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From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD comes the short novel: 22 DEAD LITTLE BODIES, plus two short stories: STRAMASH and DI STEEL'S BAD HEIR DAY, and a novella: THE 45% HANGOVER, all featuring his most popular characters – DS Logan McRae and DCI Roberta Steel. They say ‘small is beautiful’, but as Stuart MacBride demonstrates in these four tales, it From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD comes the short novel: 22 DEAD LITTLE BODIES, plus two short stories: STRAMASH and DI STEEL'S BAD HEIR DAY, and a novella: THE 45% HANGOVER, all featuring his most popular characters – DS Logan McRae and DCI Roberta Steel. They say ‘small is beautiful’, but as Stuart MacBride demonstrates in these four tales, it can also be dark, violent, disturbing, and sometimes really quite rude. So pour yourself a wee dram, curl up on the sofa and enjoy DS Logan McRae and his sometime boss, friend, mother substitute, and nemesis, DCI Steel at their best. Here you’ll find Logan’s week from hell; Steel’s own personal nightmare before Christmas; an explosive shootout on a remote Scottish island; and the ultimate test of their relationship…


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From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD comes the short novel: 22 DEAD LITTLE BODIES, plus two short stories: STRAMASH and DI STEEL'S BAD HEIR DAY, and a novella: THE 45% HANGOVER, all featuring his most popular characters – DS Logan McRae and DCI Roberta Steel. They say ‘small is beautiful’, but as Stuart MacBride demonstrates in these four tales, it From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE MISSING AND THE DEAD comes the short novel: 22 DEAD LITTLE BODIES, plus two short stories: STRAMASH and DI STEEL'S BAD HEIR DAY, and a novella: THE 45% HANGOVER, all featuring his most popular characters – DS Logan McRae and DCI Roberta Steel. They say ‘small is beautiful’, but as Stuart MacBride demonstrates in these four tales, it can also be dark, violent, disturbing, and sometimes really quite rude. So pour yourself a wee dram, curl up on the sofa and enjoy DS Logan McRae and his sometime boss, friend, mother substitute, and nemesis, DCI Steel at their best. Here you’ll find Logan’s week from hell; Steel’s own personal nightmare before Christmas; an explosive shootout on a remote Scottish island; and the ultimate test of their relationship…

30 review for 22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I enjoyed reading this volume, which contains a short novel, a novella and two short stories featuring Acting DI Logan McRae and DI Roberta Steel. The title story, "22 Dead Little Bodies", is very much in the same vein as the full-length McRae and Steel novels, with a couple of distinct investigations going on. Steel is getting on McRae's nerves as usual, swooping in with her MIT team on any interesting cases, leaving his team to sort out anything else. A feud between neighbours escalates bizarre I enjoyed reading this volume, which contains a short novel, a novella and two short stories featuring Acting DI Logan McRae and DI Roberta Steel. The title story, "22 Dead Little Bodies", is very much in the same vein as the full-length McRae and Steel novels, with a couple of distinct investigations going on. Steel is getting on McRae's nerves as usual, swooping in with her MIT team on any interesting cases, leaving his team to sort out anything else. A feud between neighbours escalates bizarrely, and McRae witnesses a jumping suicide, but the team are unable to locate the deceased's wife and two children. Meanwhile, McRae is trying to sell his flat in order to pay for his injured partner's medical care while simultaneously trying to deflect offers of assistance from an underworld figure. I'd read the novella "The 45% Hangover" a couple of times before, but it remains entertaining and must be the least overtly violent McRae and Steel story out there. On the night of the Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014, McRae is pursuing leads on a missing "No" campaigner, while Steel inflicts her obsession with the result on everybody within shouting distance. The first short story, "Stramash" has Steel urgently summoning McRae to the Isle of Jura, where Steel's wife is at "some sort of team-building thing". It has become apparent to her that all the local drug syndicates are converging on the island - something is definitely up! The second short story, "DI Steel's Bad Heir Day" is a Christmas time story, in which a missing person's case, an unwanted legacy and PC Guthrie combine to thwart Steel's plans of wrapping her gifts before getting blootered and taking her daughter to the Panto. As usual, I found all the stories entertaining, and the repartée between Steel and Logan is as hilarious as ever. Aberdeen remains a hotbed of criminal activity, some expectedly gruesome, some laughingly hopeless. Recommended for series fans.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Siobhan

