ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: November 30, 2020
Edward Kane and the Parlour Maid Murderer
By (author) Ross Macfarlane; Illustrated by Lesley Anne Barnes
Scotland, 1850. The penalty for murder is death by hanging. Why then employ a youngdefence lawyer with no trial experience who is surely destined to fail? And why does hisclient refuse to tell him what happened on the night the crime took place? “Edward Kaneand the Parlour Maid Murderer” follows the young Advocate, Edward Kane, and hismanservant, Mr Horse from the great houses of Edinburgh to the taverns and alleyways ofthe Old Town in search of answers – and defence. Written by Ross Macfarlane QC (“Notedlegal expert” – Legal 500), the novel evokes the sights and sounds of Victorian Scotland,introducing a rich cast of characters.
Ross Macfarlane QC is a Supreme Courts lawyer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Hisarticles and short fiction have featured in national newspapers including The Guardian, TheScotsman and Scotland on Sunday. Ross’s short story “Charles Dickens and the Tale ofEbenezer…Scroggie” was chosen as the featured work of The Dickens Fellowship in 2017.This is his first full-length novel.