Publication Order of Logan McRae Books
|Cold Granite||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dying Light||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Bloodshot||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Flesh House||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Blind Eye||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Dark Blood||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Shatter The Bones||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Close to the Bone||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Missing and the Dead||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|In the Cold Dark Ground||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Logan McRae Collections
Publication Order of Ash Henderson Books
|Birthdays for the Dead||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Song for the Dying||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Short Stories
|Sawbones||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|12 Days of Winter: Crime at Christmas||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Stuart MacBride Biography:
There are authors in the world that can send you into their own made up world with just a few words. The opening sentences in their books can have you wandering with them, hanging on their every word in a matter of minutes. Authors like these are true story tellers, and they can easily garner fans, especially in the mystery and crime genre. There is no author that is better than Stuart MacBride when it comes to this genre of novels. To learn more about the wonderful Stuart MacBride, read on to find out the life, career, and books by him now.
The Beginning For Stuart MacBride
Stuart was born in February of 1969. He was born in the city of Dumbarton, which is close to Glasgow in the country of Scotland. Stuart and his parents moved to Aberdeen when he was only two years of age, where he was raised in his formative and adolescent years. He was a fairly good student in school, and even went on to study at a university. However, Stuart ended up dropping out of the university a short time after attending, and held down a bunch of various jobs before he settled on becoming a novelist.
Stuart And Work Life
Stuart held a variety of different jobs. When he dropped out of school, he went to work, self-employed, as a graphic designer. He went on to become a studio manager of a nationwide marketing company a while after he established himself as a designer. Growing tired of it, he left his job to try his hand at becoming an actor. From there, Stuart gave up acting when he saw he was going nowhere in the field. He went on to become an IT sector for a big IT global company. It was in his spare time he did what he truly loved – writing.
Stuart had written a couple of books, and ended up garnering a three book contract. He secured the deal with the help of his novel, titled Halfhead. However, the publishing company was more interested with another novel he had written, titled Cold Granite. They published Cold Granite first, back in 2005. The three book deal ended up becoming a six book writing deal. In 2009, he signed another contract to write a total of four novels. Two of those were standalone books, and the other two were for a series he had written with his six book contract.
Stuart has only one recurring main character. The character is the soul of his series that he has written for the last several years. This character is named Logan McRae. Logan McRae is the main in his series that he had written. The series is known as the Logan McRae series. The series is what skyrocketed Stuart to fame, and garnered him a lot of fans. His standalone books have no recurring characters at this point, though it is said he is working on another standalone novel in the future.
Some Of Stuart’s Best Books
Stuart has written a total of fourteen books since the first release of his first book in the Logan McRae series in 2005. Some of his books are fan favorites, and these include Cold Granite, Flesh House, Dying Light, Shatter The Bones, and his latest that was released in 2013, Close To The Bone. These are from his Logan McRae series, as his standalone books didn’t garner as much success as his series has. He is currently said to be hard at work writing another standalone book for his fans, and more novels for his critically acclaimed Logan McRae series.
The Personal Life Of Stuart MacBride
Stuart lives a fairly private life. He was born on the date of February 27th, 1969. He is also married to a woman named Fiona, and they live in North East Scotland together. He also has a cat that he named Grendel, and he grows his own potatoes, calling himself a passionate potato grower. He also says he has a vegetable patch, but to his chagrin, it is full of weeds. Stuart is also full blooded Scottish, and frequently makes trips to visit his hometown of Aberdeen.
Awards He Has Won
Stuart has won a few awards for his novels. The awards he has won are for the Logan McRae crime/sci-fi series he has written. While only winning three awards, these are seen as major awards and is the reason he has done very well in his writing career. These awards that he has won are the Barry award for best first novel in 2006 for his book, Cold Granite. He has also won CWA dagger in the library award in 2007, and an ITV3 crime thriller award for breakthrough author of the year in 2008, for his novel Broken Skin.
Awards He Was Nominated For
Stuart had been nominated for several other awards, unfortunately, he did not win them all. Out of the eight times he has been nominated for an award, he had only won three. He was nominated for five other awards between 2006 and 2009. The other awards he was nominated for include the Barry award for best British crime novel in 2006, the Theakston’s old peculiar crime novel of the year award in 2007, the International thrillers writers award for best debut novel in 2006, the Theakstons old peculiar crime novel of the year award in 2009, and the Theakstons old peculiar crime novel of the year award in 2006.
Other Odd Jobs Stuart Held Before Writing Career
Stuart had held a few other odd jobs before settling and making his writing career happen. This included scrubbing toilets in offshore areas, working as a web designer, and he was also a computer programmer before he became an IT guy, one of his final jobs before he became a novelist. Stuart took work anywhere he could find it so he could support himself and his family.
Stuart MacBride is one of the most interesting authors. What we know of him makes reading his novels that much more fun. You can learn more about this fascinating man, and find his intriguing books, by visiting his website. Pick up his latest book today and make sure you prepare yourself for his future work coming soon!Book Series In Order » Authors » Stuart MacBride