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A tale of murder, betrayal and skulduggery in Louth

Writer Alasdair McPherson stands in front of St James' Church, the setting for the denouement of his new thriller

Writer Alasdair McPherson stands in front of St James' Church, the setting for the denouement of his new thriller "Pilgrimage of Grace". EMN-140423-115307001

 

A story of deceit and betrayal has been brought to Louth, with a dramatic denouement taking place in the spire of St James’ Church.

A race is on across the flatlands of Lincolnshire to retrieve a 500 year old parchment, revealing the secrets of Queen Anne Boleyn’s last confession - which could rewrite the entire history of the English monarchy.

Intrigued? Then pick up a copy of ‘Pilgrimage of Grace’, the new historical thriller novel written by Louth resident Alasdair McPherson.

Alasdair, who says his work is a pastiche of the work of Dan Brown - author of the 2003 best seller ‘The Da Vinci Code’ - has had his new book published by McStorytellers.

Alasdair said: “Pilgrimage of Grace is a thriller book, but it has a historical basis. It took me six years to write it.

“The novel is set around Lincolnshire. Part of the plot is about a parchment, lost for centuries and hidden by a monk in Lincoln Castle.

“Also, a major part of the book is set in Louth, including the denouement which takes place in the spire of St James’ Church.

“The reaction to the book has been wonderful; people who have read it have enjoyed it. I think that someone who didn’t know Louth would still enjoy it, but if you do then it adds a little extra touch.”

Alasdair, originally from Clydebank in Scotland, always wanted to write novels, but found that life got in the way.

Now retired, he is making up for lost time and has already penned four novels.

Three of Alasdair’s previous books were historical novels, released as e-books.

His fourth book, ‘The Island’, is a coming-of-age tale which was released as a paperback last year.

• Pilgrimage of Grace is now on sale in Wrights of Louth for £6.99.

 

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