Close to the Bone by Stuart MacBride
(Logan McRae, Book 8)

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MacBride’s humor is as dark as his plot, and Logan continues to impress as a scarred but persevering hero.
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The third consecutive No.1 bestselling crime novel from the author of the DI Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead. THIS SPECIAL EDITION INCLUDES A BONUS SHORT STORY.

The first body is chained to a stake: strangled, and stabbed, with a burning tyre around its neck. But is this a gangland execution or something much darker?

Someone’s leaving little knots of bones outside Detective Inspector Logan McRae’s house, but he’s got more pressing things to worry about. Rival drug gangs are fighting over product and territory; two teenage lovers are missing; someone’s crippling Asian immigrants; and Logan’s been lumbered with an ambitious new Detective Sergeant, a mountain of paperwork, and the unwelcome attention of his superiors and the local crime boss.

When another body turns up, it looks as if the similarities between these murders and the plot of a bestselling novel are more than just a coincidence. And perhaps those little knots of bones are more important than they look…

 

About Stuart MacBride

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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.
 
Published May 14, 2013 by Harper. 529 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on May 05 2013

MacBride's gritty prose and righteous, reckless hero...improve his overstuffed, overheated plot.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 08 2013

MacBride’s humor is as dark as his plot, and Logan continues to impress as a scarred but persevering hero.

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