Flesh House



[Read] ➺ Flesh House ➶ Stuart MacBride – E17streets4all.co.uk Those who like their crime thrillers diamond hard but shot through with macabre humour need look no further than Stuart MacBride As 'Flesh House' his latest once again proves he has few euals in this Those who like their crime thrillers diamond hard but shot through with macabre humour need look no further than Stuart MacBride As 'Flesh House' his latest once again proves he has few euals in this area and is than worthy of the ever growing legion of admirers he is gleaning His tough protagonist Logan McRae is once again negotiating the mean streets of Aberdeen with violence and threat forever at his elbow Those who have read 'Cold Granite' 'Dying Light' and 'Broken Skin' will know what to expect here and they'll be aware that they're not in for a comfortable rideThe city is in a state of fear Some years ago the Grampian police nailed a particularly vicious serial killer known as The Flesher a monster who had claimed victims throughout the country But one of those freuent legal appeals which so often release dangerous criminals into the community has freed him and when a container with human body parts appears at Aberdeen harbour it looks like the stage is once again set for carnage on a massive scale DS Logan McRae along with his less experienced colleague Chief Constable Mark Faulds from Birmingham who was on the original team tracking down The Flesher finds himself in charge of one of the most ambitious manhunts city has ever seen And then members of the original team tracking down their serial killer prey whose real name is Ken Wiseman begin to disappear and human meat is making grisly appearances All of this is delivered with the reuisite grasp of tension and characterisation that we have come to expect from Stuart MacBride There are those who will feel he has gone too far in Flesh House in confronting the less savoury aspects of human behaviour but fans of uncompromising crime writing will be in their element Barry Forshaw.Flesh House

Aka Stuart B MacBride The life and times of a bearded write istStuart MacBride that's me was born in Dumbarton which is Glasgow as far as I'm concerned moving up to Aberdeen at the tender age of two when fashions were uestionable Nothing much happened for years and years and years learned to play the recorder then forgot how when they changed from little coloured dots to proper musi.

Flesh House PDF/EPUB ò Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • Flesh House
  • Stuart MacBride
  • English
  • 12 October 2015
  • 9780007244546

10 thoughts on “Flesh House

  1. says:

    Stuart MacBride teeters on the edge of being totally gross with this one I have seen several reviews where the writers advise not to eat whilst reading this book I totally agreeNevertheless it is an excellent book so grim and dark and yet freuently laugh out loud funny The police procedural aspects are very well done and I really enjoyed working out the killer's identity at the same time as the police did using the same clues There was still a degree of surprise at the end but it was not totally out of left field as sometimes happensBest of all was the character development Over four books all the main characters have grown on me in particular of course Logan McCrae It is so nice to see him getting a bit tougher and standing up for himself to a degree anyway I am now really looking forward to #5

  2. says:

    Well that was a particularly gruesome read and definitely not for the faint hearted Be warned this may put you off eating meat for a whileTwenty years ago 'The Flesher' was the nickname given to an Aberdeen serial killer who butchered and ate his victims A suspect was charged and convicted but later released on appeal despite the police believing they had caught the right man Now the Flesher is back People have been disappearing and victims are being hacked into choice cuts after death Yes this is dark and macabre but somehow didn't totally gross me out Maybe because the writing is so good the plot so well thought out and the characters all so well drawn or maybe it's because there is a good dose of humour and laugh out loud moments throughout to defuse the ickyness of the subject matter DS Logan McRae is assigned to the case with first DI Insch as his boss and then DI Steel Overweight and grumpy Insch is just as given to fits of anger as ever His fights with DI Steel are legendary and his team take bets on when he's going to hit someone provided he doesn't blow a fuse first DI Steel provides lighter moments with comments on her malfunctioning underwear her relationship with her clucky girlfriend and her ability to relegate all work down the line As before Logan is the one who makes connections and looks outside the box as any good detective should and provides many of the breakthroughs in the case Adding lightness and humour to the plot is Alec a BBC reporter attempting to follow the police around with his camera for a documentary on real policing There are some sad moments too when McBride is not afraid to sacrifice one of his characters for the sake of a good plot This is proving to be an excellent if somewhat gritty series and I can't wait to read the next book

  3. says:

    DI Steel yawned stretched then said 'What's green and smells of pork?' Logan didn't look up from the copy of yesterday's Evening Express he'd found on the back seat 'No idea' She grinned at him 'Kermit's willy' Pause for laughter Nothing 'Miserable sods' Logan and crew are back in Flesh House the fourth installment of the Logan McRae series This one was a lot darker and gorier than previous books seriously don’t eat while reading this but it also contained a nice dose of humor suspense and moments that actually made me teary eyed The crime solving was also great with the case keeping me guessing right until the end This installment was a little different than previous books in that Logan was entirely focused on solving solely one case Another difference is that for the first time in this series Logan didn’t miss some obvious clues which he sometimes tends to do Stuart MacBride really knocks it out of the park with Flesh House It is now my official favorite of the series so far Can't recommend it enough Final rating 5 stars

  4. says:

    If you like your police procedurals dark and gory you most likely will love Stuart McBride’s Flesh House The fourth installment of McBride’s Logan McRae series is about as grisly as they come Twenty years prior Aberdeen Scotland was plagued by a serial killer known as “the Flesher” whose victims were found brutally slain Some were never found at all Ken Wiseman was arrested and convicted Now however Wiseman is free and the slayings have begun anewDetective Sergeant McRae becomes involved after human body parts are found in a container and before long “mystery meat” in the butcher shops and stores has a whole new meaning The killer appears to be picking up speed as the number of missing persons seems to be growing From time to time we get an up close and personal look at one victim who for some reason is only being held captive rather than being butcheredDespite the stomach lurching descriptions there is some humor As in previous books in the series much of it is raunchy and crude but I managed a chuckle or two nonetheless The relationships are interesting and well developed And the mystery itself is riveting However the violence and decadence are too over the top for my taste The modus operandi is consistent I suppose with the killer’s mindset and psyche but it was far too extreme for me I have to add that the ending was uite unexpected indeedThere are a few uestions up in the air for Logan and also for Jackie At this juncture I have not decided whether or not to continue with the series but I might be curious to know how these two end up3 stars

