The Unnatural Death of a Jacobite
By (author) Douglas Watt
Set in Edinburgh in 1689. The body of a young lawyer is discovered near Craigleith Quarry. Was his killing related to a bitter office rivalry or his connections to criminals in the city or his political activity as a Jacobite? Meanwhile Bonnie Dundee is at the head of an army in the Highlands looking to crush the government forces and help restore James Stewart. MacKenzie and Scougall investigate.
DOUGLAS WATT is an historian, poet and novelist. He is the author of The Price of Scotland: Darien, Union and the Wealth of Nations (2007), a well-received history of the Darien Disaster and Parliamentary Union between Scotland and England, which won the Hume Brown Senior Prize in Scottish History in 2008. Douglas Watt has also contributed opinion pieces to the Scotsman on financial, historical and political subjects. He lives in Linlithgow with his wife Julie and their three children.