The first thriller in the No.1 bestselling DS Logan McRae series.
Nothing keeps a crime hidden like fear…
‘Stuart MacBride’s thrillers just keep getting better’ Express
‘You can’t be an eyewitness if I cut out your eyes…’
Someone’s preying on Aberdeen’s growing Polish population. The pattern is always the same: men abandoned on building sites, barely alive, their eyes gouged out and the sockets burned.
With the victims too scared to talk, and the only witness a paedophile who’s on the run, Grampian Police is getting nowhere fast. The attacks are brutal, they keep on happening, and soon DS Logan McRae will have to decide how far he’s prepared to bend the rules to get a result.
The Granite City is on the brink of gang warfare; the investigating team are dogged by allegations of corruption; and Logan’s about to come to the attention of Aberdeen’s most notorious crime lord…
Praise for Blind Eye:
‘Hard-hitting prose with a bone-dry humour and characters you can genuinely believe in, Stuart MacBride's Logan McRae series of novels are a real treat.’ Simon Kernick
‘Cracking dialogue … a standout crime novel’ Metro
‘Irresistible and repulsive in equal measure … The result? A real page-turner’ Scotland on Sunday
Praise for Stuart MacBride:
‘Ferocious and funny, this is Tartan Noir at its best’ Val McDermid
‘MacBride is a damned fine writer – no one does dark and gritty like him’ Peter James
About the author
Stuart MacBride is the No.1 bestselling author of the DS Logan McRae series. His novels have won him the CWA Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, and Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 crime thriller awards. Stuart’s other works include Halfhead, a near-future thriller, Sawbones, a novella aimed at adult emergent readers, and several short stories. He lives in the north-east of Scotland with his wife, Fiona, and cat, Grendel.
Det. Sgt. Logan McRae, who's still recovering from the bloody events of 2008's Flesh, investigates a series of brutal attacks on Polish immigrants in MacBride's excellent fifth novel to feature the Aberdeen, Scotland, cop. A local xenophobe, bitter about the influx of Polish workers, appears to be the culprit, but when one of the city's local crime bosses is assaulted, McRae begins to wonder if the violence is the result of a brewing turf war between Scottish crime figures and encroaching Eastern European thugs. Meanwhile, McRae and foul-mouthed Det. Insp. Roberta Steele are stuck babysitting Rory Simpson, a pedophile who becomes an inadvertent but key witness. MacBride's liberal use of humor, especially in the often slapstick rapport between McRae and the crusty Steel, never detracts from the action. A lesser writer would have fumbled such a complexly layered plot, but MacBride is in his element the more dark and twisted the story and characters become.
Best in the series
I’ve read every book in the series and this is one of the best. Great mysteries and characters. Love the wee Scottish phrases, atmosphere and police procedural. Has everything.
This novel is an excellent example of the "Tartan Noir" genre. In fact, it's one of the best police procedurals I've ever read. Detective Inspector Steel is an entertaining and memorable character.