Win a pair of Graeme Macrae Burnet’s Booker-nominated novels, including our September Book of the Month, His Bloody Project, plus a limited-edition Booker Prize tote bag
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To celebrate our September Book of the Month – His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet – we are giving you the chance to win one of three pairs of Graeme Macrae Burnet novels and an exclusive, limited-edition, money-can’t-buy Booker Prize tote bag. The bundle includes a copy of His Bloody Project, shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 2016, and Case Study, longlisted in 2022.
His Bloody Project, based on supposedly real historical documents, tells the story of a fictional 19th-century triple murder in a remote crofting community – a crime that shocked the nation.
In 1869, Roderick Macrae was accused of the brutal slaying of three people, in a murder trial that gripped the British public. Roderick’s memoir, along with court transcripts, medical reports, police statements and newspaper articles, show that he readily admitted his guilt. But do they reveal just why a young man would commit the most atrocious acts of violence? Why didn’t he defend himself more vigorously, or try to cover up the crime? And will he hang?
The Booker Prize tote bags, which are not available to buy, are designed by Leanne Shapton, who is the first art editor for the New York Review of Books, an author and illustrator, as well as having been a judge for the Booker Prize in 2018.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply enter your details below by 12:00 BST (British Summer Time) on Friday, September 22, 2023. This competition is open to readers anywhere in the world.
This competition is a free draw, with only one entry allowed per person, and we reserve the right to disqualify any entries where we suspect one person has used a number of different email addresses. Use or attempted use of any automated or other non-manual entry methods is prohibited.
The draw is governed by our general rules for competitions, available here, but the following specifics also apply (and take precedence should there be any contradiction or ambiguity):