Natural Causes (Inspector McLean Series #1)

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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 ...

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Overview


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 . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780544319486
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/4/2014
  • Series: Inspector McLean Series , #1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 201,467
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author


JAMES OSWALD is the author of the Detective Inspector McLean series of crime novels by night. During the day he runs a 350 acre livestock farm in North East Fife, Scotland where he raises Highland cattle and sheep.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    Engrossiing from the start!

    Kept me intrigued from the start. A little confusing - I did have to backtrack at times thinking I missed something. Good free book - I can deal with the occasional grammar errors. Will read more by this author.

    Cozy reader

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    A real treat

    I was extremely surprised by this book. It's almost 900 pages and I could not put this book down! A gripping story right from the start. Can't wait for the second book about McLean. He's a very interesting character and this is the beginning of a new, exciting detective series! Enjoy!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2012

    I loved this book! I had a very hard time putting it down. I wis

    I loved this book! I had a very hard time putting it down. I wish there were more books like this on the free lists for B & N - besides all the smut and xxx-rated pornography. I had to weed through about 2,000 book titles to find this.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Excellent!

    I don't really like the magic/supernatural aspect, but it wasn't too intrusive, and the rest of the story was superb...

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    Intense

    I found this book to be a good read. It keeps you intrigued and interested the entire time. I would recommend this book. AND it's FREE! I liked the author and will lokk him up for other books that he writes.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Simply put, this is a wonderful book that will keep you entertai

    Simply put, this is a wonderful book that will keep you entertained from beginning to end. The story is well written with lots of depth and it moves along at exactly the right pace to keep you intrigued. The characters are smart, entertaining, sometimes funny and just totally believable. I have not read a story as well-rounded and entertaining as this since the Jack Nightingale trilogy. I am extremely pleased to have found NATURAL CAUSES and very much look forward to starting its sequel, THE BOOK OF SOULS, right now.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Y Easy read and never dull

    Once you adjust to the Scottish verbal quirks, which is really no time at all, the story flows along at a satisfying pace. There are twists and blind alleys, and supernatural overtones. Think Law & Order UK, with vengeful spirits.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    recommended police detective novel

    Good story line and flow of action and characters.
    Good plot and some things are finished with your imagination.
    Written by an English (as in UK) author therefore some of the grammar is slightly different from what is seen in American novels.
    Definitely recommended for its mystery and crime solving.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

    highly recommend, Great Reading

    Read thid in 2 nights, Great Book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Great

    Great read. Looking forward to the next in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Great Read!

    The 800 plus pages go by quickly. Will certainly read another in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Good book

    Great storyline, good characters, a real page turner..will read the next book in series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Med cat den

    Empty

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Naturelife

    Sits on the edge of a clif with my cave 20 steps behind me.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Recommend

    I enjoyed this book. It had plenty of content, but I did have to back track several times. Good ending!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Looking forward to reading more!

    Very entertaining though long... Kept my interest throughout. Good crime mystery. Don't find the next one available yet?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    good book

    a page turner with lots of twists and turns

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  • Posted September 28, 2012

    Highly recommended

    It grabs your interest from the beginning and holds your interest until the very last page. A must for a bad weather day that keep you indoors

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Pretty good

    I am pleasantly surprised by this free book. It was very good and i loved all the characters, though there were so many, i had trouble keeping track of who was whom good guy or bad guy.

    My only complaint is that the whole book could have been written without the "real" evil spirits. Belief in spirits is one thing and that can work, but the author lost the integrity of the mystery for me when the spirits became real. It truly is a shame because aside from that, this was good enough that i woukd have purchased others-but because of it, i probably won't.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    review

    Very intense good read.

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