    Stuart MacBride is one of my favourite crime authors, and I’m more than willing to dive into each Logan McRae story he releases. Even though I’m not a big fan of short stories – I prefer to devour a lengthy novel – I was more than willing to dive into Stuart MacBride’s short stories. With 22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories, we were given four short stories that add to the Logan McRae series. Reading them is not a necessity to understand the overall series, but they do add a little something Stuart MacBride is one of my favourite crime authors, and I’m more than willing to dive into each Logan McRae story he releases. Even though I’m not a big fan of short stories – I prefer to devour a lengthy novel – I was more than willing to dive into Stuart MacBride’s short stories. With 22 Dead Little Bodies and Other Stories, we were given four short stories that add to the Logan McRae series. Reading them is not a necessity to understand the overall series, but they do add a little something that is enjoyable for fans of the series. As a whole, I really enjoyed this collection of short stories. Made up of 22 Dead Little Bodies, Stramash, DI Steel’s Bad Heir Day, and The 45% Hangover, we’re given some nice little extras to the series. 22 Dead Little Bodies was a three-star rating, whereas the other three stories – Stramash, DI Steel’s Bad Heir Day, and The 45% Hangover – were all four-star ratings. Hence my rounded-up rating of four-stars. Without a doubt, these are enjoyable stories for anyone who loves a good Stuart MacBride read.

  3. 5 out of 5

    ReadsSometimes

    Just pure classic DS Logan McRae and DCI Steel. 22 Dead Little bodies - the first story. A rift between two neighbours becomes a lot more than just a riff. Brilliant writing as usual with the same grit and humour which accompanies all the books I have read in this series. The other three are just funny. Playing more on the humour side, but with such intelligent writing. As I was reading it, I thought - Carry On films! If you have read his books you will know what I mean. A splendid little book. Re Just pure classic DS Logan McRae and DCI Steel. 22 Dead Little bodies - the first story. A rift between two neighbours becomes a lot more than just a riff. Brilliant writing as usual with the same grit and humour which accompanies all the books I have read in this series. The other three are just funny. Playing more on the humour side, but with such intelligent writing. As I was reading it, I thought - Carry On films! If you have read his books you will know what I mean. A splendid little book. Recommended!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jodie (J.C.T)

    I really enjoyed the 1st storey (22 dead little bodies) it was gripping and even with horrible images I end up laughing due to something someone says eg Steel and Logan I did only give it 3 stars though because I for once was dissaponted by the other stories in their. Yes the humor was their but not the thrill I very come to expect from the Logan McRae series.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    This is a collection of stories featuring the characters in Stuart Macbride's Logan Macrae ongoing series. It includes 2 short stories, a novella and a "short novel" of which I really don't see a difference but that's how they're described. In the introduction there is also a very helpful continuity guide to show what order they should be read and what full length novels they preceded or proceed. Of the short stories I enjoyed DI Steel's Bad Heir Day (didn't even notice the pun until now) as you This is a collection of stories featuring the characters in Stuart Macbride's Logan Macrae ongoing series. It includes 2 short stories, a novella and a "short novel" of which I really don't see a difference but that's how they're described. In the introduction there is also a very helpful continuity guide to show what order they should be read and what full length novels they preceded or proceed. Of the short stories I enjoyed DI Steel's Bad Heir Day (didn't even notice the pun until now) as you saw how Steel copes when Logan isn't around and that she's a big a pain in the arse to someone else. The other short story, Stramash didn't do anything for me. Can't put my finger on why as it has the series' main characters being themselves when they're around each other but I got very little out of it. Shame. The 45% Hangover was brilliant!! A Novella set around the conclusion to Scotland's vote for independence it, again, mainly features Logan and Steel but this time it's pure comedy gold. The banter is perfect, the way they interact and react to the situation they find themselves, it's perfect. There was even a brief, very brief, tender moment which was nice to see. The book's title story is a reworked disregarded part of the next (chronological) full length novel, The Missing and the Dead. I've not read that yet but it's a big book so it's understandable why things needed chopping. Basically it's Macbride piling on as much shit as he can to Logan's life whether it be personal or professional. There's crimes to solve, credit to be fought for and the after - effects of Shatter the Bones (book 7) still going on. It was a really good segue between books 8 and 9 so I'm glad it wasn't disregarded. It's also the point that I finished reading and thought it had gone too dark (which is saying a lot considering how dark and gritty the books have been). Believable and, given the nature of the series, not out of place, but I still came away feeling it was too dark.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kenneth Reid

