Books by Stuart MacBride

THE MISSING AND THE DEAD by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2015

"McRae's ninth appearance packs a potent punch, blending gritty police procedural with surprising grace notes of the hero's humanity."
Even in exile, a veteran detective can't escape the lure of a major crime. Read full book review >
A SONG FOR THE DYING by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2014

A tough Scottish cop emerges from prison with a boulder-sized chip on his shoulder and a single focus: justice. Read full book review >
CLOSE TO THE BONE by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 14, 2013

"MacBride's gritty prose and righteous, reckless hero (Birthdays for the Dead, 2013, etc.) improve his overstuffed, overheated plot."
A full plate of grisly and baffling crimes challenges Aberdeen DI Logan McRae and his contentious colleagues. Read full book review >
BIRTHDAYS FOR THE DEAD by Stuart MacBride
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Henderson's gritty first-person perspective adds authority and tension to a complex police procedural in which MacBride (Dark Blood, 2011, etc.) captures both the tumult and the telling details of a busy squad room."
Vengeance compels a Scottish detective to find a brutal serial killer and to protect a dark secret. Read full book review >
BLIND EYE by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"Logan's fifth procedural (Flesh House, 2008, etc.) crackles with energy, humor and a refreshingly specific sense of place. "
Aberdeen serial killer takes eyes, leaves notes, frustrates police. Read full book review >
FLESH HOUSE by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2008

"A big, shaggy, robust procedural. The story and MacBride's writing are in vigorous, violent harmony."
Bloody déjà vu: A generation after a prolific torturer is put away, his modus operandi resurfaces in a new string of crimes. Read full book review >
BLOODSHOT by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2007

"A procedural that manages to be authoritative, funny and at times surprisingly moving despite its ponderous length."
Long-suffering Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae (Dying Light, 2006, etc.) must maneuver around a high-profile crime wave, a tricky romance and a pair of bosses who could easily qualify as the Scylla and Charybdis of Scottish law enforcement. Read full book review >
DYING LIGHT by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Funny, occasionally brutal and surprisingly poignant. Though it's certainly overlong for a police procedural, the raffish cast of often inept coppers (think Scottish Keystone) will keep you along for the ride."
A beset Detective Sergeant in Aberdeen finds it's always darker before it turns Stygian. Read full book review >