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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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Short story should be free

I have bought the other series but had to pay 10$ for an hour length short story. Should be free

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What a rip off. Thought I was getting a novel

Ripped off. Nearly 10 dollars for a short story. Come on audible your better than that.

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  • 09-06-2018

Stuart MacBride always a winner!!

Stuart is incapable of writing a bad book. His characterisations are amazing and the humour comes through every page despite the language and gross murders. Steel and Logan are the best partnership ever. Thank you Mr MacBride, Cant wait another 4 days for the next one!!!!!!!

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  • Particia Welsh
  • 30-04-2020

love this book

This is 1 of his best. my two favourite characters ms Steel n Logan . I wish I could make people come to life in books but I can't so ill read about the drug dealers. the monsters. the deviant SOCIOPATHS who are in our midst and in this book . it's full of them don't miss this short story it's a great spin off.. Patricia Welsh

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-03-2020

Waste of money

What a waste of money. No storyline in either short stories. Rubbish compared to the usual books.

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  • Scott ferguson
  • 17-03-2020

Very disappointing

Really enjoyed all the previous stories. This is just going through the motions, not sure if the authors heart was in it. Sorry

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  • Lynda
  • 29-02-2020

this is part of one of stuart cbribes novels..

I bought this as I thought that it was a novella of 2 short stories

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-01-2020

Love Steel and Logan but these are weak stories

Listened to all Stuart Macbride books thoroughly enjoyed them but this was disappointing too short.

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