By Neil Munro New edition of book first published in 1914
The New Road is Neil Munro's mystery set in the time leading up to the Bonnie Prince Charlie rebellion. The leading characters head north from Argyll to Inverness to check on the progress of General Wade's New Road, and to collect intelligence for Lord Islay, brother of the Duke of Argyll, and the leading politician in Scotland. They also seek to solve the mystery of the disappearance of Aeneas (Angus) Macmaster's father, missing for many years. The picture of the highlands, life in the highlands, and the lives of the people at that time, not to mention the political intrigue make for a fascinating read.