Cover image for novel For Our Sins by James Oswald, book thirteen in the Inspector McLean series.

For Our Sins – Book Launch!

It’s getting close to publication day for the thirteenth Inspector McLean novel. Are you excited yet? I’ll be launching the book at Waterstones West End in Edinburgh on publication day – Thursday 15th February. If you’re in town that day, why not come along? Details and tickets here.

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Cover image of novel For Our Sins by James Oswald, with quote "The New Ian Rankin - Daily Record" alongside.


The days are ticking down now to the publication of Inspector McLean book 13 – For Our Sins. You lucky people will be able to find out what’s happened to Tony and his colleagues in the almost two years since All That Lives ended on a bombshell. UK readers have been able to pre-order the […]

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Black Patterdale terrier, mouth open as he pants to reveal white teeth and pink tongue. He is lying in thick, sticky mud and quite clearly delighted with himself.

End of an era

Today I have had to say goodbye to my black Patterdale terrier, Tegid. Technically my partner’s dog, he has been pretty much my constant companion for the past thirteen and a half years. I bought him for her birthday, back in July 2010. We’d not long lost our previous Patterdale, Mortimer, and missed having a […]

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Broken Ghosts

The news is out! The lovely people at Wildfire Books have taken on the task of publishing my odd little standalone novel, Broken Ghosts. It’ll be out in September, so more details in due course. For now, here’s the press release in The Bookseller –

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Kirkcaldy here we come

Another event to add to the list for the For Our Sins book tour. I’ll be chatting away in Waterstones Kirkcaldy on Tuesday, March 5th. Kick off at 7pm. Come along if you’re in the area, why don’t you? Tickets and details here:

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The 2023 calves were weaned on Thursday, and are still loudly vocalising their unhappiness at this state of affairs. We bring the calves down to the shed at weaning, as in previous years they have proven adept at getting under, over or simply through fences as they try to find their mums again. The mums […]

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For a while now I’ve been losing interest in Social Media. I closed down all my facebook accounts over five years ago, and while I have a Tumblr, a Mastodon and a Bluesky, I don’t really use them. Twitter was, until recently, my sole outlet for random mutterings, book news and videos of coos. It’s […]

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