The Damage Done by James Oswald (Inspector McLean 6)
Books / December 22, 2019

No good deed goes unpunished…   When a police raid in Edinburgh goes horribly wrong, the only silver lining for Inspector Tony McLean is a discovery that could lead to a long-lost girl from his early days on the beat. Haunted by the mystery of what happened to her, McLean begins to dig into a case he thought long buried. But the shadows of the past are soon eclipsed by crimes in the present as a series of strange and gruesome deaths shock the city. As McLean’s investigation draws him ever deeper into the upper echelons of Edinburgh society, it will not only be his career on the line – but his life as well…   Review This is the 6th book in the Inspector  McLean series. If you haven’t read any, they are crime fiction with a bit of super natural fantasy twist. Being a big fan of John Connolly these books are very much up my street, yet very different to Connolly’s Parker series. This time around McLean is now working in the sex crime unit. He finds himself picking up the pieces after a botched raid on a Brothel. Embarrassed and confused by his teams failure, McLean…

Nothing to Hide by James Oswald (DC Constance Fairchild 2) #BlogTour
Books / November 19, 2019

Suspended from duty after her last case ended in the high-profile arrest of one of Britain’s wealthiest men, DC Constance Fairchild is trying to stay away from the limelight. Fate has other ideas . . .  Coming home to her London flat, Constance stumbles across a young man, bloodied, mutilated and barely alive. She calls it in and is quickly thrown into the middle of a nationwide investigation . . . It seems that the victim is just the latest in a string of similar ritualistic attacks.  No matter that she is off-duty, no matter that there are those in the Met who would gladly see the back of her, Con can’t shake her innate determination to bring the monsters responsible for this brutality to justice. Trouble always seems to find her, and even if she has nothing to hide, perhaps she has everything to lose . . .  Review Thanks to Random Things and Wildfire for my copy of the 2nd DC Constance Fairchild Thriller , Nothing to Hide. I’ve only just finished the first in the series, No Time To Cry,  which was excellent, so couldn’t wait to crack on with this and find out what was happening…

No Time to Cry by James Oswald (DC Constance Fairchild 1)
Books / November 5, 2019

Undercover ops are always dangerous, but DC Constance Fairchild never expected things to go this wrong. Returning to their base of operations, an anonymous office in a shabby neighbourhood, she finds the bloodied body of her boss, and friend, DI Pete Copperthwaite. He’s been executed – a single shot to the head. In the aftermath, it seems someone in the Met is determined to make sure that blame for the wrecked operation falls squarely on Con’s shoulders. She is cut loose and cast out, angry and alone with her grief… right until the moment someone also tries to put a bullet through her head. There’s no place to hide, and no time to cry.   Review Having read the first 5 or 6 of the Inspector McLean series by James Oswald, I was more than interested to start his new series, starring DC Constance Fairchild, the first book being No Time To Cry. From the outset this feels a fair bit different from James Oswald, for me, more of a serious crime read, not to say the Inspector McLean books aren’t serious, just this feels more complex, more in-depth maybe. Set in London, Constance is a strong, intelligent, independent Lone…