It is 1848 and Sergeant Mendick of Scotland Yard is sent undercover to investigate rumours of an uprising among the radical Chartists of Manchester. Follow Mendick as he struggles with conflicting loyalties, trust and personal betrayals in this fast-paced crime novel. Battling with a double agent, will he succeed in preventing a treacherous plot that threatens to rock the Empire?
After his foray into contemporary fiction with Powerstone in 2008, Malcolm Archibald has returned to historical fiction with The Darkest Walk. A winner of The Dundee Book Prize, he has published several captivating novels with Fledgling Press.
“Malcolm is an undiscovered gem whose style has been likened to that of John Buchan.” (Undiscovered Scotland)
Review in ‘The Skinny’ here
Finalist in the 2012 People’s Book Prize
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