His bloody project : documents relating to the case of Roderick Macrae, a historical thriller
by
 
Burnet, Graeme Macrae, 1967-

Title
His bloody project : documents relating to the case of Roderick Macrae, a historical thriller

Author
Burnet, Graeme Macrae, 1967-

ISBN
9781510719217

Physical Description
290 pages : map ; 24 cm

Abstract
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.

Subject Term
Trials (Murder) -- Scotland -- Fiction.
 
Murderers -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
 
Murder -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.

Genre
Historical fiction. gsafd

Format
Book

Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing , 2016.

General Note (Repeatable)
"Originally published by Contraband Publishing in 2015". --verso page. "Finalist The Man Booker Prize 2016." --cover.


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookBURN32530608380802Main JCPLAdult Fiction Area