Natural Causes : Inspector McLean

  • by James Oswald
  • Narrated by Ian Hanmore
  • Series: Inspector McLean
  • 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of James Oswald’s gripping new Inspector McLean crime thriller Natural Causes, read by the actor Ian Hanmore.
A young girl’s mutilated body is discovered in a sealed room. Her remains are carefully arranged, in what seems to have been a cruel and macabre ritual, which appears to have taken place over 60 years ago. For newly appointed Edinburgh Detective Inspector Tony McLean this baffling cold case ought to be a low priority - but he is haunted by the young victim and her grisly death.
Meanwhile, the city is horrified by a series of bloody killings. Deaths for which there appears to be neither rhyme nor reason, and which leave Edinburgh’s police at a loss. McLean is convinced that these deaths are somehow connected to the terrible ceremonial killing of the girl, all those years ago. It is an irrational, almost supernatural theory. And one which will lead McLean closer to the heart of a terrifying and ancient evil…

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Is Edinburgh turning into Midsummer?

Another Tartan Noir writer. Does so much crime happen in civilised Edinburgh? Wasn't sure about the occult element in this book at first but I think in the end Mr Oswald carried it off. I liked the background story of Insp McLean woven into the body of the plot. I liked the the fact that he is a "nice " young man. The reader had a rather monotone voice whic at first I didn't like but it grew on me. if you can't drop of at night he has a very soothing ,almost hypnotic tone. Persevere with this one if you don't quite take to it at first. I am looking forward to the next one.

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- Patricia

A Gripping Listen

An excellent, gripping book. I really enjoyed the fact the lead detective was not the usual run of the mill. The story kept me held right to the last page/listen!
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- Joanne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited