His bloody project : documents relating to the case of Roderick Macrae, a historical thriller
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- ISBN: 9781510719224
- ISBN: 1510719210
- ISBN: 9781510719217
290 pages : map ; 24 cm
- Edition: First Skyhorse Publishing edition
- Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2016.
- Copyright: ©2015
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|General Note:||"Originally published by Contraband Publishing in 2015"--Title page verso.
"Finalist The Man Booker Prize 2016"--Front cover.
Statements by Residents of Culduie -- Map of Culduie and the surrounding area -- The account of Roderick Macrae -- Glossary -- Medical reports -- Extract from travels in the Border-Lands of Lunacy / by J. Bruce Thomson -- The trial -- Epilogue -- Knowledgement.
|Summary, etc.:||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.|
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