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All That's Dead: The new Logan McRae crime thriller from the No.1 bestselling author (Logan McRae, Book 12)

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g. “Mrs Bag-For-Life raised a walking stick and took a wee hurpley step forward”, “one of the lippy auld wifies”. Swearing, smoking, eating, more swearing, pornography, swearing, drinking endless plastic cups of tea. Amidst all this, Detective Inspector Logan McRae is back at work after having had a year off on sick leave (on account of his wounds from the last story The Blood Road). Stuart MacBride has built a strong crime writing reputation on his adroit blending of gruesome crimes and gallows humour, delving into dark places without dwelling too long without a laugh or two in the pages too. Professor Wilson, a high-profile anti-independence campaigner has gone missing, apparently abducted from his home, but nothing was left behind except some bloodstains.

Who knew, apparently using the postal service to mail human body parts is very illegal, especially if the outspoken gruff professor is an anti Scottish independence bugle, is still using those body parts like hands, heads, Torso. Logan dovrebbe investigare sul passato di King, ma contemporaneamente viene assegnato al caso come supporto, perché il professore è un personaggio illustre anche se poco amato. With rumours circling about lead detective DI King’s youthful ties to violent nationalist groups, a still-recovering McRae has to shadow the high-profile investigation while tiptoeing through police infighting and waiting for a journalist to toss his unpinned grenade into the mix. My husband is Scottish by birth and we'd always thought that if Scotland did achieve independence we might well move there in the hope that we would, at some point in the not-too-distant future, become European citizens again.It is a real page turner and, whilst the events are dark, there is a thread of humour to lighten it, especially through the interactions of the characters. Stuart lives in the northeast of Scotland with his wife Fiona, cats Grendel, Gherkin, Onion, and Beetroot, some hens, horses, and a vast collection of assorted weeds. MacBride has an army of devotees who appreciate the character-driven narrative he creates and each member of the cast is detailed and three-dimensional. This is an intense tale addressing how bitter politics and zealotry can lead to violence when beliefs are glorified beyond human life. Most inconvenient timing as a high profile anti-independence campaigner goes missing, minus a sobering amount of his blood at his house (what happened with his dog I hear you all wonder), and that disappearance is down to what seems for all the world to be somebody with a massive "issue" with Anti-Independence supporters.

Logan's 'simple' case turns rather more complicated when the hands of the man who's been abducted turn up in the post at the television studios. I am not a huge fan of political stuff, I don't always get it, some of it is above my head and if I am honest I get bored with it very quickly. Logan’s injuries are still causing him pain and, (combined with very little sleep), he’s struggling to make sense of events, aware that he’s being blind sided by a world where every spotlight makes the corners where it doesn’t shine, an even darker and deeper threat. For all ebook purchases, you will be prompted to create an account or login with your existing HarperCollins username and password. A clipped voice came from a room off to one side, as if every word was being throttled to stop it screaming, emphasising the Highland burr.MacBride's publishing deal was secured with the writing of Halfhead, however the publishers were more interested in Cold Granite, concerning DS Logan MacRae. It may just be that I’ve been away from him for a while but I felt he’d pulled the recurring characters back a little from the extreme caricaturing that lost me eventually in the earlier books.

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