Shatter the Bones

Category: Books

The fantastic Shatter the Bones by Stuart MacBride is January”s Book of the Month.

Bloody. Brilliant. MacBride is back with his terrifyingly, brilliant #1 bestseller Shatter the Bones.

Read an extract of Shatter the Bones

‘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. The media want action; the public displays of grief and anger are reaching fever-pitch. Time is running out, but DS Logan McRae and his colleagues have nothing to go on: the kidnappers haven’t left a single piece of forensic evidence. The investigation is going nowhere. It looks as if the price of fame just got a lot higher…

Alibi's Search for a New Crime Writer

Category: News

Crime Writers' Competition

The hunt for a new crime writing talent is on! Fancy yourself as the next Stuart MacBride then keep reading.

HarperCollins have teamed up with crime drama channel Alibi, the infamous Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival and TV Times to uncover the UK’s hidden crime writing talent.

The ‘Search for a New Crime Writer’ competition asks budding writers to submit a short crime fiction story via the Alibi website the competition opens on Monday 25th January 2010 and closes at midday on Sunday 16th May 2010.

Our very own Stuart MacBride, author of the bestsellers Blind Eye, Cold Granite and Flesh House has lent his support to the competition by providing entrants with the story’s opening line…

‘In my experience, those who beg for mercy seldom deserve it’.

There will be one winner with two runners up who are in line to win some rather special prizes.
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