Natural Causes

Inspector McLean 1

James Oswald

A devastating serial killer. A chilling cold case. Only DI Tony McLean realises the connection...

Edinburgh is horrified by a series of bloody killings. Deaths for which there appears to be neither rhyme nor reason, and which leave the city's police stumped.

DI Tony McLean is focused on the investigation, but his attention is drawn by a chilling cold case - a young girl ritualistically murdered, her remains hidden for sixty years.

It seems impossible that there could be any connection between the cases, but McLean starts to wonder.

Because if it's true, they might be facing an evil beyond anything they ever imagined...

See what reviewers are already saying about James Oswald's bestselling Inspector McLean series...

'Creepy, gritty and gruesome' Sunday Mirror


'The new Ian Rankin' Daily Record


'Oswald easily outstrips the formulaic work of bigger names' Guardian


'Crime fiction's next big thing' Sunday Telegraph


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


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

  • Penguin
  • Published 22nd November 2012
  • 464 Pages
  • £7.99