Stuart MacBride

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Stuart MacBride
Born Dumbarton, Scotland
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Scottish
Genre Crime / Sci-fi
Notable works Logan McRae series
Spouse Fiona MacBride

Stuart MacBride is a Scottish writer, most famous for his crime thrillers set in the "Granite City" of Aberdeen and featuring Detective Sergeant Logan McRae.


Stuart MacBride was born Feb 27 1969 in Dumbarton, Scotland and raised in Aberdeen. His careers include scrubbing toilets offshore, graphic design, web design and IT/computer programming.[1]

MacBride's publishing deal was secured with the writing of Halfhead, however the publishers were more interested in Cold Granite, concerning DS Logan MacRae. He was signed on a three-book Logan deal, which was further extended to six books. In 2009 he signed another deal, allowing him to write two more Logan books, and two standalone novels, the first of which is due after the sixth installment of the Logan MacRae series.

He now lives in north-east Scotland with his wife, Fiona and their cat Grendel. He is reputed to be a passionate potato grower, but claims to have a "vegetable patch full of weeds".[2]


Logan McRae Novels[edit]

  • 2005 - Cold Granite
  • 2006 - Dying Light
  • 2007 - Broken Skin (published in America as Bloodshoot)
  • 2008 - Flesh House
  • 2009 - Blind Eye
  • 2010 - Dark Blood
  • 2011 - Shatter the Bones
  • 2012 - Partners in Crime (Two Logan and Steel short stories: Bad Heir Day and Stramash) (eBook)
  • 2013 - Close to the Bone

Other works[edit]

  • 2008 - Sawbones
  • 2009 - Halfhead
  • 2011 - Twelve Days of Winter (E-Book; released in print in 2012)
  • 2012 - Birthdays for the Dead
  • 2014 - A Song for the Dying



  1. ^ Sova, Cathy. "New Faces 42 - Stuart MacBride". The Mystery Reader. Retrieved 2007-08-25. 
  2. ^ "Stuart MacBride". Love Reading. Retrieved 2007-08-25. 
  3. ^ a b "Barry Awards". Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  4. ^ Hendry, Steve (2010-05-09). "Best-selling crime author Stuart MacBride on secrets of new novel". Sunday Mail. The Daily Record. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  5. ^ Allen, Katie (2008-10-06). "Rankin and P D James pick up ITV3 awards". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  6. ^ "Thriller Awards - ThrillerFest". International Thriller Writers. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  7. ^ Richardson, Anna (2007-06-19). "Brookmyre and MacBride on crime shortlist". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  8. ^ "North-east crime writer on shortlist for major award". Press and Journal. 2008-06-26. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  9. ^ Flood, Alison (2009-06-01). "Theakstons rounds up 14 suspects on crime novel award shortlist | Books". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 

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