Prayer for the Dead

Cover image for Prayer for the Dead by James Oswald

Book Five in the Inspector McLean series

‘Are you ready to be reborn?’

The search for a missing journalist is called off as a body is found at 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 victim has undergone a macabre ritual of purification.

Inspector Tony McLean knew the dead man, and can’t shake off the suspicion that there is far more to this case than meets the eye. The baffling lack of forensics at the crime scene seems impossible. But it is not the only thing about this case that McLean will find beyond belief.

Teamed with the most unlikely and unwelcome of allies, he must track down a killer driven by the darkest compulsions, who will answer only to a higher power . . .

‘Are you ready for the mysteries to be revealed?’


Link to sample chapter from the book

UK Print ISBN: 978-1405917117

US Print ISBN: 978-1683310242

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eBook – Kindle – iBooksKobo

Audio – AudibleiTunesKobo