The #Bookvent Calendar 2017: Day 9

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#Bookvent – Celebrating my top reads of 2017 

My ninth bookvent choice is part of one of my favourite series of recent years. I found it by accident, I think while perusing a Bookbub email once upon a time, but as soon as I read book one I was hooked. This was the series which reignited my love affair with crime books and, well, reading in general. So much more than a simple police procedural, this series blends the criminal with the sometimes slightly mystical. You could tell in this one the author was missing one of his other great creations, the nod to his twitter handle and winged protagonist making me smile from the off. Book nine in my #bookvent countdown is …

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Review: Written In Bones by James Oswald (@SirBenfro; @MichaelJBooks)

Happy publication day to James Oswald who celebrates the release of the seventh book in the Inspector McLean series today.

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The roots of murder run deep…

When a body is found in a tree in The Meadows, Edinburgh’s scenic parkland, the forensics suggest the corpse has fallen from a great height.

Detective Inspector Tony McLean wonders whether it was an accident, or a murder designed to send a chilling message?

The dead man had led quite a life: a disgraced ex-cop turned criminal kingpin who reinvented himself as a celebrated philanthropist.

As McLean traces the victim’s journey, it takes him back to Edinburgh’s past, and through its underworld – crossing paths with some of its most dangerous and most vulnerable people.

And waiting at the end of it all, is the truth behind a crime that cuts to the very heart of the city… Continue reading “Review: Written In Bones by James Oswald (@SirBenfro; @MichaelJBooks)”