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place where you’d expect a crime wave of epic portions, but
Aberdeen, Scotland, has an epidemic of sorts and it is driving
Detective Sergeant Logan McRae crazy.
is leaving little mementos, knots of bones, outside McRae’s house
and that’s got him wondering what’s going on. Then there’s the
gang war that just erupted in the North Scotland city, plus someone
has been going after the local members of the Asian community and
doing nasty things to them.
that’s not enough of a bother, two teenage lovers have suddenly
gone missing. And, to top it all off, a corpse chained to a stake,
strangled, stabbed and with a burning tire around its neck has also
caught the attention of the Aberdeen press. I mean really, enough is
second body, similarly arranged at the crime scene, appears, McRae
wonders what more could possibly go wrong. But then, that’s a
question you don’t really want to contemplate because if you do,
God knows what will happen!
eighth book in this popular, gritty crime series, Close to the
Bone not only features Stuart MacBride’s likeable protagonist
and gallows humor, but it is also as graphic and unpredictable as its
predecessors. The Highland setting is just an added bonus that lends
these stories a wee bit of Scottish local color.