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Graeme Macrae Burnet


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Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland
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Graeme Macrae Burnet was born in Kilmarnock in 1967. He studied English Literature at Glasgow University before spending some years teaching in France, the Czech Republic and Portugal. He then took an M.Litt in International Security Studies at St Andrews University and fell into a series of jobs in television. These days he lives in Glasgow.

He has been writing since he was a teenager. His first book, The Disappearance of Adèle Bedeau (2014), is a literary crime novel set in a small town in France. His second novel, His Bloody Project (2015), revolves around the murder of a village birleyman in nineteenth century Wester Ross. He likes Georges Simenon, the films of Michael Haneke and black pudding.

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The Strange Cases of Maeder and Braithwaite


The crimes of psychiatry are legion, but they can mostly be attributed to a single cause: the idea that the therapist knows more than the patient.


— A. Collins Braithwaite, Untherapy










I have been fascinated by psychiatric case studies since I came across a copy of Robert Lindner’s The Fifty-Minute Hour thirty-odd years ago. ‘I am a psychoanalyst. I meet and work with murderers, sa

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His Bloody Project: Documen...

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Case Study

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The Accident on the A35 (Ge...

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Et casestudie

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Hans blodige projekt

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Ulykken på A35

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Adèle Bedeau forsvinder

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“One man can no more see into the mind of another than he can see inside a stone...”
Graeme Macrae Burnet, His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae

“If we measure our society by the compassion we extend to all its members, then it must be admitted that in extending such compassion to the most wretched among us, we demonstrate our fidelity to the most civilised Christian values.”
Graeme Macrae Burnet, His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae

“If asked how one’s business is doing, the customary response is: ‘Could be worse,’ or ‘Just about surviving.’ Anything more upbeat is reckoned insufferable boasting. Personal achievements should be dismissed as flukery and mentioned only after an extended period of arm-twisting. It is regarded as a great misfortune for one’s daughter to be too pretty or one’s son to be too bright. In Saint-Louis, as in all provincial backwaters, the inhabitants are most comfortable with failure. Success serves only to remind the citizenry of their own shortcomings and is thus to be enthusiastically resented.”
Graeme Macrae Burnet, The Accident on the A35

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