Shirley McKay, Fate & Fortune (Edinburgh: Birlinn Ltd, 2010)
This second Hew Cullan mystery begins two years after the events of the first. It is 1581: Hew has returned to St Andrews on the death of his father, a man rendered a stranger to him through time and distance.
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Although this novel (published 2011) begins the Hew Cullan mysteries, I arrived having read the latest, ‘1588: A Calendar of Crime‘ (2016) – whose review you can read here – first.
In many ways, therefore, this felt like a prequel, assembling the cast and creating several relationships I’d already become familiar with.
Think a far superior version of Star Wars episodes I-III …
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As we hit mid-March, and I hit 25 books (about half of which have, unusually, been historical fiction set in the Tudor period), this is my favourite read of 2019 so far.
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