Reading roundup 31/08/22

I have enjoyed one great book during the last week. It was quite long, so I have not had enough time to read another one…

A Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride

Regular readers may remember that I am a huge fan of Stuart MacBride’s books. I was thrilled when I found A Dark So Deadly on our Library’s ebook service. Here is the blurb:

“DC Callum MacGregor’s career was going pretty well until he covered up for a cock-up to protect his pregnant crime-scene tech girlfriend.

Now Callum’s stuck on a squad with all the other misfits – the officers no one else wants but who can’t be fired, never likely to get within reach of a decent case again. Until they accidentally get handed the biggest murder investigation Oldcastle has ever seen.

When a mummified body is found in the local rubbish dump, the top-brass assume pranksters have stolen it from a museum. But as Callum and his colleagues investigate, it starts to look less like student high-jinks and more like the work of a terrifying serial killer…”

As I wrote above, this was a long read, but I felt sad when I got to the end! Definitely a five star favourite.

This is my short response on the Goodreads website:

A Dark So DeadlyA Dark So Deadly by Stuart MacBride
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely adore MacBride’s books, but even I baulked a bit at the length of this one. By the end, however, I understood why he wrote such a long tale. The darkest of dark humour and the grimmest of grim plots kept my attention from the beginning to the end.

And I will never be able to face a kipper ever again!

View all my reviews

How on earth will I follow that? I have a long list of “to reads”, so I will go through them to see what could possibly measure up to a great MacBride book.

Happy Reading to you all!

Love and best wishes,



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