The Hangman’s Song, James Oswald

The Hangman’s Song opening lines: The important thing is to get the drop right. Nothing else matters, really.’

The Hangman's Song
The Hangman’s Song

Inspector McLean is faced with a tough situation. He has been given too many tasks by his new boss to focus properly on any one of them and he is in charge of people who would rather not do their work. A series of apparent suicides that are probably homicides is one of his cases. He is also investigating the beating up of a local prostitute, as well as dealing with some personal issues with his girlfriend who is recovering from a coma.

Despite not having read the book that led up to why Emma is in a coma, and why Tony is being split between too many tasks, this was a great read. I could not put the book down and even though I had an idea of how the suicides were coming about it did not detract from me wanting to get to the end of the book. Set in Edinburgh, a city I have visited, this book is one I can highly recommend.

First published by the Penguin Group in 2014

ISBN number 978-1-405-91318-8

Paperback – 485 pages

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Books South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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12 thoughts on “The Hangman’s Song, James Oswald

  1. The book certainly has an opening line that draws you in. A great recommendation for any book is that you couldn’t put it down xx

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    1. These types of books are few and far between sadly!

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  2. I love recommendations of good books. I’ve never read one by Oswald, but will keep my eyes open. 🙂
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    1. Hope you enjoy it Krista 🙂

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  3. Have not heard of the author or series, looks very good. Will pick up a copy Tandy, thanks!
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    1. My pleasure Cheri 🙂

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  4. I am a big fan of mysteries like this, thanks for the review 😀
    I will try to find it!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    1. Enjoy it Uru!

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  5. It’s been a while since I’ve read a crime fiction novel. It certainly sounds like a fun and quick read on a summers day while on vacation or on the weekend. Thank you for the recommendation.

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    1. Thank for the visit Laila 🙂

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  6. Ooh what great timing! I was just saying to hubby that I felt like curling up with a thriller and here you go Tandy! 😀
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    1. Enjoy it Lorraine 🙂

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