    Brilliant book Steel's sarcasm drips from the page. There are so many funny lines. Gripping stuff too. Brilliant book Steel's sarcasm drips from the page. There are so many funny lines. Gripping stuff too.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alona

    I really enjoyed this book. I already miss Logan ☹️

  8. 5 out of 5

    Bachyboy

    Shall I just give up reading? story began with an awful suicide then progressed to a case of a man hanging bags of dog poo in a lady's cherry tree. What a load of horrible rubbish. Shall I just give up reading? story began with an awful suicide then progressed to a case of a man hanging bags of dog poo in a lady's cherry tree. What a load of horrible rubbish.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Miriam Smith (A Mother’s Musings)

    This book is a collection of short stories, the longest and main one being 22 Dead Little Bodies and all of them feature DS Logan and DCI Steel. My personal favourite was The 45% Hangover. I did enjoy the book although at times I found the banter and comical conversations a little OTT but was overall a good read and I would recommend.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Hans

    Logan McRae and DCI Roberta Steel are doing it again. An enjoyable story with 22 small bodies. The other three short stories have been published before.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Joyce

    5 stars What a wonderful stopgap to have available until the next Logan McRae book is out!! 22 Dead Little Bodies We have warring neighbors – one of whom is absolutely bonkers - a combative drunk, a suicide by jumping and missing children. Logan finally sells his apartment so Samantha can go to a private facility, and Rueben is baaaaack. And…the mysterious deaths of twenty – um, well – just read the book and you’ll find out! This is just the first story! DI Steel’s Bad Heir Day It Christmas and we 5 stars What a wonderful stopgap to have available until the next Logan McRae book is out!! 22 Dead Little Bodies We have warring neighbors – one of whom is absolutely bonkers - a combative drunk, a suicide by jumping and missing children. Logan finally sells his apartment so Samantha can go to a private facility, and Rueben is baaaaack. And…the mysterious deaths of twenty – um, well – just read the book and you’ll find out! This is just the first story! DI Steel’s Bad Heir Day It Christmas and we have a missing husband, a wife having a little on the side and DI Steel inherits a pile of money, but only if she will…But, will she do it or not? Stramash DI Steel demands that Logan get his behind up to a small island off the coast of Scotland. She doesn’t say why, of course. When he finally gets there, there seems to be a meeting of major drug lords at the inn. One of them is even supposed to be dead. They find some drugs on the beach, so they come up with a plan to nab the bad guys – one by one. She’s supposed to be there on holiday with Susan but… The 45% Hangover It’s Referendum Day in Scotland and Steel forgot to vote, oh my! Meanwhile, a man is missing and Logan is searching for him. With Steel crabbing at the television over the election results, Logan is out searching the docks and bars for the missing man. He gets some leads and then decides to wait for their suspect. But, of course, it all goes wrong and we end up with a hilarious bit and Steel and Logan are well…read the novella and see. I simply adore Stuart MacBride’s writing and wit. The Steel and McRae book are among the very best that I’ve read. Can’t wait for the next one!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rosemary

    I’m a big Stuart MacBride fan and love the Logan McRae series. I hadn’t read any of his books for a while and this collection of short stories was next on my list. The stories mainly feature Logan and his unintentionally hilarious superior, DCI Steel. As always, the descriptions are brilliant and you can really picture the scene! Logan and Steel get up to some antics and I found myself laughing out loud more than once. A great collection of short stories which I really enjoyed.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Interesting and quirky characters, although one of the main characters goes beyond obnoxious. It gets to be a little much at times. I think this was a collection of short stories that came out of or filled in gaps between other books. Maybe because of that it felt choppy and like it skipped around without having a nice even flow, and I don’t just mean from one major section to the other. Clearly they were separate stories. It was more like they hadn’t been edited properly for continuity etc.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Terri

    Loved it Great book of short stories. It has the two that are in another book I can't remember the title of, plus a couple of longer ones that are really good. Logan and Steel at their funnest. Loved it Great book of short stories. It has the two that are in another book I can't remember the title of, plus a couple of longer ones that are really good. Logan and Steel at their funnest.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Baines

    22 Dead Little Bodies is amazing. Its set prior to The Missing and the Dead for those who want to know. I was quite literally laughing out loud in places. That's not much else to say really other than its by Stuart Macbride. He's a fabulous author!!!! 22 Dead Little Bodies is amazing. Its set prior to The Missing and the Dead for those who want to know. I was quite literally laughing out loud in places. That's not much else to say really other than its by Stuart Macbride. He's a fabulous author!!!!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kevin

