Prayer for the Dead

Prayer for the Dead Review

The search for a missing journalist is called off as a body is found at the scene of a carefully staged murder.

In a sealed chamber, deep in the heart of Gilmerton Cove, a mysterious network of caves and passages sprawling beneath Edinburgh, the victim has undergone a macabre ritual of purification.

Inspector Tony McLean knew the dead man, and can't shake off the suspicion that there is far more to this case than meets the eye. The baffling lack of forensics at the crime scene seems impossible. But it is not the only thing about this case that McLean will find beyond belief.

Teamed with the most unlikely and unwelcome of allies, he must track down a killer driven by the darkest compulsions, who will answer only to a higher power.

Title:Prayer for the Dead
Edition Language:English

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    Prayer for the Dead Reviews

  • Paromjit

    This is the fifth of the DI Tony McLean series and it has an interesting set of storylines. Jo Dalgliesh has not seen her colleague, Ben Stevenson, a reporter for some time and reports him missing to ...

  • James

    Why This Book About 6 months ago, I won a Goodreads giveaway from the publisher, Crooked Lane. They accidentally shipped this book instead of the one I had won. Rather than pull it back, they let m...

  • Gary

    'Prayer for the dead' is the 5th book in the Inspector McLean series by author James Oswald.Another good book in this series that continues to satisfy everything I enjoy in a Detective series.In this ...

  • Sarah

    The closer I get to the 7th book the more I want to savour reading each one but can't put them down and end up devouring them, to me that shows how good this series is, some book series I can put down...

  • Ellen

    Prayer for the Dead by James Oswald.The 5th in the Inspector McLean series and my 5th. Dalgliesh, that reporter that no officer trusts least of all Tony, needs his help in finding her coworker Ben Ste...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    As much as I enjoyed listening to the fifth book in this series was I'm not really pleased with the narrator choice to whisper the killer's thoughts. It just sounded like he was mumbling and I was luc...

  • Sharon Mccall

    Another fantastic book in the Inspector McLean series by James Oswald and definitely worthy of its 5 starts.Tony McLean draws trouble like ducks are drawn to water and in Prayer for the Dead this is n...

  • Gordon Johnston

    A serial killer take with a lot of interesting aspects - but none of them are fully explained in a rather unsatisfactory ending. This is the first of the series I've read, and that made things difficu...

  • Claire Bailey

    I have a feeling that I'll look back on my rating of this book and think it too harsh. That said, I don't think I'd ever read it again so I couldn't rate it higher or as a must read.I enjoyed this nov...

  • Vicii

    Once again an amazingly good novel from Mr Oswald. I really love the juxtaposition between the science and the paranormal in his books. I am one of those people that loves hard facts and needs to know...