Stuart MacBride was born in Dumbarton, but moved to Aberdeen when he was two. His parents run an offshore and remote site catering company and his brother is a head chef in Dublin, but MacBride bucked the family trend and studied architecture in Glasgow. A variety of jobs followed, including stints on an oil rig, a graphic designer, a short-lived attempt at acting, before becoming and web developer and IT manager.
MacBride's first published novel, Cold Granite, is actually the fifth book he wrote, and it was snapped up by publishers HarperCollins. He has recently published a fifth title in the series, Blind Eye, which shot straight into the Scottish bestseller lists. The novels, named after and set in MacBride's native Aberdeen, feature Detective Sergeant Logan McRae.
Stuart MacBride has also written for Barrington Stoke's Most Wanted series with the chilling thriller Sawbones.
- Add to BasketBirthdays For The Dead - Hardback
The tabloids call him the Birthday Boy. He snatches girls just before their 13th birthdays. One year later the family get a homemade card in the post - 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!' scrawled in blood-red ink above a Polaroid photograph of the missing girl. Detective Constable Ash Henderson is seconded to the investigation.
- Add to BasketBlind Eye - Paperback
It's summer in the Granite City, but even the sunshine can't improve the mood at Grampian Police Headquarters. Aberdeen's growing Polish community is under attack from a serial offender who leaves mutilated victims to be discovered on building sites - eyes gouged out and the sockets burned.
- Broken Skin - Paperback
As February's leaden skies cast a grey pall over the granite streets of Aberdeen, DS Logan McRae is assigned a particularly unsavoury dead-end case - an unidentified body dumped outside a hospital by an unidentified motorist, showing signs of brutal S&M activity.
Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn't happy to be part of the team helping convicted rapist Martin Knox settle into his new home. He's even less thrilled to be stuck with DSI Danby from Northumbria Police - the man who put Knox behind bars - who is here to 'keep an eye on things'. Only things are about to go very, very wrong.
- Dying Light - Paperback
It's summertime in the Granite city: the sun is shining, the sky is blue, & people are dying. It starts with a prostitute, stripped naked & beaten to death down by the docks. Despite DS Logan MacRae's best efforts, it's not long before another body turns up on the slab.
- Flesh House - Paperback
Panic strikes the Granite City. 20 years ago 'The Flesher' was butchering people all over the UK until Grampian's finest put him away. But 11 years later he was out on appeal. Now he's missing and people are dying again.
Glasgow, not too far in the future. A new punishment has been devised for the perpetrators of serious crimes. The process is known as halfheading: the offender's lower jaw is removed & they are lobotomized. They are then put to work as cleaners in municipal areas like hospitals, where they serve as a warning to all that crime doesn't pay.
A serial killer is on the loose, kidnapping girls off the street and torturing them to death. But this time he's chosen the wrong victim - a mobster's daughter - and her father will do anything to get her back.
- Add to BasketShatter The Bones - Hardback
Alison and Jenny McGregor - Aberdeen's own mother-daughter singing sensation - are through to the semi-finals of TV smash-hit 'Britain's Next Big Star'. They're in all the gossip magazines, they've got millions of YouTube hits, everyone loves them. But their reality-TV dream has turned into a real-life nightmare!