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The 11th book in the Sunday Times best-selling 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 gamekeeper's 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.... 

©2021 James Oswald (P)2021 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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Best yet

Absolutely hooked from beginning to end.
Brilliant narration by Ian Hanmore as always.
Just on a production point- I do dislike it when the narrative just stops and the credits kick in immediately. With this the mood music at the beginning and end really enhanced the atmosphere and the wind down. I do wish others productions would do the same.
Can’t wait for the next one!

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Complete disappointment

I used to like James Oswald's earlier books in this series and looked out for new ones but sadly I have to say that they have become more and more unbelievable and this one was really ridiculous from start to finish. Ian Hanmore did his best in the reading of the book but very little he could do to make it credible or interesting. If you could give zero stars in the reviews I would have done so.

A shame but a complete waste of time ... not at all sure why I continued to the end!

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Another McLean classic

Love this series, this one isn’t one of the best in the series but still a great book. Great to have Madame Rose back! Ian Hanmore does a great job bringing the book to life once more. Roll on next February to catch up with Tony and the gang again

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Terrific story telling

Another excellent novel in the inspector McLean series- not the best but far from the worse.

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What will burn

I love this series and this book is as good as the rest. Waiting for the next one then narration was excellent.