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22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories

Narrated by: Steve Worsley
Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
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Summary

From the number-one best-selling author of The Missing and the Dead comes the short novel 22 Dead Little Bodies; two short stories: 'Stramash' and 'DI Steel's Bad Heir Day'; and a novella: The 45% Hangover, all featuring his most popular characters - DS Logan McRae and DCI Roberta Steel.

They say 'small is beautiful', but as Stuart MacBride demonstrates in these four tales, it can also be dark, violent, disturbing, and sometimes really quite rude. So pour yourself a wee dram, curl up on the sofa and enjoy DS Logan McRae and his sometime boss, friend, mother substitute, and nemesis, DCI Steel, at their best.

Here you'll find Logan's week from hell; Steel's own personal nightmare before Christmas; an explosive shootout on a remote Scottish island; and the ultimate test of their relationship....

©2016 Stuart MacBride; 2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

Praise for Stuart MacBride: "New Logan McRae novels are close to the top of my unmissable list, and yet again MacBride delivers. His chaotic cop hero is at his best. Superb storytelling." ( Sun)
"Another from MacBride's fantastic series of Logan McRae novels. A real page-turner." ( Sunday Mirror)
"Stuart's meticulous research shows. At times it feels like you are sitting in the back of a police car overhearing conversations between real policemen." ( Sunday Sport)
"Another riveting page-turner...emotional and affecting." ( Independent on Sunday)
"Skilful storytelling...strong characterisation...both intriguing and engrossing." (Laura Wilson, Guardian)
"The multiple plots move fast." ( Independent)
"MacBride is the natural heir to the late and much lamented Reginald Hill." (Andrew Taylor, Spectator)
"MacBride is a damned fine writer - no one does dark and gritty like him." (Peter James)
"Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order." (Mark Billingham)
"Some of the grittiest crime-writing in the field." ( Independent)
"Admirers of tough, modern crime novels will be in seventh heaven - or should that be hell?" ( Express)
"Ferocious and funny." (Val McDermid)
"Hard-hitting prose with a bone-dry humour and characters you can genuinely believe in, Stuart MacBride's novels are a real treat." (Simon Kernick)

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great hard-boiled tartan noir.

Stuart Macbride is the master of tartan noir. Black humour and thrills in equal measure with great characters.

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Auntie Roberta at her finest

I have read this book many, many times and have also bought the Audible version. It's very favourite 'go to' book if I'm having a bad day. Bad Heir Day is hilarious, Steve Worsley's Steel is superb!! 22 Dead Little Bodies is sad and heartbreaking in places but I highly recommend this and I'm sending grateful thanks to Stuart and Steve, who quite honestly lift my mood after an awful day at work

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Brilliant as always!

Classic, funny and fascinating short stories from the master. Brilliantly narrated by Steve Worsley. What else is there to add?

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Another winner

The combination of Macbride and Worsley have done it again, I know that I am going to so enjoy every story, I'm slowly working my way through them.

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entertaining

Not too much death and damnation, more on the lighthearted side of life. Well read as ever.

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Fantastic story from MacBride again

listen in my car, laugh out loud, enjoy all Logan and Roberta moments, due to the 'life' Steve Worsley gives these characters.

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fab

Great listen. Really funny and excellent characters.
I am very pleased to have purchased this audible title.

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22 dead little bodies

I enjoyed these stories I like Stuart McBride's books narrator was good as he always is .

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Another brilliant book

Loved it, as usual entertaining, painted a whole room listening to it. On to the next one.

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Fantastic as always.

Another corker of a book by Stuart MacBride. This is a collection of short stories but still packs a punch being both gritty and hilarious in equal parts. A credit well spent in my opinion.

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  • 30-08-16

My MacBride fix!

These episodes could easily have been part of a full length Logan novel, but are just as enjoyable as stand-alones. Some contain bits of info that fill in the blanks left between novels as well. The biggest surprise and the most fun - the final story, that has Logan and Steele locked together in a most uncomfortable and hilariously compromising position. ALMOST DIED LAUGHING. Brilliantly read by Steve Worsley.

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  • 12-01-18

Good Stories but redundant

One new story and three I've read before. Don't get "The 45% Hangover" separately because it's in this short book. I like this author but readers should know 3 are not new if you've read his other work.