Bloody Scotland

Bloody Scotland

Bloody Scotland

Bloody Scotland



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Scotland has often been depicted as a land of haunting, misty moors and literary genius. But Scotland has also been a place of brutal crime, terrifying murder, child abuse, and bank robbery. From the southern border to the Northern Isles, suspicion and suspense are never far away. Edinburgh, with its reputation for civility and elegance, has often been the scene of savagery; the dark streets of industrial Glasgow and Dundee have protected thieves and muggers, while the villages of coast and countryside hide murderous men and wild women. Stellar contributors to Bloody Scotland include Val McDermid, Christopher Brookmyre, Denise Mina, Peter May, Ann Cleeves, Louise Welsh, Lin Anderson, Doug Johnstone, Craig Robertson, E. S. Thomson, Sara Sheridan, and Stuart MacBride. From murder in a Hebridean blackhouse and a macabre tale of revenge among the furious clamour of an eighteenth century mill, to a dark psychological thriller set within the tourist throng of Edinburgh Castle and an "urbex" rivalry turning fatal in the concrete galleries of an abandoned modernist ruin, this collection uncovers the intimate—and deadly—connections between people and places.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681777122
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Format: eBook
Pages: 336
File size: 25 MB
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About the Author

James Crawford is Publisher at Historic Environment Scotland, the lead heritage organization that cares for over three hundred historic properties and holds Scotland's national collection of archaeology and architecture. He is the Chair of Publishing Scotland and the author of Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History's Greatest Lost Buildings (Picador). He lives in Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Maeshowe: Orkahaugr Lin Anderson 11

The Hermit's Castle: Ancient and Modern Val McDermid 25

Stanley Mills: Kissing the Shuttle E S Thomson 43

The Forth Bridge: Painting the Forth Bridge Doug Johnstone 59

Bothwell Castle: The Last Siege of Bothwell Castle Chris Brookmyre 79

Kinneil House: Sanctuary Sara Sheridan 105

Kinnaird Head Lighthouse: Stevenson's Candle Stuart MacBride 125

Crookston Castle: History Lesson Gordon Brown 159

Crossraguel Abbey: Come Friendly Bombs Louise Welsh 179

St Peter's Seminary, Cardross: The Twa Corbies of Cardross Craig Robertson 201

Edinburgh Castle: Nemo Me Impune Lacessit Denise Mina 219

Mousa Broch: The Return Ann Cleeves 239

Locations 257

Authors 273

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