Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride

Birthdays for the Dead - Stuart MacBride

This book is a stripped down muscle car, roaring with unbridled horsepower, racing like the literary equivalent of Steve McQueen in BULLITT through dark territory, pedal to the metal without headlights, questionable brakes and Steve himself at the wheel, taking the story through it's paces, hitting every twist and turn like a pro, ricocheting off the curves, pieces flying, until the very end, when the reader crawls out of the smoking wreck, soaked in sweat, twitching like a junkie.....and ready for another ride.

No one writes like Stuart MacBride. Not only does he imbue every word with pure Scottish attitude, he captures the heart of noir in it's essence......the road to redemption and the highway to Hell are sometimes one and the same, and the most you can hope for is to arrive at either destination.....bloodied and broken but alive.

Highest possible recommendation.