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It is 1745 and the Jacobite rebellion is on the rise. Ewen Cameron, a principled young Scottish Highlander, is destined and honoured to serve Bonnie Prince Charlie, the young Pretender, and to help the "rightful King" ascend to the British throne. Major Keith Windham is a career soldier with the English Army - seemingly the antithesis of Ewen. He is jaded, worldly and loyal to the Crown but, ultimately, an outsider. Their fates are linked inextricably when a highland prophecy tells Ewen that the flight of a heron will predict five meetings with an Englishman who will cause him much harm but also render a great service. Ewen is sceptical, but the prophecy proves true when he meets Englishman Keith Windham - and a gripping tale of adventure, danger, and true and lasting friendship is set into motion. Both are men who are willing to die for their honour and their beliefs. Each is on an opposing side. But who will emerge the victor? With action, historical adventure and lyrical descriptions of the Scottish Highlands, The Flight of the Heron is sure to appeal to fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series and Peter May's Lewis trilogy.Show more
The Gleam in the North - a sequel to The Flight of the Heron Set six years after the bloody conflict of Culloden, The Gleam in the North sees Ewen Cameron living back in his ancestral home in the Highlands with his beautiful wife Alison and their two small sons. They are delighted by a surprise visit from Alison's brother Hector, on leave from his regiment in France. But Hector's visit is not all it seems. He is on a secret mission for the young Pretender Bonnie Prince Charlie, but before he can deliver a vital coded letter to a fellow Jacobite, he is attacked on a lonely Highland road and left for dead. After regaining consciousness, he discovers that the incriminating letter is missing. Who has stolen it and why? And how did they know he was carrying it? Meanwhile, Ewen's kinsman, Doctor Archibald Cameron, has returned to the Highlands to seek further financial support for the Jacobite cause, knowingly putting himself and anyone associated with him in mortal danger. A notorious supporter of Bonnie Prince Charlie, he is an outlaw in his own country and the English Army are determined to find and arrest him for treason - for which the penalty is death. Ewen is once again swept up into a thrilling adventure as he attempts to save his cousin Archie and to unravel the mystery regarding Hector's stolen letter. Could the two be connected? But who can he really trust, when it seems certain that there is a spy working for the English Government within his own trusted circle of family and friends? With action, historical adventure and lyrical descriptions of the Scottish Highlands, The Gleam in the North is sure to appeal to fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series and Peter May's Lewis trilogy.Show more
The Dark Mile - the final instalment of D.K. Broster's Jacobite trilogy - a sequel to The Flight of the Heron and The Gleam in the North. Two years have passed since the tragic events of The Gleam in the North and Ewen Cameron's wife Alison is awaiting the birth of their third child in Ardroy while Ewen visits his cousin Ian Stewart at his great Uncle Alexander's home at Ivernacree. Ian is now heir to the estate, having lost his older brother Alan at Culloden, where they were betrayed by their archenemy, Campbell of Cairns. Ian is under pressure from his father to marry and secure an heir. But he can't forget the old prophecy from a spae-woman about how he will fall in love with "a woman who is not what she seemed". Fate intervenes when Ian comes to the rescue of an elderly man and his beautiful daughter, Olivia, who has been injured in a coaching accident. Ian offers them a warm welcome at his home while Olivia recuperates. Captivated by the girl, Ian is distraught when he discovers her true identity: Beautiful, charming Olivia is a Campbell, daughter of the despised traitor, Campbell of Cairns - which means she can never be his. Back at Ardroy, Ewen has problems of his own as the mendacious Finlay MacPhair is back in the Highlands and intent on wreaking revenge and making mischief for Ewen in return for more English gold. The Dark Mile is a gripping, romantic tale of star-crossed lovers, deceit, treachery, vengeance and - ultimately - redemption. It brings the thrilling tales from The Flight of the Heron and The Gleam in the North to a satisfying and gripping conclusion. With action, historical adventure and lyrical descriptions of the Scottish Highlands, The Dark Mile, the final book in the trilogy is sure to appeal to fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series and Peter May's Lewis trilogy.Show more
