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The Redemption of Alexander Seaton

(2008)
(The first book in the Alexander Seaton series)
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Is the young man merely drunk or does his tottering walk suggest something more sinister? When he collapses, vomiting, over the two whores who find him on that dark wet night, they guess rightly that he's been murdered by poisoning. So begins this gripping tale set in the town of Banff, Scotland in the 1620s. The body of the victim, the apothecary's nephew, is found in Alexander Seaton's school house. Seaton is a school master by default, and a persona non-grata in the town - a disgraced would-be minister whose love affair with a local aristocrat's daughter left him disgraced and deprived of his vocation. He has few friends, so when one of them is accused of the murder, he sets out to solve the crime, embarking on a journey that will uncover witchcraft, cruelty, prejudice and the darkness in men's souls.It is also a personal quest that leads Alexander to the rediscovery of his faith in God as well as his belief in himself. Among her many strengths, Shona MacLean is brilliant at evoking period and place. You feel you are in those cold, dark, northern rooms, eavesdropping on her characters. You are totally involved in the rich, convincing world she has re-created.

Genre: Historical Mystery
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Hardback Editions

July 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton
Author(s): S G MacLean
ISBN: 1-84724-505-6 / 978-1-84724-505-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Paperback Editions

December 2009 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton
Author(s): Shona MacLean
ISBN: 0-14-317008-2 / 978-0-14-317008-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton: Alexander Seaton 1
Author(s): S G MacLean
ISBN: 1-84724-791-1 / 978-1-84724-791-9 (UK edition)
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton
Author(s): Shona MacLean
ISBN: 0-14-317007-4 / 978-0-14-317007-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton
Author(s): S G MacLean
ISBN: 1-84724-506-4 / 978-1-84724-506-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Audio Editions

April 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton
Author(s): S G MacLean
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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April 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton
Author(s): S G MacLean
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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April 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton
Author(s): S G MacLean
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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March 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton
Author(s): Shona MacLean
ISBN: 1-84648-540-1 / 978-1-84648-540-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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March 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton
Author(s): Shona MacLean
ISBN: 1-84648-558-4 / 978-1-84648-558-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton
Author(s): Shona Maclean
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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May 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Redemption of Alexander Seaton: Alexander Seaton 1 (Alexander Seaton series)
Author(s): Shona MacLean
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU