James Oswald

James is not your average crime writer. By day, he tends Highland cows and Romney sheep on his farm in Fife, while at night he writes dark and disturbing fiction. Depending on the season, he also has to abandon the keyboard to see to newborn lambs or runaway cattle.

Thankfully, he has found the time to write eight novels in his bestselling Inspector Mclean series set in Edinburgh’s underbelly. In his latest, The Gathering Dark, Tony McLean witnesses the carnage of a truck crashing into a bus stop and learns that everyone involved has something to hide.

As in all the McLean books, The Gathering Dark, comes with something extra. Tony Mclean has been both blessed and haunted by the ability to see beyond the terrible events happening in the capital, and can see the evil that lies beneath its historic streets.

You can see James: 

Bute Museum, 4.30pm – 5.30pm Friday 3 August in  A Starter For Tension with Sarah Hilary and Mari Hannah.

Bute Museum, 4pm – 5pm Sunday 5 August in Watching the Detectives with Denzil Meyrick and Alex Gray.