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Graeme MacRae Burnet - His Bloody Project (2nd Hand Paperback)

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SKU B000560
Synopsis

Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2016.

The year is 1869. After a brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands, a young man by the name of Roderick MacRae is arrested for the crime.

A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but the police and the courts must decide what drove him to murder the local village constable. And why did he kill his other two victims?

Was he insane? Or was this the act of a man in possession of his senses? Only the persuasive powers of his advocate stand between the killer and the gallows at Inverness.

In this compelling and original novel, using the words of the accused, personal testimony, transcripts from the trial and newspaper reports, Graeme MacRae Burnet tells a moving story about the provisional nature of the truth, even when the facts are plain.

His Bloody Project is a mesmerising literary thriller set in an unforgiving landscape where the rules can change but justice is absolute.

Presented in the fashion of a true crime case His Bloody Project is in fact a fictional, historical and literary ‘mystery’ novel if you will. It is an exceedingly well-done and riveting account of these gruesome murders.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Fiction - Crime & Mystery
  • Published : 2015
  • ISBN : 9781910192146
  • SKU : B000560
  • PPC : LL250gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"I was completely engrossed in this novel from the beginning and throughout its entirety. Author Graeme MacRae Burnet paints a vivid picture of the beauty of the Scottish landscape . . ." - Goodreads Review.

The Author

Graeme Macrae Burnet is a Scottish author. His first novel The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau earned him the Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award in 2013, and his second novel His Bloody Project was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.