When his friend is accused of the apprentice's murder, Alexander sets out to solve the crime and clear his friend's name.
©2009 Shona MacLean; (P)2009 Oakhill Publishing Ltd
"Pacy and literate,this is an accomplished and thought-provoking debut." (The Guardian)
"For those who like their historical novels densely packed with fact,this will appeal." (Scotland on Sunday)
As a big fan of this type of mystery story, I was delighted with this book. At about 1 hour from the end of the book I still had absolutely no idea of who had done it. That can't be said about many books.
The thing that I did not like about it was the very strong scottish accent that Crawford Logan had for some charaters, as well as some arcaic scottish vocabulary that Shona MacLean used, to the point that I really did not understand what was being said amd missed many dialogs.
I thought the book was very interesting! Good mystery and it definitely kept me guessing, which is pretty rare for me. I see a lot of other reviews didn't like the narrator but I thought he was excellent, I didn't mind the accent or the Scottish terms. I would definitely recommend this and I will be buying the sequels.
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