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James Oswald - Author

About the Author

James Oswald is the author of the Inspector McLean series of crime novels, respectively Natural Causes, The Book of Souls, The Hangman's Song, Dead Men's Bones and Prayer for the Dead. He has written an epic fantasy series, The Ballad of Sir Benfro, published by Penguin, as well as comic scripts and short stories.

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.

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Featured books by James Oswald

The Damage Done

The Damage Done

Author: James Oswald Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2016

The memory won't fade as McLean struggles to find the elusive connections between a series of gruesomely strange deaths in the city. His investigations begin to concern the powers that be - and once again, McLean's stubborn refusal to toe the line puts his career, and possibly his life in danger. In chasing the monsters of the present, McLean must also confront shadows of the past - but at what cost? Is it too late to undo the damage that has been done...

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Other books by James Oswald

Natural Causes

Natural Causes

Author: James Oswald Format: eBook Release Date: 08/10/2013

A young girls mutilated body is discovered in a room that has lain sealed for the last sixty years. Her remains are carefully arranged in what seems to have been a macabre ritual. For newly appointed Edinburgh Detective Inspector Tony McLean, this baffling cold case ought to be a low priority, but he is haunted by the young victim and her grisly death. Meanwhile, the city is horrified by a series of bloody killingsdeaths for which there appears to be neither rhyme nor reason, and which leave Edinburghs police at a loss. McLean is convinced that these deaths are somehow connected to the terrible ceremonial killing of the girl, all those years ago. It is an irrational theory. And one that will lead McLean closer to the heart of a terrifying and ancient evil . . .Natural Causes is a chilling and exciting start to a brand new series of mysteries: The Detective Inspector MacLean novels.

An Appeal to Common Sense in Behalf of Religion. Volume Second. Volume 2 of 2

An Appeal to Common Sense in Behalf of Religion. Volume Second. Volume 2 of 2

Author: James Oswald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2010

An Appeal to Common Sense in Behalf of Religion. Volume 2 of 2

An Appeal to Common Sense in Behalf of Religion. Volume 2 of 2

Author: James Oswald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2010

An Appeal to Common Sense in Behalf of Religion. Volume 1 of 2

An Appeal to Common Sense in Behalf of Religion. Volume 1 of 2

Author: James Oswald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2010

An Appeal to Common Sense in Behalf of Religion (1766-1772)

An Appeal to Common Sense in Behalf of Religion (1766-1772)

Author: James Oswald Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2003