His Bloody Project

Graeme Macrae Burnet

Shelfie Score: 44%

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Publisher: Text Publishing
Pages: 288


Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize The year is 1869. After a brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands, a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae is arrested for the crime. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but the police and the courts must decide what drove him to murder the local village constable. And why did he kill his other two victims? Was he insane? Or was this the act of a man in possession of his senses? Only the persu...

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Craig Brown

Brilliantly and uniquely written. Graeme Macrae Burnet has developed a narrative form that I really enjoyed and which remained believable throughout. Thoroughly enjoyed it.


I really enjoyed this work of historical fiction. The tension builds throughout and I couldn't wait to get to the ending. The setting and main character were compelling. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys a well laid out narrative.


Bookaxe Characteristics for His Bloody Project

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas


Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic


No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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