His Bloody Project

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His Bloody project
AuthorGraeme Macrae Burnet
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, crime
PublisherContraband
Publication date
2015
fictional

His Bloody Project: Documents relating to the case of Roderick Macrae is a 2015 novel by Graeme Macrae Burnet.[1] Using fictional historical documents, it tells the story of a 17-year-old boy named Roderick "Roddy" Macrae, who committed a triple homicide in the village of Culduie on the Applecross peninsula, circa 1869.[2][3]

Synopsis[edit]

The book is the story of the young man Roddy Macrae and his animosity with the local constable, Lachlan Broad.

Reception[edit]

In September 2016, it was shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.[4] In October 2016, His Bloody Project became the largest-selling book in the Booker shortlist.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Man Booker prize 2016: the longlist – in pictures". The Guardian. July 27, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41253753
  3. ^ "His Bloody Project - The Man Booker Prizes".
  4. ^ Alice (September 13, 2016). "Man Booker Prize announces 2016 shortlist". Man Booker. Retrieved July 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "Julian Barnes is rubbish, says Julian Barnes - The Man Booker Prizes".
  6. ^ correspondent, Libby Brooks Scotland (22 September 2016). "His Bloody Project's sales leave Booker shortlist rivals for dead" – via The Guardian.