An Honourable Thief with Douglas Skelton
Wednesday 16 November | 19-20:00
Motherwell Library looks forward to welcoming Douglas Skelton, a popular writer of books on true crime and Scottish criminal history, but who now focuses on crime fiction and thrillers. Crime fiction fans will know him from such titles as Where Demons Hide, A Rattle of Bones and The Blood is Still.
In a departure from his usual contemporary Scotland setting, his latest title, An Honourable Thief, is set in 1715. Jonas Flynt, ex-soldier and reluctant member of the Company of Rogues, a shady intelligence group run by ruthless spymaster Nathaniel Charters, is ordered to recover a missing document. Its contents could prove devastating in the wrong hands. On her deathbed, the late Queen Anne may have promised the nation to her half-brother James, the Old Pretender, rather than the new king, George I. But the will has been lost. It may decide the fate of the nation. The crown must recover it at all costs.
The Herald reviewer describes Jonas Flynn as a “terrific character, one of the most compelling and charismatic anti-heroes to come along in a good while… despite all he’s been through, his passion for honour and justice has never been fully extinguished.”
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35 Hamilton Road
Bus stop outside library Carpark within 200m in Motherwell High Road, including disabled bays. Ramp access to entrance. Automatic double doors. Accessible toilet.