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The Coffinmaker's Garden by Stuart MacBride

The Coffinmaker's Garden

Stuart MacBride

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Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9780008208318

The stunning new thriller from No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller Stuart MacBride.

  • The TimesCrime Fiction Book of the Month
4 stars out of 5
Mark Sanderson
9 Jan 2021

"beyond gruesome yet the horror is tempered by gallows humour"

MacBride’s work is beyond gruesome yet the horror is tempered by gallows humour and Henry, “a daft, slightly stinky, Scottie dog”. The energetic prose is peppered with Scottish verbs — sook, hirple, wheech — and enlivened with such onomatopoeic inventions as zwip-zwop, skreltch and poonk. The violence, however, is not cartoonish. “Life is fleeting, short, and horrible,” Ash says to a colleague before he buys her a ride on a carousel. “Take whatever joy you can, where you can.” You could do a lot worse than start right here.