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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 30/08/2012
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The Number One bestselling crime thriller from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. A bloody, brilliant and brutal story of murder, kidnap and revenge.

Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dark secret...

Five years ago his daughter, Rebecca, went missing on the eve of her thirteenth birthday. A year later the first card arrived: home-made, with a Polaroid picture stuck to the front - Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. Every year another card: each one worse than the last.

The tabloids call him `The Birthday Boy'. He's been snatching girls for twelve years, always just before their thirteenth birthday, killing them slowly, then torturing their families with his homemade cards.

But Ash hasn't told anyone what really happened to Rebecca - they all think she ran away - because if anyone finds out, he'll be taken off the investigation. And he's sacrificed too much to give up before his daughter's murderer gets what he deserves...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007344208
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 32 mm


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Praise for Birthdays for the Dead:

`MacBride is a damned fine writer - no one does dark and gritty like him' Peter James

`The master of murderous mayhem is back to his best with a belter of a book ... a page-turner' The Sun

Praise for Stuart MacBride:

`Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order' Mark Billingham

`Ferocious and funny, this is Tartan Noir at its best' Val McDermid

`Stuart MacBride's thrillers just keep getting better' Express

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“A Definite Must Read”

The blurb for this book says it is a gritty new novel and that it certainly is. Having read every one of Stuart McBrides books I would say this is the grittiest yet. The basic premise is that a serial killer is... More

Paperback edition
5th December 2011
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“Birthdays for the Dead”

I couldn't put this book down although the violence was overdone for my taste. Ash Henderson and Dr McDonald grew on you as the story progressed and as usual Stuart McBride's narrative at times made me... More

Paperback edition
20th February 2012
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“An easy and exciting read”

This book was an easy read and the storyline was simple to follow. Although I overall enjoyed the book, I felt that the first and last third of the book were really good but the middle section was a little slow and... More

Paperback edition
17th June 2012
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