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A Pig of Cold Poison (Gil Cunningham Murder Mysteries Series #7)

A Pig of Cold Poison (Gil Cunningham Murder Mysteries Series #7)

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by Pat McIntosh
     
 

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Gil Cunningham is the Archbishop’s questioner—his investigator. Nanty and Danny were rivals for the affection of Agnes, the apothecary’s daughter. Danny dies, apparently of poisoning, after drinking from his friend’s flask. But what was the poison? Is Nanty guilty? Then more murders ensue, and Gil’s wife, Alys, joins the investigation.

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Gil Cunningham is the Archbishop’s questioner—his investigator. Nanty and Danny were rivals for the affection of Agnes, the apothecary’s daughter. Danny dies, apparently of poisoning, after drinking from his friend’s flask. But what was the poison? Is Nanty guilty? Then more murders ensue, and Gil’s wife, Alys, joins the investigation.

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Publishers Weekly
In McIntosh's busy seventh Gil Cunningham mystery (after 2009's The Stolen Voice), the 15th-century Scottish constable investigates a series of poisonings. When actor Dan Gibson falls down “deathly sick” at the end of a mummer's play performed on All Hallow's Eve at Gil's sister's house in Glasgow, it appears Dan was poisoned by the drops of medicine fellow actor Nanty Bothwell, who was playing an apothecary, gave him. Many of those present saw Dan and Nanty, who were rivals in love over the actress playing the apothecary's daughter, quarrel beforehand. Since Nanty is as distraught as everyone else at Dan's demise, Gil isn't so sure of Nanty's guilt. Soon more victims fall prey to the unknown poisoner. While the action gets off to a fast start, the onslaught of characters and conversation makes the plot somewhat difficult to follow. Series fans will be pleased to revisit old friends, but newcomers may find themselves lost in the Scottish hills. (July)
From the Publisher
Praise for the Gil Cunningham series:

“McIntosh does a solid job of blending plot and period detail.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Will do for Glasgow in the 15th century what Ellis Peters and her Brother Cadfael did for Shrewsbury in the 12th.”—Mystery Readers Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569476505
Publisher:
Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/2010
Series:
Gil Cunningham Murder Mysteries Series, #7
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Pat McIntosh was raised in Lanarkshire, lived in Glasgow, and now resides in the west of Scotland.

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