James Oswald

James Oswald

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For Our Sins was the most recently released book by James Oswald, on February 15th, 2024.

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James Oswald Stats: The highest rated book by James Oswald on Book Notification is The Hangman's Song, the 3rd novel in the Inspector McLean series. The second-highest rated book is Natural Causes (Inspector McLean #1).

The most read book by James Oswald on Book Notification is Natural Causes, the first novel in the Inspector McLean series. The second most read book is The Book of Souls (Inspector McLean #2).

Below is a complete list of James Oswald books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by James Oswald is the Inspector McLean Series.

List of Inspector McLean Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.7
Natural Causes
2012
2
8.5
The Book of Souls
2012
3
9
The Hangman's Song
2014
4
10
Dead Men's Bones
2014
5
10
Prayer for the Dead
2015
6
10
The Damage Done
2016
7
10
Written in Bones
2017
8
10
The Gathering Dark
2018
9
10
Cold as the Grave
2019
10
10
Bury Them Deep
2020
11
10
What Will Burn
2021
12
10
All That Lives
2022
13
For Our Sins
2024

List of DC Constance Fairchild Books in Publication Order

List of Ballad of Sir Benfro Books in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of James Oswald Anthologies in Publication Order

James Oswald: Biography

James Oswald is the author of the Inspector McLean series which currently consists of 13 novels. The Inspector McLean series started in 2012 with the novel Natural Causes. The most recently released novel in the Inspector McLean series was For Our Sins which was released in 2024. There are no upcoming novels for the Inspector McLean series.

James Oswald has also written the Ballad of Sir Benfro series which has 5 books including Dreamwalker and The Rose Cord.

James Oswald: Awards & Accolades

James Oswald was nominated for multiple awards including: The Crime Writer's Association Award, Dagger in the Library Award, in 2017, and the Crime Writer's Association Award, Dagger in the Library Award, in 2021.

James Oswald books have been nominated for multiple awards, Natural Causes was nominated for the British Book Awards, Debut Book of the Year, in 2013. Written in Bones was nominated for The Dead Good Reader Award, The Case Closed Award for Best Police Procedural, in 2017.

James Oswald: F.A.Q

What was the first book James Oswald wrote?

The first novel written by James Oswald was Natural Causes, published in 2012.

What was the most recent book James Oswald wrote?

His most recently released work was For Our Sins on February 15th, 2024.

Will there be any more books by James Oswald?

James Oswald does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has James Oswald written?

James Oswald has written 22 books. 13 books in the Inspector McLean Series, 3 books in the DC Constance Fairchild Series, 5 books in the Ballad of Sir Benfro Series, 1 Short Story/Novella, 1 Short Story/Novella.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    I was late to the ‘Inspector McLean’ party. The name sounds like it leaped right out of the Golden Age of crime fiction. But the books are a relatively recent addition to the mystery genre.

    Tony McLean is such a sad character. Normally, I avoid stories like this. There’s a limit to the amount of tragedy I can take. And McLean’s life is always going from bad to worse.

    But you know what? For once, I don’t really care because these novels are endlessly entertaining. The stories have an incredible amount of depth, complexity, and subtlety. You cannot help but root for Mclean because he doesn’t stop persevering despite all the hits he takes.

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