The first three crime novels in the Number One bestselling series by the award-winning Stuart MacBride.
The Granite City’s seedy side is about to be exposed…
A serial rapist is leaving a string of tortured women behind him, but while DS Logan McRae’s girlfriend, PC Jackie ‘Ball Breaker’ Watson, is out acting as bait, he’s trying to identify a blood-drenched body dumped outside Accident and Emergency.
Logan’s investigations suggest someone in the local bondage community has developed a taste for violent death, and he soon finds himself dragged into the twilight world of pornographers, sex-shops and S&M.
Meanwhile, the prime suspect in the rape case turns out to be Aberdeen Football Club’s star striker. Logan thinks they’ve got it horribly wrong, but Jackie is convinced the footballer’s guilty and she’s hell-bent on a conviction at any cost…
‘MacBride is a damned fine writer – no one does dark and gritty like him’ Peter James
‘A terrific writer. Brilliant … bodies abound, blood flows freely and McRae is a delight’ The Times
‘Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order’ Mark Billingham
‘Ferocious and funny, this is Tartan Noir at its best’ Val McDermid
‘Admirers of tough, modern crime novels will be in seventh heaven – or should that be hell?’ Express
‘The master of murderous mayhem’ The Sun
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.
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.
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Cold Granite, Dying Light, Broken Skin
Poor Logan, he never gets a day off let alone a holiday.
Good series. Cute cast of characters.