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All That’s Dead

(Logan McRae #12)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  387 ratings  ·  76 reviews
The stunning new Logan McRae thriller from No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Stuart MacBride.

Scottish crime fiction at its very best.

Darkness is coming…


Inspector Logan McRae was looking forward to a nice simple case – something to ease him back into work after a year off on the sick. But the powers-that-be have other ideas…

The high-profile anti-independence campaigner, Prof
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by HarperCollins (first published May 16th 2019)
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Maureen
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Inspector Logan McRae has returned to work after a year on sick leave, after being seriously injured in a knife attack, but if he thinks he’ll be eased in gently then he’s in for a shock, because the mother of all cases is awaiting him!

Aberdeen based anti independence campaigner Professor Wilson has gone missing, with only bloodstains in his kitchen to indicate that something sinister has occurred. There are serious tensions between those for and those against Scottish Nationalism, and Wilson (
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Paromjit
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This may be the 12th addition to the DI Logan McRae series by Stuart MacBride set in Aberdeen, but I still anticipate the newest book with an eagerness and anticipation that places me amongst the community of readers that are die hard fans of the series. At this stage, I know there is little that will surprise me, but this makes little difference to the huge level of enjoyment that I know I am guaranteed to experience. All the elements I expect are here, the humour, the comic wit, the mayhem, th ...more
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
The Logan McRae series is a favorite series of mine. No one can mix crime and humor as Stuart Macbride and this book is no exception. And, it all starts with a missing body, and that's not the first body to go missing. However, Logan also has to deal with the fact that the cop that runs this investigation has, let's say a black spot on his record. And, now a journalist is threatening to reveal it all. And, to top it all Logan is the one set to help out the investigation because the powers to be ...more
Liz Barnsley
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Every time I review a Stuart Macbride novel I have a terrible time because honestly all I want to do is dance the awesome book dance. Yes it’s a thing in my house, the youngest did one last night having finished the fourth Harry Potter..

Anyway, you can’t see me so I’ll just have to use my words…All That’s Dead is yet another fantastic addition to this series, completely gripping first page to last, irreverently hilarious and also dark as you like.

Our favourite characters are back doing their own
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Gary
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 12th book in the Logan McRae series by author Stuart MacBride. I have read all of these books but could easily be read as a stand alone. The Logan McRae series is set in Aberdeen.
Inspector Logan McRae is back at work after a year off on the sick and looking forward to an easy case to ease him back into the daily grind. But his bosses have different ideas.
Professor Wilson an high profile anti-independence campaigner has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. There’s a w
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Rosemary Standeven
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This is probably one of the best police procedural/crime novels that I have ever read. It is my first Stuart MacBride book, but it definitely will not be my last.
Scotland has survived two referenda. In the first they voted against independence, believing the “Better Together” campaign. So, in the second – the EU referendum – they also voted to remain together, and were royally shafted by the English nationalists, who decided that it was OK for the English to vote to “take back control”, but
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Kirsty ❤️
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes bloggers get a bad rep because they get books for free but these comments don't factor in that sometimes you get a book for free, love it so much that you end up going out and buying an authors entire back catalogue which is what happened with me when I read  MacBride's A Dark So Deadly at the back end of 2017. When this is released I'll be going out and adding it to the collection because it's equally as good as all the others I've read so far. 

I love the characterisations in these bo
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Kate
Stuart MacBride can do no wrong in my eyes. His novels always feature in my top five books of the year. All That's Dead is fantastic, pure and simple, and for all of the reasons that make Stuart MacBride my favourite crime writer - outstanding, unforgettable characters; clever, witty writing; gripping, shocking mysteries; and that special indefinable something that is irresistible. Not to mention Roberta Steel. Superb. Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights.
Eva
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Few things get me as excited as the arrival of a new Logan McRae book so as soon as my pre-order arrived, I dropped everything and settled in for what I was sure would be an entertaining afternoon.

