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Publisher's Summary

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. Logan's picked up a promising lead, but all is not quite what it seems, and things are about to go very, very wrong....

©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 characterization...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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what a laugh this short story turned out to be. brilliantly written and read. enjoyed very much

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A quick listen

This is a great short story that I enjoyed listening to while driving. It is humourous and entertaining

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Great comic relief.

so funny. loved it. still can't get a picture of the main characters. All books books should be available on Audible.

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  • cilla
  • 27-05-2015

Excellent

Loved it, listening while I work, cannot wait to work. Characters brilliant and read wonderfully

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  • leigh
  • 10-05-2015

Sooooo good!!!!!

Au de toilet....incontinence pour homme!! 😂😂
Best line in a book EVER!!!

Such a good little story, auntie Roberta is on top form as always!!

Only sorry it wasn't a little longer!



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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-05-2015

Funniest thing I've read in years! More, please!

Macrae and Steel magic. I laughed like a drain all the way through. but the ending had tears running down my cheeks!

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  • Darren B.
  • 14-03-2018

Funny as ever..

Another winner from Stuart MacBride.. You've got to love DI Steel.. Why wouldn't you want to go for a drink with her..

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  • jackie
  • 29-01-2018

Only short but very funny

Loved this wee story had me laughing away at the escape of our 2 hero's
Stuart MacBride is just amazing

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  • Galadriel
  • 14-10-2017

Like Larel and Hardy Go Scots.... 😁

Hilarious and deeply imaginable scenario with our two feckless coppers stuck in a rather embarrassing situation....
Wish it had been longer...... 💖

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  • Judy Lovelock
  • 05-09-2017

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Just couldn't get to grips with the story, shame because I've very much enjoyed his other books

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-04-2016

Brilliant and so funny

DCI Steel is the best. RG is the funniest crime writer with the most serious of stories but this is just hilarious. No one can match RG for descriptions even though some writers try. Roll on the next book and the next. I can't read them quick enough.

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  • Coffeeholic
  • 03-09-2015

Two old friends are back; brilliantly bitching as ever!

Luckily I didn't read this is public, or I'd've been branded a lunatic for laughing out loud! The only bad thing to say is it was over too quickly. Logan and Steel have become firm friends over the years, and this story just leaves me wanting more. Stuart Macbride is a great writer, and I urge you, if you haven't done already, to read the rest of the series, and give Halfhead a try too; I didn't think it was my cup of tea, but it was! Thanks again Stuart!

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  • richieno1son
  • 20-07-2015

Another great read

Another book over to soon. They just get better and better. You end up itching to get the next one downloaded. Great stuff thanks . R