His bloody project is a great book, Bernett’s second. Published by a small Scottish company, the novel tells of three murders committed by Roderick McRae in 1869 and is said to have been adapted from real-life documents and newspaper reports. This distorted and chaotic history of Hartspa is consistent with Lorenzo Burnett’s previous works. He is a writer who inherits the tradition of crime thrillers and combines them with intensive historical research and metafiction to create something truly magical. Nevertheless, his publisher, little impression of Salaband, has not been able to carry out much marketing activities, and his novels are as eclipsed as those of most small publishers. Before being listed as a candidate for this year’s Booker Prize, his bloody plan sold 600 copies, a number familiar to many small publishers. In fact, one week before the announcement, the novel was sold. A week after winning the prize? 5622 copies. The great impact of this short-listed work on his Bloody Project is partly attributed to the fact that the release and writing of this book is more like a crime thriller than a complex historical novel about crime. Bernett has created an imaginative work that explores an obscure, largely isolated culture in Scotland in the mid-19th century (which provides vocabulary for those who are not immersed in this culture), but also provides a complex psychological description of the murderer, a person who questioned him. The social structure around him became strongly opposed to the injustice he perceived. Among these complications and subtleties, his bloody project is on the same stage as the Buck Prize winner Eleanor Keaton’s Lighthouse, which also masks a murder at the level of pleasant culture, historical investigation and entertainment. Bernett’s novel is written in the style of modern thrillers, which adds modern excitement to stories that undoubtedly contribute to its sales. Even readers with literary pretensions like lighthouse books will find a lot of red meat on Bernett’s shelves. Ray, who combines the murderer’s charming voice, tells the cause of the killing and a series of narratives about subsequent investigations and trials that will capture any fans of a good mysterious thriller. Nevertheless, even without Burnett’s thriller style, the book could surge; the Booker Prize prides itself on promoting its listing and sales of award-winning books. The winner in 2014, Richard Flanagan’s Narrow Road to the Deep North, has sold more than a million copies worldwide since its release. Many Bookers are proud to inform you that this number exceeds the total number of Flanagan’s previous works. Last year’s winner, Marlon James’s Brief History of Seven Killings, sold more than 12,000 copies within a week of its publication. The Manbucks want you to know that this figure has increased by nearly 1,000% over the previous week’s sales. Of course, these literary awards should have been prestigious, not just marketing skills, but in modern times, they are certainly mixed up. It is noteworthy that the Manbuck Award is also awarded 50,000, totaling about $61,000, and relatively few novelists in the workplace will be reluctant to receive such a payday, regardless of sales. The fact that sales are remarkable adds to the cake. None of this should imply that Lorenzo Burnett’s success is propaganda and reward. His bloody plan is an excellent, fascinating book, well-researched, well-written and well-paced. It’s a book that makes you feel like you’re reading a brisk crime novel, and you actually read a lot more.