Five Scottish Tales of Terror

I shall sit shuddering and weeping in my chair, or continue, with the most strained and fearstruck ecstasy of listening, to pace up and down this room and give ear to every sound of menace… From the haunting ballads of the borderlands to the urban gothic of Victorian fiction, Scottish literature has long demonstrated a […]

Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

1869: 17-year-old Roderick ‘Roddy’ Macrae has just brutally murdered three people in the remote Scottish village of Culduie. He stands calmly in the road, covered in their blood, and informs his neighbours of what he has done. There is no question of his guilt. Roddy’s story unfolds amid the competing voices of his own prison memoir, court testimony, newspaper […]