Birthdays For The Dead by Stuart MacbrideBirthdays For The Dead by Stuart Macbride

Birthdays For The Dead

byStuart Macbride

Paperback | February 19, 2013

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The Number One bestselling crime thriller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. A bloody, brilliant and brutal story of murder, kidnap and revenge.Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret.Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later the first card arrived: home-made, with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front - Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card: each one worse than the last.The tabloids call him 'The Birthday Boy'. He's been snatching girls for twelve years, always just before their thirteenth birthday, killing them slowly, then torturing their families with his homemade cards.But Ash hasn't told anyone what really happened to Rebecca - they all think she ran away - because if anyone finds out, he'll be taken off the investigation. And he's sacrificed too much to give up before his daughter's murderer gets what he deserves.
Stuart MacBride is the No.1 bestselling author of the DS Logan McRae series. His novels have won him the CWA Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, and Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 crime thriller awards. Stuart's other works include Halfhead, a near-future thriller, Sawbones, a novella aimed at adult emerg...
Title:Birthdays For The DeadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pagesPublished:February 19, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007344201

ISBN - 13:9780007344208

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Angry Scottish detective seeks truth. Bewildering to start with but soon the light dawns that this policeman has good reason to be what he has become. A story full of anger and frustration with strong characters.
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable Page Turner Absolutely brilliant read, couldn't put the book down. Stuart MacBride really know how to create a perfect picture of his characters and his stories. Just loved it!
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good reading would recommend it I enjoyed this book very much and not to spoil it, the end is quite a twister. Also Ash Henderson is quite the investigator and keeps digging until he gets all the answers.
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Birthdays for the dead I enjoyed this book from start to the end,some parts a bit confusing at the start can't wait for his next book
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 1st but not last This was the first book that I've read by Stuart MacBride and it will not be the last. I could not put it down. It was pulse pounding, dark and sometimes funny keeping you on the ride to the very end.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Macbride nail biter Stuart Macbride just keeps on writing great thrillers with humour and suspense. I can't wait for more - a true rival to Ian Rankin.
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gripping but Dark Not a happy story but that's rarely the case with Stuart Mcbride. Well paced with enough complexity to keep you turning the pages. I recommend it.
Date published: 2014-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mr Excellent read. Had trouble putting it down
Date published: 2014-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Birthdays for the Dead Took me a bit to get into the story, but once I did, I enjoyed it. Just didn't like the ending...
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Birthdays for the dess This was my first time reading a Stuart Mac bride book and loved every minute of it. It was gripping from the start and the caractors were just great. I can't wait to read more of his books. Loved it
Date published: 2014-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another winner from MacBride As usual another winner from one sick Scotsman. Will definitely have to read the sequel too.
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Birthdays for the Dead Hmmm I found this book very difficult to follow. It wasn't until about chapter five I was able to get the hang of it. Each scene blends into the next one without showing any break so you had to slow down a bit to work out what was happening now. Poorly written in that department. Good storyline but the ending leaves it open with no idea of what happens next or no evidence of a next book. Weary to read more from this author at this point.
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Birthdays for the Dead My newest discovered author, enjoy his story telling.
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a happy reader Do not like his new way of writing. Will not buy one of his books again was a big fan when he first started. Also the ending wax abysmal and left you just hanging!
Date published: 2013-12-03

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Birthdays for the Dead:'MacBride is a damned fine writer - no one does dark and gritty like him' Peter James'The master of murderous mayhem is back to his best with a belter of a book . a page-turner' The SunPraise for Stuart MacBride:'Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order' Mark Billingham'Ferocious and funny, this is Tartan Noir at its best' Val McDermid'Stuart MacBride's thrillers just keep getting better' Express