Deacon Brodie: A Double Life

Deacon Brodie: A Double Life

by David Hutchison

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When respected Gentleman and City Councillor, Deacon William Brodie, chases his love of gambling, he is drawn deep into a double life. Before long the open respectability of day gives way to a hidden life of crime at night, and soon, Brodie is on a trajectory to disaster . . . one which leads him to the gibbet.

Set in the Edinburgh of 1788, Deacon Brodie: A Double Life is a fact-based novel which tells how Brodie’s love for gambling and risk sweeps him into a life of crime. Betrayed by an accomplice, and revealed as a "Gentleman by day, thief by night", Brodie escapes the city, is captured in Holland, then faced with a trial before a city where once he was a leading citizen. When he is sentenced to be hanged, his closest friend has a different idea and, in full view of everyone, Brodie takes his riskiest gamble yet.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045691000
Publisher: David Hutchison
Publication date: 02/11/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

David currently lives in America with his wife and two and a half cats. He is an Arts graduate and worked as a professional photographer based in Edinburgh. With his extensive background in photography, David has taught at tertiary level and lectured as a Visiting Professional.Growing up in Edinburgh, David became fascinated by the rich history of Scotland’s capital, and especially with some of its leading characters. As a “Gentleman by day, thief by night”, Deacon William Brodie – the lead in David’s first novel, Deacon Brodie: A Double Life – was one such character.David began writing short pieces for magazines and was first published in the 1980s. At present he is writing Lest You Be Judged, with Detective Chief Inspector Mike Brodie in the lead.

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