Hue & Cry: A Hew Cullen Mystery - The Hew Cullan Mysteries (Paperback)Shirley McKay (author)
1579, St Andrews. Hew Cullan, a young lawyer, returns home from studying in Paris. But it proves to be a cold homecoming as Hew's friend, university regent Nicholas Colp, is accused of murdering a thirteen-year-old boy. The boy was a private pupil of Nicholas, and salacious gossip backed up by incriminating letters have him judged, convicted, and heading for the hangman's noose.
Investigating the crime, Hew uncovers a dark tale of duplicity and passion amidst a world of religious piety and the chilling austerity of university life. From a case that seems to be open and shut, a Pandor's Box of lies and corruption emerges.
Hue & Cry is the first in the must-read series of Hew Cullan Mysteries, for fans of thrilling historical fiction.
Publisher: Birlinn General
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 25 mm
'A gripping mystery that holds the reader to the very last page, and a marvellous portrait of St Andrews in the 16th century'-- John Burnside
'A thrilling debut for fans of Ellis Peters'* The Bookseller *
'[An] exciting mix of mystery and history'* Edinburgh Evening News *
'There's no doubting McKay's knowledge of the period ... Childbirth, lockaw and epilepsy are dealth with lovingly, while hte odours and sights of a teeming Scottish street are evoked with nose-wrinkling relish'* The Herald *
'A complex tale of passion and duplicity unfolds against a well-portrayed background of Scotland, a country torn apart during the religious and political upheavals of the Reformation'* Scots Magazine *
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