The Blood Road (Logan McRae #11) by Stuart MacBride

The Blood Road (Logan McRae #11)

Some things just won’t stay buried…Logan McRae’s personal history is hardly squeaky clean, but now that he works for Professional Standards it’s his job to police his fellow officers.When Detective Inspector Bell turns up dead in the driver’s seat of a crashed car it’s a shock to everyone. Because Bell died two years ago, they buried him. Or they thought they did.As an investigation is launched into Bell’s stabbing, Logan digs into ...

Details The Blood Road (Logan McRae #11)

TitleThe Blood Road (Logan McRae #11)
Release DateJun 14th, 2018
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, Cultural, Scotland, Thriller

Reviews The Blood Road (Logan McRae #11)

  • Paromjit
    This is the 11th in what is a favourite series of mine featuring DI Logan McRae, set in Aberdeen. At this stage, we are all familiar with the style, type of content, the comic humour juxtaposed with the bleak, the multiple threads in the tale, the familiar characters in all their glory as we wonder just how many scars the author will inflict on the battered Logan this time. Logan is now working for Professional Standards, with the idiot Rennie, m...
  • Sandy
    When I skimmed the blurb for this book there came a point where I stopped, gave my head a shake & thought: I really should read more carefully because I’d swear it just said Logan MacRae was working for Professional Standards….*reads again*….Good lord, it’s true. Oooookay. So he’s policing the police. He really shouldn’t be involved in criminal investigations but things get a little complicated when Duncan Bell, a former cop, is found...
  • Stephen Collins
    Dead men do tell tails even when they died two years ago but When Detective Inspector Bell who Logan knows is dead & buried because saw his coffin he was murder but now He's been murdered again! Shit hits the fan & all thoughts skeletons buried seep keep popping up & the body count gets higher & higher.Another twister from Cold Garnet crime writer & Halfhead is another Scottish crime.Inspired by Conan Doyle this very Holmes it that after he fell ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    I love this series so much. Actually I've loved all this authors books but there's a special love involved in one featuring Logan and Steele for many many reasons...There's just no substitute anywhere in crime fiction for this pair, whether featured together or apart, in the case of The Blood Road luckily we get plenty of togetherness..Much to Logan's dismay.. The story as ever is a dark and hugely emotive one, this time featuring missing childre...
  • Kirsty 📚📖❤️
    'm a latecomer to this series. I read A Dark so Deadly a wile back then started on the McRae series. I read Cold Granite just last week and still have the ones in between that and this latest one so some of the questions I have will no doubt be answered as I play catch but I did like the continuation from Book 1 to it's conclusion here with the Livestock Mart - the market for selling children. This is another instance where I've read an ARC from...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    I mentally squealed with delight when I saw that my audiobook service had this book. Even though it was over 16 hours to listen through. But, if there is one author I can trust completely to make all those 16 hours of pure fun and bloody joy is it Stuart MacBride. And, I speed it up so the narrator speaks as fast I speak and think (and I speak fast)! As I was saying, this book is pure fun straight through and it all starts with a dead body of Det...
  • Roy
    Where to begin. If youre reading this youre obvisouly a massive fan. The story blends yhe usual comic humour with the darkest of deeds once again. We have the multiple plot threads which come to a boil. We have the loveable characters that MacBride has so wonderfully created. I love Logans and Steels relationship and the way they feed off eachother. Its interesting to see Logan as Steels boss for once, which is something a little new. The story o...
  • ☠tsukino☠
    Sono soddisfatta della storia e di essere riuscita a leggerla in originale. L’inizio è stato un po’ difficoltoso, dovuto a una lettura un po' lenta, poichè piena di acronimi inglesi, di riferimenti alla cultura pop britannica e modi di dire scozzesi. Una volta che si prende confidenza con la terminologia e lo stile di scrittura, si prende il ritmo e si procede abbastanza velocemente.Ci sono delle cose che sono rimaste nebulose (spero di ave...
  • Eva
    Stuart MacBride has been on my list of go-to authors for as long as I can remember. Every time there’s a new book of his on the horizon, my anticipations and expectations are sky high but I also always have faith that he’ll deliver. So of course I dropped whatever it was I was doing when I got the opportunity to read this one early and I didn’t regret it for a second.The Blood Road is the eleventh instalment in the Logan McRae series and it...
  • Kate
    This is my favourite crime series in the world - everything about these books to my mind is perfect, not least the incredible personalities we meet. Roberta Steel will live long in legend and I'm delighted to say that she gets her time in the rain in The Blood Road. The story here is particularly harrowing, driving Logan and his team on like a team possessed. I'll never think of phone caller IDs and ringtones in the same way again.... Review to f...
  • Rachel the Book Harlot
    4.5 stars
  • Lesley
    Stuart MacBride rules - he can write no wrong.Nothing else needs to be said :)
  • Tara
    My favourite series. I love Logan and his quips and the supporting characters always crack me up. On a side note, this book touched on a pretty intense topic and ultimately gave me the creeps! P.S. I feel as if I'm the only non-Steel fan 😫
  • Jay Dwight
    Really enjoyed this crime thriller from Stuart Macbride.We're dealing with dark subject matter - murders, child abductions. However the narrative is lightened by the interactions between the police working the cases, many of which I found quite hilarious.A thoroughly engaging story which I highly recommend.
  • Tasha and Megan Mahoney
