Written in Bones

Inspector McLean 7

Author: James Oswald

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405925302

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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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
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Written in Bones

Author: James Oswald

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780718183677

Category:

Page: 416

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Written in Bones

Inspector McLean 7

Author: James Oswald

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780718183684

Category:

Page: 464

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The Gathering Dark

New in the series, Inspector McLean 8

Author: James Oswald

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405925329

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9187

The gripping new crime thriller in the highly acclaimed Inspector McLean series A truck driver loses control in central Edinburgh, ploughing into a crowded bus stop and spilling his vehicle's toxic load. The consequences are devastating. DI Tony McLean witnesses the carnage. Taking control of the investigation, he soon realises there is much that is deeply amiss - and everyone involved seems to have something to hide. But as McLean struggles to uncover who caused the tragedy, a greater crisis develops: the new Chief Superintendent's son is missing, last seen in the area of the crash... Brilliantly plotted and utterly compelling, this is the gripping new novel in the bestselling Inspector McLean series. 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
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Dead Men's Bones

Author: James Oswald

Publisher: Inspector McLean Novel

ISBN: 9781629538297

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4859

The murder/suicide of a prominent Scottish politician and his family brings Edinburgh-based Detective Inspector Tony McLean out to the countryside to investigate. The powers that be want a quick report and then to have the whole thing buried, but McLean believes there's more to the case than meets the eye. The more lies he uncovers, the more McLean comes to realize there is a connection between the influential politician and another case he's working--the body of a man, stark naked and covered from head to toe in fresh tattoos, found in a river to the south of Edinburgh. But investigating the link between the two could have detrimental implications for his career, not to mention his life. As McLean faces the pressure to wrap up the case, he comes face to face with an ancient evil that will put everyone he cares about at risk inDead Men's Bones, the fourth installment of James Oswald's internationally bestselling series.
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The Hangman's Song

Author: James Oswald

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544319508

Category: Fiction

Page: 486

View: 9776

Detective Inspector Tony McLean faces a series of uncannily similar apparent suicides that lead him to believe that there is something sinister on the streets of Edinburgh that is behind it all.
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Natural Causes

Author: James Oswald

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544317874

Category: Fiction

Page: 458

View: 3771

A young girl's 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 killings—deaths for which there appears to be neither rhyme nor reason, and which leave Edinburgh's 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.
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Prayer for the Dead

An Inspector McLean Novel

Author: James Oswald

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN: 168331025X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 370

Detective Inspector Tony McLean is on the case when the search for a missing journalist uncovers the scene of a carefully staged murder. In a sealed chamber, deep in the heart of Gilmerton Cove, a mysterious network of caves and passages sprawling beneath Edinburgh, the body is discovered in a seemingly macabre ritual of purification. But McLean knew the dead man and can't shake off the suspicion that there is far more to this case than meets the eye. For one thing, the baffling lack of forensics at the crime scene seems impossible. But that's just the first in a series of revelations about this case that seems beyond belief. Teamed with the most unlikely and unwelcome of allies, McLean must track down a killer--driven by the darkest compulsions and who will answer only to a higher power--until it's his own blood on the altar. Shocking and suspenseful, Prayer for the Dead, the fifth installment in James Oswald's internationally bestselling series, plunges readers into the bone-chilling darkness of an underground world filled with ancient secrets.
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Damage Done

Author: Deanna Lennox

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780062417008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7290

