'Natural Causes' by James Oswald. Excellent book! It is a self published book thru Kindle and is the first in a series featuring Inspector McLean set in Edinburgh Scotland. There is a second book out, 'The Book of Souls' and he is writing number three now! James tried for five years to find a publisher for 'Natural Causes' and finally self-published it to try to build up an audience. It was a success!
Update... Penguin picked up the rights for the UK for a six-figure sum! Congratulations to James, a Scottish farmer who raises Highland cattle and Romney sheep on 330 acres in North East Fife and writes in his spare-time! We in the US will have to suffice with the Kindle editions for now though!
Check out the story @ The Bookseller.com HERE
James also has a fantasy series The Ballad of Sir Benfro inspired by the language and folklore of Wales. This series follows the adventures of a young dragon, Sir Benfro.
You can also learn more about the books and James Oswald at these websites
and check out pics of his beautiful cows and sheep HERE!
*The Bookseller is a nice website you might want to bookmark. They keep you up to date on publishing news