The Merchant's Mark

The Merchant's Mark

Gil Cunningham and an old acquaintance, Glasgow merchant Augie Morison, report the gruesome find of a severed head instead of an expected delivery of books. At the inquest, Morison is accused of murder and imprisoned. He appeals to Gil, who sets out to identify the dead man and establish the provenance of the treasure that lay beside him. The trail leads from the court of James IV at Stirling via a cooper's yard in Linlithgow, to another murder on the bare slopes of the Pentland Hills.

Title:The Merchant's Mark
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780786717415
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  • Ghod

    Happily, I didn't spend any of my money on this crap.As a story set in the fifteenth century, it fails...even if I wasn't in the middle of rereading Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle for the upteenth ti...

  • Mary E SMYTH

    What can I say. I just love this series of books. Written against historical facts of the time the stories are unique and credible. The characters we meet seem real and it is good to follow their deve...

  • Sylvia McIvers

    The new romance in this book is so obvious to everyone but the parties involved ;)The Axeman is terrifying.Left-handed people alive today might not remember how badly 'sinister-hand' people were once ...

  • Kathy Moberg

    This was a very complicated mystery. At one point near the end, I felt I had to keep reading or I might lose track of the threads. The continuing story of the regular characters (and some who I hope w...

  • Roo Barb

    it's been such fun reading this while we explore Glasgow and surrounding area...

  • Sherrill Watson

    Gilbert Cunningham, in Scotland in 1492, has himself another mystery. He and Maister Augustine Morison ("Augie") had ordered a barrel / puncheon of books from the Low Countries. When the barrel is ope...

  • Marlowe

    Gil Cunningham is eagerly awaiting a shipment of books. But when the barrel that was supposed to contain literature turns out to have a human head floating in brine instead, he and his companions beco...

  • Lexie Conyngham

    This novel takes Gil and his soon-to-be father-in-law out of Glasgow as far as Roslin Chapel, where we find out something new about the big builder Pierre. Gil’s disabled sister, a ferocious but lov...

  • Suzanne

    Intriguing, but undeveloped. I could not keep all of the characters straight, and still am not clear on all of the political machinations. I'm hoping that the hints given in this one are followed up i...

  • Jo

    Gil's friend Augie has ordered some books for them both from the Low Countries but when the barrel arrives it contains a severed head and the King's treasure instead. And then Augie is taken into cust...