Deadly Prospects (Book 1 in the Scottish Mysteries)
Clio Gray has an incredible flair for atmosphere, imagery, setting and description. Reading her is like being at a sumptuous feast in a palace, just before it is stormed.
(Alan Bissett, Author)
About Deadly Prospects (Book 1 in the Scottish Mysteries)
1869, Sutherland, Scotland. For years the people of this remote area of the Highlands have lived a hard life. Now a local Gold Rush has attracted the Pan-European Mining Company to the area, and Solveig McCleery is determined to re-open the Brora mines and give the population the riches they deserve. But when work starts on re-opening the mines, the body of a prospector is discovered, and odd inscriptions found on stones near the corpse.
Before the meaning of these strange marks can be deciphered another body is discovered. Are these attacks connected to the re-opening of the mines? Will Solveig’s plan succeed in bringing peace and prosperity back to the area? Or has she put in motion something far more sinister?