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James Oswald


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aka J D Oswald

James has pursued a varied career - from Wine Merchant to International Carriage Driving Course Builder via Call Centre Operative and professional Sheep Shit Sampler (true). He currently lives in a large caravan inside a Dutch Barn in Fife, with three dogs and two cats. He farms Highland cows and Romney sheep by day, writes disturbing fiction by night. 

Genres: Mystery
 
Awards
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel nominee (2016) : The Damage Done
McIlvanney Prize Best Novel nominee (2018) : No Time to Cry


James Oswald recommends
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In Place of Death (2015)
(Narey and Winter, book 5)
Craig Robertson
"A great murder mystery."
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And When I Die (2016)
Russel D McLean
"Dark and disturbing...action-packed."
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Yesterday (2017)
Felicia Yap
"A great murder mystery with a unique and unsettling twist. This book delighted and confounded me in equal measure!"
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Hydra (2017)
(Six Stories, book 2)
Matt Wesolowski
"Wonderfully horrifying ... the suspense crackles."
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The Chalk Man (2018)
C J Tudor
"It's been a while since I've read such an impressive debut. The pace was perfectly judged, the characters superbly drawn and there's a creeping sense of unease that starts with the prologue and grows throughout the book. And then that ending! It feels so fresh and deserves to be a huge success."
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Turn a Blind Eye (2018)
(D.I. Maya Rahman, book 1)
Vicky Newham
"Maya is wonderfully complex and human, and the tension ratchets up nicely."
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Guess Who? (2018)
Chris McGeorge
"An impressive debut."
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The Death Knock (2018)
Elodie Harper
"Thoroughly enjoyable."
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The Hunter (2018)
Andrew Reid
"TOP DRAWER STUFF, AND SHOULD GIVE LEE CHILD AND SIMON KERNICK A FEW SLEEPLESS NIGHTS."
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She Lies in Wait (2019)
Gytha Lodge
"Most enjoyable - Gytha Lodge is a skilled storyteller and she weaves such an intricate plot. The book hooked me early on and kept me up way past my bedtime on several nights! The team of detectives Gytha has put together is top notch. All in all, a very satisfying read."

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