Dark Blood (Logan McRae Series #6)

Dark Blood (Logan McRae Series #6)

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by Stuart MacBride
     
 

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The Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. In this sixth DS Logan McRae thriller, Scotland’s finest see first-hand how starting again can be murder…Everyone deserves a second chance.Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn’t he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, in the past he was a violent rapist…  See more details below

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The Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. In this sixth DS Logan McRae thriller, Scotland’s finest see first-hand how starting again can be murder…Everyone deserves a second chance.Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn’t he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, in the past he was a violent rapist, but he’s seen the error of his ways. Found God. Wants to leave his dark past in Newcastle behind him 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.Edinburgh gangster Malk the Knife wants a slice of the development boom Donald Trump’s golf course is bringing to the Granite City, whether local crime lord Wee Hamish Mowat likes it or not. Three heavies from Newcastle want a ‘quiet word’ with DSI Danby about a missing mob accountant. And Richard Knox’s dark past isn’t done with him yet…

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A marvelously imperfect lead drives MacBride's intricate sixth crime novel featuring Aberdeen Det. Sgt. Logan McRae (after Blind Eye). McRae, once his department's "golden boy," has fallen from grace over the preceding year-and-a-half and is now a violent alcoholic and in bed with his city's biggest crime lord. He lands a distasteful assignment after the release into his jurisdiction of sex offender Richard Knox, convicted of raping an old man and suspected of assaulting six others, who has completed part of his sentence and a term of being under round-the-clock supervision. The court's decision naturally arouses dissent in the community, and McRae finds Knox's declarations of penitence unpersuasive. He also has his hands full with identifying a man buried alive in concrete as well as finding those responsible for the sadistic murder. Early on, MacBride raises the suspense by letting the reader share Knox's thoughts, but he falters at the end with an inappropriate thank you from one character to another. (Sept.)
From the Publisher
Praise for Dark Blood:‘A terrific writer … Brilliant … bodies abound, blood flows freely and McRae is a delight’ The Times‘Stuart MacBride’s thrillers just keep getting better … One of the most disturbing novels in the highly successful Logan McRae series … admirers of tough, modern crime novels will be in seventh heaven – or should that be hell?’ Express‘The plotting puts most writers in the genre to shame … This is quintessential Stuart MacBride: tartan noir etched in the darkest of hues with dialogue so sharp you might cut yourself’ Independent‘Tartan noir’s greatest exponent’ Daily Mirror

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007362547
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
Logan McRae Series, #6
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
468,347
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Stuart MacBride is the No.1 bestselling author of the DS Logan McRae series. His novels have won him the CWA Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, and Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 crime thriller awards. Stuart’s other works include Halfhead, a near-future thriller, Sawbones, a novella aimed at adult emergent readers, and several short stories. He lives in the north-east of Scotland with his wife, Fiona, and cat, Grendel.

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Dark Blood 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot get enough of this series. Love it.
miss_dobie More than 1 year ago
Another great read. A wee bit much on the local colloquialisms at times which slows the reading down if you're not familiar, but a good story just the same.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of these books and they are great!! Keeps you wanting more and you don't know who did it until the end.
readerkathy More than 1 year ago
the clues are always there in the Logan McRae mysteries...and the plot leading up to the conclusion keeps me guessing until the last few chapters...i enjoy the vivid depictions of Scottish lifestyles through character interactions and descriptions of the North Scottish environment. these can be read on their own or go back and start with #1 and read them through to the end...and then wait patiently for #8!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent addition to the Logan McRae series! Highly recommend it and the entire series.
Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of Stuart MacBride, and the characters he chronicles in his ongoing series about the Aberdeen police, this book will most likely appeal to you, as well. Most of your favorites are back, although some take a distinct step into the background in this one. If you are not yet a fan, or are relatively new to the series – DO NOT start out with this one. MacBride makes no attempt to introduce his characters; he apparently figures that the reader already knows who these people are and what makes them tick from his prior novels. Unfortunately, he therefore gives little weight to those who are NOT familiar with them, or who need a little (or a lot of) reminder as to who they are. Even without that background, this book comes in around 500 pages. In my opinion (admittedly a big fan of the author’s), it is a good investment of time for those who have a solid background in the Aberdeen Police Department as MacBride has painted them in the past. As usual, MacBride has several plot threads going on at once, just as an actual police department would have multiple cases running coincidentally. However, also as usual, MacBride finds ways to show a connection – sometimes tight, sometimes tangentially – between these cases. Go ahead and buy this book, BUT put it aside if you have not yet read Cold Granite, or Flesh House, or (especially) the prior book, Blind Eye – come back to this one after you’ve completed his earlier 5 books. RATING: 4 stars.
BookbugGH More than 1 year ago
I have read 6 of Stuart Macbride's (Logan McRae) books in the series and can't wait to read the next one. I sort of stumbled on the first one when looking for something different and was hooked. He writes so well and makes you feel you're right in the story. His characters are so real and you become so involved in their lives that you want to find out more. He has some surprise endings and I've enjoyed every single book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this series. A bit of fun, a bit of wackiness, and the other end of the spectrum, serious crime and detective work.
MexicoDan More than 1 year ago
I've read four or five of the Logan McRae series. All good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a bit harder to follow than some of his other books but still very interesting.
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