The Devil's Minister

The Devil's Minister

by Alistair Mair

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The Devil's Minister by Alistair Mair

Hugh Collins, a restless socio-anthropologist whose researches had taken him to many strange places, decided that the time had come to settle down in the northwest of Scotland, in the country he had known and loved as a boy.

One night, on board ship off the African coast, a man died a very peculiar death. This death was unexplained then, and might have remained so, had his young cousin Bill never met the Minister's daughter. But this meeting, although it almost cost Bill his life, led to the discovery of many strange things in a community held silent by fear and superstition.

In this book, the dramatic power of the story is tremendously heightened by the contrasting tranquillity and beauty of the Scottish scene, of which Alistair Mair writes with his customary skill and affection.

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ISBN-13: 9781448211449
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 06/04/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Alistair Mair was born of mixed Highland and Lowland parentage, brought up in Ayrshire, and attended Glasgow University as a medical student in the 1940s. After graduating he worked for a year in a Glasgow hospital and spent two years in the R.A.F, mainly as a pathologist in the Tropical Medicine Unit. After two more years in hospitals and a long journey to China and Japan as ship's surgeon, he married a girl from Melbourne and they returned to Scotland where he set up a general practice. Over the next ten years, alongside his practise, he began to publish his first books, and had a son and daughter. Late in 1962 he decided to make writing a full time occupation and went with his family to live in an Argyllshire village.

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