The Bookseller of Inverness (Paperback)

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A GRIPPING HISTORICAL THRILLER SET IN INVERNESS IN THE WAKE OF THE 1746 BATTLE OF CULLODEN.

'This slice of historical fiction takes you on a wild ride' THE TIMES

After Culloden, Iain MacGillivray was left for dead on Drummossie Moor. Wounded, his face brutally slashed, he survived only by pretending to be dead as the Redcoats patrolled the corpses of his Jacobite comrades.

Six years later, with the clan chiefs routed and the Highlands subsumed into the British state, Iain lives a quiet life, working as a bookseller in Inverness. One day, after helping several of his regular customers, he notices a stranger lurking in the upper gallery of his shop, poring over his collection. But the man refuses to say what he's searching for and only leaves when Iain closes for the night.

The next morning Iain opens up shop and finds the stranger dead, his throat cut, and the murder weapon laid out in front of him - a sword with a white cockade on its hilt, the emblem of the Jacobites. With no sign of the killer, Iain wonders whether the stranger discovered what he was looking for - and whether he paid for it with his life. He soon finds himself embroiled in a web of deceit and a series of old scores to be settled in the ashes of war.

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PRAISE FOR THE BOOKSELLER OF INVERNESS

'Fresh and intriguing . . . Her best yet' ANDREW TAYLOR

'Everything you could ask for from a historical thriller' ANTONIA HODGSON

'An intricately wrought, compulsively page-turning tale' CRAIG RUSSELL

'A first rate historical thriller' 5* READER REVIEW

'From the moment I began reading I was hooked' 5* READER REVIEW

'Hugely entertaining . . . fast paced, twisting and turning' 5* READER REVIEW

About the Author


S.G. MacLean has a PhD in history from Aberdeen University. She is the author of two historical crime series - The Alexander Seatonseries, set in seventeenth-century Scotland, and the Damian Seeker series, set in Oliver Cromwell's London, as well as the standalone Jacobite thriller, The Bookseller of Inverness. She has been shortlisted four times for the CWA Historical Dagger, winning it twice. S.G. MacLean lives in Conon Bridge, Scotland.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781529414219
ISBN-10: 1529414210
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English