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by Pat McIntosh

ePub Pig of Cold Poison: A Gil Cunningham Murder Mystery (Gil Cunningham Murder Mysteries) download
Author:
Pat McIntosh
ISBN13:
978-1569476505
ISBN:
1569476500
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Publisher:
Soho Constable; 1st American Edition edition (July 1, 2010)
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Mystery
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Gil Cunningham is the Archbishop’s questioner-his investigator. Nanty and Danny were rivals for the affection of Agnes. In McIntosh’s latest medieval mystery starring Glasgow sleuth Gil Cunningham, a fast-acting poison is claiming some unlikely victims.

Gil Cunningham is the Archbishop’s questioner-his investigator. First, actor Dannie Gibson dies after being dosed by fellow actor Nanty Bothwell during a performance, but even though the two men were romantic rivals for apothecary Francis Renfrew’s daughter, Agnes, Cunningham questions whether Gibson’s death was deliberate. A second poisoning causes circumstantial evidence to point to the dysfunctional Renfrew family, between whose three generations of members little love is lost.

2010) (The seventh book in the Gil Cunningham Murder Mystery series) A novel by Pat McIntosh. Gil Cunningham is the Archbishop's questioner - his investigator. Nanty and Danny were rivals for the affection of Agnes, the apothecary's daughter. Danny dies, apparently of poisoning, after drinking from his friend's flask.

PAT McINTOSH, like Gil Cunningham, is a graduate of Glasgow University. Born and brought up in Lanarkshire, for many years the author lived and worked in Glasgow and is now settled on the West Coast. Titles in this series. Chapter One. Gil Cunningham said later that if he had known he would find a corpse in the coalhouse of Glasgow University, he would never have gone to the Arts Faculty feast. But then,’ said Alys his betrothed, considering this seriously, ‘you would never have met Socrates. The day began well enough.

Series: Gil Cunningham Murder Mystery 7. File: RAR, 254 K. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

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A Pig of Cold Poison book. Another good entry in the Gil Cunningham series Usual good writing and readable murder mystery. Another good entry in the Gil Cunningham series. This time, a mummer is killed in view of the audience at Gil's sister Kate's house. Gil is sure (as is half of Glasgow) that the arrested man is not responsible, and sets to investigating a very unhappy family of potyngers (apothecaries - thus this is REALLY cool history this time). Lots of historical detail, as usual, and some focus on Alys & Gil's relationship, particularly Alys's fear of childbirth. Usual good writing and readable murder mystery.

Have I said I did?’ he said jeeringly

Have I said I did?’ he said jeeringly. And you, Gil Cunningham, wi your daft notions about my family. Did you pyson my laddie to prove your point?’ ‘If you say that again,’ Gil said levelly, ‘I’ll have you for slander. If this poor boy was poisoned, and deliberately, the miscreant must be found, but your chief duty to your son now is to pray for the remission of his sins, to shorten his time in Purgatory. ‘No, it’s to find who sent him there and see them hang for it,’ said Renfrew. He jerked his head at his older daughter, who was now sitting weeping quietly.

Although he was watching closely when the mummer was poisoned, it took Gil Cunningham several days and three more poisonings to work out how it was done

Although he was watching closely when the mummer was poisoned, it took Gil Cunningham several days and three more poisonings to work out how it was done. Danny Gibson and Nanty Bothwell, rivals for the affections of Agnes Renfrew, the apothecary's pretty daughter, are also good friends.

I won’t keep him long,’ said Gil, biting back a sharper answer. Have you?’ said Gil. ‘That’s a pity. He sat down cautiously on the bench, and looked up at Bothwell.

You can read book A Pig of Cold Poison by Pat Mcintosh in our library for absolutely free. I won’t keep him long,’ said Gil, biting back a sharper answer. He stepped into the cell as Bothwell got to his feet, looking alarmed. I’ll shout when I’m done. The Serjeant barred the door and went away, grumbling under his breath. Gil looked at the prisoner, who said, ‘Is it – is it more questions? For I’ve said all I have to say, maister. ‘Have you?’ said Gil.

