All That's Dead: The new Logan McRae crime thriller from the No.1 bestselling author (Logan McRae, Book 12)

All That's Dead: The new Logan McRae crime thriller from the No.1 bestselling author (Logan McRae, Book 12)

by Stuart MacBride

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'Dark and brilliantly written' Linwood Barclay

The stunning new Logan McRae thriller from No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Stuart MacBride.

There’s a darkness in the heart of Scotland…

Scream all you want, no one can hear…

Inspector Logan McRae is looking forward to a nice simple case – something to ease him back into work after a year off on the sick. But the powers-that-be have other ideas…

The high-profile anti-independence campaigner, Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There’s a war brewing between the factions for and against Scottish Nationalism. Infighting in the police ranks. And it’s all playing out in the merciless glare of the media. Logan’s superiors want results, and they want them now.

Someone out there is trying to make a point, and they’re making it in blood. If Logan can’t stop them, it won’t just be his career that dies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780008208288
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/30/2019
Series: Logan McRae Series , #12
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 3,323
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Stuart MacBride is the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. His work has won several prizes and in 2015 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Dundee University.

Stuart lives in the north-east of Scotland with his wife Fiona, cats Grendel, Onion and Beetroot, and other assorted animals.

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All That's Dead: The new Logan McRae crime thriller from the No.1 bestselling author (Logan McRae, Book 12) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
gmcootie 7 months ago
The Logan McRae Novels by Stuart MacBride are captivating and addictive. They are always on my pre-order list, as is anything else MacBride writes. So to say I was thrilled with the opportunity to receive an advance copy of All That’s Dead would be an understatement. And it did not disappoint. As always, Logan McRae and the rest of the cast of characters go through a lot – a LOT: horrific crimes, murders, serial killers. With a lot of humor and craziness thrown in. And a lot of eating. I am always hungry for sausage and chips when reading and I am about ready to travel to Aberdeen to try a bacon butty and visit the Lobster People from the Planet Too-Ginger-to-Be-in-the-Sun. Police Scotland Inspector Logan McRae is just back to work after a year of recovery from almost being killed. He’s not all that thrilled to be assigned to Professional Standards but he is looking forward to some simple cases to work his way back into things. Well, that’s not going to happen. He’s assigned as more or less an observer of the officer in charge of solving the disappearance of the high-profile anti-independence campaigner, Professor Wilson, but the powers to be want results quickly and decide that Logan is the one to get them. While Logan was off recuperating, author MacBride was kind enough to give us an in-between standalone featuring Detective Sergeant Robert Steel. She used to be Detective Chief Inspector Roberta Steel and Logan’s boss until she got caught breaking the rules. She is infuriating. Uncouth, crude, always with the bra strap, has such a mean streak, but there’s also some softness trying to get out. I waited with bated breath until she showed up in All That’s Dead. I love her and Logan and all the rest – Tufty, Milky, Rennie, Tara, Susan, the whole lot of them. They are like a family, a very dysfunctional family. All That’s Dead is an exciting, thrilling mystery, with a fast-moving plot and a lot of danger, twists and turns and surprises. Because of Logan’s often sarcastic, pessimistic attitude I sometimes forget just how good a detective he really is, how proficient. It’s a joy watching him sort through all the facts and inch toward the murderer. The infighting in the police ranks and battles for and against Scottish Nationalism add depth to the story. This is the 12th book in the Logan McRae series but you can jump in anytime in any book; they all standalone. But – you shouldn’t. You should start at the beginning and take Logan’s journey with him or you’ll miss out on so much: his up and down career, his many injuries, his lost loves and heartbreak, and his hope and recovery, the depth of his relationship with Steel and much more. Thanks to author Stuart MacBride, publisher Harper Collins and NetGalley for providing an advance copy of All That’s Dead for my reading pleasure and honest review. Read any one of his books and you’ll be like me, impatiently waiting for the next.
PaulAllard 6 months ago
Aberdeen-based police procedural which is entertaining but gruesome Logan McRae works for Professional Standards investigating DI King who, in turn, is investigating the disappearance of an unpopular professor. The plot thickens quite quickly and the various members of the police force are all developed characters. There are many so it’s not always easy to remember which is which’s the first. There’s a good deal of Scottish slang and vocabulary to contend with and I found that describing what every new person is wearing a bit unnecessary which is also true for all the road names . However the story is certainly engaging and enjoyable, involving up-to-date issues like Brexit and Scottish independence. I was sent a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Splashesintobooks1 7 months ago
