These Gil Cunningham books by Pat McIntosh were recommended on Geranium Cat’s Bookshelf so when two turned up in our library I snatched them off the shelf. They are set in medieval Scotland and presented me with a few problems: I don’t know Glasgow, I don’t know much about Scottish history, I tend not to like historical novels.
I started with The Merchant’s Mark, which is the third book in the series. At first I was hopelessly confused by the location and the characters; I do think it would be better to read the books in order. Once the story got going I was away. Gil investigates a grisly murder which leads him on a (sometimes confusing, I have to say it again) chase involving the king, the knights of St John, officials of church and state and
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