Stuart Macbride

Dying Light

So I’m going to run through these in one post because I have now finished the lot! 

‘There’s a rapist stalking the cold granite streets, leaving behind him a string of battered, tortured women. But that’s not DS Logan McRae’s case: on top of everything else he has to deal with, Logan’s been lumbered with the blood-drenched body of an unidentified male, dumped outside Accident and Emergency.’

In this book we get to know DI Steel better and honestly now shes one of my favorite characters, shes still a bit of a screw up but now I can enjoy that about her!

Flesh House

Flesh house has to be my favorite one of this series I think. I realized what was going on just as it was revealed. Brilliant writing and a seriously messed up murderer make for an awesome read.

‘When an offshore container turns up at Aberdeen Harbour full of human meat, it kicks off the largest manhunt in the Granite City’s history.

Twenty years ago ‘The Flesher’ was butchering people all over the UK – turning his victims into oven-ready joints – until Grampian’s finest put him away. But eleven years later he was out on appeal. Now he’s missing and people are dying again.’

If you only read one of these books make it this one!

(There is one missing here called ‘Blind Eye’ which I’m still waiting to be returned so I can read it, it did throw me off a little bit as during this book he meets a new girl and also helps a lesbian couple get pregnant! But when id got my head around that I got there!)

Dark Blood

‘Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn’t he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, he was convicted of the brutal rape and abduction of a sixty-eight-year-old man, but he’s seen the error of his ways. Found God. Wants to leave his dark past in Newcastle and make a new start.

Or so he says.

Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn’t exactly thrilled to be part of the team helping Knox settle into his new Aberdeen home. He’s even less thrilled to be stuck with DSI Danby from Northumbria Police – the man who put Knox behind bars for ten years – supposedly here to ‘keep an eye on things’.

Only things are about to go very, very wrong.’

This was interesting, a different story as a murderer wasn’t center stage. I think that made me like it even more. The crimes were still as terrible and Logans drama never lets up so Macbride held me until the end like always. Good read.

Shatter The Bones

So I said Flesh house was my favourite but this has to be a close 2nd!

”You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.’

Alison and Jenny McGregor – Aberdeen’s own mother-daughter singing sensation – are through to the semi-finals of TV smash-hit Britain’s Next Big Star. They’re in all the gossip magazines, they’ve got millions of YouTube hits, everyone loves them.

But their reality-TV dream has turned into a real-life nightmare. The ransom demand appears in all the papers, on the TV, and the internet, telling the nation to dig deep if they want to keep Alison and Jenny alive.’

This was interesting and very clever. Again a different view rather than a serial killer we had kidnappers. 

There is one more book in this series called ‘Close to the bone’ So I need to head to the library and convince them to make this their next purchase! 

Stuart Macbride is brilliant, I have loved reading this series and I cannot wait to see more. I hope you’ll decide to try him out, you wont regret it!

(All book descriptions in this post were taking from


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