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The Book of Souls

Inspector McLean 2

Author: James Oswald

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405913177

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4827

The Book of Souls is James Oswald's second electrifying thriller in the Detective Inspector McLean series, perfect for readers of Ian Rankin, Peter James and Stuart McBride 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 fiancée. But the Christmas Killer made a mistake. In a cellar under a shop, McLean found a torture chamber and put an end to the brutal killing spree. Twelve years later, and a fellow prisoner has just murdered the incarcerated Christmas Killer. But with the arrival of the festive season comes a body. A young woman: naked, washed, her throat cut. Is this a copycat killer? Was the wrong man behind bars all this time? Or is there a more sinister, frightening explanation? McLean must revisit the most disturbing case of his life and discover what he missed before the killer strikes again . . . Praise for James Oswald: 'A star of Scotland's burgeoning crime fiction scene' Daily Record 'Crime fiction's next big thing' The Sunday Telegraph 'Literary sensation...James' overnight success has drawn comparisons with the meteoric rise of EL James and her Fifty Shades of Grey series' Daily Mail 'Fifty Shades of Hay' The Times 'Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers' Daily Mail 'The new Ian Rankin' Daily Record 'The hallmarks of Val McDermid or Ian Rankin: it's dark, violent, noirish' The Herald 'A good read' The Times 'An excellent start to what promises to be a fine series' Guardian
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The Damage Done

Inspector McLean 06

Author: James Oswald

Publisher: Penguin Books Limited

ISBN: 9781405917131

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 453

View: 8147

"When a police raid in Edinburgh goes horribly wrong, the only silver lining for Inspector Tony McLean is a discovery that could lead to a long-lost girl from his early days on the beat. Haunted by the mystery of what happened to her, McLean begins to dig into a case he thought long buried. But the shadows of the past are soon eclipsed by crimes in the present as a series of strange and gruesome deaths shock the city. As McLean's investigation draws him ever deeper into the upper echelons of Edinburgh society, it will not only be his career on the line - but his life as well . . . Praise for James Oswald"
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The Wolf in Winter

A Charlie Parker Thriller

Author: John Connolly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476703205

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9437

New York Times bestselling author John Connolly is a master of the supernatural thriller—“a genre of one” (Bookreporter)—whose eerie and electrifying Charlie Parker mystery turns a small town in Maine into an unforgettable character that threatens to destroy the brooding private investigator. The isolated community of Prosperous, Maine, has always thrived. While others suffered, the people there have remained fortunate, wealthy, secure, and insular throughout the centuries. Miles to the south, in Portland, a homeless man dies, and the disturbing manner of his death brings Prosperous to the attention of the private investigator Charlie Parker. He is a dangerous man, driven by compassion, rage, and the desire for vengeance. Prosperous and its townsfolk recognize that he poses a threat to their security that runs deeper than any in their long history. But this community has its own way of protecting itself, and its sheltered residents have marked Charlie for death so that Prosperous may survive. Prosperous, and the secret that is buried beneath it…
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A Dark So Deadly

Author: Stuart MacBride

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 000821770X

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 1518

A detective no one believes in. A killer with nothing to lose... Gripping standalone thriller from the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author of the Logan McRae series.
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No Time to Cry

Author: James Oswald

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472250001

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8039

From one of the UK's biggest crime writers - the man brought you the bestselling Inspector McLean novels - comes a phenomenal new series guaranteed to have your heart in your mouth. Undercover ops are always dangerous, but DC Constance Fairchild never expected things to go this wrong. Returning to their base of operations, an anonymous office in a shabby neighbourhood, she finds the bloodied body of her boss, and friend, DI Pete Copperthwaite. He's been executed - a single shot to the head. In the aftermath, it seems someone in the Met is determined to make sure that blame for the wrecked operation falls squarely on Con's shoulders. She is cut loose and cast out, angry and alone with her grief... right until the moment someone also tries to put a bullet through her head. There's no place to hide, and no time to cry.
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Burned and Broken

Author: Mark Hardie

Publisher: Charnwood

ISBN: 9781444831702

Category: Large type books

Page: 384

View: 9467

An enigmatic policeman, currently the subject of an internal investigation, is found burned to death in his car on the Southend sea front. Meanwhile, a vulnerable young woman, fresh out of the care system, is trying to discover the truth behind the sudden death of her best friend. DS Frank Pearson and DC Catherine Russell from the Essex Police Major Investigation Team are brought in to solve the mystery that surrounds their colleague's death - but when a dramatic turn of events casts a whole new light on both cases, the way forward is far from clear. Were the victims connected in some way? And just how much should Pearson and Russell reveal to their bosses as they begin to unearth some dark secrets that the force would rather keep buried?
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Natural Causes

