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The Black Friar


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S.G. MacLean has a PhD in history from Aberdeen University, specializing in sixteenth and seventeenth century Scottish history. She lives in Conon Bridge, Scotland with her husband and four children. She has written four highly acclaimed historical thrillers set in Scotland, The Redemption of Alexander Seaton, A Game of Sorrows, Crucible and The Devil's Recruit. Her latest series of historical thrillers is set in Oliver Cromwell's London. The first book in the series, The Seeker, won the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger and the second, The Black Friar, was shortlisted for the same award.


S.G. MacLean has cemented her reputation as one of the best writers of historical crime with this second instalment of her series about Damian Seeker ... a fascinatingly flawed hero - The Times (Books of the Year)A gripping tale of crime and sedition in an unsettled city - Sunday TimesThe Seeker is a wonderful creation ...and MacLean's light-touch portrait of a hard man with a softer core is what makes these books so memorable - The TimesExcellent ... the author brings a fresh perspective and gold-plated research ... Damian Seeker clearly has many successful outings ahead of him - Daily MailThe best historical crime novel of the year - Sunday Express on The SeekerBrilliantly woven into a thrilling plot . . . MacLean's characters are subtle and convincing . . . could challenge C.J. Sansom for dominion of historical crime - The Times on The SeekerA first class, compelling debut for MacLean's new hero - Crime Review on The SeekerMacLean achieves the balance of immersing her readers in a time and place without ever making them feel battered over the head by research, while the central mystery is satisfying and plausibly plotted - Highland News on The Seeker

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