Well this may be the twelfth in the series but it is a new one to me and I really need to catch up on the earlier books. I found this to be an enthralling, occasionally humorous and enthralling read, a brilliant crime thriller with fantastic characters and plenty of twists to keep me guessing! Inspector Logan McRae is returning to work a year after being stabbed and seriously injured. He's anticipating a gentle re-introduction to work but the disappearance of a vocal, acerbic anti-independence campaigner, Professor Wilson thwarts this. With nothing but blood stains and his dog left behind, DI Frank King is supposedly in charge of the investigation. However, a journalist is threatening to make a huge splash of revelations regarding King and Logan is set on initially to determine the veracity of the accusations and to assist in the case. Media interest in the Professor is high, the pressure from their superior officers unrelenting as they want results - preferably yesterday! However, as bloody packages add to the suspense and mystery, there are many other events impacting on the case and there'll be surprising revelations, more victims and other red herrings before the perpetrators can be brought to justice in this fast paced crime thriller. I really enjoyed reading this and have no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone who enjoys crime thrillers. It is a real page turner and, whilst the events are dark, there is a thread of humour to lighten it, especially through the interactions of the characters. I'll definitely be endeavouring to read more books in this series in future! Many thanks to the publishers for granting my wish to read this book via NetGalley. This is my honest review after choosing reading it.
Rosemary-Standeven 7 months ago
Wow! This is probably one of the best police procedural/crime novels that I have ever read. It is my first Stuart MacBride book, but it definitely will not be my last. Someone is targeting high profile, anti-(Scottish)-independence, pro-English rent-a-mouths, and they are not just throwing milkshakes and eggs. First target is Nicholas Wilson – a constitutional scholar, who is loathed by even his closest associates. So, when he goes missing, not a lot of tears are shed. However, the blood left in his home, and a macabre parcel later to delivered to BBC Scotland., make it clear, that this is no ordinary Missing Person situation. DI Frank King has been assigned to lead the investigation, and Inspector Logan McCrae, from Professional Standards (back at work after being stabbed in a previous book), has been assigned to keep an eye on DI King. King is under suspicion of having Alt-Nat terrorist links. His marriage is failing, he is drinking too much and Logan has his work cut out for him if he wants to save King’s career (and his own), and solve this crime. The crime, the many unexpected twists and turns before the eventual solution, are so well designed, that you are compelled to keep reading right to the bitter end. But that is just window-dressing for the real treasures in this novel: the wonderful writing and the amazing characters. The scenes are always so perfectly set, that you could be a fly on the wall. For example: “A small bark crackled out in the hallway, and Stalin hobbled through the study door. Wheezing and whining. Fading brown spots. Legs stiff with arthritis. A clockwork Jack Russell that was slowly winding down.”; And then there are the Scottish dialect words, expressions and insults, which I loved discovering. Luckily each is used in a context that makes it easy for non-Scots to understand. There were so many great sentences, that I just had to read out to my husband. Because I had not (yet) read any of the earlier books, I missed some of the character development – and was, on the whole, presented with perfectly formed unique, believable characters (such as Logan and the intimidating, foul-mouthed lesbian, Steel), and had a little catching up to do. However, my favourite of all was the ever-cheery, ever-helpful, high-as-a-kite (on caffeine) Tufty. Tufty is severely underrated by his colleagues but really is a computer whiz and eventually he comes up with the goods. He also makes a habit of hacking Logan’s phone. Nationalism is a blight on every country, and in the book, nationalism is taken to obscene lengths. Steel sums up the feelings of many Scots: “I’m all for independence. But I want a Scotland of the Enlightenment; a nation of fairness and equality; a nation that cares about the smallest, weakest person living here every bit as much as the biggest, richest one. A nation that welcomes everyone: aye, even the English … What I don’t want is some sort of apartheid s****hole full of racist, moronic, ethnic cleansing w*** spasms like you.” I loved this book and can highly recommend it to everyone. I have already bought book number one in this series. My husband is scouring the library for the rest, as he is also hooked. Read and be enthralled. Ten out of five stars! I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Anonymous 7 months ago
McRae and posse battle the dark underside of Scottish Nationalism. They chase an unknow sub though the summer solstice.