A new Logan McRae thriller from the bestselling author of Cold Granite, Dying Light and Broken Skin, set in gritty Aberdeen. Aberdeen is panicking. It's been eighteen years since Grampian Police caught the Flesher -- the notorious serial killer who butchered people all over the UK -- and seven years since he was released from Peterhead prison, his conviction overturned on appeal. But when a container full of joints of human meat turns up at Aberdeen Harbour, it kicks off the largest man hunt in Aberdeen's history. Ken Wiseman is on the run and looking for revenge. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae is lumbered with the unenviable task of babysitting Chief Constable Mark Faulds from Birmingham -- one of the original investigation team -- and trying to keep DI Insch from throwing his career away in his obsessive quest to see Wiseman behind bars before he kills again. When members of the team that put Wiseman away in 1990 start going missing, Logan knows that things aren't as straightforward as everyone thinks. More and more human meat is turning up in the food chain. Twenty years of secrets and lies are being dragged into the light. And the only thing that's certain is Aberdeen will never be the same again. Key title / The fourth in the Logan McRae series from the new star of crime fiction and the winner of 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library / Flesh House spent five weeks in the Sunday Times hardback bestseller chart, peaking at number two / Scottish crime writing at its best -- combines gruesome and gritty portrayal of seedy Aberdeen with humour and very likeable lead characters / McRae and MacBride are set to be the new Rebus and Rankin / Major consumer marketing campaign including National Rail and press advertisements targeted to extend Stuart's reach out of Scotland / Competition: Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Val McDermid
Stuart MacBride has gone from asking people if they 'want fries with that' to project-managing vast IT projects for the oil industry. Somewhere in the middle he managed to make money out of dressing up as a woman. His first book, 'Cold Granite', was shortlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award and the International Thriller Writers' best debut novel and won the Barry Award for best first novel. The follow-ups, 'Dying Light' and 'Broken Skin' were both top-ten bestsellers. Stuart won the 2007 CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded for a body of work. Stuart lives in north-east Scotland with his wife Fiona, cat Grendel, and a vegetable plot full of weeds.
'Stuart MacBride is the most exciting thing to happen in British crime fiction in the last ten years. Flesh House is his fourth book and the best yet' Northern Echo 'A gripping story, lashings of black humour and a hugely likeable hero' Aberdeen Press and Journal Praise for Stuart MacBride: 'Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order by a writer whose dark star is most definitely on the rise' Mark Billingham 'If you're looking for taut narrative, gut-churning incident, strong characterisation, all shot through with savagely dark humour, then look no further' Reginald Hill 'Ferocious and funny' Val McDermid 'The novel rattles along like a bolting horse and the dialogue crackles like a firework display ! DI Steel should be declared a national treasure' Andrew Taylor, Spectator 'This intelligent, exciting police procedural should make the leading writers of the genre start looking over their shoulders' Sunday Telegraph 'Grim, gritty and great fun' Daily Sport 'Riveting and gruesome' Telegraph 'Stuart MacBride goes straight for the jugular with a tight, thrilling novel' Glasgow Herald 'Gripping' Daily Mirror 'Another brilliant, riveting police procedural. I'm green with envy!' R D Wingfield 'An impressive debut ! an edge-of-your-seat page-turner' Publishers Weekly 'A gritty, roller-coaster, in-your-face thriller' Aberdeen Press and Journal 'A cracking new writer on the crime scene who hooks you from the first page and never lets you go. The action is ferocious and the pace unrelenting' Northern Echo 'Compelling reading' Telegraph 'This is Ian Rankin on Speed ! the humour is black, the violence is apalling, the language is, well, realistic, the entertainment is unflagging. I hunger for the earlier novels ' Adelaide Review