Cold Granite (Logan McRae, Book 1) by Stuart MacBride

By Stuart MacBride

The debut mystery from a shiny new Scottish expertise set to rival Ian Rankin. It's DS Logan McRae's first day again at the task after a yr off at the in poor health, and it couldn't get a lot worse. Four-year-old David Reid's physique is came across in a ditch, strangled, mutilated and decades useless. There's a killer stalking the Granite urban and the neighborhood media are baying for blood.If that wasn't sufficient, Logan additionally has to deal with a brand new boss, DI Insch, who doesn't endure fools gladly and thinks everyone's a idiot, and his personal ex-girlfriend, the gorgeous yet cold Isobel MacAlister, who additionally occurs to be the manager pathologist. the single excellent news is WPC 'Ball Breaker' Watson, Logan's new parent angel.The lifeless are piling up within the morgue nearly as speedy because the snow at the streets, and Logan is aware time is operating out. extra youngsters are going lacking. extra are going to die. If Logan isn't cautious, he's going to finish up becoming a member of them.Set in Aberdeen, the place the wet season lasts all 12 months, felony gangs vie for supremacy at the streets and the oil brings an inflow of wealth and vice, it is a gritty, strong and page-turning debut mystery by means of a author with a superbly observant eye and a generally Scottish experience of gallows humour.

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Hos vår Steppeulv var det altså slik at han i sine følelser levde snart som ulv, snart som menneske - slik er det jo hos alle blandingsvesener - men dertil kom at når han var ulv, lå mennesket i ham alltid på lur og iakttok, dømte og fordømte - og når han var menneske, gjorde ulven det samme. Hvis for eksempel Harry som menneske hadde en vakker tanke, eller næret en fin, edel følelse eller utførte en såkalt god gjerning, så flekket ulven i ham tenner og lo og viste ham med blodig forakt hvor dårlig hele dette edle komediespill kledde et steppedyr, en ulv som innerst inne var fullt klar over hva han egentlig likte, nemlig å trave ensom over steppene, nå og da drikke blod eller jage en ulvinne - og sett fra ulve-standpunktet ble da hver menneskelig handling fullstendig komisk og flau, dum og forfengelig.

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