By (author) Angus Peter Campbell
A precious golden souvenir has disappered from Kismuil Castle in the Island of Barra. The historic brooch was given as a gift by the Chief of Clanranald to MacNeil of Barra in the 16th century. Or perhaps it was treasure found from a shipwrecked galleon from the Spanish Armada…Tha local constable, P.C. Murdo, sets out to find out whodunit. He has seven suspects, but in his search for the truth discovers that suspicion and prejudice make poor detectives. Help comes from smart officers from the mainland, whose most difficult challenge is Murdo himself.
Angus Peter Campbell
Angus Peter Campbell is an award-winning novelist, poet, journalist, broadcaster and actor. He was born and brought up on the islands of South Uist and Seil. He attended Oban High School where his English teacher was Iain Crichton Smith, then graduated with Honours in History and Politics from the University of Edinburgh.His Gaelic-language novel ‘An Oidhche Mus do Sheol Sinn’ was short-listed for a Saltire Book of the Year Award in 2004, the same year it was also publicly voted into the Top 10 Best-Ever Books from Scotland in The List/Orange Awards. He has lived in the West Highlands of Scotland for a number of years with his wife, the artist Lyndsay Campbell, and their music-making children. He enjoys walking, and takes occasional excursions to Paris by train, primarily as an excuse to listen on the journey to the majestic piobaireachd playing of Donald MacPherson.