Natural Causes: Inspector McLean 1
Natural Causes is the first novel in the Detective Inspector McLean series, from Sunday Times best-selling author James Oswald.
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, almost supernatural theory.
And one which will lead McLean closer to the heart of a terrifying and ancient evil . . .
Natural Causes is the opening to an electrifying series, for fans of Ian Rankin, Peter James and Stuart McBride.
Praise for James Oswald:
'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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing
James Oswald makes his writing debut with Natural Causes, introducing Edinburgh-based Detective Inspector Tony McLean. The novel opens with the discovery of a young woman who has been tortured and ... Read full review
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James Oswald is a new author for me and I found his writing to be very easy to read. His characters were very well-drawn and by the end of the book, I felt like I knew them very well. The plot had ... Read full review