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Publisher's Summary

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. And a dangerous hard man who's meant to be dead....

DI Steel's 'Bad Heir Day': why is DI Steel in an even worse mood than usual? Is it because it's Christmas? Or maybe it's because the missing persons case she's just caught looks like a hoax from a mile off. Or is it because she's just been left a huge amount of money?

One thing's for certain: Steel's having a bad day, and she's hell-bent on making sure Constable Guthrie has one, too.

©2015 Steve MacBride (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic 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 Sun)
Praise 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)

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