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Dying Light Dying Light by Stuart MacBride.I m still attempting to catch my breath This was a book that took over My thoughts were of how soon can I get back to my story Everything else in everyday life was secondary and I m dead serious.Detective Logan has been demoted to the Screw up Squad headed by D.I Steel Could there be anything worse The answer is read the story and find out A hideous arsonist is at large targeting innocent people in in their homes and then nailing the door to their escape r Dying Light by Stuart MacBride.I m still attempting to catch my breath This was a book that took over My thoughts were of how soon can I get back to my story Everything else in everyday life was secondary and I m dead serious.Detective Logan has been demoted to the Screw up Squad headed by D.I Steel Could there be anything worse The answer is read the story and find out A hideous arsonist is at large targeting innocent people in in their homes and then nailing the door to their escape route shut At the same time Logan is called to a beating death of a prostitute in the red light district of Aberdeen The victim s mount while Detective Logan sets to work finding the perpetrators in spite of all the obstacles thrown in front of him by Steel Just when you think the end is near you find it isn t even the beginning the most baffling is yet to come.Let me say that I did not enjoy the 1st book in this series and thought I might drop the series altogether This book has set that decision to rest I will most definitely be continuing this series and highly recommend it to serious mystery crime fans Second in the series and I liked it just as much as the first It did get a little graphic at times I had to speed read the scene with the finger tips, especially what he had to do with them However I very much enjoyed Logan and his work colleagues and the fact that there is humour as well as darkness in the book I wonder what the people of Aberdeen feel about having their city and their police force portrayed in such a grim light Nevertheless it was a good story well told and I am ready to Second in the series and I liked it just as much as the first It did get a little graphic at times I had to speed read the scene with the finger tips, especially what he had to do with them However I very much enjoyed Logan and his work colleagues and the fact that there is humour as well as darkness in the book I wonder what the people of Aberdeen feel about having their city and their police force portrayed in such a grim light Nevertheless it was a good story well told and I am ready to try book three 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 Dying Lightby Stuart MacBride is set in Aberdeen, Scotland It is book two in the Logan MacBride series Prostitutes are being found murdered Not just murdered, but battered to death An arsonist is sadistically sealing the exits of the dwellings he torches before setting them alight He gets his thrills hearing his victims scream DS Logan McRae has been assigned to DI Steel s team the Screw Up Squad thanks to the way his last case ended Steel, whose name is apropos, is a chain smokiDying Lightby Stuart MacBride is set in Aberdeen, Scotland It is book two in the Logan MacBride series Prostitutes are being found murdered Not just murdered, but battered to death An arsonist is sadistically sealing the exits of the dwellings he torches before setting them alight He gets his thrills hearing his victims scream DS Logan McRae has been assigned to DI Steel s team the Screw Up Squad thanks to the way his last case ended Steel, whose name is apropos, is a chain smoking, no nonsense tough broad who begins her morning team meetings by leading with a cheer We are not at home to Mr F k Up Every member is expected to say it, with gusto.McRae has the makings of a good cop He has good instincts, but things don t always turn out well for him He absolutely does not want to be part of Steel s squad, so he tries his darndest to solve his assigned case to get himself reassigned to DI Insch, the candy holic whom we also met in Granite City Logan s now cohabitating with WPC Jackie Ball Breaker Watson This relationship proves to be the source of some angst as well as much humor throughout the book I ll say one thing for McRae he s like a Doberman with a steak Once he gets his teeth into an investigation, he won t let go It doesn t matter if he has Steel s okay or not If he has a hunch, he s going to go with it.I like the characters in this book Even the nasty ones, and there are some very loathsome low life slimeballs in this book The main characters, especially Insch, Steel, and McRae seem a bit stereotyped Each has a vice that dominates nearly every interaction, it seems Candy, smoking, drinking That seemed a bit overdone.Others have mentioned that the book is too long I tend to agree I think we d have gotten the same story with one or two fewer bodies However, the vernacular repartee is fantastic Even without knowing all the colloquialisms, it makes for entertaining reading I even laughed out loud a few times.However, there are some very disgusting crimes in this book, including torture For those who offend easily, there is a fair amount of foul language as well So if you are someone who does not enjoy this type of reading, I suggest you skip this series altogether.If I compare Dying Light to Granite City, I have to say that I enjoyed the first book muchBut I will definitely read the third installment, Broken Skin I hope Logan McRae finally gets off the Screw Up Squad