The Hangman's Song by James OswaldThe Hangman's Song by James Oswald

The Hangman's Song

byJames Oswald

Paperback | February 23, 2017

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[headline] A DETECTIVE INSPECTOR McLEAN NOVEL
 
“Crime fiction’s next big thing . . . Combines old-fashioned sleuthing with supernatural intuition.” — Sunday Telegraph
 
The body of a man is found hanging in an empty house. To the Edinburgh police force, this appears to be a simple suicide case. But something about the scene strikes Detective Inspector Tony McLean as off. Days later another body is found hanging from an identical rope, with a noose tied in the identical way. McLean is convinced that these people are either being murdered or somehow coerced into suicide. Then a third body is found.
                  Under pressure from his superiors to wrap the case up quickly and neatly, McLean must also deal with the fallout of his last big investigation and complications in his personal life. But the deeper he digs, the more he comes to believe that something dark and sinister is stalking Edinburgh’s streets. Will he be able to stop it before someone else succumbs to the hangman’s song?
 
“Engrossing.” — Publishers Weekly
 
[AU PHOTO] JAMES OSWALD is the author of the Detective Inspector McLean series of crime novels. A crime writer by night, during the day he runs a 350-acre livestock farm in North East Fife, Scotland, where he raises Highland cattle and sheep.
JAMES OSWALD is the author of the Detective Inspector McLean series of crime novels by night. During the day he runs a 350 acre livestock farm in North East Fife, Scotland where he raises Highland cattle and sheep.
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Title:The Hangman's SongFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.23 inPublished:February 23, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544319508

ISBN - 13:9780544319509

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The hangman's song Enjoyed this third novel in the trilogy of a scottish DCI. Suspenful and well written with a little bit of a Rebus touch in that he thinks for himself and is not above bending procedures and telling off his superiors. The way the book ended leaves room for more in this series. I am hopeful that james oswald will continue with this series or start another police murder mystery set in Scotland. make sure you read the 3 books in sequential order. S
Date published: 2015-06-18

Editorial Reviews

"Oswald juggles the multiple story lines with ease, and McLean is a reluctant, empathetic hero who refuses to quit until he’s solved the case." --Publishers Weekly