  5. says:

    There's still a lot to like in this book particularly if you've got a strong stomach because you're going to need it but Flesh House veered too far away from the plausible for me view spoilerThat ending was a definite step too far for a series that so far has been dramatic certainly but well within the realms of possibility hide spoiler

  6. says:

    The fourth Logan McRae novel and Stuart MacBride is slowly working himself higher up my list of favourite authorsSince picking up the first Logan McRae novel Cold Granite I knew I was onto something good with Stuart MacBride I love crime thrillers adore police procedurals and he was offering me all that I wanted and then some He offers great mystery He keeps you guessing throughout There are plot twists There are great characters The humour is dark The story is grizzly He has it all and to make it all better I actually know the locations in the stories The final point knowing the locations doesn’t really influence my love of the stories I would love them even if I was oblivious to Aberdeen but it does make it that little bit easier to enjoyWith Flesh House Stuart MacBride gave us another great story Book three Broken Skin was my favourite of the first three books It had every single tiny thing that I could ask for It really did in my opinion have it all I fangirled so hard to the point where it was no longer funny Coming after such a thing I was worried Flesh House would not be as good At the same time however the synopsis had me believing it would be even better It was a tough place to be but I was excited any wayCompared to many crime books I have read this one sits uite high up there Compared to the first three Logan McRae books it is not the best It is at Stuart MacBride’s usual high standard but it sits in the four star category rather than the five star category A wonderful read but not my favourite in the series Wonderful as I had hoped but it was coming after a stronger readWith Flesh House I feel as though the story was a bit slower This isn’t to say the story was slow throughout but it seemed to take longer before the action really started A lot time was spent focusing upon the past aspects of the case of what happened twenty years ago and rehashing details pertaining to that aspect of the story rather than moving things forwards Of course they did move forward in the end When things started moving it was great – there were so many aspects to the story and it was all a lot of fun – but I felt as though I waited longer than usual for the action to truly start As so much happened towards the end I felt as though the story had made up for the slow start but it still wasn’t uite there I would have liked all the wonderful aspects of the story and a little speed at the startDon’t get me wrong it was a brilliant story I did have a lot of fun with it as I do with all of the Logan McRae novels I’ve already listed all of the things Stuart MacBride has to offer and all is apparent in this novel Hell the humour continues to increase with every novel and I was once again getting into trouble for laughing at the most inopportune of times I simply had my hopes set a little bit higher after reading Broken Skin Overall a wonderful read It is a brilliant addition to the series Unfortunately despite hoping otherwise it wasn’t a new favourite

  7. says:

    This is the fourth Logan McRae thriller and is definitely not for the faint hearted Twenty years ago a serial killer named ‘The Flesher’ was arrested Now he’s on the loose and McRae and his colleagues are determined to track him down DI Inch was involved in that original case and having been told he needs to go on a diet he is most definitely not in a good mood Adding to his annoyance is the fact that a BBC film crew are following the case while making a documentaryThis is a violent novel which often makes for uncomfortable reading We have the eating of human flesh people imprisoned gory killings torture scenes and lots of death MacBride does not flinch was killing familiar characters or tackling really difficult subjects However this series of also full of dark humour and characters that you really care about I will certainly be continuing this series even though I did find myself flinching at times As always Steve Worsley read this wonderfully – I love his audio versions of these books as he really makes the characters come alive

  8. says:

    Hold on to your stomach and avoid eating while reading as this one takes some truly gory turns Protagonist DS Logan McRae returns in the 4th instalment of the series Macbride’s dry witty humour is as strong as ever however there is only one major crime in this novel McRae’s dogged determination and indomitable perseverance permeates the entire plot which I found fast paced and all engrossing Nothing like an excellent Scottish detective series even though slightly different to the first three to keep the mind guessing to the very end

  9. says:

    This was one of the strangest books I've read in a while I'm not sure what to make of it First of all I'm beginning to suspect that the Keystone Cops have come back in the form of this series There's a lot of zaniness throughout and lots of laughs Kind of strange considering the crimes are so gruesome people being butchered and cut up into meat packages that make their way into stores Lots of laughs seriously Then there was the ending That got complicated and strange and I can't help thinking I missed something I'm not 100% sure who did what or who was real or even what happened to some of the people Part of the problem was that there were so many characters spread out over many years and it was hard to keep up with them But it was confusing even knowing the characters But lots of fun to read nevertheless

  10. says:

    Flesh House sees our hapless hero DS Logan McRae wading through the relentless and monstrous after effects of the murderous Flesher of Margaret Thatcher face mask and striped butcher apron fameLogan reminds me of Eeyore A A Milne He’s basically depressed after his break up with DC Jackie Watcher and burnt out by a massive workload pressed upon him by the oblivious DI Insch and DI Steele A morass of blood gore and guts seeps through every page making it impossible not to be impacted by the overarching gruesomeness We are spared nothing right up to the last supper er pageStuart MacBride’s dialogue ensnares and his descriptions have you trudging the grim streets of Aberdeen with Logan sensing the increasing desperation and longing for the nightmare to end

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