James Oswald on his farm
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James Oswald: Fife farmer turned crime writer

27 November 2012 Last updated at 15:06 GMT

When Fife farmer James Oswald found no takers in the publishing world for his crime novels he decided to publish them himself.

He put them online as e-books.

Such was the interest from readers James has just signed a deal with one of the biggest names in the book world.