Further books in this series will follow:
MURDER AT THE ROYAL & ANCIENT – 1876
MURDER ON THE OLD COURSE – 1877
McARDLE MEETS CONAN DOYLE – 1881
McARDLE and the
BOYS – 1883
McARDLE and PINKERTON’S LAST CASE – 1884
McARDLE & THE GREATREX CASE – 1888
The Murder of Young Tom Morris
in the 1870s. Old Tom Morris – the Grand Old Man of golf – and his even more
gifted son, Young Tom Morris, dominate the game.
is fast becoming the pre-eminent course and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club
is set to govern the rules of play.
But this does
not necessarily suit the purposes of the other two important courses –
and Musselburgh. Jealousies abound and there is much at stake, not least the
future of the Open Championship.
One by one,
members of the Morris family start to die what look like natural deaths.
from the Ashanti Campaign, war hero Captain David McArdle of the Black Watch
seems more than casually interested in these affairs.
Constable Murdoch of the
police has his suspicions.
A local doctor returned from the Indian Service, the Superintendent of a
mental institution, various professional golfers with reputations to protect
and an expert in potato rot are all added to the mix.
Taken from the
recently-discovered writings of
Chief Constable, James Fleming Bremner, released one hundred years after his
death, this remarkable memoir puts the history of
the Fife Police and the game of golf in a whole new light and uncovers a
bizarre series of murders – if murders they were!
champion or villain? War hero or phoney? Bremner leads us through the
tangled skein of society, politics and golf in Victorian Scotland.
“Whether your interest is golf,
social and military history or just a well-crafted mystery, the first volume
in the McArdle series is a cracking good yarn!”