A Song for the Dying (Ash Henderson 2) Hardcover – 16 Jan 2014
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‘A powerful, swift-moving narrative … required reading for those who enjoy crime fiction with a bitter taste.’ Andrew Taylor, Spectator
‘A pungent sense of place … a vertiginous climax … Ash Henderson is mesmerisingly ruthless on the page’ Independent
‘Frightening stuff … a cast of characters to die for’ Sun
‘Darkly gripping … as smart a piece of crime fiction as you’re likely to read this year … or next.’ Sunday Sport
‘Fans of tartan noir will devour this fast-paced and in places shocking criminal thriller…a great story with some well thought-out plot lines and really well-developed characters’ Scottish Field
Praise for Stuart MacBride:
‘MacBride is a damned fine writer – no one does dark and gritty like him’ Peter James
‘Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order’ Mark Billingham
About the Author
Stuart MacBride is the No 1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series and the Ash Henderson series.
The McRae novels have won him the CWA’s Dagger in the Library, the Barry Award for Best Debut Novel, and Best Breakthrough Author at the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards. In 2012 Stuart was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Hall of Fame.
Stuart’s other works include Halfhead, a near-future thriller, Sawbones, a novella aimed at adult emergent readers, and several short stories.
He lives in the north-east of Scotland with his wife, Fiona and cat, Grendel.
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I read this book to the end but only with great difficulty.
I have read all Logan Macrae Books & generally found them fulfilling & interesting.
In my opinion the first Ash Henderson novel was a decent read but the second is a most unbelievable, unrewarding, repetitive dialogue, confusing & hard read.
There are far too many characters & none, not even the "hero" is developed.
The book is far too long & as a result rambling.
The book is written in the first person whilst that person, Ash Henderson is difficult to extend much empathy towards.
I will never again purchase an Ash Henderson book.
I have not enjoyed being so negative.
However, as always I did enjoy Stuart MacBride's book, I like his style of writing and the wit he uses, I like his character development and the storylines - always just the right mix of gore and procedure for me. Maybe Ash just needs to grow on me a little :)
Worth a read, but prefer Macrae?