Logan McRae

14 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 5,574 ratings

Cold Granite Summary

Stuart MacBride's number one best-selling crime series opens with this award-winning debut.

DS Logan McRae and the police in Aberdeen hunt a child killer who stalks the frozen streets.

Winter in Aberdeen: murder, mayhem and terrible weather...

It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Three-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch: strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he's only the first. There's a serial killer stalking the Granite City, and the local media are baying for blood.

Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die. And if Logan isn't careful, he could end up joining them.

©2006 Stuart MacBride (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • Cold Granite

    • Logan McRae, Book 1
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 621
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 620

    It's DS Logan McRae's first day back on the job after a year off on the sick, and it couldn't get much worse. Three-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch: strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. And he's only the first. There's a serial killer stalking the Granite City, and the local media are baying for blood. Soon the dead are piling up in the morgue almost as fast as the snow on the streets, and Logan knows time is running out. More children are going missing. More are going to die.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Sandra on 21-06-17

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  • Book 2

    • Dying Light

    • Logan McRae, Book 2
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433

    The number one best-selling detective series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride continues in this second crime thriller. It's summertime in Scotland: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying.... It's summertime in the Granite City: the sun is shining, the sky is blue and people are dying.... It starts with Rosie Williams, a prostitute, stripped naked and beaten to death down by the docks - the heart of Aberdeen's red light district. For DS Logan McRae, it's a bad start to another bad day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Once you start you cannot stop

    • By Freddietheone on 09-07-17

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  • Book 3

    • Broken Skin

    • Logan McRae, Book 3
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 335
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332

    The Granite City's seedy side is about to be exposed.... A serial rapist is leaving a string of tortured women behind him, but while DS Logan McRae's girlfriend, PC Jackie 'Ball Breaker' Watson, is out acting as bait, he's trying to identify a blood-drenched body dumped outside Accident and Emergency. Logan's investigations suggest someone in the local bondage community has developed a taste for violent death, and he soon finds himself dragged into the twilight world of pornographers, sex-shops and S&M.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Brilliant

    • By lismacarrol1903 on 13-08-17

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  • Book 4

    • Flesh House

    • Logan McRae, Book 4
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 307
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    The fourth thriller in the number one best-selling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. Panic grips the Granite City as DS Logan McRae heads up a manhunt for 'The Flesher' - one of the UK's most notorious serial killers. The case was closed. Until the killer walked free.... When an offshore container turns up at Aberdeen Harbour full of human meat, it kicks off the largest manhunt in the Granite City's history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • not for the faint hearted

    • By michelle on 25-09-17

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  • Book 5

    • Blind Eye

    • Logan McRae, Book 5
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Stuart MacBride
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 383

    Aberdeen's growing Polish community is under attack from a serial offender who leaves mutilated victims to be discovered on building sites - eyes gouged out and the sockets burned. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae is assigned to the investigation, codenamed Operation Oedipus, but with the victims too scared to talk, it's going nowhere fast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertainment at high speed!

    • By BlueQuill on 29-09-14

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 6

    • Dark Blood

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Stuart MacBride
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 458
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 323
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 328

    Richard Knox has served his time, so why shouldn’t he be allowed to live wherever he wants? Yes, in the past he was a violent rapist, but he’s seen the error of his ways. Found God. Wants to leave his dark past in Newcastle behind him and make a new start. Or so he says. Detective Sergeant Logan McRae isn’t exactly thrilled to be part of the team helping Knox settle into his new Aberdeen home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliantly dark and funny

    • By R on 20-05-10

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  • Book 7

    • Shatter the Bones

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 337

    The new Logan McRae thriller set in gritty Aberdeen, from the bestselling author of Cold Granite and Dark Blood. 'You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.' Alison and Jenny McGregor – Aberdeen's own mother-daughter singing sensation – are through to the semi-finals of TV smash-hit Britain's Next Big Star.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book from MacBride

    • By Amy on 10-01-11

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  • Book 7.5

    • Partners in Crime: Two Logan and Steel Short Stories (Bad Heir Day and Stramash)

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    Two bloody brilliant short stories from number-one best-selling crime writer Stuart MacBride, featuring DS Logan McRae and his boss, DI Steel. 'Stramash': something fishy is happening on the isle of Jura. DS Logan McRae gets a phone call from DI Steel ordering him to come to the island at once. One freezing night's sleep in a hatchback and two storm-battered ferries later, Logan arrives - but there's no sign of Steel. She's lumped him in the middle of a policing nightmare, with bodies and bullets and tiny, wee boats.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Stuart MacBride always a winner!!

