Malcolm Forbes

Murder Most Foul

His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae

By Graeme Macrae Burnet

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Graeme Macrae Burnet’s debut novel, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau (2014), was a taut psychological mystery set in a small provincial French town. His follow-up, the more ambitious yet also more accomplished His Bloody Project, is another literary thriller set in a rural backwater, only this time Burnet plays closer to home in his native Scotland and drills even deeper into the human psyche to explore not just the evil that men do but also their motivations for doing it.

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