The Missing and the Dead (Logan McRae Series #9)

The Missing and the Dead (Logan McRae Series #9)

by Stuart MacBride

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Overview

The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of CLOSE TO THE BONE and A SONG FOR THE DYING.

One mistake can cost you everything…

When you catch a twisted killer there should be a reward, right? What Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae gets instead is a ‘development opportunity’ out in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire. Welcome to divisional policing – catching drug dealers, shop lifters, vandals and the odd escaped farm animal.

Then a little girl’s body washes up just outside the sleepy town of Banff, kicking off a massive manhunt. The Major Investigation Team is up from Aberdeen, wanting answers, and they don’t care who they trample over to get them.

Logan’s got enough on his plate keeping B Division together, but DCI Steel wants him back on her team. As his old colleagues stomp around the countryside, burning bridges, Logan gets dragged deeper and deeper into the investigation.

One thing’s clear: there are dangerous predators lurking in the wilds of Aberdeenshire, and not everyone’s going to get out of this alive…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007494606
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication date: 06/02/2015
Series: Logan McRae Series , #9
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.00(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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The Missing and the Dead 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
After all those scenes in Book 8 with Samantha and Logan talking in her hospital room, we find out in Book 9 that she's been in a coma for the last four years! Are you kidding? And then the "she comes back to her old self" in Book 9 after a drowning attempt, but it's just a dream/illusion on Logan's part...she's still comatose. What an unpleasant stunt to pull on your readers! Are you going to kill her off in Book 10, or are we going to be subjected to more nonsense involving Samantha's health?
JeannieWalker More than 1 year ago
A personal note: Scotland is a beautiful place. If you ever get the chance - go there and see for yourself.In this continuing series - Logan MacRae is back in action as Acting Detective Inspector.He thinks his boss is a backstabbling cow - and maybe she is.He has been told he was given the tools to shine as an officer. You won’t believe his reward for finding a deranged killer. One thing Logan knows for sure is that he does not want to hear two words no police officer ever wants to hear.Logan does have his own way of saying and doing things, but he is one of those that can make any team better.I hope you read this clandestine thriller that is gritty, witty, and intriguing. Stuart MacBride is an author with a dry sense of humor, and has a knack for producing well-written novels. Jeannie Walker (Award-Winning Author) "Fighting the Devil" - A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish he could write faster!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the bestin the series...especially with poor Logan now a Sergeant..but still a fast, fun read. ~*~LEB~*~
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
All the minutiae of policing on a local level permeate the almost 600 pages of this Logan McRae crime novel. Bumped down to duty sergeant from acting DI, he now supervises the operations of B Division from Banff in northeastern Scotland, not only chasing drug dealers, shoplifters, vandals and disqualified drivers, but facing the infighting of the politics of doing the job while absorbing the pressures from higher-ups. When Logan discovers a six-year-old girl’s body washed ashore, a major investigation team arrives from Aberdeen to take the case away from him. But that doesn’t stop McRae from continuing to snoop, and with DI Steel, his former and sometime superior, uncover a bunch of pedophiles who may be involved in her murder. Nor can he keep away from a suspected drug dealer about whom he is warned off by the powers that be. Written to demonstrate the rather humdrum duties of local policemen, occasionally peppered with exciting and meaty cases, the author takes advantage of the many examples of events and people facing a cop. And the decisions that have to be made on the spot. The length of the novel merely emphasizes the often boring hours spent policing the streets. Written simply but firmly with occasional flurries of excitement, the book, the 9th in the series, is recommended. --
VicG More than 1 year ago
Stuart MacBride in his new book, “The Missing and the Dead” Book Nine in the Logan McRae series published by HarperCollins gives us another adventure with Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae. From the back cover: One mistake can cost you everything… When you catch a twisted killer there should be a reward, right? What Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae gets instead is a ‘development opportunity’ out in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire. Welcome to divisional policing – catching drug dealers, shop lifters, vandals and the odd escaped farm animal. Then a little girl’s body washes up just outside the sleepy town of Banff, kicking off a massive manhunt. The Major Investigation Team is up from Aberdeen, wanting answers, and they don’t care who they trample over to get them. Logan’s got enough on his plate keeping B Division together, but DCI Steel wants him back on her team. As his old colleagues stomp around the countryside, burning bridges, Logan gets dragged deeper and deeper into the investigation. One thing’s clear: there are dangerous predators lurking in the wilds of Aberdeenshire, and not everyone’s going to get out of this alive… Do not let the thickness of the book, 581 pages, deter you. I promise you once you get started you won’t even feel it. Mr. MacBride is going to make you one with the Aberdeen police department. And they seem to get involved with quite a lot of activities. Principally in this book there is the search for the child killer. Mr. MacBride has given us quite an engrossing book that will have you muttering “oh, no” as you are reading as fast as you can to get to the next page. Don’t start this book late at night as it will cost you sleep as you try to finish it before you go to bed. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
LazyDayBooks More than 1 year ago
This was my first book in the Logan McRae series, but author Stuart MacBride captured my attention from page one with a heart-pounding chase scene. And the action didn’t stop there! Logan has just caught a demented killer and is given a “development opportunity” that sends him to a small community overseeing his own small division. He’s back in uniform and patrolling the streets everyday chasing down druggies, pedophiles and missing persons as well as the odd herd of cows who’ve escaped their fences. We are treated to what it must really be like on the streets, including all the airwave radio calls that officers must hear all day long ranging from high excitement to deadly dull. MacBride doesn’t give up much background information, preferring instead to let the characters develop over time and using their dialogue to show you how they are all connected to each other. Having never read this series before, it took me a few chapters to make the connections, but once I caught up and embraced the chaos of daily policing, it was a fast read. I was a little put off by Logan’s former boss DCI Steel – she’s rude, crude and completely unaware of social niceties. However, there is a point where Logan acknowledges this and gives us more insight into her character showing her good detective work and unwavering loyalty. After that, she was a lot more tolerable and even grew on me a little by the end. There are multiple ongoing investigations throughout the book, which seem random and distracting, but MacBride does a beautiful job tying it all together in unexpected ways. Logan McRae is the kind of police officer you want in your community, he cares about people and doesn’t give up until he gets the bad guys- one way or the other. The ending was satisfying while also keeping you on the hook for the next installment in the series. While The Missing and the Dead can easily stand on its own, I know I would have benefited from reading the earlier books in the series. I have added them to my to-be-read list and can’t wait to get the full Logan McRae story from the beginning. Longtime fans of MacBride will be thrilled with this book and new readers to his work will be happy to have found a new favorite author to add to their summer reading list! *Received advance review copy from publisher in exchange for honest review.*
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Pretty impressed with this author's work. Enjoyable plot and characters. Keeps you turning the pages especially when you think you have it all figured out... *Received for an honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the Book but Did not like paying over 20.00 to get it when everyone else does yet they get charged 12.99 BooHoo!