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Blood in the Glens: True Crime from the Scottish Highlands - Jean McLennan

Blood in the Glens: True Crime from the Scottish Highlands

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Jean McLennan

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Pages: 256 (Paperback)

ISBN: 1845022505

Pub: Black and White Publishing

Pub date: 2009-10-22

Amazon.co.uk Sales Rank: 113586

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5/5 stars

horribly good (0/0 people found this helpful)

Just buy the book and read it. I could not put it down. Fascinated and absorbed the whole way through. Makes you ask, do you really know the people you live next to, and thank goodness for observant members of the public. I vote for more police.

4/5 stars

Blood in the Glens (0/0 people found this helpful)

Concise and intriguing accounts of fortunately rare occurrences of murder - and suspected murder - committed in the northern half of Scotland. Ms McLennan knows the legal background, too, nor does she spare the constabularies' blushes when appropriate.

5/5 stars

FANTASTIC READ (0/0 people found this helpful)

One of the best books I have read. Really enjoyable, could not put it down.
Need more books like this.

5/5 stars

Bloody good (3/3 people found this helpful)

Jean is a lawyer and, as such, you would expect her to have her facts right.

You might also expect her to write in a dry, unexciting fashion but this book is anything but tedious. In fact, it is absorbing and you arrive at the end page far too soon.

As her former law partner, you might expect me to say nice things about her but that was never our relationship. We were always cuttingly honest with each other and I see no reason to change that now that she has changed her profession.

I agree with the reviewer, Katarina, who says that this book is well researched. I would have expected nothing else. However, what stands out is that the Jean has shown us the the human face of murder. These are ghastly happenings and are perpetrated by and affect individuals. This is not a recitation of lifeless facts but a vivid and fascinating account of wrongdoing and it's consequences.

I highly recommend it. Do not, however, let it put you off coming to explore this beautiful part of the United Kingdom! Crime is a rarity in this area.

I look forward to the next book.

5/5 stars

A gripping book, meticulously researched (2/2 people found this helpful)

The book is a fascinating journey through the psychology of these killers. Meticulous research reveals the circumstances and the history of each case in remarkable detail.

McLennan writes about horrific happenings but her style is gripping without being either dramatising or thrill-seeking. The beauty and peace of the settings highlight the awful reality of murder and the book is written with great compassion for the loved-ones of the victims.

The book is a rich insight into the mind-set of murder.

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