By (author) Fiona Watson
The year is 1317, and young squire Benedict Russell has joined the English-held garrison of Berwick-upon-Tweed after the spectacular Scottish victory at Bannockburn three years earlier.Serious and self-doubting, he can’t wait for his time there to come to an end. Living on the disputed territory between Scotland and England is a precarious existence, and as the Scots draw ever closer and the English king does nothing to stop them, Benedict finds himself in a race against time to solve the brutal murder of a young girl and find the traitor who lurks within Berwick’s walls.
Fiona Watson is a medieval historian and writer. She is the author of history books including A History of Scotland’s Landscapes and Scotland from Prehistory to the Present, and was the presenter of the BBC TV series, In Search of Scotland. Her latest book is Under the Hammer: Edward I and Scotland (Birlinn) Fiona lives in Perthshire.