Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae has been bumped to D.I. Roberta Steel's "Screw-up Squad" after a raid he led on a warehouse rumored to be full of stolen property ended with no arrests and one officer critically injured. The backstabbing, limelight-stealing, laziest D.I. on Aberdeen's police... show more
Detective Sergeant Logan MacRae has been bumped to D.I. Roberta Steel's "Screw-up Squad" after a raid he led on a warehouse rumored to be full of stolen property ended with no arrests and one officer critically injured. The backstabbing, limelight-stealing, laziest D.I. on Aberdeen's police force, Steel's team is made up of the "no-hopers," the most worthless or inexperienced members of the homicide department, and Logan will do anything to prove he doesn't belong there. Including working overtime on two baffling cases: the murder by arson of six people, and the beating to death of a prostitute down by the docks, not a high priority compared to the fire. At least not until another prostitute ends up dead. Although both cases seem simple on the surface---turns out the fire's victims are part of a drug dealer's inner circle, and what fate is to be expected for working girls in Aberdeen's red-light district? --- in Stuart MacBride's hands, what's going on in this rainy Scottish city is bound to be much more complicated than it appears. A detailed authenticity combines with a dark Scottish sense of humor and a lively cast of characters in MacBride's unputdownable second novel, confirming his status as a rising star of crime fiction.
Publish date: August 8th 2006
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Logan McRae (#2)
I listened to this one on audio and really enjoyed it. Both the story and the narrator were perfect for each other and I was glued to my ear buds. Another great installment of the DS Logan MacRae series. A Solid 4 Stars! and Highly recommended. I am looking forward to seeing what Logan can get himse...
"It’s summertime in Scotland: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying… She’s just the first. How many more will die? It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks – the heart of Aberdeen’s red light district. For DS Logan McRae...
Detective Sergeant Logan McRae has has been reassigned to D.I. Steels “screw-up Squad” after a sting operation gone wrong and a police officer got hurt badly. Now he must prove that he isn't a screw-up so that he can go back to work with his old group instead of D.I. Steels. But in Aberdeen crime ne...
I liked: The police characters/workplace relationships The sense of place Twisty plotting/web of connections Not so sure about: Another serial killer? It seems like a bit of a plot cheat: need to keep things going? Add another murder. (The serial killer isn't glamorized or the most interes...
I am enjoying these books...I went ahead and bought through #6 on B&N for $3.99 each...