The Penguin Podcast

James Oswald

‘You should be very careful about crossing a writer, particularly a crime writer because they will put you in a book and kill you’

James Oswald joins Konnie Huq in the Penguin studio to talk about the latest book in his Detective Inspector Tony McLean mystery series, The Damage Done.

James brings along a number of objects that helped shaped the series, including his walking boots, his notebook and a picture of his tractor as he explains how he combines writing with running a farm, and why you shouldn’t get on the wrong side of a crime writer. 

Author James Oswald and presenter Konnie Huq

Author James Oswald and presenter Konnie Huq

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The Damage Done

James Oswald (and others)

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Damage Done by James Oswald, read by Ian Hanmore.

The sixth book in James Oswald's phenomenal Inspector McLean series set in Edinburgh.

No good deed goes unpunished...

When a police raid in Edinburgh goes horribly wrong, the only silver lining for Inspector Tony McLean is a discovery that could lead to a long-lost girl from his early days on the beat.

Haunted by the mystery of what happened to her, McLean begins to dig into a case he thought long buried.

But the shadows of the past are soon eclipsed by crimes in the present as a series of strange and gruesome deaths shock the city.

As McLean's investigation draws him ever deeper into the upper echelons of Edinburgh society, it will not only be his career on the line - but his life as well...


Praise for James Oswald

'The new Ian Rankin'
Daily Record

'Oswald's writing is in a class above'
Express

'Creepy gritty and gruesome'
Sunday Mirror

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