Gold medal insights in business and life The world's top athletes excel when under immense pressure: years spent preparing for one event, one chance to perform, the world watching. How do some individuals rise up in these extreme situations to perform at their best while others fail to reach their full potential? In Earn Your Stripes, multiple world champion, paralympian and world record holder Neil Fachie shares the insights he's learned from over a decade at the top of his sport. His success has taken more than just hard work; it involves creating a performance-driven system. The Earn Your Stripes methodology is designed to enhance your performance both in business and in life. Listen to this audiobook and apply Neil's methodology to: • Find what truly drives you • Deal with negative thoughts and situations in a more productive way • Become mentally agile and effectively adapt to rapidly changing situations • Develop the mindset of a world champion athlete and thrive under pressure • Build your legacy and achieve your full potentialShow more
From The Times bestselling author of The Other Mrs Walker - Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year 2017 - comes Mary Paulson-Ellis's second stunning historical mystery, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing. Solomon knew that he had one advantage. A pawn ticket belonging to a dead man tucked into his top pocket - the only clue to the truth . . . An old soldier dies alone in his Edinburgh nursing home. No known relatives, and no Will to enact. Just a pawn ticket found amongst his belongings, and fifty thousand pounds in used notes sewn into the lining of his burial suit . . . Heir Hunter, Solomon Farthing - down on his luck, until, perhaps, now - is tipped off on this unexplained fortune. Armed with only the deceased's name and the crumpled pawn ticket, he must find the dead man's closest living relative if he is to get a cut of this much-needed cash. But in trawling through the deceased's family tree, Solomon uncovers a mystery that goes back to 1918 and a group of eleven soldiers abandoned in a farmhouse billet in France in the weeks leading up to the armistice. Set between contemporary Edinburgh and the final brutal days of the First World War as the soldiers await their orders, The Inheritance of Solomon Farthing shows us how the debts of the present can never be settled unless those of the past have been paid first . . .Show more
When a mass grave containing eighteen mutilated female corpses is discovered in Shanghai, detective Li Yan is sent from Beijing to establish if the bodies are linked to an unsolved murder in the capital. Here, Li will be working with Mei Ling, deputy head of Shanghai's serious crime squad. Mei Ling is a formidable woman: a fact that is not lost on Li's on-again, off-again lover, forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. But when Campbell, vulnerable and still grieving the death of her father, learns that the victims were subjected to "live" autopsies, she swallows her pride and joins Li Yan and Mei Ling in the hunt for the murderer. As Li, Campbell, and Mei Ling enter the arena of a sickening nemesis they are forced to confront each of their very worst nightmares.Show more
Living again of the Isle of Lewis, ex-Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is working as a security officer for a local landowner. While investigating illegal activity on the estate Fin encounters the elusive poacher and former childhood friend, and bandmate, Whistler Macaskill. When Fin catches up with Whistler among the windswept hills of the estate, the two witness a freak natural phenomenon--a bog burst--which drains a loch of all its water in a flash, revealing a mud-encased light aircraft with a sickeningly familiar moniker on its side. Both men immediately know what they will find inside: the body of Roddy Mackenzie, a friend whose flight disappeared more than seventeen years before. But when Whistler's face appears to register something other than shock, an icy chill of apprehension overtakes Fin. What secret has Whistler been hiding from him, and everyone else on the island? Fin is unprepared for how the truth about the past will alter the course of the future.Show more
In The Lewis Man, the second book of the trilogy, Fin Macleod has returned to the Isle of Lewis, the storm-tossed, wind-scoured outer Hebridean island where he was born and raised. Having left behind his adult life in Edinburgh--including his wife and his career in the police force--the former Detective Inspector is intent on repairing past relationships and restoring his parents' derelict cottage. His plans are interrupted when an unidentified corpse is recovered from a Lewis peat bog. The only clue to its identity is a DNA match to a local farmer, the now-senile Tormod Macdonald--the father of Fin's childhood sweetheart, Marsaili--a man who has claimed throughout his life to be an only child, practically an orphan. Reluctantly drawn into the investigation, Fin uncovers deep family secrets even as he draws closer to the killer who wishes to keep them hidden. Already an international bestseller and winner of numerous awards, including France's Prix des Lecteurs du Telegramme, The Lewis Man has the lyrical verve of Ian Rankin and the gutsy risk-taking of Benjamin Black. As fascinating and forbidding as the Hebridean landscape, the book (according to The Times) "throbs with past and present passions, jealousies, suspicions and regrets; the emotional secrets of the bleak island are even deeper than its peat bog."Show more
