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Publisher's Summary

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. Like dealing with Mrs Black - who hates her neighbour, the police, and everyone else. Or identifying the homeless man who drank himself to death behind some bins. Or tracking down the wife and kids of someone who's just committed suicide.

But when the dead bodies start turning up, one thing's certain - Logan's week is about to get a whole lot worse....

©2015 Stuart MacBride (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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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Throwaway

Stuart MacBride can write great heart-thumping, amphetamine-fueled novels, like Birthdays for the Dead. But this is a limp rag. It's as if he scribbled it off to meet the publisher's deadline because his heart and mind are just not in it.
Narration does everything that is required but is not enough to save a piece of writing that deserves to be thrown away.

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  • Ms. H. Kettleton
  • 08-27-15

loved it best of mc bride and narrative excellent

Just started listening again and now downloading to read to follow a bit closer excellent story from the best author

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  • richieno1son
  • 07-21-15

Just great

Another masterpiece . More please😋😀😀😀 what to do now, the wait is on for the next audiobook

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  • aileen
  • 07-20-15

Entertaining as every Stuart Macbride Logan McRae

Would you consider the audio edition of 22 Dead Little Bodies to be better than the print version?

I've not read the print version of this book but the excellent narration with the northeast twang in addition to the local 'patios' definitely was an additional benefit that the audible version has over the print version

What other book might you compare 22 Dead Little Bodies to, and why?

Compared to other Stuart Macbride's Logan McRae novels this followed a similar pattern although as a short novel probably had less twists and turns than the previous full length novels

Which scene did you most enjoy?

DI steel's comments in particular her comments about the lack of trustworthiness of DC Rennie's opinions.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

A delightful addition to the Logan McRae saga, with huge dollops of humour and witticisms and probably less dark than many of his previous books. A thouroughly enjoyable listen on a 4hour drive, spoilt only By my arriving at my destination a bit too soon to hear the entire story at one hearing

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  • raven
  • 01-02-17

just a tad short

loved the story line ... but could've padded the relationship between Logan & Steel further. when did the conception of the new baby take place etc.

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  • J
  • 09-30-15

A good choice for Stuart MacBride fans

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I like this author's work

What did you like best about this story?

Its another good story

Which character – as performed by Steve Worsley – was your favourite?

hes a good actor

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

no idea

Any additional comments?

Im looking forward to a full length book like his earlier novels <br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>

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  • EVA
  • 07-26-15

LOVED IT

What did you like most about 22 Dead Little Bodies?

I JUST LIKE THE STORYLINE AS EACH BOOK HE HAS WRITTEN HAS BEEN TOTALLY DIFFERENT

Who was your favorite character and why?

LAZ IS MY FAVOURITE FOLLOWED BT ROBERTA STEELE

What does Steve Worsley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

HIS VOICE

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES

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  • M.
  • 08-27-17

As awesome as always

Nothing to dislike.. great author perfect narration. Loving the characterization of Steele - have to keep re winding to share her comments with my husband !