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The Resource Natural causes, by James Oswald

Natural causes, by James Oswald

Label
Natural causes
Title
Natural causes
Statement of responsibility
by James Oswald
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Natural Causes" is the first novel from James Oswald in the "Detective Inspector McLean" series. 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 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...James Oswald's "Detective Inspector McLean" appears here for the first time. "Natural Causes" is the opening to an electrifying new series. Subsequent titles include "The Book of Souls" and "The Hangman's Song". Fans of Ian Rankin, Peter James and Stuart McBride will love James Oswald's work. Praise for James Oswald: "A star of Scotland's burgeoning crime fiction scene". ("Daily Record"). James Oswald is the author of the "Detective Inspector McLean" series of crime novels. The first two in the series, "Natural Causes" and "The Book of Souls", are available from Penguin, with the third title, "The Hangman's Song", forthcoming for 2014. He has also written an epic fantasy series, "The Ballad of Sir Benfro" as well as comic scripts and short stories. In his spare time James runs a 350 acre livestock farm in North East Fife, where he raises pedigree Highland Cattle and New Zealand Romney Sheep
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Summary
In Edinburgh, Inspector Tony McLean investigates a series of murders that may be tied into the ceremonial killing of a young girl sixty years earlier.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10298195
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Oswald, James
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
An Inspector McLean novel
Series volume
0001
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  • McLean, Anthony (FIctitious character)
  • Blood accusation
  • Detectives
  • Detective and mystery stories, Scottish
  • McLean, Anthony (Fictitious character)
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Murder
  • Spirit possession
  • Murder
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
Target audience
adult
Label
Natural causes, by James Oswald
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: in ebook format. 2012
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000051579493
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
457 pages
Isbn
9781405913140
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015373227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)826659199
Label
Natural causes, by James Oswald
Publication
Note
Originally published: in ebook format. 2012
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000051579493
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
457 pages
Isbn
9781405913140
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015373227
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)826659199

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