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Written in Bones: Inspector McLean, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

A body is found in a tree in the Meadows, Edinburgh's beautiful public park. The forensics suggest that the corpse has fallen from a height - but was it an accident or a shocking message?

The dead man had led quite a life - a disgraced ex-cop turned criminal kingpin and, most recently, the head of a celebrated charity.

As McLean investigates, his search takes him from the city's underworld - crossing paths with some of the most dangerous and the most vulnerable people in society - before taking him to the heart of a shadowy conspiracy stretching back years....

©2017 James Oswald (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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    Simon 24/02/2017
    Simon 24/02/2017 Member Since 2018
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    "Tony M You've Been Gone Too Long"

    This is one series where I always look forwards to the next instalment.  The mixture of strong characters, police procedural and elements of the supernatural all infused with Ian Hanmore's smooth as velvet narration are all ingredients for a fine audiobook experience.  Another odd case confronts Inspector McLean with a body appearing to have been dropped from a great height making for a tough assignment.

    After the dizzying heights and dramatic crescendo that Oswald achieved in the previous instalment "The Damage Done" it was always going to be a tough act to follow and I think it has proved that way.  Much of this book felt a just a little more staid and ordinary than the previous ones until the concluding hours of the book.  Most of the it feels like the characters being given a much deserved break from their earlier physical and metaphysical exertions.  Personally I luxuriated happily listening to the purring Hanmore and enjoying the characters as much as the story even if the ending and the way the mystery of the original crime was resolved was a little unimpressive to my ears.

    I see some reviews on Amazon are strongly hinting that this book could be taken as a stand-alone novel.  I suppose that it could be and still be enjoyed but this series is so good that I would urge anyone considering that to instead start from the beginning.  The back story of the characters and the premise of the series are so strong that this one is well worth investing in.

    So not the best of the series but still enough for me to feel that I have had my McLean fix for the year!

    18 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Marjory L. 26/02/2017
    Marjory L. 26/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    I counted the days, excited about the release of James Oswalds latest book. I was not disappointed only sorry that I have finished it. It was full of twists and turns keeping me absorbed and guessing throughout the whole book. I feel I know the character's each with their own individual personalities. James Oswald can write his books without acts of brutal violence, blood and gore that can be quite horrific to read/listen to. Also, although there is some cursing, it is appropriate within the character and not just endless bad language that is totally unnecessary. Ian Hanmore was again faultless in his narration. Roll on the next book.

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    Jane 25/01/2018
    Jane 25/01/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "never disappoints me "

    I love these books !
    and I love this narrator . just downloaded his next one and I know I won't be disappointed!

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    Penny 28/07/2017
    Penny 28/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Another great read from the faultless James Oswald"

    I love James Oswald's books and read by the wonderful Ian Hanmore makes them irresistible.

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    gundog-uk norfolk 06/03/2017
    gundog-uk norfolk 06/03/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Another great mcclean book"

    Loved the narration Hanmore on form as always, great little twists and turns. Really enjoyed

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    H. Baker 15/05/2017
    H. Baker 15/05/2017
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    "Excellent as always"

    I love these McLean books and this one did not disappoint. It's dark and moody. I hope these books just keep coming

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    Moodyfozzie 15/01/2018
    Moodyfozzie 15/01/2018 Member Since 2018
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    "Addictive reading. "

    I can't wait to listen to the next Audible book, Inspector Tony McLean is a great listen/read.

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    rnliman 03/01/2018
    rnliman 03/01/2018 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great read"

    I love the continuity of this series. Can't wait for book 8 to coe later this month. Some really believable characters.

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    Flint 29/12/2017
    Flint 29/12/2017
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    "Excellent"

    I always look forward to the next book in this series and this one did not disappoint. There is something very special and difficult to define about this series. The main characters are likeable and as in all the books the plot in this one was complicated and many strands weave together to create the story. I loved this book.

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    Gwendraith Cambridge, UK 16/09/2017
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    "Excellent as always."

    Great story that kept me entertained and guessing. Good plot and characters and the odd bit of humour.

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