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The Fourth Crow

Pat McIntosh

3 Reviews

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Gil Cunningham, Fiction, Crime & mystery

The tenth story in the popular Gil Cunningham series set in medieval Glasgow.

The crows are gathering above Glasgow, watching the movements of the clergy and townspeople alike...

Tied to St Mungo's Cross by the cathedral to be cured of her madness overnight by the saint, the young woman is found in the morning beaten and strangled, still tied to the cross.

But is she who she seems to be? And who would flout the saint's protection like this? Gil Cunningham must trace the dead woman and find her enemies, track down the thieves and murderers and identify the watchers in the shadows, particularly the elusive fourth person who holds the secret of what happened that night. Questioning cathedral staff and apprentice boys, pilgrims and tradesmen, he uncovers only more puzzles. And then there is another death. How is it connected to the first? While his wife Alys deals with the tensions within their family, Gil has to untangle the threads of the mystery to find the solution to all the crimes.

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Praise for The Fourth Crow

  • McIntosh's characterisations and period detail are first rate - Publishers Weekly, starred review

  • The next Cunningham adventure is to be welcomed - Historical Novels Review

  • Will do for Glasgow in the fifteenth century what Ellis Peters and her Brother Cadfael did for Shrewsbury in the twelfth - Mystery Readers Journal

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Pat McIntosh

Pat McIntosh, like Gil Cunningham, was born and brought up in Lanarkshire and educated at the University of Glasgow. She lived in Glasgow for many years, but now resides on the coast, where she divides her time between writing and anything else which can be done with a cat on her knee.

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