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Bareback

(1998)
(The fifth book in the DI Lesley Gunn series)
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‘I could murder that woman!’

So say many inhabitants of the little Scottish Border town of Kilstane. The domineering Hannah Ferguson is determined to take over the annual ceremony based on the legend of a girl who long ago rode bareback across the wilds to save the town from English attackers. The organizing committee is equally determined to stop Hannah.

Into the fray is plunged young Sir Nicholas Torrance, the new laird, with unfamiliar perils to face – not least that of choosing a local girl to play the heroine, inevitably causing outrage in the process.

A theft from his tower house brings an attractive woman detective inspector into his life and she is more deeply involved when there really is a murder and the corpse is left close to his doorstep.

But the great historic pageant must go ahead . . . ending with the wild chase of an unexpected quarry.

Praise for John Burke



"Murder, conspiracy, secrets....it's got everything!" - Thomas Waugh

‘Polished, professional and highly inventive’ – Irish Times

‘Fearsome’ - The Guardian


John Burke was born in Sussex in 1922. He served in the Royal Air Force, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, and the Royal Marines during the war. After working for the publishers Museum Press and the Books for Pleasure Group, he was a Public Relations and Publications Executive for Shell (1959–63) and Story Editor for Twentieth Century-Fox (1963–65) before becoming a full-time writer in 1966. He went on to have over 140 books published.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

April 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Bareback (DI Lesley Gunn)
Author(s): John Burke
ISBN: 1-980871-98-1 / 978-1-980871-98-9
Publisher: Independently published
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bareback (DI Lesley Gunn Book 5)
Author(s): John Burke
Publisher: Lume Books
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