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Thursday, 5 February 2015

Book Review: Prayer for the Dead by James Oswald

Title: Prayer for the Dead
Series: Inspector McLean Book 5
Author: James Oswald
Release Date: 12th Feb 2015
Rating: 4 Stars

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of 'Prayer for the Dead' by James Oswald courtesy of its publisher Penguin UK.

Another excellent instalment in James Oswald's Inspector McLean series. I have read and enjoyed all of the books in the series so far and 'Prayer for the Dead' is no exception and is, in fact, one of the strongest in the series to date.

Many of the familiar characters from the previous books are there, including the wonderful Grumpy Bob and Stuart MacBride. The events of the previous novels have not been forgotten, but are masterfully woven into the story and are part of what makes the character of Anthony McLean such an interesting and multi faceted one.

The supernatural undercurrent that can be found in all the books as always adds to the appeal, and I hope that there will be many more Inspector McLean books to come in the future.

As previous events are often referred to throughout the book, I would recommend reading the other four books in the series before starting this one. And believe me, once you start reading them, you won't be able to stop.

'Prayer for the Dead' is an excellent addition to the series and one I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a good detective novel, but who also enjoy reading books with a supernatural element running through them.

A good solid 4 stars.

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