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Title: His Bloody Project
Authors: Burnet, Graeme MacRae
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 280
Year: 2015
Publisher: Saraband
Language: English
Description: Roddy Macrae has already confessed: he killed Constable Lachlan Broad and Broad's children. Now all that needs to be determined is why he brutally murdered his neighbours. The year is 1869 and the Scottish Highlands crofting settlement of Culduie is reeling from the triple murder. From the documents provided, Roddy's memoir written while he is awaiting trial and the reports from the trial itself, surely it will be possible to ascertain if he was insane? More importantly, will the truth prevail or only be revealed as merely a matter of perspective?

A gripping, literary thriller richly weighted with historical detail and the prejudices of the time.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"An excellent, well-written book. The trial scenes were really gripping."

"While it is a bleak story and the lives of the crofters was a bleak one, I didn't find it a negative story because it gripped your attention all the time."

"I would definitely recommend this book. It would provoke a lot of discussion on the life that the crofters lead and the indifference of their 'superiors'."

"The first half is 'written' by Roddy Macrae and what a gripping, tense account it is! I could hardly put the book down as the sense of impending doom grew with each page."

"I think this would be an eye opener for many of us. We have forgotten how hard life was for people."
Categories: Fiction, Grief/loss, Historical, Human Rights, Relationships, 2019 Titles

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