paypal when i was invisible debuts of the month desmond elliott 2017 eleanor oliphant

Written in Bones by James Oswald
  

Written in Bones

Part of the Inspector Mclean Series
Crime / Mystery   Thriller / Suspense   Maxim Jakubowski's Selection   eBook Favourites   

RRP £12.99

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Crime/Mystery/Thriller Facebook group Share this book

Lovereading view...

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 fantasy sagas) since his first appearance in Natural Causes in 2012. A body is found impaled and tortured in the trees in an Edinburgh park which appears to have been dropped from a great height. Accident or a murder with a message as the victim happens to be a disgraced ex-cop? The tenacious McLean is an obstinate sod and ploughs his way through the investigation despite cuts in budget, in house pressures and the general desire to see the case wrapped up without too much of a fuss and forgotten fast. Atmospheric, with Oswald's trademark hints of the supernatural and elegantly written, with a clever series of twists and red herrings peppering the investigation at regular intervals make for a most pleasing read. Oswald is fast becoming one of Scottish crime's most reliable authors. ~ Maxim Jakubowski

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

Win an exclusive Lovereading Canvas bag worth £9.99

This month we have 3 of our sturdy, exclusive and simply gorgeous Lovereading Canvas book bags. To have a chance of winning this wonderful prize, click the button below.

Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter. Draw closes on 3 July 2017. The winner will be chosen randomly from all entrants and will be notified by 17 July 2017.

lovereading canvas bags

Our canvas bags are also available for sale with an RRP of £9.99. However, if you spend more than £25.00 on books, through Lovereading, you can claim one totally FREE OF CHARGE! Or spend over £15.00 on books, through Lovereading, and you can buy one for the special price of just £4.99. Click here to find out more.

Here's what one of our members thinks of her bag
A big thank you for the two Lovereading bags I ordered, which have arrived safely. I love mine and will use it with pride. The bags are lovely quality, sturdy and support a good cause in the Rewrap initiative; I think they make the perfect accessory for any book lover. The second bag was a gift for my sister and she says she will take it to her next book group meeting to help spread the Lovereading word. Once again, many thanks. Emily Wright

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 03/07/2017

Synopsis

Written in Bones by James Oswald

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...

Reviews

'The roots of murder run deep ... 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

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

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

23rd February 2017

Author

James Oswald

More books by James Oswald
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

jamesoswald.co.uk/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
416 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
Maxim Jakubowski's Selection
eBook Favourites

Thriller / suspense
Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780718183677

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

The best new books on the market, reviewed honestly, to give your readers the best choices.

Julie Cook

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark

I recommend Lovereading because you get honest reviews on a whole range of genres-there's something for everyone. It's the only site I need.

Sian Spinney

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools