Between their two stories are common themes - fear of imposed authority and abuse of power.
What drives someone to murder? MacBride has surpassed his excellent crime-writing perfection in this, the latest in the Logan McRae, now Aberdeen’s Police Professional Standards Inspector, series. Dear old Tuftie is as always, Tuftie. (Series’ fans will need no explanation.) Roberta Steel’s ghastly arrogance and sour mouth has expanded into a whole new realm of... Continue Reading →
With the imminent death of Aberdeen’s crime boss, McRae is drawn into the takeover battle between crime leaders from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Liverpool and Birmingham. But he is compromised by a financial deal made years ago. Faced also with the inevitable prospect of taking life support from his girlfriend, his mind in in a mess.... Continue Reading →
The lovely DCI Steel is at it again – overloading McRae and the station’s crew with cases as fast as they arise: missing tramps, a missing teenage couple, a film crew obsessed with their production in the “magic witch” genre, drug bosses and drug gang wars, victims rolling out of the dark – left, right... Continue Reading →