book cover of Halfhead
Added by 27 of our members
 

Halfhead

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Terrifying serial killer thriller set in the gritty Glasgow of the near future, from the bestselling author of the Logan McRae series.

Glasgow, not too far in the future. A new punishment has been devised for the perpetrators of serious crimes -- one that not only reduces the prison population but also benefits society at large. The process is known as halfheading: the offender's lower jaw is removed and they are lobotomized. They are then put to work as cleaners in municipal areas like hospitals, where they serve as a warning to all that crime doesn't pay. But for one halfhead, it seems the lobotomy hasn't quite succeeded. Six years after her surgery, Dr Fiona Westfield 'wakes up' surrounded by the butchered remains of a man she has just brutally killed. As her mind slowly begins to return, she sets out on a quest for vengeance. William Hunter, Assistant Section Director of the 'Network' -- a military wing of the police -- attends the crime scene left behind by the newly awakened halfhead. Sherman House is a run-down concrete housing development full of undesirables and Hunter and his team quickly find themselves in a firefight with the locals. With the help of old comrades and a new friend in the form of prickly but attractive Detective Sergeant Josephine Cameron, Will gets on the trail of the killer. But before long the investigation leads back to a terrible tragedy in his own past, as well as to a terrifying conspiracy to sow violence and misery among Glasgow's most vulnerable citizens.

Genre: Mystery

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Stuart B MacBride's Halfhead

Paperback Editions

August 2010 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Halfhead
Author(s): Stuart B MacBride
ISBN: 0-00-734926-2 / 978-0-00-734926-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2010 : Paperback
thumb

Title: Halfhead
Author(s): Stuart B MacBride
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   


August 2010 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Halfhead
Author(s): Stuart B MacBride
ISBN: 0-00-729871-4 / 978-0-00-729871-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2009 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Halfhead
Author(s): Stuart B MacBride
ISBN: 0-00-729870-6 / 978-0-00-729870-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 1900 : UK Audio CD
thumb

Title: Halfhead
Author(s): Stuart B MacBride
ISBN: 0-85735-025-0 / 978-0-85735-025-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


October 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Halfhead
Author(s): Stuart B MacBride
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon   


October 2011 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: Halfhead
Author(s): Stuart B MacBride
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2011 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Halfhead
Author(s): Stuart B MacBride
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2011 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Halfhead
Author(s): Stuart B MacBride
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Halfhead
Author(s): Stuart B MacBride
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU