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The Book of Souls (The Inspector McLean Mysteries) (original 2013; edition 2012)

by James Oswald

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Title:The Book of Souls (The Inspector McLean Mysteries)
Authors:James Oswald
Info:DevilDog Publishing (2012), Kindle Edition, 365 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Supernatural, police thriller

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The Book of Souls by James Oswald (2013)



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Part of this book was alright, even with the silly mystic bits, but there's a secondary story about fires, which is never explained, and neither is the bit about the old guild. A bit of mess, really. ( )
  CaineBooks | Jan 4, 2015 |
This is the second book in what is currently a trilogy (hopefully there will be more to come). DI McLean is thrown into another murder investigation and it looks as though the Christmas killer is at it again - but he has died, in prison. So perhaps they have a copycat killer in Edinburgh and this time he is not waiting a year between kills.

A great read. All the familiar characters are back - Grumpy Bob, DCI 'Dagwood', DC MacBride etc and there are new characters too. I didn't think there was going to be a supernatural element to the book this time, but it comes in quite late in the storyline. Looking forward to book 3 now! ( )
  Elainedav | Jun 11, 2014 |
A slow starter and at times a bit predictable but an exciting ending. Most enjoyable. Not as good as Natural Causes though. ( )
  imyknott | Dec 4, 2012 |
Sort of similar to his last book - why he has to bring in a hint of the occult with his 'mysterious' books that control the perpetrator I don't know - not really necessary...But a good read and the main characters have been fleshed out a bit. ( )
  v4758 | Aug 30, 2012 |
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Every year for ten years, a young woman's body was found in Edinburgh at Christmas time: naked, throat slit, body washed clean. Ten years, ten women. The final victim, Kirsty Summers, was Detective Constable Tony McLean's fiancee. But the Christmas Killer made a mistake.… (more)

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