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Cold Granite (Logan McRae, #1) My reaction to Cold Granite is ambivalent Although I read the book with enthusiasm, I found it frustrated me in certain aspects, thus lowering my overall rating of it.Firstly, some positives the descriptions of Aberdeen and its wintry climate were well drawn I could almost shiver with the bleakness of the weather and the dreariness of those grey buildings Although almost stomach churning at times, the descriptions of the death scenes were graphic and intense, and I could almost smell the st My reaction to Cold Granite is ambivalent Although I read the book with enthusiasm, I found it frustrated me in certain aspects, thus lowering my overall rating of it.Firstly, some positives the descriptions of Aberdeen and its wintry climate were well drawn I could almost shiver with the bleakness of the weather and the dreariness of those grey buildings Although almost stomach churning at times, the descriptions of the death scenes were graphic and intense, and I could almost smell the stench It was an apt setting for a very grim series of crimes.I admired DS McRae s tenacity and perceptiveness under extremely tough conditions it was he who made clever and unexpected links between bits of information and evidence, thus solving some cases that seems insoluble I enjoyed the character of DI Insch, McRae s somewhat quirky superior officer He embodied some old fashioned police values with a refreshingly independent turn of min Aye Shame He was fucking tasty in his day Quite the lady killer But we couldn t prove it Detective Inspector Steel There is a lot to like in Stuart MacBride s police procedural, Cold Granite To start with, the story is sprinkled with humorous lines like the one above, delivered by likeable, almost quirky, characters Some moments actually made me laugh out loud, which I found surprising as I didn t expect it to be filled with such dark humor The author does a great job of balancing tAye Shame He was fucking tasty in his day Quite the lady killer But we couldn t prove it Detective Inspector Steel There is a lot to like in Stuart MacBride s police procedural, Cold Granite To start with, the story is sprinkled with humorous lines like the one above, delivered by likeable, almost quirky, characters Some moments actually made me laugh out loud, which I found surprising as I didn t expect it to be filled with such dark humor The author does a great job of balancing the humorous moments with theserious, and quite gruesome, aspects of the main story.Detective Sergeant Logan McRae, the MC, is also very likeable I liked that he was hu 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 Four 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 With DS Logan McRae back at work after spending a year recovering from a near fatal stabbing, he had been directed to ease into the job But when the call came in that a body had been found, and that body was of a child, he found himself lead investigator in a case that would consume him and the local police for the next few weeks The weather in Aberdeen was cruel an icy cold winter had attacked the residents with the bitter wind relentless in its fury The snow removed any chance of finding With DS Logan McRae back at work after spending a year recovering from a near fatal stabbing, he had been directed to ease into the job But when the call came in that a body had been found, and that body was of a child, he found himself lead investigator in a case that would consume him and the local police for the next few weeks The weather in Aberdeen was cruel an icy cold winter had attacked the residents with th I have found another new author Scottish born Stuart Macbride kept me turning the pages could not put down Cold Granite tells the story of DI logan Mcrae who is investigating the brutal murders of a 3 year old boy who was found on the river Don the setting is in Aberdeen Scotland the little boy is tortured some of this story was graphic to say the least but its what these killers do makes it real soon another little girls body is found exactly the same way its up to DI Logan Mc I have found another new author Scottish born Stuart Macbride kept me turning the pages could not put down Cold Granite tells the story of DI logan Mcrae who is investigating the brutal murders of a 3 year old boy who was found on the river Don the setting is in Aberdeen Scotland the little boy is tortured some of this story was graphic to say the least but its what these killers do makes it real soon another little girls body is found exactly the same way its up to Description 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 s Description 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 Opening Dead things had always been special to him Their delicate coldness The feel of the skin The ripe, sweet smell as they decay Excellent reading Excellent combination of police procedures and forensics coming together to make for a cracking crime thriller After reading other reviews I expected this book to begraphic and gruesome and whilst the storyline centres predominantly on the hunt for a child serial killer, it s not as graphic as other similar novels I have read It has the right amount of detail, good strong characters and a few good twists and turns along the way Ultimately the book ends up winding a fe Excellent reading Excellent combination of police procedures and forensics coming together to make for a cracking crime thriller After reading other reviews I expected this book to begraphic and gruesome and whilst the storyline centres predominantly on the hunt for a child serial killer, it s not as graphic as other similar novels I have read It has the right amo This crime debut written in 2005 by Stuart Macbride DS Logan McRae is back to the force 11 days of the worst murders in Aberdeen The Granite City Murders that claim the lives of few innocent children The characters are realistic Logan is lonely, workaholic, alcoholic, smart, and independ 4.5 stars rounded to 5 stars Hot Dog I have myself another fabulous series to dig into I love discovering these older series as there will be books waiting for me whenever I get the urge to revisit the characters In addition, there is something about some of thesevintage novels that you do not see in books published today Some sort of IT factor that is difficult to explain Cold Granite is the debut novel and a great start to Mr McBride s Logan McRae collection The setting is Ab 4.5 stars rounded to 5 stars Hot Dog I have myself another fabulous series to dig into I love discovering these older series as there will be books waiting for me whenever I get the urge to revisit the characters In addition, there is something about some of thesevintag My first book by this author and definitely not my last I became quite attached to D.I Logan McCrae and enjoyed many of the other characters too The story was excellent if a little too graphic at times


