Counterfeit Madam by Pat McIntosh
A Gil Cunningham Mystery set in Medieval Scotland (Gil Cunningham Murder Mysteries)

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Gil Cunningham had hoped that the first time he set foot in the brothel on the Drygate it would also be his last, but by the time all was settled he felt quite at home within its artfully painted chambers. The bawdy house, along with the neighboring property, is offered to Gil and his wife Alys by the forceful Dame Isabella. But matters are confused by an outbreak of counterfeit coins in Glasgow, which Gil has been ordered to investigate.

Then Dame Isabella is found dead in strange circumstances, and the more Gil pursues the cause of her death, the more false coins he finds. Rumors circulate that the Devil is abroad in Strathblane. By the time Gil and Alys have untangled matters, some very surprising—and sinister—things have come to light.
 

About Pat McIntosh

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Pat McIntosh, like Gil Cunningham, is a graduate of Glasgow University. Born and brought up in Lanarkshire, she lived and worked in Glasgow in before settling on Scotland's west coast, where she lives with her husband and three cats. She is the author of seven mysteries in the Gil Cunningham series.
 
Published July 12, 2011 by Soho Constable. 305 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A case of counterfeiting in 15th-century Scotland involves Archbishop's Quaestor (constable) Gil Cunningham and his wife Alys in a series of murders close to home.

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The provost of Glasgow asks Gil Cunningham, the archbishop's quaester, to track down the source of counterfeit coins flooding the area in McIntosh's suspenseful eighth mystery set in 15th-century Scot

Apr 11 2011 | Read Full Review of Counterfeit Madam: A Gil Cunn...

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Review: In late 15th century Scotland, Gil Cunningham and his wife Alys are drawn into a dispute involving a hereditary claim on property that leads to murder in The Counterfeit Madam, the seventh mystery in this series by Pat McIntosh.As a legal entity for the regional Archbishop, Gil is asked t...

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