In the Cold Dark Ground (Logan McRae #10)
Another gritty, dark thriller from Scotland's award-winning crime writer. Sergeant Logan McRae is in trouble... His missing-persons investigation has just turned up a body in the woods - naked, hands tied behind its back, and a bin bag duct-taped over its head. The Major Investigation Team charges up from Aberdeen, under the beady eye of Logan's ex-boss Detective Chief Inspector Steel. And, as usual, she wants him to do her job for her. But it's not going to be easy: a new Superintendent is on her way up from the Serious Organised Crime Task Force, hell-bent on making Logan's life miserable; Professional Standards are gunning for Steel; and Wee Hamish Mowat, head of Aberdeen's criminal underbelly, is dying - leaving rival gangs from all over the UK eying his territory. There's a war brewing and Logan's trapped right in the middle, whether he likes it or not.
Praise for THE MISSING AND THE DEAD: Exciting ... a guaranteed bestseller' Literary Review '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 Praise for Stuart MacBride: '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
Stuart MacBride is the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. He was crowned World Stovies Champion in 2014 and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Dundee University in 2015. Stuart lives in the northeast of Scotland with his wife, Fiona, their cats, hens, horses, and a vast collection of assorted weeds.