Search Results: "Stuart MacBride"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 6, 2006

"Imaginative, piercing portrayal of a man shadowed by merciless demons."
British homeless advocate Masters crafts an unconventional biography of a man who raged not only at the dying of the light but often at the very light itself. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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A SONG FOR THE DYING by Stuart MacBride
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 10, 2014

"But his gritty, immediate prose and righteous hero grab the reader from the get-go."
A tough Scottish cop emerges from prison with a boulder-sized chip on his shoulder and a single focus: justice. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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STUART LITTLE by E.B. White
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1945

"The story would have a real chance on its own merits without these really appallingly bad episodes."
Of course this will sell—as an E. B. White item and one that the publishers are pushing hard, playing it for an adult as well as a juvenile sale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLORIA STUART by Gloria Stuart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 1999

"Those who pick up this book will likely ask themselves a similar question. (Author tour)"
The elderly star of Titanic tells all—and then some. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STUART GOES TO SCHOOL by Sara Pennypacker
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2003

"Hilarious and clever. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Worrywart Stuart is back and he has something to worry about in this excellent sequel to Stuart's Cape (2002). Read full book review >