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James Oswald - 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.

Author photo © Bill Waters

If you like James Oswald you might also like to read books by Alex Gray, Peter May and Chris Ewan.

Featured Books, with extracts, by James Oswald

Written in Bones by James Oswald
Written in Bones
James Oswald
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Scottish farmer and writer James Oswald is definitely prolific, to say the least, as this is already his seventh Detective Inspector Tony McLean case (and in addition has also written four...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/02/2017
The Damage Done Inspector Mclean 6 by James Oswald
The Damage Done Inspector Mclean 6
James Oswald
Haunting, dramatic and so very, very readable, Inspector Tony Mclean returns in his sixth book of the series, and in this novel, the supernatural doesn't just prowl in the background, it really comes out to play! The first chapter sets...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
The Damage Done by James Oswald
The Damage Done
James Oswald
A present-day intrigue reawakens disturbing shadows from the past in this latest Inspector McLean thriller. When an Edinburgh Police Vice Squad raid goes embarrassingly awry, Inspector Tony McLean finds himself haunted by echoes of his first case. Something he had...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Prayer for the Dead by James Oswald
Reader Reviewed Prayer for the Dead
James Oswald
An engagingly dramatic crime novel where a curious whiff of the uncanny lurks in the background, occasionally skulking into view alongside the investigation. You don't need to have read the previous four novels in ‘The Inspector McLean’ series although there...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/07/2015
Prayer for the Dead by James Oswald
Reader Reviewed Prayer for the Dead
James Oswald
February 2015 Book of the Month. An engagingly dramatic crime novel where a curious whiff of the uncanny lurks in the background, occasionally skulking into view alongside the investigation. You don't need...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/02/2015
Dead Men's Bones by James Oswald
Dead Men's Bones
James Oswald
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In quick succession, affable full-time farmer and writer James Oswald's Inspector Tony Mclean mysteries have captured a large audience and we've already reached his fourth case in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Hangman's Song by James Oswald
Reader Reviewed The Hangman's Song
James Oswald
March 2014 Book of the Month. Part of a compelling Edinburgh-based series from James Oswald (which began with Natural Causes and continued with The Book of Souls) featuring a likeable...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/02/2014
The Book of Souls by James Oswald
The Book of Souls
James Oswald
Every year for ten years, a young woman's body was found in Edinburgh at Christmas time: naked, throat slit, body washed clean. Ten years, ten women. The final victim, Kirsty Summers, was Detective Constable Tony McLean's fiancee. A 'Piece...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
Natural Causes Inspector McLean Novel 1 by James Oswald
Natural Causes Inspector McLean Novel 1
James Oswald
A young girl's mutilated body is discovered in a sealed room. Her remains are carefully arranged, in what seems to have been a cruel and macabre ritual, which appears to have taken place over 60 years ago. For newly appointed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/05/2013

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