A short novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO THE BONE and A SONG FOR THE DYING, featuring his most popular characters, Acting DI Logan McRae and DCI Roberta Steel..
CID isn’t what it used to be…
It’s a been a bad week for acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae. Every time his unit turns up anything interesting, DCI Steel’s Major Investigation Team waltzes in and takes over, leaving CID with all the dull and horrible jobs.
Like dealing with Mrs Black – who hates her neighbour, the police, and everyone else. Or identifying the homeless man who drank himself to death behind some bins. Or tracking down the wife and kids of someone who’s just committed suicide.
But when the dead bodies start turning up, one thing’s certain – Logan’s week is about to get a whole lot worse…
Praise for Stuart MacBride:
‘New Logan McRae novels are close to the top of my unmissable list, and yet again MacBride delivers. His chaotic cop hero is at his best. Superb storytelling’ Sun
‘Another from MacBride’s fantastic series of Logan McRae novels. A real page-turner’ Sunday Mirror
‘Stuart’s meticulous research shows. At times it feels like you are sitting in the back of a police car overhearing conversations between real policemen’ Sunday Sport
‘Another riveting page-turner … emotional and affecting.’ Independent on Sunday
‘Skilful storytelling … strong characterisation … both intriguing and engrossing’ Laura Wilson, Guardian
‘The multiple plots move fast’ Independent
‘MacBride is the natural heir to the late and much lamented Reginald Hill’ Andrew Taylor, Spectator
‘MacBride is a damned fine writer – no one does dark and gritty like him’ Peter James
‘Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order’ Mark Billingham
‘Some of the grittiest crime-writing in the field’ Independent
‘Admirers of tough, modern crime novels will be in seventh heaven – or should that be hell?’ Express
‘Ferocious and funny’ Val McDermid
‘Hard-hitting prose with a bone-dry humour and characters you can genuinely believe in, Stuart MacBride’s novels are a real treat’ Simon Kernick
About the author
Stuart MacBride is the No 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead.
The McRae novels have won him the CWA’s Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, and Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards. In 2012 Stuart was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Hall of Fame.