Introducing sixteenth-century Scottish lawyer and amateur sleuth Hew Cullan in “a gripping mystery that holds the reader to the very last page” (John Burnside, prize-winning poet and novelist).
1579, St Andrews. A thirteen-year-old boy meets his death on the streets of the university city of St Andrews, and suspicion falls upon one of the regents at the university, Nicholas Colp. Hew Cullan, a young lawyer recently returned home from Paris, uncovers a complex tale of passion and duplicity, of sexual desire in conflict with the repressive atmosphere of the Protestant Kirk and the austerity of the academic cloister.
Praise for the Hew Cullan Mysteries
“Charms the reader.” —Scotland on Sunday
“The authentic Scottish dialogue and gripping narrative make this a must for fans of Scottish history or mystery.” —Scottish Field
“Wonderful stuff.” —Good Book Guide
“Informative, suspense filled, downright entertaining.” —The Bookbag