The Crown Agent - The Crown Agent (Hardback)
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The Crown Agent - The Crown Agent (Hardback)

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Hardback 228 Pages / Published: 07/11/2019
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Shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year 2020

A ship adrift, all hands dead. A lighthouse keeper murdered in the night. The Crown needs man to find the truth. Doctor Mungo Lyon, his reputation tarnished by the Burke & Hare scandal, and forbidden to practise as a surgeon, is the wrong man.

That's exactly why the Crown chose him.

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781912240760
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An assured debut that unashamedly harks back to classic thrillers... reads like a knowing blend of James Buchan's The 39 Steps and Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.' - Declan Burke, The Irish Times

'The story is fast paced and gripping... An adrenaline-filled adventure.' - Scottish Field

'A classic, colourful and fascinating adventure story... brilliantly told with plenty of derring-do.' - Crime Review

'This highly entertaining debut sits well in a long tradition of Scottish adventure novels and is a perfect winter evening read for fans of intrigue, daring do and jeopardy.' - NB Magazine

'The perfect dark and moody tale to keep you going this autumn... Immensely entertaining and as gripping as you'd hope from a crime novel, I look forward to more Mungo Lyon adventures.' - CommonSpace

'A beautifully crafted novel... written with a great eye to detail and its pace, storyline and ending all reward the reader. There is definite mileage in Mungo Lyon returning for future missions, though The Crown Agent stands as an excellent novel in its own right.' - Undiscovered Scotland

'A rollicking tale that grips the reader from beginning to end and is one I'd heartily recommend.' - Willie McIntyre, Scottish Legal News

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“A book that fans of historical fiction will be desperate to get their hands on!”

I can see why Stephen O’Rourke won a a short story competition in 2012 when he used the basis for this story as his submission, and I am mightily glad that he went on to write The Crown Agent in all it’s glory. This... More

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“A RIp Roaring Adventure”

I was kindly given a proof copy of the book and I must admit it’s had me totally hooked from the first chapter!

A wonderfully written and exciting historical thriller set in Scotland with plenty of twists and turns,... More

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“Robert Louis Stevenson meets Eric Ambler meets Philip Kerr”

This brilliant wee thriller plays out as a colourful mix of Robert Louis Stevenson meets Eric Ambler meets Philip Kerr. Mr O'Rourke leads us on a suspense-filled jaunt through 1820s Scotland with a story richly... More

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