Scots author offers murder tour of Aberdeen

Many of Stuart MacBride's books are set in the Granite City (Picture by Colin Smith)

BEST-SELLING author Stuart MacBride is offering a murder tour of his hometown of Aberdeen to one lucky winner of the latest competition offered by the University of Dundee’s `Million For A Morgue’ campaign.

Stuart, currently riding high in the charts with his latest novel `Birthdays For The Dead’, is one of ten leading crime writers supporting the campaign to build a new morgue at the University’s Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification.

He is the campaign’s Author of the Month for February. Everyone making a donation and logging a vote for their favourite writer at over the next month will be entered into a prize draw. The winner will get a murder tour of Aberdeen in the great company of Stuart MacBride, with travel to the city from anywhere in the UK and accommodation included.

“For a writer, there’s nothing quite like a good excuse to get out of the house, and this one’s perfect,” said Stuart. “Not only do we all get to raise money for a really important cause, we get to go out and tour Aberdeen, poke our noses into its seedy fictional underbelly, then nip off to the nearest pub for a bit of fortification before moving on to the next scene.

“Think of it as a semi-educational stag-night, only without the general rowdiness, stripper, and inevitable kebab. What’s not to love?”

 Anyone who wants to donate and vote in the Million For a Morgue campaign can do so by visiting the website.