Written in Bone Setting & Symbolism

Simon Beckett
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Runa

Runa is a small fictitious island in the Scottish Hebrides on which nearly the entire story takes place.

Stornoway

Stornoway is the largest city in the Hebrides, on the island of Lewis. Hunter flies there from Glasgow and then takes the ferry to Runa. The murdered prostitute, Janice Donaldson, lived in Stronoway.

Runa Hotel

The Runa Hotel, run by Ellen Mcleod, is the social center of the island. Hunter and Fraser stay there during the investigation and the hotel bar is the primary meeting place for the residents.

An Abandoned Cottage

The first body is found in an old abandoned cottage.

Brody's Camper

Brody's camper is parked outside the cottage until Brody burns it down.

The Runa Harbor

The Runa Harbor, which shelters nearly all of the island's boats, is flanked by cliffs on three sides.

The boathouse

The Boathouse is a harbor side meeting area and...

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