His Bloody Project


by Graeme MacRae Burnet


‘This is a fiendishly readable tale that richly deserves the wider attention the Booker has brought it’ – Justine Jordan, The Guardian

‘An astonishing piece of writing…startlingly authentic’ – Jake Kerridge, The Telegraph

‘A spellbinding piece of serious fiction…riveting, dark and ingeniously constructed’ – Edmund Gordon, The Sunday Times

Paperback: 282 pages

Publisher: Contraband, an imprint of Sarabrand, 2015

Language: English

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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.

Graeme MacRae Burnet tells an irresistible and original story about the provisional nature of truth, even when the facts seem clear. His Bloody Project is a mesmerising literary thriller set in an unforgiving landscape where the exercise of power is arbitrary.

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Dimensions 12.8 × 1.9 × 19.8 cm

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