    I have the beginning of this series sitting on my bookshelf waiting for me to start it. It is now on my TBR ASAP list. I thoroughly enjoyed this, the 11th in the Logan Series.DI Bell died two years ago, which makes for a confusing crime scene when DI Bell's dead body then turns up in the drivers seat of a crashed car!I'm not going to give anything away for this story that is not in the synopsis. It really is a cracker of a thriller and I advise y...
  • Julie
    Another brilliant read by Stuart MacBride. You almost want to sign up for the police. I said almost!! Good banter between the characters. Although there is gruesome bits in the plots, the way the police characters lighten the mood with funny banter is a coping method to what they witness in their careers. I love how Stuart puts Aberdeen on the map. (He mentions Dufftown and Ben Rinnes which are on my doorstep!) and uses local lingo. All his books...
  • Biggus
    If you are a fan of the series (as I am) don't read this. And no, it isn't because of the subject matter, I couldn't care less one way or another, it just isn't a good book. Everyone is full of witty banter, everyone is clever, rank doesn't mean anything in this police force, the relationship between Logan and Steel is... well, unreal, meaning NOT real. The story is silly (and that probably flatters it). Nah, I have read them all, and the last co...
  • Tiger
    Another excellent installment in MacBride's Logan McRae series set in Scotland. A man is knifed to death........a man who turns out to be a cop who died 2 years ago. Where was he for the last 2 years ? Why did he return now ? Just who did they bury 2 years ago ? And is there some connection to the missing children case of the present ? As only Stuart MacBride can, he had me cringing on one page as very young children are abducted to be sold to pa...
  • Ginny Kavanagh
    Logan McRae is now working in Professional Standards (aka Internal Affairs in the USA). Though his new position earns him the disdain of his peers, it doesn’t stop him from solving crimes. He investigates the recent death of a DI who had killed himself two years before (it is complicated) and the apparent suicide of a maverick detective who had been working a missing child case. This one is dark because it deals with abducted children. Warning:...
  • Board inMalibu
    Disturbing subject matter but saved by protagonist DI Logan McRae’s dialogue and the many quirky, oddball, strange and vulgar recurring supporting characters. Been a fan of MacBride’s for a while and anxiously awaited this new installment. DI Logan in Professional Standards was a surprise, happily he was drafted into the murder inquiries (plural), child abductions and historic cases. I find child trafficking dark, immensely sad, I really stru...
  • Mary Picken
    If you haven’t tried this series, you should, you really, really, should. Stuart MacBride is so on form with the latest in his Logan McRae series that you’d almost think he is enjoying himself.It is perfectly easy to dip into The Blood Road from a standing start without having read the others, but why deprive yourself? Get the whole set and begin with Cold Granite.What the blurb doesn’t tell you is that at the heart of this book is a really...
  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    The Blood Road is the latest in the Logan McRae series. It revolves around the murder of DI Duncan Bell. The only problem is Bell died two years ago and was buried with full police honours. So where has Bell been? And who is currently in his grave?‘Why would Ding Dong fake his own death?’ The police are currently under the midst of a media frenzy, due to a local child abduction case. Ellie Morton (4yrs) has gone missing and she becomes the fi...
  • Gary Dowden
    The Logan McRae series by Stuart MacBride is consistently grim, dark, bleak and littered with black humour and the 11th in the series – The Blood Road – follows the same tact, as McRae, now with Professional Standards, is dragged into the world of police suicides and child abduction!When a body, discovered in the drivers seat of a crashed car, appears to be the body of someone who died and was buried two years earlier, McRae is dragged into t...
  • Jane Hunt
    Starting a series at book eleven is probably not the best way to become acquainted with the characters, but despite this being my first Logan McRae book I found the characters delightfully quirky and wholly authentic. 'The Blood Road', as the name suggests has a dark theme, not revealed in the blurb I read. 'The concept of a child auction' is truly horrific and readers should be prepared to be appalled by some of the events in this story. The sce...
  • Mike
    It never stops raining in Aberdeen - at least not over the few days this book covers. I'm not sure when anyone manages to dry off. And almost all the policemen and women are strange, silly, or plain stupid. Apart from the hero. It's not surprising that the general public don't have much time for them. On the other hand they have some pretty drastic crims to deal with. I haven't read any others in this series, but would certainly be keen to on the...
  • Kathleen Gray
    This series is new to me but gosh, I wish I'd read the earlier ones, not because I was at sea with this (although there were times when I wondered about the back story) but because I know I missed some good reads. Logan McRae is the classic cynical policeman and now he's working for Professional Standards, which can only make some of that more intense. He has a sense of humor though sometimes it's a bit, ahem, subtle. This time, he's trying to fi...
  • Helen
    The usual mix of dark story with a lot of humour. Although he is now in Professional Standards Logan somehow ends up investigating several murders and a paedophile kidnap ring, and even has the demoted Roberta Steel back with him on the case for some of the time. The story begins with the discovery of the recently dead body of a former police colleague, whose death was supposed to have happened two years before. The story is full of betrayals and...
  • Kevin McMahon
    The 11th in the Logan Mcrae series and this one is a belter. Logan is now with Professional Standards and it kicks off with DI Bell who apparently died two years ago turning up dead having been stabbed. From there we have the death of a DS and a number of missing children from throughout Scotland. Due to lack of numbers and the MIT dealing with so many enquiries Logan has to act as SIO.This is fast placed and at points harrowing for anyone with c...