We are quite giddy with anticipation : Crime fiction and novel readers rejoice, the utterly charming and now Man Booker Shorlisted Graeme Macrae Burnet is coming to St Andrews!
Set in 1869, His Bloody Project tells an irresistible and original story about the provisional nature of truth, even when the facts seem clear. It is a mesmerising literary thriller set in an unforgiving landscape where the exercise of power is arbitrary.
The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but it falls to the country’s finest legal and psychiatric minds to uncover what drove him to commit such merciless acts of violence. Was he mad? Only the persuasive powers of his advocate stand between Macrae and the gallows.