On his first day back at work after a year long absence, Logan McRae is hoping for a nice and easy ride but luck is not on his side. High-profile and anti-independence campaigner Professor Wilson goes missing from his home and that’s just the start of a major shit-storm all over the place. Social media
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Elaine
Well this may be the twelfth in the series but it is a new one to me and I really need to catch up on the earlier books. I found this to be an enthralling, occasionally humorous and enthralling read, a brilliant crime thriller with fantastic characters and plenty of twists to keep me guessing!

Inspector Logan McRae is returning to work a year after being stabbed and seriously injured. He's anticipating a gentle re-introduction to work but the disappearance of a vocal, acerbic anti-independence ca
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Roy
May 28, 2019 rated it liked it
While I enjoy MacBrides writing and humour mixed with his crime. I'm losing my fondness for some characters. I think I might retire this series as I feel like the series has bit a formulaic trend.
Karen
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Any author who starts out a blurb with "darkness is coming" and then gives Logan McRae a happy home life needs a damn good glaring at. The only saving grace is that things are typically shit creek / broken paddle at work so it's not a massive glaring at...

Book number 12 in the Logan McRae series, ALL THAT'S DEAD, finds him still an Inspector in Professional Standards, sucked into an ongoing murder investigation when the lead investigator is himself about to be outed by the papers as a member of
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Elaine Tomasso
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I would like to thank Netgalley and HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction for an advance copy of All That’s Dead, the twelfth novel to feature DI Logan MacRae of Police Scotland.

Logan returns to a job in Professional Standards after a year off on invalidity. To ease him in he is asked to investigate DI King who is facing exposure in the press. It should be a simple job but DI King is investigating the disappearance of staunch and combative anti independence campaigner Professor Nicholas Wilson. As Log
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Lesley
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is nothing I don't love about Stuart McBride's writing (and use of the Aberdonian dialect!), and the stories of Logan McRae and his cohorts.

Full stop :)
Craig Sisterson
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, scottish
Stuart MacBride has built a strong crime writing reputation on his adroit blending of gruesome crimes and gallows humour, delving into dark places without dwelling too long without a laugh or two in the pages too.

Sometimes those strong threads of brutality and banter can make it easy to overlook that he's also got a great touch for character and character relationships in his storytelling, and bringing the setting and some relevant social issues to life. All of that is well on show in his twelf
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gem
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yet another rip-roaring novel from the incomparable Stuart MacBride. Since I started reading his novels about five years ago I have eagerly awaited each and every instalment and he never fails to produce a book that utterly grips me.

I love the reoccurring characters of Logan, Steel, Tufty and Rennie, and the camaraderie between them makes me laugh out loud the entire way through and brings beings a lightness to what otherwise are incredibly grim tales...

The story line for this book is very topic
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Siobhan
Dec 15, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-buy
Why am I only now finding out we have a title?

Always ready for a new McRae book.
Keriann Davey
3.5 stars, review to follow

Thank you to Harper Colins for sending this to me for review via Netgally.

This was one of my most anticipated reads of a year! I jumped for joy when I heard Stuart MacBride was bringing out and new book in the Logan Mcrae series and jumped even higher when I got approved for an e arc via Netgally.

This is book 12 in the series so if you haven't read the others then look away now as I don't want to spoil anything but you really should go back and read book one!.

