S series when I was beginning to doubt whether to carry on or not Looking forward to the next one Another fantastic volume n the DS Logan McRae seriesStuart MacBride leaves nothing out The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories in this gritty missing person mystery and while the mysterytself s engaging the personal story of Logan s what drives this one He has to deal with the death of crime boss Wee Hamish Mowat who has tagged Logan to take over his crime family He has to deal with Reuben the Beast who has been waiting to take over Mowat s crime syndicate potentially setting off a turf war Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species in Aberdeen with Malk the Knife and the Campbells He has to deal with the decision to take long time girlfriend Samantha off of life support and allow her to pass on Logan also has to deal with a new superintendent professional standards poking around and of course he has to deal with DCI Roberta Steel who has been a thornn his side for all ten volumes of this seriesAs I write this out Feminisms at a Millennium it sounds like a really bad soap opera plot but trust me you WANT to read thisThere were some real surprisesn this book some that I never would have guessed Gwydion's Dawn in a million years Logans a good man who just can t seem to win and yet he s always able to scrap his way out of trouble solve the crimemystery and live to see another day Except this time the book ends on a multi point cliffhanger Did he or didn t he And what happens to Steel I did NOT see that one comingStuart MacBride s one of the few authors that s willing to do anything to keep his characters fresh from promotions and demotions writing events n their lives that are so very heart wrenching and allowing plot points that actually hurt the characters both physically and emotionally DS Logan has gone through so much over the years one has to wonder how much he can takeOne uestion that needs answered RIGHT NOW When Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung is the next bookn this series being released DNF at 35% I m not sure Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel if I mn the right state of mind for this book this year or Sierra Wildflowers: Mt. Lassen to Kern Canyon if the repetitive humorsn t working for me any It s getting a bit same sameI ve read all the other books El Guero Tellez/ Tellez the Blond: Reportero de policia!/ Police Reporter! in this series and liked them so I m not sure why this timet s just not working for meHope to revisit this book Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana in the future I am giving this five stars for sheer enjoyment and readability Sot was over 500 pages long they just disappeared n the twinkling of an eye There was the usual chaos of a Logan McRae story people talking without ever listening to each other sub plots by the bucketful multiple deaths funerals and fight scenes Logan McCrae experiences a really awful few weeks of his life and amazingly survives bruised and battered but still breathingOf course the best part of these books s the relationship between McCrae and DCI Steele She A Mistaken Match is truly an original and their dialogues really funny I was surprised at how things ended between them Lodz in this book and wonder how they are going to come back from what occurs Andf McCrae does what I think he s going to well the mind boggles Anyway Stuart MacBride has got us this far I am sure I can trust him to take things onwards I am very much looking forward to the next book. Onal Standards are gunning for Steel; and Wee Hamish Mowat head of Aberdeen’s criminal underbelly s dying – leaving rival gangs from all over the UK eying his territoryThere’s a war brewing and Logan’s trapped right The Diminished in the middle whether he likest or
Fantastic read as always Can t fault Stuart MacBrides storytelling and who doesn t love Inspector Steel What can I say This book s absolutely flippin fantastic I missed bus stops reading t With no doubt at all the best crime fiction I ve read this year uite possibly n years Even better than The Missing and the Dead how s that possible In the Cold Dark Ground Claimed by a Cowboy is the 10thn the Logan McRae series by Stuart MacBride and you could say McRae was having a run of very bad days Murders Aberdeen s Wee Hamish Mowat head of the criminal underbelly wants to be McRae s very good friend DCI Steel Discipline is giving him what for nothing different there Professional Standards are leaning on McRae for help and a new Superintendent also has her beady eyes on him To make matters worset s Samantha s time and he doesn t know how he s going to deal with that eitherGetting beaten up several times and trying to define what to do with what he should do makes the bottle of very expensive whisky go down well Will McRae wangle his way out of this one Another gritty Claim the Night (The Claiming intense mind boggling episode which could easily have been shorter thants 500 pages which Claimed by Desire is worth recommending to fans of the author and Scottish thrillers Thiss a superb addition to what Say Youll Remember Me is a stellar series We aren Aberdeen the weather can be relied on to be atrocious and there are bodies with their heads covered with bin bags that have been tortured and killed So begins a twisted trail for the dynamic duo of the hard working put upon Logan McCrae and the Accidental Bodyguard iconic DCI Steele Logan attends two funerals the local gangster thats Wee Hamish Mowat who beueaths Logan his criminal empire and much of his fortune and a litany of problems The second funeral s that of Logan s girlfriend n a coma Samantha whose life support he has to switch offThe murderous psycho that Mehr als das is Reubans continually trying The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, in to kill Logan and pushes himnto doing things that are outside his comfort zone and his character The relationship between Logan and Steele Abby and the Bachelor Cop is a sight to behold and cherish ast veers from hate to loyalty and affection which Eye to Eye is a badge of dysfunctional families Talking of families an unexpected family members revealed to Logan The trail of the murders Accidentally Expecting is a dangerous one that takests toll on the police team And oh yes Logan s pushed to nvestigate Steele by Professional Standards The black humour and comic timing s spot on although the slapstick comedic touches also work a treatWhat can I say Stuart MacBride s other books and Ash series are merely okay However he makes up for all that n the magnificence of the Logan and Steele series Here he s nothing short of a genius and I am shocked that no one has yet made a TV series of the books If you haven t got round to reading this series you are missing out Can t wait for the next book n the series Not the usual five stars this 10th book Alaskan Nights in the series Its as all McBride books very very wel written It s cold t s wet and t s dark and not only the weather The plot s actually uite simple and I think this book serves only to end certain story lines and start new ones What made Sergeant Logan McRae s n troubleHis missing persons All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night investigation has just turned up a bodyn the woods – naked hands tied behind Any Man Of Mine its back and a bin bag duct taped overts head The Major Investigation Team charges up from Aberdeen under the beady eye of Log.
