The Man Booker Prize 2016 shortlisted novel, His Bloody Project, by rising Scottish literary star, Graeme Macrae Burnet, is being developed by Synchronicity Films.
A masterfully written psychological thriller, it recounts a brutal triple murder in a desolate, remote northern crofting community in 1869, leading to the arrest of local Roderick Macrae, a seventeen-year-old from the village of Culduie. Having confessed to the murders from the outset in his memoir, there’s no question of Roddy’s guilt, but what was it that drove him to commit these horrific crimes? Is he insane? Whose account should we believe? And will he hang? Part historical revenge tragedy, part gripping courtroom drama, Burnett’s second novel is a tour-de-force, brilliantly imagined and compelling from start to finish.