Stuart MacBride is one of my all time favourite authors. I love his books, I read his blog. I'm not so sure about his cabbage problem. I like my husband's beard better!
Flesh House is the 4th book from him:
"No, you listen to me: if my six year old son isn't back here in ten minutes I'm going to come round there and rip you a new arsehole, are we clear?" Ian McLaughlin slapped a hand over the mouthpiece and shouted at his wife to turn that bloody racket down. Then he went back to the idiot on the other end of the phone: "Where the hell's Jamie?"