The Crown Agent

Scottish Field - - BOOK REVIEWS -

BY STEPHEN O’ROURKE

SAND­STONE PRESS

£14.99

★★★★ ★

An in­trigu­ing mur­der mys­tery set against the dra­matic back­drop of eery har­bours, grand stately homes and a Scot­tish land­scape which al­most acts as a char­ac­ter in its own right. Dr Mungo Lyon, a sur­geon in 1829 Ed­in­burgh, is shunned pro­fes­sion­ally after the hor­ri­fy­ing scan­dal of Burke & Hare is re­vealed.

The story is fast paced and grip­ping, al­though the char­ac­ters seem to lack any real depth. An adren­a­line-filled ad­ven­ture.

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