Cold Granite

Cold Granite

Book - 2005
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Stuart MacBride's Number One bestselling crime series opens with this award-winning debut. DS Logan McRae and the police in Aberdeen hunt a child killer who stalks the frozen streets. Winter in Aberdeen: murder, mayhem and terrible weather... It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Three-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch, strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he's only the first. There's a serial killer stalking the Granite City and the local media are baying for blood. Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die. And if Logan isn't careful, he could end up joining them...
Publisher: London : HarperCollins Pub., 2005
ISBN: 9780007193134
0007193130
Branch Call Number: FIC Macbr 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 458 p

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maipenrai
Nov 28, 2016

(The first book in the Logan McRae series)

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emerge
Aug 27, 2015

What can I say...it's Stuart MacBride. Smart, tightly plotted & laugh out funny.
Just as an aside to the person who went through the book with a pencil "correcting" the Scottish vernacular: people like me pick this up to read the AUTHOR'S words, not yours. Please either write your own book or buy a personal copy. Then you can grab a pencil & knock yourself out.

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apettau
Mar 07, 2015

Excellent read. Plot holds. Mystery and intrigue. Couldn't wait to pick it up again.

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dubonnet
Feb 27, 2014

Very well written story but lots of grim and graphic violence. In parts raw and gritty, mixed occasionally with touches of humour . Well developed characters and plot set in the cold miserable winter in Aberdeen. A glimpse into the human side of police officers trying to cope with and solve horrendous crimes.

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sisenber
Sep 05, 2011

Pretty standard mystery and detective type story similar to many others already written. One annoying feature for me was the number of UK or Scotish codes or letters making it sometimes difficult to read.

wwgg Aug 09, 2011

Good Aberdeen description and attempt to get the accent. Very trite plot.

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ravensview
Jun 20, 2011

First by this author, I enjoyed it and will read more.
Scottish detective - standard model of unruly, unconventional, yet successful. A dead child, more missing, maybe a serial killer. Of course, several suspects and sirprises.

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gwinegarden
Sep 01, 2010

Wonderful books filled with great story lines and sharp humour.

As someone said DI Steel is a national treasure of Scotland.

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jlyons65
Sep 01, 2010

jlyons65 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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