E give 4 stars Annalee And The Lawman instead of 5s the character of Roberta Steel There The Apollonides Mistress Scandal is way too much Steeln this book and I haven t seen her doing her actual work a lot The only thing she does s drinking shouting and whining She s becoming a parody of herself 45In the Cold Dark Ground Anything For His Son is the tenthnstalment Anticipation in Stuart MacBride s brilliant Logan McRae series andt s another belterThe action n this novel takes place n the area to the north of Aberdeen the environs of Peterhead Fraserburg and Banff Logan McRae s regional jurisdiction as a uniform sergeant leading a team of constablesThe novel opens with McRae having a characteristically bad week His team are nvestigating two bodies discovered n woodland ten days apart and the possibly related disappearance of a Peterhead businessman several days ago They re starting to make progress when DCI Roberta Steel swings n with her Aberdeen based MIT major nvestigation team to take over the glory that Annie and the Outlaw is not the hard work Things turn even worse when high flying DSup Niamh Harper soon christened The Harpie arrives and seems to have a particular dislike for McRae making him her whipping boy Chief Superindendent Napier head ofnternal ANNIE AND THE PRINCE investigationss on the brink of retirement and wants to go out on a high unfortunately he has McRae The Single Dad's Redemption in his sights All this would be bad enough but McRaes also dealing with some pretty heavy personal baggage at the moment The following contains series spoilers view spoilerThe time has come for life support to be withdrawn from his girlfriend Samantha who s been A Christmas Affair in a vegetative staten nursing care at Logan s expense for five years now Added to which Aberdeen gangster Wee Hamish Mowatt s dying and wants to leave Logan not only a sizeable legacy which would be compromising enough but also the running of his criminal empire hide spoiler This s the tenth book The Apple Orchard in the Logan McRae series by Stuart MacBrideI have read all the previous nine booksn this series and found them to be uite a mixed bag I really enjoyed the early books but of late found the books a little bit stale and predictable This one however was back to the series at When Hitler Took Austria: A Memoir of Heroic Faith by the Chancellor's Son it s best The main characters are funnyn places and so well developed throughout the series that you can easily picture them n your mind as the story s toldIn this book bodies are found with their heads covered with bin bags having been tortured and killed Logan McCrae and the very funny DCI Steele nvestigate but they both have their own troubles Logan attends the funeral of local gangster Wee Hamish Mowat who has beueathed his empire of crime and over 600k to Logan which gives Logan severe problems to not only his safety but also to his moral conscience This s all going on at the same time as s girlfriends life support s t be switched offLogan s problems are not eased by the murdering psycho Reuben who s determined to kill Logan There are so many other subplots that t s almost mpossible to mention them all without writing a short story Needless to say this book s full of laughs and crime and great comedy nteraction between the characters So glad I kept reading thi. An’s ex boss Detective Chief Inspector Steel And as usual she wants him to do her job for herBut Ensimmäinen maailmansota it’s not going to be easy a new Superintendents on her way up from the Serious Organised Crime Task Force hell bent on making Logan’s life miserable; Professi.
Aka Stuart B MacBride The life and times of a bearded write istStuart MacBride that's me was born in Dumbarton which is Glasgow as far as I'm concerned moving up to Aberdeen at the tender age of two when fashions were uestionable Nothing much happened for years and years and years learned to play the recorder then forgot how when they changed from little coloured dots to proper musi