10 His Bloody Project

10 His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

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Staff Recommendation: A brutal crime has been committed in a northwestern crofting community in 1869. The murderer, one young Roderick Macrae, readily admits his guilt.This is where the book starts, and the story is told through Roderick’s own memoir, through court transcripts, medical reports, police statements and newspaper articles. Brought together, the documents relating to the case of Roderick Macrae, 17 years old, reveal much about the merciless triple murder but do they reveal why a young man would commit such an atrocious act of violence?

Shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.