[Reading] ➹ Broken Skin (Logan McRae, #3) ➯ Stuart MacBride – Tactical-player.co.uk

Broken Skin (Logan McRae, #3) This one was a real page turner and the best of his books I have read so far In the manner of most Scottish crime books it was dark and gritty and frequently bordering on gruesome but it was also funny in parts and very easy to read Logan McCrae is your typical dour Scotsman, taking everything on the chin and in this book there is a lot for him to take Some of it is his own fault as he continues to have very poor taste in girlfriends and is also apparently unable to leave his phone turned off This one was a real page turner and the best of his books I have read so far In the manner of most Scottish crime books it was dark and gritty and frequently bordering on gruesome but it was also funny in parts and very easy to read Logan McCrae is your typical dour Scotsman, taking everything on the chin and in this book there is a lot for him t Nearly Bouncing Back From A Transfer, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae Is Still Looking At Nothing But Dead Ends His Only Chance Of Escaping His Current Post Is To Get Noticed Not That Any Of The Cases He S Working On Are The Type That You Want To Get Noticed For For Starters, Someone Dumped A Dying Man Outside The Hospital McRae S Boss D.I Roberta Steel And Her Team Can T Get An ID On The Man, The Person Who Dropped Him Off, Or The Car McRae S Second Case Is Hardly Any Better It Involves A Knife Wielding Eight Year Old Who Is Not Only Still At Large But Getting All Kinds Of Sympathy In The Newspapers That Kind Of Press Does Little For The Department S Accusations Against Robert Macintyre, Aberdeen S Star Soccer Player And Another Media Darling WPC Jackie Watson, McRae S Girlfriend, Is Convinced Robert Is A Serial Rapist, But They Can T Even Hold Him Let Alone Charge Him When The Whole City Thinks He S Being Framed Catching These Perps Is Thankless Work, And Even If He Does, It Seems Like McRae S Chances Of Getting Off Steel S Team Are As Bad As Aberdeen S Without Their Leading Goal Scorer With His Third Masterful Installment In A Series That Combines Fast Paced Suspense With A Dark, Distinctly Scottish Sense Of Humor, Stuart MacBride Has Firmly Established Himself As A Major Crime Writing Talent. 3.75 stars Broken Skin contains everything I ve come to expect from the Logan McRae series entertaining and likeable characters, dark humor, and entertaining crime solving This installment didn t feel as seemingly lighthearted, if you can call it that, in the dark humor department as the previous books, but it still had its momentsLaz she said, grinning as soon as she clapped eyes on Logan, This no a bit fresh for one of your corpses Thought you liked them a bitripe Logan didn t 3.75 stars Broken Skin contains everything I ve come to expect from the Logan McRae series entertaining and likeable characters, dark humor, and entertaining crime solving This installment didn t feel as seemingly lighthearted, if you can call it that, in 3.5 sWhen the attractive young woman he d chosen as his next victim fought back, he was shocked to discover he d been set up PC Jackie Watson had set out to catch the serial rapist and it seemed she had done just that So why and how did it all go wrong In the meantime, Jackie s boyfriend, DS Logan McRae had headed to the hospital a body had been dumped outside AE but had breathed his last With the investigations dipping into the seediest parts of Aberdeen, both DI Steel and DS Insch w 3.5 sWhen the attractive young woman he d chosen as his next victim fought back, he was shocked to discover he d been set up PC Jackie Watson had set out to catch the serial rapist and it seemed she had done just that So why and how did it all go wrong In the meantime, Jackie s boyfriend, DS Logan McRae had headed to the hospital a body had been dumped outside AE but had breathed his last With the i Broken Skin by Stuart McBride.Just a note to readers This book is also under the title Bloodshot Detective Sargeant Logan MacRae is on the outs in a place where he doesn t want to be At one end D.I Roberta Steel is in charge and he s at her discretion and at the other end DI Insch has him at his beck and call Logan wants to be near either one of them, but to get back to his usual post at headquarters before his demoti Another great dark and gruesome read with the adventures of Logan McCrae Multiple crime threads and great characters, especially their peronal stories Its not just a crime novel, the interactions between the characters and also their particular decisions motivations also create alot of intrigue. Stuart MacBride s eersteling, Cold Granite in Nederland Steenkoud gooide internationaal direct hoge ogen en zijn tweede boek Dying Light in Nederland Doodkalm deed hier niet voor onder Met Vers bloed heeft MacBride nu voor de derde keer op rij een ijzersterke thriller neergezet.In Vers bloed draait het verhaal opnieuw om Logan MacRae en zijn vriendin Jackie Watson Ze worden deze keer geconfronteerd met de akelige dood van een jongeman die alleen uit was op een avondje seksuele ontspannin Stuart MacBride s eersteling, Cold Granite in Nederland Steenkoud gooide internationaal direct hoge ogen en zijn tweede boek Dying Light in Nederland Doodkalm deed hier niet voor onder Met Vers bloed heeft MacBride nu voor de derde keer op rij een ijzersterke thriller neergezet.In Vers bloed draait het verhaal opnieuw om Logan MacRae en zijn vriendin Jackie Watson Ze worden deze keer geconfronteerd met de akelige dood van een jongeman die alleen uit was op een a If I wasn t sure of it before, I m sure of it now Stuart MacBride is one of my favourite authors.I was pulled into his Logan McRae series due to the location Aberdeen I adore police procedurals, being unable to say no when someone suggests a good one that needs reading Most of the British books in this category are based in London I do not object to this location, but having one set in Aberdeen screamed to me on so many levels I would finally recognise locations I would be able to walk d If I wasn t sure of it before, I m sure of it now Stuart MacBride is one of my favourite authors.I was pulled into his Logan McRae series due to the location Aberdeen I adore police procedurals, being unable to say no when someone suggests a good one that needs reading Most of the British books in this category are based in London I do not object to this location, but having one set in Aberdeen screamed to me on so many levels I would finally recognise locations I would be able to walk down the street and think that is where the event happened Thus, I wasthan willing to jump into the series I had high hopes, you see Not just because I would be able to recognise locations but also because the bo After reading the first 2 books in the Logan MacRae series I was quite eager to get to grips with book number 3 I amvery pleased to report that it hasn t disappointed me in the slightest The characters are still developing nicely, and have all got their own traits which make themnatural.As I have come to expect the various plot lines are all well thought out By the time you are about 60 pages in to the book someone has been arrested for attacking women, a body has turned up at the city After reading the first 2 books in the Logan MacRae series I was quite eager to get to grips with book number 3 I amvery pleased to report that it hasn t disappointed me in the slightest The characters a Another interesting entry into the DS Logan McRae series.I have read a lot of british procedural mysteries and these are superior in many ways, not least of which is their humor Also, the supporting cast, which happens to consist mainly of our lead detective s superior officers, DI Steel and DI Insch as well as his inferiors, DCs Rennie and Rickard as well as his girlfriend WPC Jackie Watson.In this one I agree with others that McRae is not as sympathetic a character as in the first two books Another interesting entry into the DS Logan McRae series.I have read a lot of british procedural mysteries and these are superior in many ways, not least of which is their humor Also, the sup


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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