Dead Men’s Bones

It took long enough to come up with a title for the book, but almost as soon as I finally managed, my editor sent me the initial cover art. I thought it was great, and said so. I didn’t share it with the world though, as these things are often subject to change, and generally kept under embargo. There’s the small fact that The Hangman’s Song hasn’t been published yet, either, so any focus on the next book after that is going to dilute the message a little.

Today, however, I found out that the book is being advertised on Amazon, with a publication date of July 3rd 2014. Yup, just six months away, you lucky people. And here is the cover.

Dead Men's BonesYou can pre-order here, but equally you can go and talk to your local bookshop and I’m sure they’ll get a copy in for you to pick up on publication day.

In the meantime, it’s only a little over three weeks until this one comes out.

The Hangman's Song by James OswaldYou lucky, lucky people you!

15 Responses to Dead Men’s Bones

  1. Peggy February 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm #

    Great covers, James, on both books!

    • jameso February 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm #

      My Penguin Overlords have done me proud, Peggy!

  2. Mike February 2, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    I shall have both on order at Amazon – if they are half as good as your first I shall consider myself doubly lucky. Thanks for the “heads-up”

  3. Mike February 2, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    Both books have now been ordered!

    • jameso February 2, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

      Thanks, Mike. You’re a star!

  4. Roberta February 2, 2014 at 11:49 pm #

    Ive pre ordered third book but cant pre order dead mens bones yet its not an option on kindle yet cant wait to read both books im hooked keep up the good work

  5. Jackie Sisley February 3, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    I’m listening to “Natural Causes”, again! I’ll then listen to “The Book of Souls”, again! By then I should be a few days nearer to getting “The Hangman’s Song”. Everything that can be pre-ordered is! Not really hooked on Mr Oswald’s books! Great work James, keep them coming.

  6. RedSetter May 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    Woo hoo, can’t wait for the next one especially as I’ve just seen on Amazon that it is being published on a very special day for me. Tho’ given that Book of Souls sneaked out early I’ll maybe need to keep my eyes peeled, and possibly away from Adsa in Bearsden as I’m not sure if I’m allowed back after I shared my ‘excitement’ and insisted others bought it too! So hoping you are doing some signings as well. This series is going from strength to strength as Hangman’s Song was fab.

    Ps Is it wrong to hope you are currently working on No5 right now even when I’ve not read No4 yet?

  7. Gwen Elder May 7, 2014 at 6:49 pm #

    James Oswald you are a master of suspense 🙂 Read Natural Causes,Book of Souls and Hangmans song like a greedy kid with a bag of sweets.. just couldn’t put them down. I just can’t wait untill Dead men’s bones!!!! please hurry iv’e got serious withdrawals

    • jameso May 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

      Thanks Gwen. And I’m writing as fast as I can!

  8. lesley shand July 11, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    just want to thank you for signing my books today in waterstones dunfermline.
    lesley shand

    • jameso July 12, 2014 at 10:35 am #

      It was a pleasure to meet you, Lesley. Thanks for coming along.

  9. Pat July 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    When is the new book coming out audo?

    • jameso July 14, 2014 at 6:15 pm #

      Hi Pat,

      There were delays in getting the recording sorted, but it’s on its way. Hopefully in the next fortnight or so.

      • Pat July 15, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

        Oh good. Looking forward to it. I mostly listen to books now as I get through a lot more whilst driving etc. I give you good reviews on the Audible website!

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