James Oswald photo by Bill Waters

Photo by Bill Waters

OK, so I need to put a little something in here for you curious folk out there. Not curious as in odd, of course. Curious as in the dead cat. Mind you, you may be odd. Probably not dead though.

Who am I? What am I? Do you really care? You do? OK then…

I’m the author of the Detective Inspector McLean series of crime novels. Currently there are eight available, with the ninth, Cold As The Grave, due to be published in February 2019

I’ve also written an epic fantasy series, The Ballad of Sir Benfro. All five books in the series are published by Penguin and available in book stores, online, as audio books.

My latest creation is Constance Fairchild, whose first adventure is told in No Time To Cry, published by Wildfire in 2018. The second book in what I hope will be an ongoing series will be published in 2019.

In my spare time I run a 350 acre livestock farm in North East Fife, where I raise pedigree Highland Cattle and New Zealand Romney Sheep. You can find out more at (although at the moment it’s all just pictures.)

I am represented by Juliet Mushens at Caskie Mushens, 18 Soho Square, London W1D 3QL. All rights queries should be directed at her. For publicity enquiries, please use the contact form.