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Logan McRae #8: Close to the Bone
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From Scotlands #1 Bestselling crime thriller novelist comes the latest in his series featuring Aberdeens Detective Inspector Logan McRae.
The first body is chained to a stake: strangled, and stabbed, with a burning tire around its neck. But is this a gangland execution or something much darker?
Someones leaving little knots of bones outside Detective Inspector Logan McRaes house, but hes got more pressing things to worry about. Rival drug gangs are fighting over product and territory; two teenage lovers are missing; someones crippling Asian immigrants; and Logans been lumbered with an ambitious new Detective Sergeant, a mountain of paperwork, and the unwelcome attention of his superiors and the local crime boss.
When another body turns up, it looks as if the similarities between these murders and the plot of a bestselling novel are a coincidence. And perhaps those little knots of bones are more important than they look.
"In Scottish author MacBride's predictably grisly but cleverly twisted eighth thriller featuring Det. Insp. Logan McRae (after 2011's Shatter the Bones), the Aberdeen cop looks into the case of a man found strangled and stabbed with a burning tire around his neck, suggesting a gangland execution. The local filming of a popular fantasy novel, Witchfire, makes Logan realize that the horrific manner of death is straight from the novel's story of an alt-universe Scotland. Suspecting a crazed fan of turning fiction into reality, Logan revisits a neglected missing persons case, the disappearance of teenagers Agnes Garfield and Anthony Chung, uncovering disturbing connections. Saddled with an over-eager new underling, Det. Sgt. Lorna Chalmers, Logan must stay one step ahead of a killer whose crimes are becoming even more horrific. MacBride's humor is as dark as his plot, and Logan continues to impress as a scarred but persevering hero. Agent: Philip Patterson, Marjacq Scripts." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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