A bit about stuart

Stuart MacBride is the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae and Ash Henderson novels. He’s also published standalones, novellas, and short stories, as well as a slightly twisted children’s picture book for slightly twisted children. Stuart lives in the northeast of Scotland with his wife Fiona, cats Gherkin, Onion and Beetroot, some hens, some horses, and an impressive collection of assorted weeds.

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Stuart’s Cats



Gherkin is a prolific mouser and devourer of rabbits. He’s spent years perfecting one of the loudest purrs known to man and is a complete tart on any given occasion. Unless you’re carrying a box or a bag, in which case it’s PANIC STATIONS!!! He likes to fall over, right in front of your feet, because he thinks it would be funny if you tripped over him.

Gherkin lives in the Adventure Room, and the Bothy window – where he likes to keep an eye on the hens in case they get up to anything.



Onion Pickle Pie Kitten MacBride, AKA: Onion Boo, AKA: Onion Bunion Bumhead Boy, AKA: The Feline Wheelie Bin, is both a champagne tabby cat and card-carrying mummy’s boy. His favourite food is … food, and his serene expression may be down to having been discovered in the middle of the road, as a kitten, with blood coming out of his front end and poop coming out of the other.

Onion lives in a permanent state of anxiety that there will be a global food shortage at any moment.



Beetroot – or to use her formal name: Beetroot Monster Kitten Of Darkness MacBride – is most definitely just a teeny black cat. She is in no way, shape, or form a master spy, working for the Secret Intelligence Service, and anyone who tells you otherwise is both unpatriotic and a liar. Beetroot has never overthrown a foreign government and does not own explosive cufflinks or a pen that turns into a deadly laser. Her catchphrase is ‘Grrr, grrr, grrr!’

Beetroot lives in an undisclosed location that bears no resemblance whatsoever to the Batcave. Nor is it full of deadly gadgets. SHE’S NOT A SPY!