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  • Published: 14 November 2023
  • ISBN: 9780552178327
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

The Dead of Winter

The chilling new thriller from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of the Logan McRae series

A policeman is stranded in a town full of ex-convicts in the darkly entertaining new crime novel from number one Sunday Times bestselling author Stuart MacBride.

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...

  • Published: 14 November 2023
  • ISBN: 9780552178327
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Stuart MacBride

Stuart MacBride is the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. He's also published standalones, novellas, and short stories, as well as a slightly twisted children's picture book for slightly twisted children.

Stuart lives in the northeast of Scotland with his wife Fiona, cats Gherkin, Onion and Beetroot, some hens, some horses, and an impressive collection of assorted weeds.

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Praise for The Dead of Winter

'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


A classic, twisty thriller

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