The Crown Agent
BY STEPHEN O’ROURKE
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.