by Stuart MacBride
28 April 2022
THE CHILLING AND COMPULSIVE NEW NOVEL FROM THE NO. 1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR. 'Stuart MacBride is an automatic must-read for me ...
always fast, hard, authentic - and different' LEE CHILD 'We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.' It's been seventeen months since the Bloodsmith butchered his first victim and Operation Maypole is still no nearer to catching him. The media is whipping up a storm, the top brass are demanding results, but the investigation is sinking fast. Now isn't the time to get distracted with other cases, but Detective Sergeant Lucy McVeigh doesn't have much choice.
When Benedict Strachan was just eleven, he hunted down and killed a homeless man. No one's ever figured out why Benedict did it, but now, after sixteen years, he's back on the streets again - battered, frightened, convinced a shadowy 'They' are out to get him, and begging Lucy for help. It sounds like paranoia, but what if he's right? What if he really is caught up in something bigger and darker than Lucy's ever dealt with before? What if the Bloodsmith isn't the only monster out there? And what's going to happen when Lucy goes after them? 'Wow.
What a ride! Exceptional. A must read.' DEBORAH MASSON Praise for Stuart MacBride: 'A brutal, visceral read, laced with the blackest of humour and travelling to some very dark places' Guardian 'A magnetic mix of creepy places, dark humour, horror and violence' Sun__________What readers are saying about No Less the Devil: 'Ratchets up the tension and keeps it there' 'The plot twist is divine' 'The last quarter of the book goes to an all-time new level' 'MacBride is an absolute master of understated dark humour'