Flesh House (Logan McRae, Book 4)

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The 4th thriller in the Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. Panic grips The Granite City as DS Logan McRae heads up a manhunt for ‘The Flesher’ – one of the UK’s most notorious serial killers.

The case was closed. Until the killer walked free…

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

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Overview

The 4th thriller in the Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. Panic grips The Granite City as DS Logan McRae heads up a manhunt for ‘The Flesher’ – one of the UK’s most notorious serial killers.

The case was closed. Until the killer walked free…

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 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.

When members of the original investigation start to disappear, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae realizes the case might not be as clear cut as everyone thinks…

Twenty years of secrets and lies are being dragged into the light. And the only thing that’s certain is Aberdeen will never be the same again.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for Flesh House:

'Stuart MacBride is the most exciting thing to happen to British crime fiction in the last ten years. Flesh House is his fourth book and the best yet … New readers should start here' Northern Echo

Praise for Stuart MacBride:

‘Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order’ Mark Billingham

‘Ferocious and funny, this is Tartan Noir at its best’ Val McDermid

‘MacBride is a damned fine writer – no one does dark and gritty like him’ Peter James

Publishers Weekly

Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach, MacBride's superbly unsettling fourth novel (after Bloodshot) sets Det. Sgt. Logan McRae on the trail of a serial killer in Aberdeen, Scotland. When human remains are discovered first in a shipping container and later in a local butcher shop, McRae's superiors send him to round up Kenneth Wiseman (aka "the Flesher"), who terrorized the city 20 years earlier but was released on a technicality. Det. Insp. David Insch, who was part of the original Wiseman investigation, is determined to see the man behind bars. But when tragedy strikes, leaving Insch teetering on the edge of throwing away his entire career, McRae realizes that the police have been looking in the wrong direction. As more body parts turn up, McRae must fit the grisly pieces together before time runs out. MacBride's dry wit turns what could have been a gratuitously gory slasher story into a crackling thriller. (Oct.)

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Library Journal

Det. Sgt. Logan McRae returns in MacBride's latest novel (after Bloodshot), and it's the award-winning author's most disturbing book yet. McRae is on the hunt for a serial killer called the Flesher who butchers his victims and then feeds their meat to their family members. The first murders occurred 20 years ago, and Ken Wiseman was convicted but later released on a technicality. Now the Flesher is again terrorizing Aberdeen, and McRae is working to find Wiseman and stop the murders. To add to the pressure, a BBC documentary on the Grampian police force is being filmed during the investigation, so every move the officers make is being recorded. McRae, a very human hero, is juggling the investigation along with his superior officers' eccentricities and a breakup with his girlfriend, even as he ferries around a visiting police chief who was involved in the investigation of the first murders. MacBride's writing is compelling, and his plots are full of surprises (if somewhat gruesome ones), ensuring that readers who are not squeamish will enjoy this latest offering. [See Prepub Mystery, LJ6/1/08; library marketing campaign.]
—Lisa Hanson O'Hara

Kirkus Reviews
Bloody deja vu: A generation after a prolific torturer is put away, his modus operandi resurfaces in a new string of crimes. Aberdeen Detective Sergeant Logan McRae is called to a warehouse at the docks in the middle of the night to investigate a gruesome discovery: a food freezer filled with body parts, wrapped like cuts of meat. Their counterparts may have been sold and consumed all over Scotland. Media types are already swarming the scene, and McRae's boss, normally phlegmatic Inspector Insch, is raging predictably. All the evidence seems to point to a return of Ken Wiseman, recently released from prison after serving 20 years for embarking on a sadistic crime spree. Unfortunately he's been keeping such a low profile that the police can't find him. The story fans out to multiple perspectives, including the press hounds tracking the story, a handful of police officers and Heather, a frantic victim abducted along with her husband Duncan and systematically tortured by someone she calls The Butcher. After surprising everyone by volunteering to come in for questioning, Wiseman raises the stakes by secretly capturing Insch, whose absence is met with mixed feelings by the squad. The earnest but slapdash work and infighting of McRae's colleagues, well-documented in previous outings (Bloodshot, 2007, etc.), again provides texture, humor and verisimilitude. A big, shaggy, robust procedural. The story and MacBride's writing are in vigorous, violent harmony.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007419425
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Series: Logan McRae Series , #4
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 550,520
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2008

