Literary sensation...James' overnight success has drawn comparisons with the meteoric rise of EL James and her Fifty Shades of Grey series (Daily Mail)
Fifty Shades of Hay (The Times)
Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers (Daily Mail)
The new Ian Rankin (Daily Record)
The hallmarks of Val McDermid or Ian Rankin: it's dark, violent, noirish (The Herald)
A star of Scotland's burgeoning crime fiction scene (Daily Record)
From the Back Cover
'The new Ian Rankin'
The discovery of a young girl's body on an Edinburgh building site is bad enough. But what leaves its mark on Detective Inspector Tony McLean is that she was ritually murdered and sealed in an underground chamber sixty years ago.
Seeking to lay this lost and forgotten girl to rest, McLean is determined to finally uncover what happened to her.
However, his superiors insist he has more immediate concerns - the bloody murders of high-profile figures across the city, which all bear an uncanny resemblance.
Yet the deeper McLean looks into both cases, the more he's convinced that the girl and the murders are linked. He just has to figure out how...
Praise for James Oswald
'Oswald's writing is in a class above'
'Creepy gritty and gruesome'