Mystery of the Waterloo Bagpipes

By Donald B. Willis


In his first novel, Mystery of the Waterloo Bagpipes, Donald B. Willis has woven a story that will intrigue readers, both young and old alike, especially those who play, or are learning to play Scotland’s national instrument, the Great Highland Bagpipe. 

When the actual set of pipes used by heroic Scottish piper Kenneth MacKay to turn the tide at the Battle of Waterloo are stolen during their first visit to America, piper Jamie Murdoch and several young friends from the Fairvale Highland Pipes and Drums find themselves hot on the trail of the historic artefact. What they discover in their dangerous quest is an adversary, so patently evil, that they ultimately find their very lives in mortal danger.  

“This book is dedicated to Sandy Chisholm of Antigonish, Nova Scotia and his creator, Scott Williams who were the sole inspiration for this work. If Sandy had never gone for his first chanter lesson, this book would never have been written.”


ISNB: 0-9707845-0-3

Paper cover

194 pages 


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