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Fate & Fortune

A Hew Cullan Mystery

by Shirley McKay

£8.99

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SKU: 9781846971808 Categories: ,
ISBN: 9781846971808
Published: 18 Apr 2011
Format: Paperback
Extent: 320
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon , Polygon
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About the Book

1581: young St Andrews academic Hew Cullan is unhappy with his life and disillusioned with the law. After his father’s death he is invited by the
advocate Richard Cunningham to complete his legal education in Edinburgh as Richard’s pupil at the bar. Among his father’s things Hew finds
a manuscript entitled ‘In Defence of the Law’, directed to the Edinburgh printer, Christian Hall. At first, he resists its influence, but when a young
girl is found dead on the beach at St Andrews, he is left unsettled and confused. He resolves to take the book to press and agrees to Richard’s
offer. Embarking on his new life in the capital, he falls in love. His relationships are fraught with lies and secrets and lead to brutal murder on the
borough muir. Hew suspects a link with the dead girl on the beach. As he begins his desperate search to find the killer, he finds that the truth lies
closer to home.


The Author

Shirley McKay

Shirley McKay was born in Tynemouth but now lives with her family in Fife. At the age of fifteen she won the Young Observer playwriting competition, her play being performed at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs. She went on to study English and Linguistics at the University of St Andrews before attending Durham University for postgraduate study in Romantic and Seventeenth-Century prose. She was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger. Shirley works as a freelance proofreader.

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