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Gil Cunningham is the Archbishop’s questioner—his investigator. Nanty and Danny were rivals for the affection of Agnes, the apothecary’s daughter. Danny dies, apparently of poisoning, after drinking from his friend’s flask. But what was the poison? Is Nanty guilty? Then more murders ensue, and Gil’s wife, Alys, joins the investigation.
  • MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD:

    The author goes to great length to describe how the characters are dressed, but if you're not literate in late Medieval fashion, you're still clueless as to what people really look like. I have no idea if there is a web site the author could refer readers to or not, but it would be a help. The author does provide a link to help translate Scots words, but it doesn't take the place of a glossary, and in this volume she threw in some Low German, which I luckily was able to understand. In this book, "pig" is a container or jar.

    However, my chief complaint is the ending-- it's like a bad Hollywood movie or television program... a main character figures it out, then tells nobody where he/she/it is going, takes no one with him/her/it, not even the dog, goes unarmed to, confront the villian with no "backup," and ends up having to be rescued in the nick of time. Additionally, a couple sub-plots are left dangling, and the reader has no idea if or how they were resolved.

    Don't get me wrong, I like this series very much, and it's a nice change from most Medieval mysteries which are usually set in England. The author obviously has a great command of the subject material, and it's an interesting reminder that with a population of 5,000, Glasgow was considered to be a city, and most of the items of everyday life were made right there or nearby. Luxuries were imported. I also note that Scottish law was similar to English law, but there were definite differences. For example, a woman convicted of murder was drowned, rather than hanged.

    Being laid up with an injured back has given me the opportunity to re-read most of the books, and I recommend it to others; there is a large and fairly complex cast of characters, some of whom grow from one book to the next, and along with a glossary I'd very much appreciate a list of characters.

    Again, I like this series very much, and look forward to future installments.

  • About a month ago, I bought the first book in the Gil Cunningham series, "the Harper's Quine", and since then I have been unable to stop myself from buying and reading all the other books, leaving aside all other books waiting on my kindle.
    Many other reviewers mentioned some difficulty with the scots language (for which the author thougtfully provides a dicctionary link), and this was more difficult for me, as english is not my first language, but surprisingly that was part of what addicted me to the books. You see, the mysteries are fine, but the author has a way of having the people speak, and there are a LOT of people speaking, that is just delightful. I could feel myself in the crowd, they do feel like any crowd, anywhere and anytime in the world. And amusing too. And it was great fun to try and understand the words based in the context, before looking in the dicctionary to see if I was right.
    This book, the seventh in the series, is about a wave of poisonings centering around a disfunctional family that has the engaging sleuths Gil and his wife Ally trying to unravel the many truths, half truths and outright lies of the matter as they always do, talking to what seems to be half of Glasgow's population.
    I strongly recommend that anyone interested in this series to start reading from the first book. They all can be read as stand alone, but it is interesting to see the growth of the characters.
    The order:
    1. The Harper's Quine
    2. The Nichola's Feast
    3. The Merchant's Mark
    4. St. Mungo's Robin
    6. The Rough Collier
    7. A Pig of Cold Poison
    8. The Counterfeit Madam
    9. The Fourth Crow

    For some reason, the Fourth Crow is announced as the 10th book, but I could find no other book besides those.
    Having finished the series I am now suffering from withdrawal and anxiously awaiting the new installment.

  • Too many characters, too soon. The other reviews I have read praise this work and its author. I disagree. About two dozen characters are thrown at the reader in the first two chapters. The action involves these characters in a complicated plot before developing the characters. It's too difficult to figure out how the particular character relates to the plot. I get no sense of place, but, of course, I only read the first two chapters. Also the time is not fully established. Sorry, but this is the first book I have deleted or not read since I got my Kindle about two years ago.

  • The story starts with one poisoning and as it progresses, people are being poisoned like mad. The story held my attention as I kept trying to make head or tails of "who done it". As is often the case, the ending was odd, the killer unclear. As always the period information was interesting.

  • Have read all the books in the series. The author is able to describe the setting as well as the plot so that you feel you are with an old friend in his time and era. Can't put the book down until finished.

  • I always look forward to the next in this series and am never disappointed.

  • As usual Pat McIntosh has produced a stunning plot. I found myself telling the character in trouble to provide some answers to Gil Cunningham. This story has to be one of the best in this series. Pat McIntosh has been able to deliver a complicated plot with many streams and tie it all together to a thrilling end. Well worth reading.

  • McIntosh continues her list of clever mysteries. As always, the information is there, but you have to piece it together...and you don't have Alyse's help!