    exciting Scottish police procedural

    In Aberdeen, Scotland, the remains of humans are found in a shipping crate and a butcher shop. The police brass immediately hone in on Kenneth ¿the Flesher¿ Wiseman who two decades ago got away with brutal murders on a legal technicality. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae goes to bring in the Flesher for questioning and perhaps a bit more.----------------- Having been part of the mishandled investigation twenty years ago, Detective Inspector David Insch plans to insure this time the Flesher does not get away with homicide even if he bends the law. As more body parts appear around the terrorized city, McRae concludes the police are investigating the wrong man, but he remains clueless as to who the brutal serial killer is and there is pressure on him is to keep digging into the Flesher.------------- FLESH HOUSE needs to carry a warning label: ¿do not read on a full stomach¿ as Stuart MacBride gets ultra gory with this exciting Scottish police procedural. McCrae makes the tale in his fourth investigation (see BLOODSHOT, DYING LIGHT and COLD GRANITE) as he bucks the brass seeking the culprit elsewhere. While doing so his amusing cynical commentary contrasts nicely to the bloody scenes and the pomposity of his superiors. Not for everyone, this is a vivid action packed thriller that colors Aberdeen red.------------ Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted February 24, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    If u Love Logan McRae like I do! Must have!

    I was so shocked by the time I was done with this book....I just kept telling myself how I NEVER! Saw it comen, MacBride has never let me down until I ran out of his books to read. Not going to spoil the book for anyone, but I hope he brings the story line into another book to tie up loose ends ;) .....Good show MacBride never stop doing what u do.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Wow

    Excellent book. Gripping and exciting, packed with suspense. I had several theories but was wrong every time. I love this author and the Logan Mcrae series. Now on to the next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    I really enjoy the Logan Mcrae series!! A must read !!!Love Auntie Robertta!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Gruesome

    This book is hard to take at times. Not for anyone with a weak stomach. I do like the characters but the story sometimes gets bogged down. I like the humor and learning about Aberdeen and love figuring out the foreign lingo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    No

    Now i want to be a vegiterian unu

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  • Posted October 26, 2013

    Don't read this one while eating!

    This book was a little hard for me to read because of the minute details involving an abattoir....definitely not a book to read while eating a meal! But like Stuart MacBrides' first 3 books, this 4th book is a well-written page turner...just not during lunch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    greeaat

    Love this series real page turners. Was suprised by the ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    Casol D

    It is the bloodiest book I have ever read and I enjoyed every chapter. In spite of the gore, it is not scary but at times was downright funny. Steele and Insch are caricatures and really enhance the book. I love this writer's style.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Love it!!

    Hooked

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Gruesome but Fascinating

    A never-put-down book with an ending twist!

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  • Posted April 5, 2013

    Read This

    I started with book one of the series and I'm hooked.

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  • Posted March 14, 2013

    Good Book

    This was an enjoyable book. However, it was not nearly as good as the previous books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Fantastic

    Another great book.in this series. I could not put it down. Stuart McBride is briliant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Rough on stomach

    Another good one but hard on the gag reflex. Not for the quesy of stomach unless you are needing an incentive to go vegan.

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Highly Recommend!

    But you should begin with the first book in this series to truly appreciate all that is DS Logan McRae. I love the way all the characters in this series are so very human and do not appear scripted for the future movie deal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    GUEST ROOM

    There are two metal bunk beds . A dresser . And tiny bathrooms. A kitchenette and a foldout couch. And a 12 inch black amd white tv.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Muddie

    My cat bed, food and water dish are here!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted September 29, 2013

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    Posted November 4, 2008

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