Edward Kane and the Parlour Maid Murderer is both comic and thrilling, the exploits of Kane and his manservant prompted The Scotsman to invite its readers to: ‘Transport yourself back to 19th Century Edinburgh for a truly gripping read,’ and The Scotsman also commented, ‘Fabulous…in the tradition of Robert Louis Stevenson’.
Edward Kane and the Parlour Maid Murderer is set in Scotland, 1850. The penalty for murder is death by hanging. Why then employ a young defence lawyer with no trial experience who is surely destined to fail? And why does his client refuse to tell him what happened on the night the crime took place? Edward Kane and the Parlour Maid Murderer follows the young Advocate, Edward Kane, and his manservant, Mr Horse from the great houses of Edinburgh to the taverns and alleyways of the Old Town in search of answers – and defence.
Written by Ross Macfarlane QC (‘Noted legal expert’ – Legal 500), the novel evokes the sights and sounds of Victorian Scotland, introducing a rich cast of characters.