The Stolen Voice

The Stolen Voice

A Gil Cunningham Murder Mystery

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
In Sir William’s remote part of Scotland it seems almost possible that a young boy could have been stolen away by the fairies and returned forty years later without having visibly aged. And if the boy isn’t Davie Drummond, who is he? Then he suffers a succession of near-fatal “accidents.” Could there be a connection with four other local singers who have vanished, one of them with political information of value to Scotland’s enemies? Gil Cunningham and his wife Alys have been sent to Perthshire to investigate.

Baker & Taylor
In fifteenth-century Scotland, Gil Cunningham investigates the supposed reappearance of choirboy David Drummond, who vanished thirty years earlier and returned not much older than he left, and the recent disappearances of other singers.

Perseus Publishing

In Sir William’s remote part of Scotland it seems almost possible that a young boy could have been stolen away by the fairies and returned forty years later without having visibly aged. And if the boy isn’t Davie Drummond, who is he? Then he suffers a succession of near-fatal “accidents.” Could there be a connection with four other local singers who have vanished, one of them with political information of value to Scotland’s enemies? Gil Cunningham and his wife Alys have been sent to Perthshire to investigate.


A Gil and Alys Cunningham investigation set in medieval Scotland.


Blackwell North Amer
In Sir William's remote part of Scotland it seems almost possible that a young boy could have been stolen away by the fairies and returned forty years later, no older - and if he isn't Davie Drummond, who is he? And then he suffers a succession of near-fatal "accidents". Could there be a connection with four other local singers who have vanished, one of them with political information of value to Scotland's enemies? Gil and his wife Alys have been sent into Perthshire to investigate.
Gil's pursuit of the missing singers leads him to a vision of the Devil and the reappearance of an old adversary, while Alys finds herself drawn deeply into the affairs of the Drummond family, particularly the mysterious Davie.

Publisher: New York : Soho Constable, 2009
Edition: 1st US ed
ISBN: 9781569475829
1569475822
Branch Call Number: Mystery McI
Characteristics: 297 p. : map ; 23 cm

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delfon
Jun 13, 2014

This is a great improvement from the first book. Though the plot seems to revolve about superstitions; with no sense that these are to be considered just that. More effort made to give hints on the malfactor (though truly crudely done), Lots of language to seek out, and historical content -- also especially well done. A quick and engrossing read.

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Roundcat
Feb 21, 2014

Singers are disappearing from Scotland, and Gil and Alys have been tasked with finding out whether they have been spirited away by fairies, bribed, or have they been killed. The solution involves both Gil and Alys gaining the trust of the people involved in each disappearance as well as listening to and observing the various actions and viewpoints. Gil and Alys as human beings are well developed characters who interact well with the huge number of suspects in order to determine the solution to each disappearance. Although there are a tangle of circumstances, each is resolved clearly and satisfactorily.

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