    I have enjoyed reading the short stories, especially the chemistry and humour mixed with gritty reality. I think short stories would be a lot more popular should authors use more humour like Stuat MacBride uses.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Michael Hastings

    Pretty good. Not so much from the crime drama point of view, if that's your thing then don't bother. The stories were amusing for the black humour but previous relationships with the characters involved are essential. Pretty good. Not so much from the crime drama point of view, if that's your thing then don't bother. The stories were amusing for the black humour but previous relationships with the characters involved are essential.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sophie Clissold-Lesser

    Found this is in our holiday cottage and really enjoyed it as an entertaining and easy read. The characters were engaging, diverse and, at times, revolting. The stories covered a range of behaviours from us horrible humans with enough twists to keep things interesting. Recommended.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mel

    First story was just about readable but the other stories were beyond ridiculous! wish I didn't bother wasting time reading the whole book. First story was just about readable but the other stories were beyond ridiculous! wish I didn't bother wasting time reading the whole book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mhd

    When the author's own introduction says how rude a story is, I don't have to go any farther. When the author's own introduction says how rude a story is, I don't have to go any farther.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kasey

    Brilliant! I loved the short story insights into the characters this collection gave! The 45% Hangover almost had me cough up a lung with laughter.. 5 stars, again!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Linda Isbill

    Better than a wee dram. Love Logan and Roberta. No matter how grisly the crime, they will make you chuckle. Calorie free joy for all

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dave

    Funny variation on the police procedural. Dark humour and detection.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Emma Bond

    I'm not normally a fan of short stories but I liked this book. The stories blend together nicely and the characters are fantastic - a great way to spend an afternoon! I'm not normally a fan of short stories but I liked this book. The stories blend together nicely and the characters are fantastic - a great way to spend an afternoon!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jill

    45% Hangover is very very funny

  26. 5 out of 5

    Raelene

    I'd already read 2/3 of these but was fun to revisit. I'd already read 2/3 of these but was fun to revisit.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Steve Black

    I'm a hige Stuart MacBride fan. These stories are a bit of a filler between MacRae/ Steel novels, and it shows. I've also read 2 of the stories previously, which was a bit of a disappointment. Nevertheless an enjoyable read. I'm a hige Stuart MacBride fan. These stories are a bit of a filler between MacRae/ Steel novels, and it shows. I've also read 2 of the stories previously, which was a bit of a disappointment. Nevertheless an enjoyable read.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lorraine Baxter

    Having spent some time living in Scotland these books bring me so close to a place I called home. Characters to fall in love with, laugh with and just enjoy spending time with. Stuart MacBride is one of my all time favourite Authors.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne

    I have a conflicted view of this novella and the other short stories. DCI Steel has to be one of the most annoying, dysfunctional, ineffective and weird characters I have encountered recently. It stretches the imagination to believe anyone remotely like her could actually hold down a position of responsibility. The mysteries were gritty and dark; the detectives were rough around the edges. So don't expect any sweetness here. Although there were some humorous scenes, they mostly ended in mayhem a I have a conflicted view of this novella and the other short stories. DCI Steel has to be one of the most annoying, dysfunctional, ineffective and weird characters I have encountered recently. It stretches the imagination to believe anyone remotely like her could actually hold down a position of responsibility. The mysteries were gritty and dark; the detectives were rough around the edges. So don't expect any sweetness here. Although there were some humorous scenes, they mostly ended in mayhem and death, so yeah...not so much comic relief there. And now I'm wondering why I even gave this 3-stars. There must have been some reason...

  30. 5 out of 5

    J.J. Carroll

    This is a collection, two novellas: the title story and The 45% Hangover, plus two short stories. Personally I wish I'd simply bought the two novellas separately. The short stories are woeful, maybe put in for padding? Next time maybe bubble wrap would be better (at least that can be an enjoyable way to pass the time). So really it's four stars each for the novellas and a bare two stars for the short stories. This is a collection, two novellas: the title story and The 45% Hangover, plus two short stories. Personally I wish I'd simply bought the two novellas separately. The short stories are woeful, maybe put in for padding? Next time maybe bubble wrap would be better (at least that can be an enjoyable way to pass the time). So really it's four stars each for the novellas and a bare two stars for the short stories.

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