A horrific accident unearths a dangerous conspiracy in the latest installment of the bestselling Inspector McLean crime series.
James Oswald is the author of the Inspector McLean series of crime
novels. The first seven, Natural Causes, The Book of Souls,
The Hangman's Song, Dead Men's Bones, Prayer for
the Dead, The Damage Done and Written in Bones
are available as Penguin paperbacks and ebooks. He has also written
an epic fantasy series, The Ballad of Sir Benfro, which is
published by Penguin, as well as comic scripts and short
In his spare time he runs a 350-acre livestock farm in north-east Fife, where he raises pedigree Highland Cattle and New Zealand Romney sheep.
A master of his material . . . an unusually competent and humane
police procedural * Scotsman *
The hallmarks of Val McDermid or Ian Rankin: it's dark, violent, noirish * The Herald *
Crime fiction's next big thing * The Sunday Telegraph *
Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers * Daily Mail *