Welcome to the World of Robert Young of Newbiggin!

8 Oct

Today on The Tarasphere we’re featuring a new release in a series of historical mysteries written by the incomparable Stuart Laing. A Scotsman himself, he will immerse you in the cultural tapestry that is 18th century Scotland for a series of events that will leave you breathless and wanting more!!

A Capital Crime (A Robert Young of Newbiggin Mystery) is the latest release in this series. Here’s a little more to whet your appetite.

A brief description:

September 1745

Robert Young of Newbiggin finds himself in the unusual position of working side by side with his friend Captain Charles Travers of the Edinburgh Town Guard as they investigate the murder of a popular young man.
It soon become apparent that the victim was more than he seemed as the investigation is drawn into political machinations with obstructions galore to contend with.
To add to their problems the Jacobite army of Bonnie Prince Charlie is about to capture the city.
From the gaiety of High Society weddings and balls at Holyrood Palace to the vermin infested drinking dens on the Cowgate they must search for clues in a race to deliver justice before the guilty can escape. -courtesy of Amazon.com

Other Robert Young of Newbiggin titles:

A Pound of Flesh (A Robert Young of Newbiggin Mystery)

Edinburgh 1745

Deep beneath the rain soaked and wind scoured streets of the city a foul crime committed in the dead of night leaves two men lying dead in a dank cellar. A bankrupt young nobleman with an addiction to the twin vices of gambling and loose women stands accused of the horrific double murder and all the evidence seems to point towards his guilt. In desperation his lawyer turns to the one man in Edinburgh who can save him from the hangman’s noose.

Robert Young of Newbiggin.

He is a young man who has earned a reputation amongst the city’s legal fraternity for being the one person who can root out the truth by venturing into the capital’s criminal underbelly. His investigation leads from the elegant drawing rooms of Edinburgh’s high society to the city’s most infamous brothel and into the grim hovels of the lowest alehouses on the Cowgate.

But as more bodies are discovered Robert Young is forced to confront the possibility that his client may actually be guilty!

The Death of Innocence (A Robert Young of Newbiggin Mystery)

A short story set in 1745 on the streets of Edinburgh.

Children are being abducted and there seems to be no clues as to who is responsible. Anger and frustration are reaching boiling point and if the guilty party isn’t caught soon there is a real risk that the mob will take the law into their own hands.
Robert Young, Captain Travers and Sergeant MacIan now face a race against time to save the latest missing child or it may well be they who feel the wrath of the crowd.

A little about Stuart and where to find him.

Bio: Born in 1966 and raised on the east coast of Scotland in the ancient Pictish Kingdom of Fife. Married to a wonderful woman for 19 years and we have been blessed with a beautiful daughter. I really have to say thank-you to my wife for allowing me to spend so much time in the 18th Century when there are jobs in the 21st Century probably requiring my attention!
I have always been fascinated by the history of Edinburgh and have spend most of my adult life studying Scottish history in all its aspects but always find myself being drawn back to the cobbled streets of the Old Town.
I would urge all visitors to Scotland’s ancient capital to (briefly) venture into one of the narrow closes running down from the Royal Mile to get a flavour of how alive with mischief, mayhem, love and laughter these streets once were.

Connect with Stuart online:


One Response to “Welcome to the World of Robert Young of Newbiggin!”

  1. Fife Rover October 9, 2012 at 4:39 am #

    Thank you Tara for this, I really appreciate you taking the time to give me a lovely mention. You are a very special lady. Stuart


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