Local author - Stuart MacBride

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Local author - Stuart MacBride

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1Kell_Smurthwaite
nov 16, 2007, 4:09pm

Has anyone else read the three books written by Stuart MacBride? If you like crime fiction, it's hard to beat - tight writing, high tension, thrilling action and believable, down-to-earth characters - all set against the very familiar backdrop of the Granite City.

I was lucky enough to very briefly meet Mr. MacBride earlier in the year, when he was signing books at Waterstones, and he was very friendly and chatty.

Anyway, if you haven't read them already, pick one up - I can pretty much guarantee you won't be disappointed!

Start with Cold Granite, then follow it with Dying Light and Broken Skin - they get better and better! Apparently he's contracted for another book in the series each year till 2010, so we have a few more to await with eager anticipation!

2messpots
nov 19, 2007, 11:57am

Francis Lyall, also an Aberdonian, has written crime fiction set in Aberdeen: Death in the Winter Garden.

3Eruntane
nov 20, 2007, 8:50am

I know him. He told me once he used to get through boring meetings by imagining the speakers as victims in a crime thriller!

I haven't read the book, though, because I'm not a huge fan of crime fiction.

4messpots
nov 20, 2007, 9:16am

I was probably one of the speakers at those meetings.

5Eruntane
nov 21, 2007, 8:44am

Oh, are you another university slave - ahem, employee?

6Kell_Smurthwaite
nov 21, 2007, 5:51pm

#2 Messpots - I'll have to try Death in the Winter Garden - i love recognising all the locations in novels!

#5 Eruntane - I used to be - I used to work for the Development Trust in the admin building at King's College Campus, but I escaped.

7Inver
jan 14, 2008, 3:39pm

I'm not a fan of crime fiction either but I read Cold Granite and enjoyed(!). Have still to read the other two, just bought the third in the series for hubby. Wonder if they will ever be made into a tv series?