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What Will Burn

What Will Burn

by James Oswald

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The eleventh book in the Sunday Times-bestselling Inspector McLean series, from one of Scotland's most celebrated crime writers.

The charred remains of an elderly woman are discovered in a burned-out game-keepers cottage, hidden away in woodland to the west of Edinburgh. Clearly no accidental fire, Detective Inspector Tony McLean suspects that neither is this simply a grim arson attack. There is far more to the victim than her humble surroundings might suggest, and something ritualistic to her horrific murder.

Nor will it be the only case of death by fire that Tony and his team will be faced with. This is only the beginning, and with such evil clouding the air, Tony begins to wonder what else will burn . . .

"A gritty police procedural with incredible twists."
Robert Dugoni, #1 Amazon and New York Times bestselling author of My Sisters Grave on Dead Men's Bones

"Readers who stay the course will be rewarded with an explosive ending and will agree with McLean that the best part of the job is 'the hunt for clues, the slow puzzling out of just what had happened.'"
Booklist on Dead Men's Bones

"Oswald's fourth is a house of horrors that adds an above-par mystery to the usual supernatural touches."
Kirkus Reviews on Dead Men's Bones

"Oswald's detective gives John Rebus a run for his money."
Kirkus Reviews on The Book of Souls

"Engrossing...Readers will eagerly await the next installment."
Publishers Weekly on The Book of Souls

"McLean is a reluctant, empathetic hero who refuses to quit until he's solved the case."
Publishers Weekly on The Hangman's Song

"Readers who like character-driven murder mysteries such as those by John Connolly or Val MacDermid will enjoy McLean's debut outing and clamor for more."
Library Journal Xpress Reviews on Natural Causes

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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Product Details

BN ID: 2940162567189
Publisher: DevilDog Publishing
Publication date: 02/18/2021
Series: Inspector McLean , #11
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 235,167
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

James Oswald is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling Inspector McLean series of detective mysteries. The first two of these, Natural Causes and The Book of Souls were both short-listed for the prestigious CWA Debut Dagger Award. Set in an Edinburgh not so different to the one we all know, Detective Inspector Tony McLean is the unlucky policeman who can see beneath the surface of ordinary criminal life to the dark, menacing evil that lurks beneath.

He has also introduced the world to Detective Constable Constance 'Con' Fairchild, whose first outing was in the acclaimed No Time To Cry.

As J D Oswald, James has also written a classic fantasy series, The Ballad of Sir Benfro. Inspired by the language and folklore of Wales, it follows the adventures of a young dragon, Sir Benfro, in a land where his kind have been hunted near to extinction by men. The whole series is now available in print, ebook and audio formats.

James has pursued a varied career - from Wine Merchant to International Carriage Driving Course Builder via Call Centre Operative and professional Sheep Shit Sampler (true). He moved out of the caravan when Storm Gertrude blew the Dutch barn down on top of it, and now lives in a proper house with three dogs, two cats and a long-suffering partner. He farms Highland cows by day, writes disturbing fiction by night.

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