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Cold as the Grave

Cold as the Grave

The ninth book in the Sunday Times-bestselling phenomenon that is the Inspector McLean series, from one of Scotland’s most celebrated crime writers.

Her lifeless body is hidden in the dark corner of a basement room, a room which seems to have been left untouched for decades. A room which feels as cold as the grave.

As a rowdy demonstration makes its slow and vocal way along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, Detective Chief Inspector Tony McLean’s team are on stand-by for any trouble. The newly promoted McLean is distracted, inexplicably drawn to a dead-end mews street… and a door, slightly ajar, which leads to this poor girl’s final resting place.

But how long has she been there, in her sleep of death? The answers are far from what McLean or anyone else could expect. The truth far more chilling than a simple cold case…


Praise for James Oswald:

‘The new Ian Rankin Daily Record

Creepy, gritty and gruesomeSunday Mirror

‘Crime fiction’s next big thingSunday Telegraph
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 27th June 2019

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9781472249937

Reviews

Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers
Daily Mail
Creepy, gritty and gruesome
Sunday Mirror
Oswald's writing is in a class above most
Daily Express
Crime fiction's next big thing
Sunday Telegraph
Hugely enjoyable
Mirror
The new Ian Rankin
Daily Record

The Inspector McLean Series