A Burden Shared: The Dundee Murders, Malcolm Archibald’s second novel to star Dundee’s premier crime sleuth Sergeant Mendick, is to launch on Thursday 19th September at Waterstones Dundee. Waterstone’s Dundee are hosting the evening with Malcolm Archibald and the evening will consist of Malcolm reading from his book, answering questions from the audience and he will be signing copies of his book. Refreshments will be provided and we guarantee a great time will be had by all! Malcolm Archibald has been writing since 1990, with his interest being 19th Century history and historical fiction. He graduated from Dundee University in 2001 and is now a lecturer at Inverness College, University of the Highlands and Islands. The Darkest Walk is the first title in the Sergeant Mendick series, where the reader meets him investigating rumours of a Chartist uprising in Manchester for Scotland Yard. As the story unravels Sergeant Mendick has to battle his own conflicting loyalties, as well as betrayals, broken trusts and a double agent whilst trying to prevent a treacherous plot that will rock the entire British Empire. A Burden Shared visits Sergeant Mendick back in his home town of Dundee, collecting a prisoner before returning to Scotland Yard in London. Whilst there Mendick has to rub shoulders with the elite of Victorian society, and he finds himself staying in Dundee to investigate a particularly gruesome series of murders on an apparently random group of individuals. A great read that is also historically accurate without being boring, A Burden Shared ticks all the boxes needed for a crime novel – twists, turns, and a deeply engaging plot. You can read an independent review of the book here.