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Author: James Oswald Narrator: Ian Hanmore Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Inspector McLean Series Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781504798099
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Detective Inspector Tony McLean is on the case when the search for a missing journalist uncovers the scene of a carefully staged murder. In a sealed chamber, deep in the heart of Gilmerton Cove, a mysterious network of caves and passages sprawling beneath Edinburgh, the body is discovered in a seemingly macabre ritual of purification. But McLean knew the dead man and can’t shake off the suspicion that there is far more to this case than meets the eye.

For one thing, the baffling lack of forensics at the crime scene seems impossible. But that’s just the first in a series of revelations about this case that seems beyond belief. Teamed with the most unlikely and unwelcome of allies, McLean must track down a killer—driven by the darkest compulsions and who will answer only to a higher power—until it’s his own blood on the altar.

Shocking and suspenseful, Prayer for the Dead, the fifth installment in James Oswald’s internationally bestselling series, plunges readers into the bone-chilling darkness of an underground world filled with ancient secrets.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This series just keeps getting better, and loyal fans and new readers alike will be pleased.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Some may find this a revealing change from the solitary, damaged detective and his bottle…And there’s Oswald’s soft, unobtrusive humor.”


  • “Impossible to put down.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

James Oswald is the Sunday Times (London) bestselling author of the Edinburgh based Detective Inspector McLean novels, the first two of which were shortlisted for the prestigious CWA Debut Dagger award for best unpublished author. He also writes the epic fantasy series the Ballad of Sir Benfro. In his spare time he farms 350 acres in North East Fife, Scotland, where he raises pedigree Highland cattle and New Zealand Romney sheep.

About the Narrator

Ian Hanmore, a Scottish actor, has played supporting roles in various films and television series. He is best known for his role as Father Angelo in Doctor Who and as the warlock Pyat Pree in Game of Thrones.