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...

Author

Stuart MacBride

Aka Stuart B. MacBride 

The life and times of a bearded write-ist.

Stuart MacBride (that's me) was born in Dumbarton -- which is Glasgow as far as I'm concerned -- moving up to Aberdeen at the tender age of two, when fashions were questionable. Nothing much happened for years and years and years: learned to play the recorder, then forgot how when they changed from little coloured dots to proper musical notes (why the hell couldn't they have taught us the notes in the first bloody place? I could have been performing my earth-shattering rendition of 'Three Blind Mice' at the Albert Hall by now!); appeared in some bizarre World War Two musical production; did my best to avoid eating haggis and generally ran about the place a lot.

Country of Origin
Review All That's Dead, Stuart MacBride
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Friday, May 3, 2019
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Saturday, April 28, 2018
Blog Was Reading - Now We Are Dead, Logan McRae #10.5
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Review Review - A Dark So Deadly, Stuart MacBride
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Monday, August 8, 2016
Review Review - BIRTHDAYS FOR THE DEAD, Stuart MacBride
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Thursday, November 26, 2015
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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Review Review - THE 45% HANGOVER, Stuart MacBride
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Friday, February 13, 2015
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Monday, February 9, 2015
Review Review - THE MISSING AND THE DEAD, Stuart MacBride
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Monday, January 5, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - The Missing & The Dead, Stuart MacBride
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Monday, December 15, 2014
Review Review - A SONG FOR THE DYING - Stuart MacBride
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Blog CR - A Song for the Dying, Stuart MacBride
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Monday, January 6, 2014
Review CLOSE TO THE BONE, Stuart MacBride
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Monday, March 25, 2013
Blog CR - Close to the Bone, Stuart MacBride
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Review SHATTER THE BONES - Stuart MacBride
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Shatter the Bones, Stuart MacBride
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Monday, September 10, 2012
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Thursday, September 1, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
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Thursday, June 16, 2011
Review DARK BLOOD - Stuart MacBride
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Thursday, March 10, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Dark Blood, Stuart MacBride
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Review BLIND EYE - Stuart MacBride
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Thursday, July 16, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Blind Eye, Stuart MacBride
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Monday, June 15, 2009
Review BROKEN SKIN - Stuart MacBride
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Review SAWBONES - Stuart MacBride
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Review SAWBONES - Stuart MacBride
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Saturday, October 11, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Sawbones, Stuart MacBride
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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Review FLESH HOUSE - Stuart MacBride
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Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Flesh House, Stuart MacBride
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Thursday, May 8, 2008
Blog Favourites of 2007
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Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Review COLD GRANITE - Stuart MacBride
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Friday, July 20, 2007
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Friday, July 20, 2007
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Friday, July 20, 2007
ISBN
9780007344260
Year of Publication
Publisher
Review CLOSE TO THE BONE, Stuart MacBride
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Blog CR - Close to the Bone, Stuart MacBride
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