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From Aberdeen to outer space

On the Radar — This week we bring you ten books you’ll find hard to choose between, because they all look so intriguing. We kick things off with two great Scots, Aberdeen author Stuart MacBride and Edinburgh counterpart Chris Brookmyre. The former’s new standalone is…
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In the Cold Dark Ground

Written by Stuart MacBride — Logan McRae is one of the more endearing Scottish coppers who has risen to fictional fame over the last two decades. Formerly a detective sergeant, he is now in uniform again and has been banished to the bleak north coast…
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May in January...

On the Radar — With such strange global weather patterns, the UK has had July temperatures in December, and now it looks like we might be getting May in January. Peter May, that is. The Scottish author has a new book set on the Isle of…
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Features

A gazetteer of British crime: Scotland

A sense of place is one of those vital ingredients which can be crucial in a crime fiction novel. Maigret’s rainy Paris suburbs, Marlowe’s neon-lit LA, Harry Hole’s snowy Oslo streets – the locations are inseparable from the characters. Here in Britain we have our own…
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Book Club

22 Dead Little Bodies

This novella features the Odd Couple of Scottish crime fiction, the eminently likeable Aberdeen cop Logan McRae and his foul-mouthed, chain-smoking lesbian boss, DCI Roberta Steele. You can catch up with them at length in Close To The Bone, but here we have a very…
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22 Dead Little Bodies

Written by Stuart MacBride — Stuart MacBride’s Aberdeen detective Logan McRae isn’t a stranger here on the pages of Crime Fiction Lover. We’ve previously reviewed Shatter the Bones and Close to the Bone. Normally, however, he appears in books that are 400, 500 or 600…
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MacBride authors children's book for morgue

One of Scotland’s darkest, most blood-curdling authors – Stuart MacBride – has written a children’s book. The Completely Wholesome Adventures of Skeleton Bob features a cartoon character created by the Aberdeen-based writer, and has been published in a special limited hardback edition to raise funds…
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