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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472298867

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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The wages of sin is death.

The partial collapse of a disused Edinburgh church reveals a dead body in the rubble, his head badly smashed by falling masonry. Soon identified as an old ex-con – Kenny Morgan – his death is put down to a heart attack and deemed non-suspicious.

Tony McLean is approached by a notorious crime lord who suggests the police should be looking into Morgan’s death more closely. Despite struggling with his recent retirement, he is reluctant to involve himself.

But when a second man is found dead in another disused church, his forehead branded with a cross, this time it is clearly murder.

There’s a killer stalking the streets of Edinburgh. Is it time for McLean to get back to doing what he does best?

Praise for James Oswald:

‘The new Ian Rankin Daily Record

Creepy, gritty and gruesomeSunday Mirror

‘Crime fiction’s next big thingSunday Telegraph

The Inspector McLean Series