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Written in Bones: Inspector McLean 7 - Inspector McLean (Hardback)
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Written in Bones: Inspector McLean 7 - Inspector McLean (Hardback)

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Inspector McLean returns in the seventh instalment of James Oswald's gritty, compelling crime series, for his most mysterious murder investigation yet . . .

The roots of murder run deep . . .

'Unsettling atmosphere, strong sense of place and a canny twist: Oswald easily outstrips the formulaic work of bigger names' Guardian

When a body is found in a tree in The Meadows, Edinburgh's scenic parkland, the forensics suggest the corpse has fallen from a great height.

Detective Inspector Tony McLean wonders whether it was an accident, or a murder designed to send a chilling message?

The dead man had led quite a life: a disgraced ex-cop turned criminal kingpin who reinvented himself as a celebrated philanthropist.

As McLean traces the victim's journey, it takes him back to Edinburgh's past, and through its underworld - crossing paths with some of its most dangerous and most vulnerable people.

And waiting at the end of it all, is the truth behind a crime that cuts to the very heart of the city...

***

PRAISE FOR THE INSPECTOR McLEAN SERIES

'Crime fiction's next big thing'
Sunday Telegraph

'Oswald's writing is in a class above most'
Daily Express

'Creepy, gritty and gruesome'
Sunday Mirror

'The new Ian Rankin'
Daily Record

'Hugely enjoyable'
Mirror

'Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers'
Daily Mail

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780718183677
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 37 mm


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Inspector McLean returns in the seventh instalment of James Oswald's gritty, compelling crime series, for his most mysterious murder investigation yet . . .

The roots of murder run deep . . .

When a body is found in a tree in The Meadows, Edinburgh's scenic parkland, the forensics suggest the corpse has fallen from a great height.

Detective Inspector Tony McLean wonders whether it was an accident, or a murder designed to send a chilling message?

* from publisher's description *
Unsettling atmosphere, strong sense of place and a canny twist: Oswald easily outstrips the formulaic work of bigger names * The Guardian *
This is the seventh gripping instalment in a series that just keeps getting better * Sunday Mirror *
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 *
Fifty Shades of Hay * The Times *

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“Fantastic Read”

This was the first book by James Oswald that I have read. To say that it was captivating does not do it justice. I now have to read the other Inspector McLean books to see some of old his older cases that were... More

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Sarah

“Tony's back and he does not disappoint”

Throughout the Inspector McLean series James Oswald had managed to combine crime fiction with the supernatural. For some this may not work, for me James Oswald manages to hit that sweet spot, he adds something a... More

Hardback edition
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“Gripping story”

Firstly thank you to the publishers and Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book.

Secondly, I really liked this book. The 7th in the Tony McLean series, although I haven't read any of the others I will... More

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