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MacBride, Stuart. COLD GRANITE - Harper Collins 2005- SIGNED

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Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride. 2005 - Harper Collins. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the rare first novel, and first introduction of Logan McRae, Cold Granite by Stuart Macbride, published in 2005 by Harper Collins.

Edition Details

Title Cold Granite
Author Stuart MacBride
Publisher Harper Collins
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2005
ISBN 0007193130
Cover Price 10.00
No. Pages 458
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.75

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and silver lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £10 It also has the publisher's wrap-around band..

The book is signed by the author on the title page with no dedication. It also has his doodle (an elaborate skull and cross bones)

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Stuart MacBride

Stuart MacBride has scrubbed toilets offshore, flunked out of university, set up his own graphic design company, worked for some really nasty marketing people, been dragged into the heady world of the internet, developed massive applications for the oil industry, drunk heaps of wine and created the perfect recipe for mushroom soup. He lives, just left of the back-of-beyond, in northeast Scotland with his wife, Fiona, and enough potatoes to feed an army.

Synopsis of this title

The debut thriller from a bright new Scottish talent set to rival Ian Rankin. 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. Four-year-old David Reid's body is discovered in a ditch, strangled, mutilated and a long time dead. There's a killer stalking the Granite City and the local media are baying for blood. If that wasn't enough, Logan also has to contend with a new boss, DI Insch, who doesn't suffer fools gladly and thinks everyone's a fool, and his own ex-girlfriend, the beautiful but chilly Isobel MacAlister, who also happens to be the chief pathologist. The only good news is WPC 'Ball Breaker' Watson, Logan's new guardian angel. 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. If Logan isn't careful, he's going to end up joining them. Set in Aberdeen, where the rainy season lasts all year, criminal gangs vie for supremacy on the streets and the oil industry brings an influx of wealth and vice, this is a gritty, powerful and page-turning debut thriller by a writer with a wonderfully observant eye and a characteristically Scottish sense of gallows humour.

Reviews of this title


'Cold Granite is a powerful reminder that the best contemporary crime fiction is coming out of Scotland. Ferocious and funny, this is Tartan Noir at its best.' VAL MCDERMID

'A riveting and gruesome debut' TELEGRAPH

'The latest recruit to the splendid tartan army of crime writers is Stuart MacBride, and he appears with all guns blazing ! this intelligent, exciting police procedural should make the leading writers of the genre start looking over their shoulders.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'Stuart MacBride goes straight for the jugular with a tight, thrilling novel' GLASGOW HERALD

'MacBride is a confident writer ! does a good line in black humour and has a nose for the macabre. A promising debut' SCOTSMAN

'An impressive debut ! an edge-of-your-seat page-turner' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

'A cracking new writer on the crime scene who hooks you from the first page and never lets you go. The action is ferocious and the pace unrelenting, and yet MacBride manages injections of black humour' NORTHERN ECHO

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