    • By JPea on 09-06-18

    Regular price: £5.99

  • Book 8

    • Close to the Bone

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 410

    Detective Inspector Logan McRae is finally getting back on his feet after the events of the last few years. Putting things behind him. Getting better.… But it was never going to last. A body turns up on the outskirts of Aberdeen: burned from the neck up, hands chained behind the back. More murders follow - all gruesome, and with only one obvious connection. The similarities between the real-life killings and the plot of a best-selling novel about witchcraft seem more than coincidental, but the more Logan digs the more dangerous and blurred the line between fact and fiction becomes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jeepers!

    • By Ellepeapatz on 01-02-13

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  • Book 8.5

    • The 45% Hangover

    • A Logan and Steel novella
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    A brilliantly twisty, 80-page novella from the number-one best-selling author of the Logan McRae series. Including an extract from his new Logan novel, The Missing and the Dead. It's the night of the big Referendum, and all Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae has to do is find a missing ‘No' campaigner. Should be easy enough.... But, as usual, DCI Steel has plans of her own. As the votes are counted, there's trouble brewing in the pubs and on the streets of Aberdeen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By cilla on 27-05-15

    Regular price: £3.99

  • Book 8.6

    • 22 Dead Little Bodies

    • A Logan and Steel Short Novel
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    DI Logan McRae and his infuriating boss, DCI Roberta Steele, investigate a chilling dispute between neighbours that escalates out of control. Includes an extract of the new Logan McRae novel, The Missing and the Dead. CID isn't what it used to be.... It's been a bad week for acting detective inspector Logan McRae. Every time his unit turns up anything interesting, DCI Steel's Major Investigation Team waltzes in and takes over, leaving CID with all the dull and horrible jobs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it best of mc bride and narrative excellent

    • By Ms. H. Kettleton on 27-08-15

    Regular price: £7.99

  • Book 9

    • The Missing and the Dead (Logan McRae, Book 9)

    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
    • Length: 17 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 495
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 450

    The new Logan McRae novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of Close of the Bone and A Song for the Dying. One mistake can cost you everything…When you catch a twisted killer there should be a reward, right? What Acting Detective Inspector Logan McRae gets instead is a ‘development opportunity' out in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire. Welcome to divisional policing - catching drug dealers, shop lifters, vandals and the odd escaped farm animal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Glad I persevered

    • By Colette on 23-01-15

    Regular price: £16.99

  • Book 10

    • In the Cold Dark Ground

    • Logan McRae, Book 10
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 558
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 515
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 512

    Sergeant Logan McRae is in trouble.... His missing-persons investigation has just turned up a body in the woods - naked, hands tied behind its back, and a bin bag duct taped over its head. The Major Investigation Team charges up from Aberdeen under the beady eye of Logan's ex-boss, Detective Chief Inspector Steel. And, as usual, she wants him to do her job for her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Darker, Colder, more conflicted - very Aberdeen.

    • By Sarah on 18-01-16

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  • Book 11

    • The Blood Road

    • Logan McRae, Book 11
    • By: Stuart MacBride
    • Narrated by: Steve Worsley
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 419
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 380
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377

    What drives someone to murder? Logan McRae's personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards he's policing his fellow officers. When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the drivers seat of a crashed car, it's a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago. They buried him. Or they thought they did. As an investigation is launched into Bell's stabbing, Logan digs into his past. Where has he been all this time? Why did he disappear? And what's so important that he felt the need to come back from the dead?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Together Again

    • By Mary on 21-06-18

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