The surly Scot

It was my beloved partner who discovered Stuart MacBride. A Scottish writer, long on macabre police procedurals and Scottish witticisms, especially expletives and crazy descriptions of his characters. He creates and abundance of personality, and his people are out sized. His bumbling hero, Logan McRae, is constantly finding himself in precarious if not downright life-threatening situations.

Logan’s boss is a lunatic with crazy hair. There are many butties involved. But throughout, despite the gruesome and grizzly things that befall the characters, you root for them. And there are goons and gangsters and all manner of compromising situations but it’s super funny and compelling. And the good guys usually win, sort of.

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