Now We Are Dead by Stuart MacBride

Now We Are Dead

From the No. 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series, comes a standalone spinoff featuring DS Roberta SteelSergeant Roberta Steel has recently been demoted after being caught fitting up a suspect. The trouble is, the man she got sent down has had his sentence quashed now he’s back on the streets. And women are being attacked again. But if DS Steel goes anywhere near him his lawyers will get her thrown off the force for good.The Powers Th...

Details Now We Are Dead

TitleNow We Are Dead
Release DateNov 2nd, 2017
PublisherHarper Collins
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, Audiobook, Cultural, Scotland, Humor, Thriller

Reviews Now We Are Dead

  • Liz Barnsley
    Is there a single detective anywhere created in fiction who could outdo Roberta Steel? No is what I say – she is (subjectively) the single most entertaining and cleverly written police protagonist on the block. All the blocks. In my humble opinion anyway – therefore a book from the uber talented Mr MacBride focusing on her was probably the biggest book treat I’ve had this year.I rocketed through this like a grasshopper on acid, immediately ...
  • Cphe
    Roberta Steele has been demoted after attempting to stitch up a suspect in this spin off from the excellent Logan McRae series. Roberta's not happy and she makes sure that everyone knows it. Roberta knows who the guilty party is and she won't rest until she gets her man.If you enjoy slap stick dialogue then you'll enjoy this offering. This novel doesn't have the intensity or the real humour of the earlier McRae novels. It falls far short. In some...
  • Kate
    Absolutely flaming brilliant!!! Yet again Stuart MacBride is the best.A review:
  • David Stimpson
    I Would give this 6 0r 7 Stars if I Could .. Steele is the Greatest Cop Character I Have Ever Read ,,,This Book I think is My Favourite Stuart MacBride .. Wonderful ..Wonderful
    Super!I didn't think at first that this book would work so well without Logan but Tufty saved the day and became a worthy foil for Steele! I've read all Stuart's books at least twice and this one will be no exception!
  • gem
    I’m a huge fan of the Logan McRea books, and having this one focus on the recently demoted Roberta Steel was brilliant as she is one of my faves characters in Crime Fiction. Steel and Tufty are after a very nasty man who’s doing unspeakable things outside peoples houses whilst wearing costumes. Much hilarity ensues as the duo try & uncover the criminal, all the whole eating bacon sandwiches & Roberta fiddling with the evil underwire in her br...
  • Jen Lucas
    Any book which can incorporate my most favourite not-a-swear-word, fudgemonkeys, is always going to make me chuckle. Any book which combines the aforementioned not-a-swear-word and the irrepressible Roberta Steel – well you are pretty much guaranteed a cover to cover chucklefest of the grandest nature, all wrapped around issues so serious they can make your heart sink and your blood boil. And that is exactly what you are served by Stuart MacBri...
  • Simon
    Fudge Flavoured Wombles in Tartan NoirThe odd thing is that I didn't give this book the best chance because I was in a foul mood when I started listening to it. Half an hour later my troubles were forgotten. This is a gloriously entertaining piece of Tartan Noir from Stuart McBride featuring a lead character who feels like a genuine force of nature.Readers of the Logan MCrae series will well remember the rather unfortunate Detective Inspector Rob...
  • Colin Murtagh
    I so love this author, and he never lets me down. Following on from the last book, Steel has been demoted after trying to fit up Jack Wallace. He's still a raping scumbag in her words, and she's determined that she's going to prove it, even though there's a good chance it will finish her career. In the mean time however, she's still got to deal with money lenders, shoplifters and pick pockets and keep her team in check. And there's the minor matt...
    Insightful, incisive and gloriously entertaining. Can't get enough of the humanity of the characters. Others say this is a gritty style but Stuart makes Roberta Steele into the Deadpool of Aber-funken-deen. It's been a while since I felt so vastly entertained, laughed so hard and been flung round the dance floor by an arm, seeing the sights and sounds fly by erratically and with whisky-like fluidity. And all from the comfort of my lounge. Stuart ...
  • Angela Verdenius
    This was a much lighter read than normal, but it was a nice change of pace, too. Here we see a softer side to Steel, as well as a comedic side to the story while it still retains it's grittiness in the subject matter. Seeing different characters coping with Steel was fun and interesting. Makes me eager to see what MacBride has next in line for his characters - I'm waiting as patiently as I can!!
  • Mainer207
    Really good story about Roberta Steele and her new team. There are some laugh out loud funny bits. Roberta can be maddening at times but she's a good cop. I miss Logan but this is her story. And there is one of my most favorite lines ever about fake news. Excellent narration! Waiting somewhat patiently for the next book.
  • Val
    I received this book from Good Reads."No 1 Times Bestseller". I thought I was in for a good read, as I love detective stories, but I did not enjoy this one. I did read quite a bit of it, hoping my opinion would change, but it did not, so in the end I gave up on it.Too much trying to be funny for me. It was not my kind of humour.
  • Kevin McMahon
    A spin-off from the main series featuring the amazing creature that is Roberta Steel. Now only a Detective Sergeant, Roberta continues to cause mayhem wherever she goes. Lots of really funny bits in this and Roberts’s manner and language are brilliant.
  • Lainey Anderson
    Roberta Steele stands tallI am so glad Steele has her own story. She is fierce, determined, crude and funny but devoted to her job and not afraid to break rules or cut corners to get justice. I hope we can have another Steele and Tufty adventure.
  • Aaron Advani
    Roberta Steel has been crying out for her own book for years and now she has one and what a book it is.It's gritty, rough and hilarious and hopefully its the first of many.Stuart Macbride's rough diamond shines in this short but fun book, 5 stars all the way.
  • Tracy Collier
    Another fantastic read from Stuart MacBride. It was different this one with it being predominantly about Steele, with just the odd bit of McRae in it, but I really did enjoy it. I was glad we got her famous saying in there too!
  • Lisa
    A fun read for fans of Stuart MacBride and Roberta Steele.
  • A.J. Davidson
    Any book with Roberta Steele as its protagonist is bound to be a winner. The author has a knack of shining a spotlight on how British police work, play, cry and laugh.
  • John Roberts
    Another brilliant book by Stuart. Logan wasn't missed. Very funny at times. Highly recommend this book for fans of Stuart. The ending was brilliant, one of the best!
  • Matina Stretton
    Love the book. Quick read with some humor. Please read this book.
  • Kelly
    I love Stuart MacBride more than words can express. Read only the preface & afterword and you'll know most of the reasons why.
  • Chris Wilkinson
    A very easy 5 stars! amazing book as usual from stuart.