Breaking News

Books For Sale!

Natural Causes is now available in paperback from all good book stores. (Which is to say any book store that doesn't have it is obviously not good.)

I am about to embark upon a Scotland-wide signing tour. Or at least, I'll be lurking at the back of a few bookshops in the coming weeks, defacing what would otherwise be valuable merchandise. Have a look at the James Oswald web site for more details.

The Book of Souls will be released into the wild on July 4th. Keep checking back here for updates.

posted Thursday 23 May - 14:15:14


Richard and Judy!

Natural Causes has been chosen as one of this year's Richard and Judy Summer Picks.

To say that this is awesome I think slightly understates the case. It's astonishing and wonderful and deeply, deeply scary.

Click on this link to go to the Richard and Judy site and find out more about the book.

Did I mention that this was awesome!?

posted Thursday 23 May - 14:08:16


Breaking the silence

I know it's been a bit quiet here recently. I've been busy writing, and that tends to be a rather single-minded activity.

The good news is that I've now finished the first draft of Inspector McLean Book Three - The Hangman's Song. There are also developments in the publishing schedule for the print editions of the first two books, so keep an eye out for more news soon.

posted Wednesday 23 January - 09:30:59


Real Scots read the Record!

Yes, that fine Scottish organ, The Daily Record have published a fine article all about me (and my books). It's really rather good, and I just love the first photo.

You can find the article here: Scots farmer became internet sensation when he published murder mystery

posted Saturday 03 November - 07:10:03


Hold the press!

In a hard-fought, five way auction, Penguin have acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to the first three Inspector McLean books. German translation rights have been sold to Goldman Verlag, and I'm (well, my agent is) in negotiations with Italian and Brazilian publishers too. There's much interest in the US as well.

As of yet, the Benfro books have not been offered anywhere, and will remain for sale as eBooks published by DevilDog. Once contracts have been signed and the details worked out, Natural Causes and The Book of Souls will no longer be available in territories where I have sold the rights to another publisher. Hopefully the gap between them disappearing here and reappearing elsewhere will be minimal.

posted Monday 15 October - 05:14:05