In a Place of Darkness

In a Place of Darkness


Discover the gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Logan McRae series


Detective Constable Angus MacVicar has just landed his dream job – transferred out of uniform and assigned to Oldcastle’s biggest ongoing murder investigation: Operation Telegram, hunting the 'Fortnight Killer'.

Every two weeks another couple is targeted. One victim is left at the scene, their corpse used as a twisted message board. The second body is never seen again.

This should be the perfect chance for Angus to prove himself, but instead of working on the investigation’s front line, he’s lumbered with the forensic psychologist from hell. A sarcastic know-it-all American, on loan from the FBI, who seems determined to alienate everyone while dragging Angus into a shadowy world of conspiracies, lies, and violence.

It’s been twelve days since the Fortnight Killer last struck, and the investigation’s running out of time. Angus's shiny new job might just be the death of him…

Praise For Stuart MacBride:

‘Fast, hard, authentic – and different’ Lee Child

‘A terrific writer’ The Times

‘MacBride is a damned fine writer
– no one does dark and gritty like him’ Peter James

‘Dark and gripping.
A riveting page-turner’ Independent on Sunday

‘Unmissable … superb storytelling’ Sun

Stuart MacBride, Number 1 Sunday Times bestseller, November 2023


  • Stuart MacBride has become synonymous with superb storytelling, fearless imagination and dry wit in his galloping crime thrillers.

About the author

Stuart MacBride

Stuart MacBride is the bestselling author of many Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. He’s also published standalones, novellas, and short stories, as well as a slightly twisted children’s picture book for slightly twisted children.

Stuart lives in the wilds of northeast Scotland with his wife Fiona; cats Gherkin, Onion, and Beetroot; lots of hens; some horses; and a truly staggering assortment of weeds.

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