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Publication Order of Logan McRae Books

Cold Granite (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dying Light (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloodshot / Broken Skin (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flesh House (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blind Eye (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Blood (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shatter The Bones (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Close to the Bone (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Missing and the Dead (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Cold Dark Ground (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Blood Road (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
All That’s Dead (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Logan McRae Short Story Collections

Partners in Crime (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 45% Hangover (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ash Henderson Books

Birthdays for the Dead (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Song for the Dying (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Coffinmaker’s Garden (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Halfhead (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Dark So Deadly (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Now We Are Dead (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Less The Devil (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead of Winter (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
In a Place of Darkness (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Collections

Twelve Days of Winter (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Completely Wholesome Adventures of Skeleton Bob (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Uncage Me(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime 8(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Killer Cookbook(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Duets(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Scotland(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

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.

Writing Career

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.

Recurring Characters

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!

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11 Responses to “Stuart MacBride”

  1. Joan Whittaker: 1 month ago

    Oh please write another Logan McRae novel. I’m currently reading the last one and I want more. I want to see him promoted to DCI and then Superintendent.

  2. Lesley: 5 months ago

    I saw his latest novel The Dead of Winter an it looked interesting so I bought it. I am currently reading it an thoroughly enjoying it so now I’m trying to gather the Logan McRae series so I’m looking forward to reading them so far I’ve got books 1, 2, 3 an 12. I’m sure I will enjoy them.

  3. Jeanette: 1 year ago

    I’m delighted to have found the Logan McRae series, it is entertaining and engaging.
    With only a few hours of listening (Audible) remaining on the last book, All That’s Dead, I am fervently hoping there will be more.

  4. Suzanne Brown: 1 year ago

    Being relatively new to Reading Stuart Macbride books Iv only read a few so far and I’m already hooked, the stories are expertly written, fast paced and gripping from the start,real page turners. The fact that my dad was born and brought up in Aberdeen and thus I know Aberdeen fairly well due to family visits etc is an added bonus. I have quite a few of Stuart’s books on my bookshelves still to read, so I’m really looking forward to those. The books also bring back great memories of Aberdeen spent with my dad ( who’s sadly no longer with us) and his family. Just one more thing to say “Fit like Stuart” 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Thank you Suzanne 🤔

  5. Michael Levy: 2 years ago

    Just finished the last Logan McCrae book. I so enjoyed this series that I’m gutted that I’ve come to the end. I am really going to miss Logan, I feel like I’ve got to know him so well.
    I loved the books only thing I’m confused about is what happened to the £666k left to him by Hamish ? It doesn’t say in the final book whether or not he kept it.

    • Kriotwyatt: 9 months ago

      Just finished these books- I think the money was hinted to have been spent by Logan on the nice house, nice car, then getting his house re done and a fancy kitchen etc

  6. Jean page: 3 years ago

    What has happened to the Now we are Dead
    The book after in the cold dark ground
    It seems to have vanished from this list
    Can I still get it
    Looks like it should have been out 2017:

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      It’s still on the list and available it’s just under standalone novels as it is a standalone spinoff.

  7. Jean page: 3 years ago

    What has happened to the Now we are Dead
    The book after in the cold dark ground
    It seems to have vanished from this list
    Can I still get it

  8. Anne Fox: 4 years ago

    Standing on Aberdeen train station concourse in 2005, you couldn’t miss the posters for Cold Granite. Away from home, staying in a hotel, no Kindle then! Trip to WHSmith and that was me hooked

  9. John Sidebottom: 5 years ago

    Currently reading Stuart Macbride “In the cold dark ground” where Samantha is on Life Support. Can anyone tell me which Logan McCrae book explains why Samantha is in this situation? Clearly I missed the story leading up to this!!
    I’m slowly catching up, having read the first four McCrae novels, but any help would be appreciated.
    Regards John S.


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