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The year is 1869. A brutal triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish highlands leads to the arrest of a young man by the name of Roderick Macrae. A memoir written by the accused makes it clear that he is guilty, but it falls to the country’s finest legal and psychiatric minds to uncover what drove him to commit such merciless acts of violence. Was he mad? Only the persuasive powers of his advocate stand between Macrae and the gallows.

Graeme Macrae Burnet tells an irresistible and original story about the provisional nature of truth, even when the facts seem clear. His Bloody Project is a mesmerizing literary thriller set in an unforgiving landscape where the exercise of power is arbitrary.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Burnet makes such masterly use of the narrative form that the horrifying tale he tells…seems plucked straight out of Scotland’s sanguinary historical archives.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Burnet is a writer of great skill and authority…Few readers will be able to put down His Bloody Project as it speeds towards a surprising (and ultimately puzzling) conclusion.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • “A truly ingenious thriller as confusingly multilayered as an Escher staircase.”

    Daily Express (London)

  • “Psychologically astute and convincingly grounded in its environment, this study of petty persecution and murder is a fine achievement from an ambitious and accomplished writer.”

    National (Scotland)

  • “A gripping crime story, a deeply imagined historical novel, and gloriously written—all in one tour de force of a book. Stevensonian—that’s the highest praise I can give.”

    Herald (Glasgow)

  • “Brings an extraordinary historical period into focus…This is a fiendishly readable tale that richly deserves the wider attention the Booker has brought it.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “The Man Booker judges got it right: this really is one of the most convincing and engrossing novels of the year.”

    Scotsman (Edinburgh)

  • “A masterful psychological thriller.”

    Ian Stephen, author of A Book of Death and Fish

  • “Fascinating…Sly, poignant, gritty, thought-provoking, and sprinkled with wit.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • A Glasgow Herald Pick of Best Books of 2015
  • A 2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist Selection
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for October 2016
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week for October, 17, 2016
  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice  for Crime Fiction
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