The last major land battle to be fought in great britain the battle of culloden was the climactic battle of the forty five uprising beginning on august 19 1745 the forty five was the final of the jacobite rebellions which began following the forced abdication of catholic king james ii in 1688. The well of the dead has 10 ratings and 6 reviews said it was an interesting mystery story with parts of scottish history i liked it the characte. The well of the dead is not the usual dysfunctional urban detective novel but one in which the adventures are played out amongst the rugged beauty of britains last great wilderness inspired by mark billingham brian callison and elly griffiths clive allans latest novel is a gripping crime thriller with an historical twist. The drumbeater was published in 2013 and it has taken almost four years for the well of the dead to join it in a world where theres often considerable pressure on an author to bring the manuscript to print as soon as possible a wait of several years is i think something to be applauded. The well of the dead is a winning combination of several different elements its a brisk and authentic police procedural written by someone who clearly knows how a major enquiry works for those who enjoy a costume drama with a dash of buried treasure there is interest a plenty
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