for good 3.5 stars Detective Sergeant Logan McRae has been reassigned to D.I Steels screw up Squad after a sting operation went wrong and a police officer got hurt badly Now he must prove that he isn t a screw up so that he can go back to work with his old group instead of D.I Steels But in Aberdeen crime never sleeps and soon he is working on different cases arson, prostitutes getting murdered and a dead dog in a suitcase.I found this book not as intense as the first one in the series, it was good, no dou Detective Sergeant Logan McRae has been reassigned to D.I Steels screw up Squad after a sting operation went wrong and a police officer got hurt badly Now he must prove that he isn t a screw up so that he can go back to work with his old group instead of D.I Steels But in Aberdeen crime never sleeps and soon he is working on different cases arson, prostitutes getting murdered and a dead dog in a suitcase.I found this book not as intense as the first one in the series, it was good, no doubt about it and I loved that Logan now had to work with Steel, but the cases just really never got that interesting I mean when I was writing about what happened in the book, about the murder of the prostitutes did I have to think for a moment to remember who the killer was And, I had some problems with the main suspect of the suitcase murders, view spoiler the person in question that the police arrest just didn t seem to be capable of planning a killing so it just felt natural when Logan got the right killer towards the end hide spoiler But I still enjoyed the book It s well written, and the most interesting part of the book was, the one part that I felt most anxious about was view spoiler Colin Millers abduction and the wait to know what happened to him hide spoiler And yes I blamed Logan for that He should have known that he put Miller in danger Also, Steel is such a great character, sure she can be a bit brash sometimes, well always, but it s really refreshing to have someone being so vulgar sometimes This is the second Logan McRae novel, following on from Cold Granite Aberdeen is slightly warmer in this book, but that isof less the only concession to being light hearted in a gritty and compelling thriller Not that there is no humour the author has the ability to bring an ironic touch to the darkest scenes but this is not a crime novel for the faint hearted However, sometimes you want a crime novel which is realistic and violent, and this ticks every box brilliantly plotted and f This is the second Logan McRae novel, following on from Cold Granite Aberdeen is slightly warmer in this book, but that isof less the only concession to being light hearted in a gritty and compelling thriller Not that there is no humour the author has the ability to bring an ironic touch to the darkest scenes but this is not a crime novel for the faint hearted However, sometimes you want a crime novel which is realistic and violent, and this ticks every box brilliantly plotted and fantastically written.When we meet up with McRae again, he is in disgrace after being in charge of a raid which ended with a police constable being shot Now he is under investigation and working with D.I Steele, who is in charge of a squad known for failure and general incompetence Can he escape D.I Steele s clutches, by solving a big case There is certainly no lack of crimes to choose from Firstly, someone is stalking and killing prostitutes, secondly, an arsonist is locking buildings securely before torching those inside and, thirdly, bizarrely, a dogs torso is found in a suitcase I have to say that I really enjoy this series Logan McRae is witty, intelligent and vulnerable enough to care about and the author has created a great supporting cast This is certainly a series I will continue to read and I am glad I discovered it The next book in the series is Broken Skin I am a fan of Stuart MacBride, and usually scarf up his books with delight, but with this one it has to be said that the constant trouble with his superiors is taking too much time away from the plot It is as if in his search for realism, MacBride has decided that if a third of the book isn t devoted to the other police who have it out for him, then there isn t any point to writing the book.This book was good in so far as plot, bad guys, scare, etc., but by the time some of the best parts were I am a fan of Stuart MacBride, and usually scarf up his books with delight, but with this one it has to be said that the constant trouble with his superiors is taking too much time away from the plot It is as if in his search for realism, MacBride has decided that if a third of the book isn t devoted to the other police who have it out for him, then there isn t any point to writing the book.This book was good in so far as plot, bad guys, scare, etc., but by the time some of the best parts were gotten to, I was already tired of the internecine warfare with DCI Steel, the credit stealing boss DCI Steel is in charge of the, so called, screw up squad, to which our hero Logan has been placed after a botched warehouse raid So if DCI Steel keeps stealing credit for what she has not done, then why is she still in charge of the screw up squad Why not promote her Stuart MacBride is a very good writer, his sentences are packed with all the right words in the right order, unlike many mystery writers, but the constant battle with DCI Steel and DCI Inch just seem like padding Therefore, three stars I m tired of having to read through writers who think that in order for a character to be believable, said character must have an