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Article date: 26 Apr 2013

Pub manager Alec Beattie (right) is pictured with Scottish novelist Stuart MacBride at his pub, The Archibald Simpson, in Aberdeen.

The Aberdeen writer, most famous for his crime thrillers set in the ‘Granite City’, was at the outlet for a photo shoot, for the launch of his new book.

‘Close to the Bone’ is the latest story in the Logan McRae series, set in Aberdeen, the oil capital of Europe, perched on the east coast of Scotland.

The Archibald Simpson, previously known as the bank, has featured in Stuart’s books with Detective Sergeant Logan McRae.

Stuart said: “They always say, ‘write what you know’, so I did – using Aberdeen as the backdrop for a series of horrific crimes, murders, serial killings and much eating of chips and drinking of beer.

“Of these, the only ones I have any direct experience of are beer and chips, but some nice local police officers helped me to fill in the rest.”

Alec said: “I was more than happy to assist Stuart, allowing him to have his press release photo shoot at The Archibald Simpson. It was great to have him at the pub.”

‘Close to the Bone’ is the eighth book in the Logan McRae series. The others are Cold Granite, Dying Light, Broken Skin, Flesh House, Blind Eye, Dark Blood and Shatter the Bones.

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