Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride

By Stuart MacBride

The gritty new standalone crime novel from the No. 1 bestselling writer of Shatter the Bones and darkish Blood Detective Constable Ash Henderson has a dismal mystery! 5 years in the past his daughter, Rebecca, went lacking at the eve of her 13th birthday. A 12 months later the 1st card arrived: do-it-yourself, with a Polaroid photograph caught to front -- Rebecca, strapped to a chair, gagged and terrified. each year one other card: each worse than the final. The tabloids name him The Birthday Boy. He's been snatching women for twelve years, constantly within the run-up to their 13th birthday, sending the households his do-it-yourself playing cards displaying their daughters being slowly tortured to dying. yet Ash hasn't advised an individual approximately Rebecca's birthday playing cards -- all of them imagine she's simply run clear of domestic -- simply because if a person reveals out, he'll be taken off the research. And he's sacrificed an excessive amount of to renounce sooner than his daughter's killer will get what he merits!

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Grime ringed the dull chrome racks of dusty canned goods. Products well past their expiration date had been on display so long even their price tags were faded. But James King didn’t mind. He didn’t even notice. He was making a fine living, hiding behind stale potato chips. Ray checked the street, pulled open the glass door for Chancy, then followed him inside. The fluorescent lights hummed and buzzed, competing with the squawk of a transistor radio propped on the checkout counter. Ray turned toward the sound and chuckled.

Blood dripped into his left eye. His ear was on fire. He crawled toward the open office door. James King sat in his white chair, wide eyes staring. There was a perfect round hole in his perfect round, shiny head. The snake was dead. CHAPTER 1 Bring It On NO longer the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia had become the City of Bitch, Moan and Sue. The more the public wanted their revenge, their justice, their due—the more wealthy attorneys became. The men at Montgomery, Deluca, Banning and Scott were no exception.

He told her to go back to bed and rest, that he’d be back before lunch. She closed the door and prayed again that her parents would see what she saw in Raymond Moses Bentley. He was the father of their grandchild, the man their daughter loved. They had to accept him, didn’t they? What did color really matter anymore? This was the 1970s, not the 1950s. In the kitchen, Ray drank his coffee at the sink and watched the snow falling in the street. Outside, cars were being warmed up, windows scraped and cleared.

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