The Dead of Winter (Hardback)
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The Dead of Winter (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages
Published: 16/02/2023
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Waterstones Says

Set in a brooding, wintry Scotland, McBride’s bone-chilling thriller finds DC Edward Reekie on the trail of a murderer as an ex-cop-turned-gangster is found tortured to death in his bungalow.

It was supposed to be an easy job.

All Detective Constable Edward Reekie had to do was pick up a dying prisoner from HMP Grampian and deliver him somewhere to live out his last few months in peace.

From the outside, Glenfarach looks like a quaint, sleepy, snow-dusted village, nestled deep in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, but things aren't what they seem. The place is thick with security cameras and there's a strict nine o'clock curfew, because Glenfarach is the final sanctuary for people who've served their sentences but can't be safely released into the general population.

Edward's new boss, DI Montgomery-Porter, insists they head back to Aberdeen before the approaching blizzards shut everything down, but when an ex-cop-turned-gangster is discovered tortured to death in his bungalow, someone needs to take charge.

The weather's closing in, tensions are mounting, and time's running out - something nasty has come to Glenfarach, and Edward is standing right in its way...

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781787634923
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 573 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Often very funny and concludes with a glorious twist' - The Times

MacBride is one of this country's finest crime writers, but he is no exponent of 'cosy' crime, as he demonstrates here with this fierce, dark tale of a young detective delivering a prisoner to a village in the Scottish Highlands to spend his last days. . . Written in MacBride's familiar tongue-in-cheek style, it fizzes from every page - Daily Mail

A tale with genuine jeopardy that is also sheer entertainment. It's a high wire balancing act, but MacBride never falters - Scotland on Sunday

Not your usual crime story, this is a darkly funny Fawlty Towers - Sun

A classic, twisty thriller - i Paper

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“Not so good ☹️”

“A claw-foot bath dominated one wall, topped by a mildewed shower-curtain. Crusts of dark-orange and brown limescale around the drain. Lid and seat up on the toilet, showing off a whole Formula-One- season of skid... More

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“A good read”

This was a good and engaging book to read. It flows well and the writing is good and I loved the dark humour in the story. I didn't like Reekie initially although he did grow on me as the book progressed. He and... More

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“Brilliant!”

The author sucks you in right from the start with his new read. Set in the middle of winter, in a small Scottish town, the plotting is creative and fast paced. Filled with flashes of sardonic humour, it's gritty,... More

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