Death on the Machar by Angus MacVicar

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...in the end, law and order are restored. I’m not sorry to have tried this book but I’m not sure I’d look for more by MacVicar.
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Kenneth Davidson expected his wedding day to be full of Joy and Happiness.

He did not expect his new wife to be abducted.

Just after the end of World War II, Margaret and Kenneth Davidson are married at a parish church on Scotland’s wild western coast. With friends and family gathered to celebrate — even Margaret’s fearsome Aunt Arabella has decided that the bridegroom does come up to scratch after all — the wedding seems picture-perfect.

But as the happy couple leaves the church, things begin to go very wrong...

Margaret is seized and kidnapped by two men, and before her new husband has time to react she has been chloroformed and bundled into a car. The car speeds away into the surrounding countryside.

Kenneth, Aunt Arabella and others pursue them, but the cunning criminals soon throw them off the trail.

And so the chase begins, across land and sea, through the stunning but sometimes hostile landscape of western Scotland.

And as that chase proceeds, the mystery deepens. Why has Margaret been kidnapped, and by whom?

What is the connection between the obscure, newly-republic state of Randavia and the residents of rural western Scotland?

What is the crucial secret hidden in a nearby castle, and what is the doom-laden prophecy that the sharing of that secret seems to fulfil?

And what is the terrible fate that the criminals have in mind for Margaret?

Set against the imposing Scottish landscape and tinged with ancient Gaelic folklore and mystery, Death on the Machar is a classic post-war crime yarn, written by one of Scotland’s most respected and versatile authors.

Praise for Angus MacVicar

"Angus MacVicar runs John Buchan close as the supreme spinner of an enthralling yarn" — Daily Express

"The writer par excellence of Scottish thrillers" — Western Independent

“The finest exponent of the thick-ear thriller since the palmy days of ‘Sapper’ and John Buchan.” — Eric Gillett, in Time and Tide

Angus MacVicar was a Scottish writer specialising in crime thrillers, young adult and autobiography. His other books include The Singing Spider, The Ten Green Brothers and Crime's Masquerader.
 

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Published June 22, 2016 by Endeavour Media. 207 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime.
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Reviewed by Jayne on Jul 14 2016

...in the end, law and order are restored. I’m not sorry to have tried this book but I’m not sure I’d look for more by MacVicar.

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