - Stuart MacBride

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Book Title: 
A Song for the Dying
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Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
B005OECQ68
Series: 
Ash Henderson
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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.

CLOSE TO THE BONE, Stuart MacBride

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Book Title: 
Close to the Bone
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Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9780007344260
Series: 
Logan McRae
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Scotland
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2013

CR - Close to the Bone, Stuart MacBride

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I'm going to regret this, but CLOSE TO THE BONE just came out, and I couldn't resist it. Only it just came out, like this month came out. Which means it's a bloody long time until the next book in the series. Normally I hoard like a mad thing with this series, but now I'll have to go back and reread or something. Hope Mr MacBride is looking after himself.

From the Blurb:

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?

2012 - Top Books

Anybody who knows me will be aware that I'm mathematically challenged. Besides, I hate giving numbers of stars as reviews and Top 5's or 10's or whatever numbers give me heartburn, so instead, I wanted to just re-mention some of the books that made my reading 2012. I was rather pleased to have hit the 120 that I set myself as a goal on Goodreads (in fact if I was up to date with reviews) I reckon that number will end up much closer to 140, which is not a bad effort given that it was a hellishly busy year all round. But enough waffle.

SHATTER THE BONES - Stuart MacBride

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Book Title: 
Shatter the Bones
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Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
Series: 
Logan McRae
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Aberdeen
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2011

Currently Reading - Shatter the Bones, Stuart MacBride

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For some stupid reason I've been hoarding this book for the longest time. Which is daft, because I really really really really love this series. And not just because of DI Steele. Well maybe a little bit because of DI Steele. But mostly because I absolutely love the combination of dry, dark humour, and dark, pointed scenarios.

From the Blurb:

THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski

Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Robinsons
Year of Publication: 
2011

DARK BLOOD - Stuart MacBride

Author Information
Book Title: 
Dark Blood
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9780007244607
Series: 
Logan McRae
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Aberdeen
Scotland
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2010

Currently Reading - Dark Blood, Stuart MacBride

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Ooooo look - an "M" book and one I so so very much want to read.  Happy dancing!

From the Blurb:

Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn't he be allowed to live wherever he wants?  Yes, he was convicted of a brutal abduction and rape, but he's seen the error of his ways.  Found God.  Wants to leave his dark past in Newcastle and make a new start.

Or so he says.

Opening Lines:

Run.  Don't stop.  Keep moving ....

The big, fat moon makes everything black and white.  Frost and shadows.  Life and death.

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