Inspector McLean 1

Author: James Oswald

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405913150

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 8735

A devastating serial killer. A chilling cold case. Only DI Tony McLean realises the connection... Edinburgh is horrified by a series of bloody killings. Deaths for which there appears to be neither rhyme nor reason, and which leave the city's police stumped. DI Tony McLean is focused on the investigation, but his attention is drawn by a chilling cold case - a young girl ritualistically murdered, her remains hidden for sixty years. It seems impossible that there could be any connection between the cases, but McLean starts to wonder. Because if it's true, they might be facing an evil beyond anything they ever imagined... See what reviewers are already saying about James Oswald's bestselling Inspector McLean series... 'Creepy, gritty and gruesome' Sunday Mirror 'The new Ian Rankin' Daily Record 'Oswald easily outstrips the formulaic work of bigger names' Guardian 'Crime fiction's next big thing' Sunday Telegraph 'Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers' Daily Mail 'Oswald's writing is in a class above most' Daily Express
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The Gathering Dark

Author: James Oswald

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780718183707

Category: Edinburgh (Scotland)

Page: 464

View: 2031

A truck driver loses control in central Edinburgh, ploughing into a crowded bus stop and spilling his vehicle's toxic load. The consequences are devastating. DI Tony McLean witnesses the carnage. Taking control of the investigation, he soon realises there is much that is deeply amiss - and everyone involved seems to have something to hide. But as McLean struggles to uncover who caused the tragedy, a second crisis develops- the new Chief Superintendent's son is missing, last seen in the area of the crash... Brilliantly plotted and utterly compelling, this is the gripping new novel in the bestselling Inspector McLean series.
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Her Last Tomorrow

Author: Adam Croft

Publisher: Adam Croft

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Could you murder your wife to save your daughter? On the surface, Nick Connor's life is seemingly perfect: a quiet life with his beautiful family and everything he could ever want. But soon his murky past will collide with his idyllic life and threaten the very people he loves the most in the world. When his five-year-old daughter, Ellie, is kidnapped, Nick's life is thrown into a tailspin. In exchange for his daughter's safe return, Nick will have to do the unthinkable: he must murder his wife. With his family's lives hanging in the balance, what will Nick do? Can he and his family survive when the evil that taunts them stems from the sins of his past? Her Last Tomorrow is a gripping, fast-paced thriller which will engross fans of Simon Kernick, Stephen Leather and Mark Edwards.
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In Place of Death

Author: Craig Robertson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147112780X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 6023

'Robertson is doing for Glasgow what Rankin did for Edinburgh' Mirror A young man enters the culverted remains of an ancient Glasgow stream, looking for thrills. Deep below the city, it is decaying and claustrophobic and gets more so with every step. As the ceiling lowers to no more than a couple of feet above the ground, the man finds his path blocked by another person. Someone with his throat cut. As DS Rachel Narey leads the official investigation, photographer Tony Winter follows a lead of his own, through the shadowy world of urbexers, people who pursue a dangerous and illegal hobby, a world that Winter knows more about than he lets on. And it soon becomes clear that the murderer has killed before, and has no qualms about doing so again. Delivering brilliant crime fiction for fans of Stuart MacBride and Ian Rankin, Craig Robertson is the author of the acclaimed Random, Snapshot, Cold Grave, Witness the Dead, The Last Refuge and In Place of Death. 'A tense torch-lit trek through a hidden city you never knew existed' Christopher Brookmyre
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The Killing Bay

Faroes novel 2

Author: Chris Ould

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1783297077

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7374

When a group of international activists arrive on the Faroe Islands, intent on stopping the traditional whale hunts, tensions between islanders and protestors run high. And when a woman is found viciously murdered only hours after a violent confrontation, the circumstances seem purposely designed to increase animosity between the two sides. As English DI Jan Reyna and local detective Hjalti Hentze investigate, it becomes increasingly clear that the murder has other, more sinister aspects to it, and that crucial evidence is being hidden. Neither policeman knows who to trust, or how far some people might go to defend their beliefs.
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