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Stuart MacBride: Ash Henderson 2-book Crime Thriller Collection

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Two Ash Henderson crime thrillers from the author of four consecutive No. 1 Sunday Times bestsellers.

BIRTHDAYS FOR THE DEAD: 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 in the run-up to their thirteenth birthday, sending the families his home-made cards showing their daughters being slowly tortured to death.

But Ash hasn’t told anyone about Rebecca’s birthday cards – they all think she’s just run away from home – 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 killer gets what he deserves…

A SONG FOR THE DYING: He’s back…

Eight years ago, ‘The Inside Man’ murdered four women and left three more in critical condition – all of them with their stomachs slit open and a plastic doll stitched inside.

And then the killer just … disappeared.

Ash Henderson was a Detective Inspector on the initial investigation, but a lot can change in eight years. His family has been destroyed, his career is in tatters, and one of Oldcastle’s most vicious criminals is making sure he spends the rest of his life in prison.

Now a nurse has turned up dead on a patch of waste ground, a plastic doll buried beneath her skin, and it looks as if Ash might finally get a shot at redemption. At earning his freedom.

At revenge.

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Critical Praise

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 A SONG FOR THE DYING:

‘A powerful, swift-moving narrative … required reading for those who enjoy crime fiction with a bitter taste.’ Andrew Taylor, Spectator

‘A pungent sense of place … a vertiginous climax … Ash Henderson is mesmerisingly ruthless on the page’ Independent

‘Frightening stuff … a cast of characters to die for’ Sun

‘Darkly gripping … as smart a piece of crime fiction as you’re likely to read this year … or next.’ Sunday Sport

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008108601
  • ISBN 10: 0008108609
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/09/2015
  • Pages: 992
  • List Price: 19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC3: FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • BISAC4: FICTION / Thrillers / General
  • BISAC5: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies

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