About the Author: Stuart MacBride

Aka Stuart B MacBride The life and times of a bearded write ist.Stuart MacBride that s me was born in Dumbarton which is Glasgow as far as I m concerned moving up to Aberdeen at the tender age of two, when fashions were questionable Nothing much happened for years and years and years learned to play the recorder, then forgot how when they changed from little coloured dots to proper musi Aka Stuart B MacBride The life and times of a bearded write ist.Stuart MacBride that s me was born in Dumbarton which is Glasgow as far as I m concerned moving up to Aberdeen at the tender age of two, when fashions were questionable Nothing much happened for years and years and years learned to play the recorder, then forgot how when they changed from little coloured dots to proper musical notes why the hell couldn t they have taught us the notes in the first bloody place I could have been performing my earth shattering rendition of Three Blind Mice at the Albert Hall by now appeared in some bizarre World War Two musical production did my best to avoid eating haggis and generally ran about the place a lot.Next up was an elongated spell in Westhill a small suburb seven miles west of Aberdeen where I embarked upon a mediocre academic career, hindered by a complete inability to spell and an attention span the length of a gnat s doodad.And so to UNIVERSITY, far too young, naive and stupid to be away from the family home, sharing a subterranean flat in one of the seedier bits of Edinburgh with a mad Irishman, and four other bizarre individuals The highlight of walking to the art school in the mornings yes we were students, but we still did mornings was trying not to tread in the fresh bloodstains outside our front door, and dodging the undercover CID officers trying to buy drugs Lovely place But university and I did not see eye to eye, so off I went to work offshore Like many all male environments, working offshore was the intellectual equivalent of Animal House, only without the clever bits Swearing, smoking, eating,swearing, pornography, swearing, drinking endless plastic cups of tea and did I mention the swearing But it wasmoney than I d seen in my life There s something about being handed a wadge of cash as you clamber off the minibus from the heliport, having spent the last two weeks offshore and the last two hours in an orange, rubber romper suit body bag, then blowing most of it in the pubs and clubs of Aberdeen And being young enough to get away without a hangover.Then came a spell of working for myself as a graphic designer, which went the way of all flesh and into the heady world of studio management for a nation wide marketing company Then somefreelance design work, a handful of voiceovers for local radio and video production companies and a bash at being an actor with a small a , giving it up when it became clear there was no way I was ever going to be good enough to earn a decent living It was about this time I fell into bad company a blonde from Fife who conned me into marrying her and started producing websites for a friend s fledgling Internet company From there it was a roller coaster ride in that it made a lot of people feel decidedly unwell from web designer to web manager, lead programmer, team lead and other assorted technical bollocks with three different companies, eventually ending up as a project manager for a global IT company.But there was always the writing well, that s not true, the writing only started two chapters above this one I fell victim to that most dreadful of things peer pressure Two friends were writing novels and I thought, why not I could do that Took a few years though


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