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The Damage Done by James Oswald

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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 thought long buried has now resurfaced. The Damage Done follows Natural Causes, the R&J summer highlight, The Book of Souls, The Hangman's Song, Dead Men's Bones and Prayer for the Dead.

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

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The Damage Done by James Oswald

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...


Praise for the Inspector Series:

'Creepy, gritty and gruesome.' Sunday Mirror

'Crime fiction's next big thing' Sunday Telegraph

'The new Ian Rankin.' Daily Record

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

'The hallmarks of Val McDermid or Ian Rankin: it's dark, violent, noirish.' Herald

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

About the Author

James Oswald

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

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30th November 1999


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