Hi friends! Today I’m taking part in the book tour for The Slaughter of Leith Hall by Lexie Conyngham! This historical mystery will have you gripped to the page!
Publication Date: February 17th February 2020
Genre: Historical Fiction
‘See, Charlie, it might be near twenty year since Culloden, but there’s plenty hard feelings still amongst the Jacobites, and no so far under the skin, ken?’
Charlie Rob has never thought of politics, nor strayed far from his Aberdeenshire birthplace. But when John Leith of Leith Hall takes him under his wing, his life changes completely. Soon he is far from home, dealing with conspiracy and murder, and lost in a desperate hunt for justice.’ – Goodreads
Thank you to Love Books Tours and Lexie Conynham for a free review copy of this book.
Jacobites, murder and mystery abound in The Slaughter of Leith Hall, making for the perfect historically themed suspense novel. And honestly – what’s not to love in it? This novel will have you on the edge of your seat.
The Slaughter of Leith Hall follows Charlie Rob, manservant to John Leith. When his master is *spoilers* murdered in a supposed duel, Charlie finds himself on a journey for justice for his former employer. He, as well as the many other characters, make for an immersive and enjoyable read. There is also a character list at the beginning of the novel, making it a lot easier to keep track of the many supporting cast.
Told in Scots and littered with slang, the novel really makes you feel as though you are on this mission with Charlie. Set just after the Battle of Culloden, this novel is perfect for any Outlander fans wanting to try out something different. And guess what? The Slaughter of Leith Hall is inspired by a real event! I really enjoyed reading about the world that Conyngham has created around this mystery, as I’m sure, will you.
This novel will have you gripped to the very end. Filled with twists and turns, it’s sure to be a classic of Historical crime fiction in the future. Now onto see what else Conyngham has written!