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A Mask of Shadows by Oscar De Muriel (Frey and McGray: Book 3)

Mar 25, 2020

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The Storyline This one begins with a production of The Scottish Play at London’s Lyceum Theatre in late 1889. The stars of the play are the renowned Henry Irving and Ellen Terry, ably assisted by one Bram Stoker. Something horrific is about to enter their lives that will follow them from London to Edinburgh, Its […]

A Fever of the Blood by Oscar De Muriel (Frey and McGray: Book 2)

Mar 25, 2020

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The Storyline It begins with a hanging of a suspected witch in Lancaster in 1624 on All Hallows’ Eve, during the infamous Witch Trials and then to 1882 and 1883 where we visit two of the regular characters pasts. In 1889, Inspectors Frey and McGray are called to the asylum where the latter’s Sister resides, […]

Prayer for the Dead (DI McLean book 5) by James Oswald book review

Mar 23, 2020

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Storyline The fifth in the DI Tony McLean series by James Oswald, this story starts when a man is kidnapped and seemingly offered up for a sacrifice in Gilmerton Cove, a series of passageways and chambers long associated with the Covenanters as a refuge, and also a smugglers’ lair. It’s also linked to the supernatural […]

The Strings of Murder by Oscar De Muriel (Frey & McGray 1)

Apr 6, 2015

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I picked this book up by chance from my local supermarket as sadly we have only one bookshop left, not including WHSmiths or the Works; the latter of which does not seem to sell new works, and it was the only place that I saw it for sale at the time. I was of course […]

Dead Men’s Bones by James Oswald book review

Aug 5, 2014

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Okay, I know I did a review recently for the Hangman’s Song by James Oswald, a week ago in fact, but I simply flew through this one and couldn’t put it down. It’s probably because I had a bit more time to read as well, something I am trying to make for myself. I’ve stated […]

The Hangman’s Song by James Oswald Book Review

Jul 29, 2014

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The third in the series of the Detective Inspector McLean crime series by James Oswald with a supernatural twist that started with Natural Causes starts off with quite literally a drop; well a hanging actually, hence the title The Hangman’s Song. McLean comes in to the story whilst investigating a suspected prostitution and human trafficking […]

The Book of Souls by James Oswald Review

Jun 25, 2014

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The following reviews are for The Book of Souls and the short story The Final Reel by James Oswald The Book of Souls Having finished reading Natural Causes by James Oswald a few weeks ago, I dived straight in to the follow-up The Book of Souls with eager relish. I haven’t done this with an […]