Today is publication day for Stuart MacBride’s Partners in Crime: Two Logan & Steel Short Stories (‘Stramash’ and ‘DI Steel’s Bad Heir Day’). Perfect to fill in your lunch hour, liven up your commute, or enjoy of an eve over a glass of wine (though a tumbler of whisky might be more appropriate). Last month, Stuart MacBride did a Skype interview with student journalist Alicia Jensen for the Aberdeen University Student Newspaper, The Gaudie. Read on to find out what makes Aberdeen the perfect setting for a murder or three…
If Edinburgh is bipolar; Aberdeen is schizophrenic
Stuart MacBride answers questions on why Aberdeen makes such a good setting for a gory murder mystery
Why set a murder in Aberdeen? This is the first question in my Skype interview with Stuart MacBride, bestselling author of the Logan McRae series, and Birthdays for the Dead.
A massive congratulations to Stuart MacBride who has reached number one again this year!
His gripping, gritty new novel BIRTHDAYS FOR THE DEAD has been number one in the Sunday Times bestseller charts for two weeks.
The story follows Detective Constable Ash Henderson who is on the investigation trying to find The Birthday Boy, a serial killer who abducts girls before their thirteenth birthday. Ash’s eldest daughter, Rebecca, was taken by The Birthday Boy, who sends Ash a card every year showing Rebecca being tortured on her birthday. No one else knows that Rebecca was taken, they all think she ran away. Because if they do, Ash will be thrown off the case – and he cannot give up before The Birthday Boy gets what he deserves.
The latest Logan McRae novel, SHATTER THE BONES is also in the top ten in paperback. It’s an absolutely cracking, pacy read that was also a number one bestseller last year.
Alison and Jenny McGregor, Aberdeen’s mother-daughter singing stars are kidnapped after they reach the semi-finals of Britain’s Next Big Star. The ransom demand appears all over the TV and internet, and the media circus rises to fever pitch. But with no leads Logan McRae and the rest of Grampian’s finest are at a dead-end…
Congratulations to Stuart, huge thanks to his legions of fans who support him and we hope you’re all enjoying the books!
All the best,