From acclaimed author and dramatist Peter May comes the Barry Award-winning The Blackhouse, the first book in the Lewis Trilogy--a riveting mystery series set on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's Outer Hebrides.When a grisly murder occurs on the Isle of Lewis that bears similarities to a brutal killing on the mainland, Edinburgh detective and native islander Fin Macleod is dispatched to the Outer Hebrides to investigate, embarking at the same time on a voyage into his own troubled past.As Fin reconnects with the people and places of his tortured childhood, the desolate but beautiful island and its ancient customs once again begin to assert their grip on his psyche. Every step toward solving the case brings Fin closer to a dangerous confrontation with the dark events of the past that shaped--and nearly destroyed--his life.Show more
In this thrilling true-crime procedural, the creator of Sherlock Holmes uses his unparalleled detective skills to exonerate a German Jew wrongly convicted of murder.For all the scores of biographies of Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of the most famous detective in the world, there is no recent book that tells this remarkable story-in which Conan Doyle becomes a real-life detective on an actual murder case. In Conan Doyle for the Defense, Margalit Fox takes us step by step inside Conan Doyle's investigative process and illuminates a murder mystery that is also a morality play for our time-a story of ethnic, religious, and anti-immigrant bias. In 1908, a wealthy woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow home. The police found a convenient suspect in Oscar Slater-an immigrant Jewish cardsharp-who, despite his obvious innocence, was tried, convicted, and consigned to life at hard labor in a brutal Scottish prison. Conan Doyle, already world famous as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, was outraged by this injustice and became obsessed with the case. Using the methods of his most famous character, he scoured trial transcripts, newspaper accounts, and eyewitness statements, meticulously noting myriad holes, inconsistencies, and outright fabrications by police and prosecutors. Finally, in 1927, his work won Slater's freedom. Margalit Fox, a celebrated longtime writer for The New York Times, has "a nose for interesting facts, the ability to construct a taut narrative arc, and a Dickens-level gift for concisely conveying personality" (Kathryn Schulz, New York). In Conan Doyle for the Defense, she immerses readers in the science of Edwardian crime detection and illuminates a watershed moment in the history of forensics, when reflexive prejudice began to be replaced by reason and the scientific method.Advance praise for Conan Doyle for the Defense"I cannot speak too highly of this remarkable book, which entirely captivated me with its rich attention to detail, its intelligence and elegant phrasing, and, most of all, its nail-biting excitement."-Simon Winchester, author of The Perfectionists and The Professor and the Madman "Fox brings to life a forgotten cause célèbre in this page-turning account of how mystery writer-turned-real life sleuth Arthur Conan Doyle helped exonerate a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder. . . . The author's exhaustive research and balanced analysis make this a definitive account, with pertinent repercussions for our times."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)Show more
WHY IS F1 THE PERFECT EXAMPLE FOR LEADERSHIP, MOTIVATION AND STRATEGY? AND WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM IT?HOW DOES A PIT CREW CHANGE FOUR WHEELS IN 1.9 SECONDS? AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR A COMPANY LIKE BLACKBERRY? WHAT IS RON DENNIS' SECRET TO GOOD TIME MANAGEMENT?AND HOW CAN THAT HELP TV PRODUCERS? In The Winning Formula, driver, commentator and entrepreneur David Coulthard opens the doors to the secretive world of F1 and reveals in simple, entertaining and utterly compelling terms how he has been able to master this mind-boggling variety of disciplines by applying the skills honed from his years at the top of the world's most demanding motorsport. By recounting his own stories, and combining them with first-hand experience of stellar individuals such as Lewis Hamilton, Ron Dennis, Sir Frank Williams, Christian Horner and Sebastian Vettel, Coulthard provides a fascinating fly-on-the-wall insight into F1 but at the same time offers an invaluable guide to the business of sport and the sport of business.Show more
The Chinese police have once more been forced to enlist the services of American forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell, this time to investigate a series of four horrific ritual executions in Beijing.Detective Li Yan is determined to discover just how one of the victims in particular, an American diplomat, became caught up in the slaying. And he is arguably even more determined to have nothing to do with Campbell, whom he finds simultaneously too foreign and too . . . familiar.The personal polarity that once attracted Yan and Campbell again strengthens their professional partnership. Yet the closer they draw to the truth, the greater the danger posed by a killer prepared to do anything to conceal it.Show more
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