DC Callum MacGregor’s career was going pretty well until he covered up for a cock-up to protect his pregnant crime-scene tech girlfriend.
Now Callum’s stuck on a squad with all the other misfits – the officers no one else wants but who can’t be fired.
Never likely to get within reach of a decent case again. Until they accidentally get handed the biggest murder investigation Oldcastle has ever seen.
When a mummified body is found in the local rubbish dump, the top-brass assume pranksters have stolen it from a museum. But as Callum and his colleagues investigate, it starts to look less like student high-jinks and more like the work of a terrifying serial killer…
About the author
Stuart MacBride is the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. He’s also published standalones, novellas and short stories as well as a children’s picture book.
Stuart lives in the northeast of Scotland with his wife Fiona, cats Grendel, Gherkin, Onion and Beetroot, some hens, horses and a vast collection of assorted weeds.
‘Wickedly twisty plotting and dazzling displays of black humour’ Library Journal
Praise for Stuart MacBride:
‘Dark and gripping. A riveting page-turner’ Independent on Sunday
‘MacBride is a damned fine writer’ Peter James
‘A satisfyingly compelling thriller’ Sunday Mirror
‘Skilful storytelling … strong characterisation … intriguing and engrossing’ Guardian
‘MacBride’s thrillers just keep getting better’ Express
‘Exciting … a guaranteed bestseller’ Literary Review
‘Unmissable … superb storytelling’ Sun
‘Crime fiction of the highest order’ Mark Billingham
‘A terrific writer … Logan McRae is a delight’ The Time