We see Lo
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Mary Picken
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you’re not reading this series, you are missing a massive treat. Like others in the series, All That’s Dead can very well be read as a stand-alone, but the characters, their interplay and development, all make for a reading of this series from the beginning to enjoy watching them grow and to follow their progress. Because these are characters you are invested in; people you care about, from the annoying, irrepressible, on overdrive PC Quirrel, universally known as Tufty, to D.S. Roberta Steel ...more
Hannah
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
DI Logan McRae is a slightly grumpy, but dedicated detective at the police of Scotland. Back on the job after a year away from the force and still recovering from a stab wound to the abdomen, Logan is looking for a simple case to solve while easing back into work. His new boss, Julie Bevan, is busy crocheting, collecting well wishes on greetings cards for staff members and organising pot luck dinners. Professor and anti-independence campaigner Nicholas Wilson has vanished, leaving behind a pool ...more
Lou
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All That's Dead is the twelfth book in the DI Logan McRae series and although most series' would be running out of steam at this point, this is as fresh and captivating as the first ones. The dark sardonic humour is as great as ever and helps break up the brutal crimes and investigation into the two killers by giving the reader some light relief. MacBride has an army of devotees who appreciate the character-driven narrative he creates and each member of the cast is detailed and three-dimensional ...more
peggy
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This maybe the 12th book in the DI Logan McRae series and I still get excited when a new book is released and lands in my inbox. This is trademark Stuart McBride. Full of humour ( in my case laugh out loud), comic wit, Inspector Roberta Steele lesbian queen extraordinaire who always comes up smelling of roses. DI Logan McRae who tries desperately to keep it altogether while working with the likes of the Tuffinator and Rennie. As Logan says Its like working in a kindergarten. The one liners are p ...more
Sue
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stewart MacBride's latest investigation for Logan MacRae and his Police Scotland colleagues provides excellent entertainment and thrills. Logan has returned to work after a year recovering from stab wounds sustained on the job, and hopes for a gentle reintroduction in the Professional Standards Unit, but fate and short staffing decree otherwise. The detective he is assigned to support lands a case concerning a missing person which soon takes a gruesome turn. The situation escalates and the press ...more
Janet
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars
Inspector Logan McRae returns to work after a year & hopes he’ll be able to ease back to work with an easy case. No chance!
The high-profile anti-independence campaigner, Professor Wilson, has gone missing, leaving nothing but bloodstains behind. A superior officer with problems, who unravels leaving McRae to cope. Although this is the twelfth book in the series the series is still fresh & I just love the series , strong characters & a fast paced story just what I need for an
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Martha Brindley
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a stunning read! One of my favourite crime authors who never fails to deliver. Book 12 in the Logan Mc Rae series is every bit as fresh as book one. Logan is investigating a trail of missing bodies, an investigating officer with a serious mark on his record and the character of DS Steel on the team. So much humour, great pace, tight plot and a well written tale make this a 5* read from Stuart MacBride. I just love this series and have no hesitation in recommending this book. My thanks to ...more
Jo
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Can I make a polite suggestion?  Please read the previous books.  I am quite sure that, apart from being great stories to read, there is a wealth of back story that will assist with understanding some of the interpersonal dynamics here.

So, to the story.  The narrative, shot through with humour, nevertheless delivers on tension at a somewhat frenetic pace.  There is a real sense of the police running to catch up here, and this is apparent both in the interactions between colleagues, as well as th
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Roger
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another roller coaster ride of fun and violence with the usual cast of characters. Not great literature, but an excellent series.
Book-Lover Book Blog
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
I think this author’s work is best read by Scottish people and this one especially aimed towards people that are into politics. I didn’t like it at all. It was very politically opinionated and I believe it’s from the authors perspective. There’s a fair bit of ENGLISH hating in this too and being English myself, irritated me.

The story concept itself probably would have great if it was more understandable for us English people. And also would have been OK if the characters were even remotely like
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Fiona
May 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked the plot of this book but I was really put off by the constant similies/metaphors. It’s just never ending and I found it quite irritating. I found most of the characters quite odd too, particularly the police. There is absolutely no respect between colleagues, the author doesn’t seem to like any of his characters, even ones only mentioned in passing.
I’m probably on my own here, there are plenty of 5 Star reviews, but I’m afraid it wasn’t really for me.
My thanks to Netgalley for this co
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Aileen  (Ailz) Grist
An eye opening view of Police Scotland. This is the first of this series that I've read. The story is a good one, but the characters are mental.

I think I enjoyed it.
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