abundance of enemies on the force Well, that just slows the plot down and makes me want to skip pages until we get back to what the plot actually is.Police procedural novels are not written to be, or meant to be, works of literature That does not mean it is forbidden, it just is not what the genre calls for Ian Rankin s Rebus character has many enemies, but they do not slow the plot to the extent MacBride s does.After a while the same character, under the same thumbs, because just another same old same old The rescue in MacBride s case is his stories DI Logan McRae is in disgrace after a police raid went wrong and one of his squad was shot and left in a coma on life support He s being internally investigated by Professional Standards and demoted to the Screw Up Squad headed by DI Steel In the mean time, he s got enough to worry about with prostitutes being mutilated and killed and an arsonist setting fire to random buildings.I enjoy this crime series set in Aberdeen, the granite city That somehow makes the storiesgrim and gritty, DI Logan McRae is in disgrace after a police raid went wrong and one of his squad was shot and left in a coma on life support He s being internally investigated by Professional Standards and demoted to the Screw Up Squad headed by DI Steel In the mean time, he s got enough to worry about with prostitutes being mutilated and killed and an arsonist setting fire to random buildings.I enjoy this crime series set in Aberdeen, the granite city That somehow makes the storiesgrim and gritty, even if it is currently summertime and it s not always raining There is a dark, ironic humour through the book that works well with the characters and location DI Steel is not your typical DI and works in very different ways to Logan and his previous boss DI Insch This makes for an edginess in their interactions as Logan tries to fit in with Steel s commands but also follow his own intuition.Overall, an excellent second book in the series and I m already looking forward to the next one This book was not a joy to read It was easily put down and hard to pick back up There was an overall feeling of negativity throughout the entire book Characters were unhappy, worried, snotty, insubordinate, bitchy, and mean And those were the good guys The criminals were torturers and arsonists and killers.The plot was okay, but the investigations dragged There were too many trips to the morgue for autopsies, too much time spent on stakeouts, and too much involvement in personal relationsh This book was not a joy to read It was easily put down and hard to pick back up There was an overall feeling of negativity throughout the entire book Characters were unhappy, worried, snotty, insubordinate, bitchy, and mean And those were the good guys The criminals were torturers and arsonists and killers.The plot was okay, but the investigations dragged There were too many trips to the morgue for autopsies, too much time spent on stakeouts, and too much involvement in personal relationships There were segues into sexual fantasies and prostitution, playing games to pass the time, and drinking to excess And, like the first book in the series, it was too long A savvy editor could have made this book better I will try the third book, and that will help me make a decision whether to continue with the series or not 3.5 sDS Logan McRae was in disgrace from the botched warehouse raid in which DC Maitland was shot his punishment was to be transferred to DI Steel s team He was horrified everyone knew her team had the name of Screw Up and that she couldn t do a thing right He could tell things weren t going to end well Prostitute Rosie Williams had been beaten, viciously, to death Across town an old squat with all exits screwed shut, from the outside, burned down incinerating the six people inside D 3.5 sDS Logan McRae was in disgrace from the botched warehouse raid in which DC Maitland was shot his punishment was to be transferred to DI Steel s team He was horrified everyone knew her team had the name of Screw Up and that she couldn t do a thing right He could tell things weren t going to end well Prostitute Rosie Williams had been beaten, viciously, to death Across town an old squat with all exits screwed shut, from the outside, burned down incinerating the six people inside DI Insch along with DS McRae and DI Steel had their work cut out There were maniacs on the loose and it seemed the police were chasing their tails.As the evidence began to mount, another prostitute was found, beaten to death A serial killer was striking, and McRae knew they would loseif the team of police didn t find the culprit and fast As the cases became entwined, the clock was tickingsuspectsevidencecorruption Would they find the killers before disaster struck again After having loved my introduction to Stuart MacBride in Cold Granite, I was a little disappointed in Dying Light Long and drawn out, it seemed to rattle on tediously with a lot of side stuff that didn t seem relevant DS McRae came across as less than the good detective he was in the previous novel, and there were a large amount of characters floating around in this one The plot was good but a reduction in blather would have made it much tighter Having said all of that, I still read to the end with some skimming and found the last few chapters to be gripping and page turning I will definitely read 3 in the series and hope it s as good as the first


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 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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