Today’s Free Fridays selection is Stuart MacBride’s brooding serial killer mystery, Cold Granite.


The Scotland that MacBride creates is a perfectly cold and damp backdrop for the first book in his bestselling series. The forbidding elements set the stage for a string of child murders, and a town that demands justice at any cost.


The man who bears the burden of tracking the relentless serial killer is Detective Logan McRae, recently back from a year of convalescence after he was brutally attacked on the job. Returning to a trial-by-fire, McRae must focus on the task at hand, reassure the understandably-irate public, and plug a press leak on his own force. A formidable task for anyone even at the top of their game, and an even harder challenge for the still-rusty detective.


This series debut is the start of a long string of critically-acclaimed detective novels by a deftly-assured writer.



Free Fridays Recommends


Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Stuart recommends:




Moonlight Downs is one of those rare books that really takes you somewhere new - in this case the Australian outback as seen through the eyes of Emily Tempest, a young aboriginal woman, as she tries to return to her mob's traditional home of Moonlight Downs. This is a book that has it all: Murder, intrigue and some truly stunning dialogue.


It won the 2007 Ned Kelly Award for best first novel and it thoroughly deserved it too. Excellent book.


I liked it so much I tracked the author down and subjected him to what was probably one of the most unprofessional interviews you're ever likely to come across). Then tracked him down in real life when I was over there on a book tour a couple of years ago. And you’ll be happy to know that he’s every bit as lovely a person as you’d hope from his writing.


Read Moonlight Downs. Read it now. Go on: click on the link and treat yourself to a damn fine book.



NOOK owners: go to shop and search for "Stuart MacBride" to download his atmospheric mysteries.


by Veritas1325 on ‎11-24-2012 09:55 AM

A murder mystery set in Scotland? And it's free?!?!?! Oh, yes, sign me up! 

by sewcrazeee on ‎11-24-2012 11:38 AM

Please let me add my thanks to the list for Free Fridays postings and the people who take the time out of their busy lives to guide us.

by Shines on ‎11-24-2012 06:05 PM

Goldie73 sounds like you are a great cook - sharing recipes?  Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!

by SueTK on ‎11-24-2012 09:04 PM

Just one more thing to be thankful for this week--another free book, or two, or three, or...

I love it!

by sharonRNNJ on ‎11-26-2012 10:49 AM


I am embarrassed to admit that I have waited far too long to thank Jeremy and all the Nook Free Fridays- free book contributors for their weekly suggestions of old and new free e-books for us to enjoy. So, here goes...THANK YOU ALL! (and have a happy, healthy, and joyous holiday season) ⛄🌠🎄🔯

by nookwormJT on ‎11-27-2012 02:58 PM

I must thank Jeremy and BN for Free Friday's book two weeks ago by Paul Sussman "Last Secret of the Temple".  Not only is it the best Free books I have ever read, it is one of the best anyway!  What a fantastic read.  Thanks all you guys at BN for all you do for your Nook fans!