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Flesh House (Logan McRae, Book 4) (original 2008; edition 2011)

by Stuart MacBride (Author)

Series: Logan McRae (4)

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The 4th thriller in the Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. Panic grips The Granite City as DS Logan McRae heads up a manhunt for 'The Flesher' - one of the UK's most notorious serial killers. Panic strikes the Granite City... When an offshore container turns up at Aberdeen Harbour full of human meat, it kicks off the largest manhunt in the Granite City's history. Twenty years ago 'The Flesher' was butchering people all over the UK - turning victims into oven-ready joints - until Grampian's finest put him away. But eleven years later he was out on appeal. Now he's missing and people are dying again. When members of the original investigation start to disappear, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae realizes the case might not be as clear cut as everyone thinks... Twenty years of secrets and lies are being dragged into the light. And the only thing that's certain is Aberdeen will never be the same again.… (more)
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Title:Flesh House (Logan McRae, Book 4)
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Disappointing Scottish police procedural. Best thing about it was all the drinkin & cussin. ( )
  Seafox | Jul 24, 2019 |
Well, Stuart MacBride has yet to hit a foul ball.

One thing about his stories is that he can write about the most depraved nature of people without the story becoming exploitative.

Again, in this novel there are several threads going on at once and plenty of red herrings.

In this novel, after a successful appeal, a once imprisoned killer is released and soon after the killings resume. Out of avoiding spoilers, I won't go into the particular aspects of this killer, but only add, what he does is not for the weak of heart - or stomach.

Like other confident authors, MacBride also likes to batter his characters around, often times making it clear that the savior on the white horse will not always ride in and save the day on time as too many American authors tend to do.

For example, contrast Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole and Michale Connelly's Harry Bosch = Hole carries his wounds and injuries, while Bosch remains often times unscathed.

The characters in MacBride's books do suffer from time to time.

One aspect of the continued storyline that is growing old is how the genius of Logan McRae is lost upon those above him. He has pulled to many rabbits out of the hat to allow his immediate two supervisors to continue to shine.

Oh, one other thing....too many of his characters retch too much. Seasoned detectives are not ones to throw up at each sign of a mangled corpse. It just doesn't happen....

Still, each book continues to get better.....

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  EricEllis | Sep 2, 2017 |
Stuart MacBride dissects the human condition, literally.
It's horrible. And brilliant. It has an appalling ending. And it's brilliant. ( )
  DavidR1958 | Jul 4, 2017 |
Far more gruesome than the previous novels, almost enough to make you vegetarian. Far too many victims, I kept getting confused as to who was who, ditto suspects and their contacts. And I got quite fed up with the Jackie/Logan situation. Hoping the next in the series will be better. ( )
  mlfhlibrarian | Feb 17, 2017 |
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The 4th thriller in the Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. Panic grips The Granite City as DS Logan McRae heads up a manhunt for 18The Flesher 19 13 one of the UK 19s most notorious serial killers.

The case was closed. Until the killer walked free 26

When an offshore container turns up at Aberdeen Harbour full of human meat, it kicks off the largest manhunt in the Granite City 19s history.

Twenty years ago 18The Flesher 19 was butchering people all over the UK 13 turning victims into oven-ready joints 13 until Grampian 19s finest put him away. But eleven years later he was out on appeal. Now he 19s missing and people are dying again.

When members of the original investigation start to disappear, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae realizes the case might not be as clear cut as everyone thinks 26

Twenty years of secrets and lies are being dragged into the light. And the only thing that 19s certain is Aberdeen will never be the same again.

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I have been enjoying this Logan MacRae series but the incompetence and management of this police department in over the top and unbelievable. This series definitely needs more redeemable characters. The plot was a great one that should have be cleverly executed but fell far short of its potential. The ending was very unsatisfying as it left us hanging in regards to the conditions of some characters. I would like to continue the series but I'm afraid to pick up the next book and once again find it another disappointment. ( )
  EadieB | Jan 19, 2016 |
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The 4th thriller in the Number One bestselling crime series from the award-winning Stuart MacBride. Panic grips The Granite City as DS Logan McRae heads up a manhunt for 'The Flesher' - one of the UK's most notorious serial killers. Panic strikes the Granite City... When an offshore container turns up at Aberdeen Harbour full of human meat, it kicks off the largest manhunt in the Granite City's history. Twenty years ago 'The Flesher' was butchering people all over the UK - turning victims into oven-ready joints - until Grampian's finest put him away. But eleven years later he was out on appeal. Now he's missing and people are dying again. When members of the original investigation start to disappear, Detective Sergeant Logan McRae realizes the case might not be as clear cut as everyone thinks... Twenty years of secrets and lies are being dragged into the light. And the only thing that's certain is Aberdeen will never be the same again.

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