Close to the Bone (Logan McRae Series #8)

Close to the Bone (Logan McRae Series #8)

by Stuart MacBride


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The third consecutive No.1 bestselling crime novel from the author of the DI Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead.

Sticks and stones may break your bones…

The first body is chained to a stake: strangled, and stabbed, with a burning tyre around its neck. But is this a gangland execution or something much darker?

Someone’s leaving little knots of bones on DI Logan McRae’s doorstep, but he’s got bigger concerns. Rival drug gangs are fighting over product and territory; two teenage lovers are missing; someone’s crippling Asian immigrants; and Logan’s been lumbered with an ambitious new Detective Sergeant and gained the unwelcome attention of the local crime boss.

When another body turns up, the similarities between these murders and the plot of a bestselling novel seem like more than just a coincidence. And perhaps those little knots of bones are more important than they look…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007344291
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Series: Logan McRae Series , #8
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 183,561
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Stuart MacBride is the No 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series and Birthdays for the Dead.

The McRae novels have won him the CWA’s Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, and Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards. In 2012 Stuart was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Hall of Fame.

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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Close to the Bone 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
Promoted to Acting Detective Inspector, Logan McRae finds himself in the midst of several bewildering cases, beginning with the discovery of a body chained to a stake, strangled and stabbed, with a burning tire around the neck. And that’s just for starters, as more bodies begin turning up. At the same time, he’s charged with finding two missing teenagers. And then there’s the matter of someone crippling Asian immigrants. Finally, all in a day’s work, rival drug gangs are fighting over product and territory. All the while there is McRae’s superior, DI Steele, riding him hard with her “witticisms” and pressure, foisting her paperwork on him while he’s attempting to solve the various cases and capture killers. Confusion arises between the murders and the filming of a book in Aberdeen called Witchfire. in which the exact MOs are described. This is the eighth in the series, and this reader felt that perhaps the author is beginning to get a little jaundiced with regard to his characters. Steele’s humorous comments are not really funny, many seeming forced [but perhaps that may be the point]. And the 500+ pages become at times somewhat of a burden for the reader to traverse. Nevertheless, as always the writing is superb and the plotting taut, and the book is recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Falling in love with a Book series was at one day unbelievable to me, until I met Logan McRae and DI Steal! I can remember feeling a knot in my stomach when I finished the first book! I knew then that I had fallen "Head Over Heels" for the series and am in my last fifty pages of Nook Book 8 in this series! Please write Book 9!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
His usual gripping tale! Keeps one guessing with twists and turns and as always the zapper at the end. Love this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After you have written 8 books about the same guy, you'd think he would start to get boring. But Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae does not do boring. And neither does Acting Chief Roberta Steel. Please keep writing, Stuart MacBride! ~*~LEB~*~
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All eight Logan McRae books have been gripping and engrossing! Real edge-of-your-seat mysteries. But if you think that readers such as myself, senior citizens on Social Security with heavy medical bills, can justify paying $12.99 for any book, especially an eBook for heaven's sake, then you are delusional. I'm afraid that I'm just going to have to read the rest of this series in books from the local library! Sorry. Kitt :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Macbride delivers another story that left me thirsting for more. I just wish that McRae wasn't the only competent character in this series.
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johnM1 More than 1 year ago
This is one of those rare books that you hate to finish. These are people that you come to care about : the good guys are not perfect and the bad are not all bad. Nothing happens the way it is supposed to but things work out. Like life. Anyway a wonderful read, full of action and one of the best written that I have read for a long time- and I read a lot! Of course it would also be a good idea to read the preceding seven books. They are just as good - almost.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! Full of suspense and a thrilling ride from start to finish! I love this series! Can't wait until the next book is out! Loved it!
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Love this series.. wish it didnt have to end