Written in Bones
James Oswald

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Narrated By: Ian Hanmore

Duration: 11 hours and 4 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Written in Bones by James Oswald, read by Ian Hanmore.

The roots of murder run deep...

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...

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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

Genre

Thriller / suspense fiction, Crime and mystery fiction, Crime and mystery: police procedural

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Fifty Shades of Hay

The Times

Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers

Daily Mail

Crime fiction's next big thing

The Sunday Telegraph

The hallmarks of Val McDermid or Ian Rankin: it's dark, violent, noirish

The Herald

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 . . .

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?