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The Scent of Death: (David Hunter 6)

The Scent of Death: (David Hunter 6)

It has been a good summer for forensics expert Dr David Hunter. The call comes from an old associate: a body has been found, and she'd like Hunter to take a look . . . Hunter is not sure how long the body has been hidden in the hospital's cavernous loft, but he's seen enough to k... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780593063491
Barcode 9780593063491
Published 18 April 2019 by Transworld Publishers
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Beckett, Simon
Series David Hunter
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ISBN-13 9780593063491
ISBN-10 059306349X
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Bantam Press
Publication Date 18 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Beckett, Simon
Series David Hunter
Category Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 592g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Forensic anthropologists - Fiction
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 964855

Description of this Book

It has been a good summer for forensics expert Dr David Hunter. His relationship is going well and he's in demand again as a police consultant. His life seems to be on an even keel. But not for long. The call comes from an old associate: a body has been found, and she'd like Hunter to take a look . . . St Jude's Hospital now stands empty. Slowly rotting and silently awaiting demolition, the vast, oppressive building's only visitors have been society's outcasts, addicts and dealers. And it's here that the partially mummified corpse has been discovered. Hunter is not sure how long the body has been hidden in the hospital's cavernous loft, but he's seen enough to know it's a young woman. And that she was pregnant. As the remains are removed for closer examination, a floor collapses revealing a previously sealed off part of a ward. Bricked up inside this hidden chamber are three beds. Two of them are occupied . . . What other grisly secrets will St Jude's reveal? The local community is alarmed and the police need answers. For David Hunter, what began as a challenging if straightforward case is about to become a twisted nightmare threatening him and those around him. With his trademark authentic forensics, a claustrophobic sense of place and nerve-shredding tension, Simon Beckett's new thriller will leave you gasping.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The brilliantly original Simon Beckett. Simon's first crime novel The Chemistry of Death absolutely blew me away and he just gets better by the book! -- PETER JAMES Beckett's masterful storytelling and macabre forensic details make his novels utterly chilling reads. -- TESS GERRITSEN
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Simon Beckett is the No.1 international bestselling author of the David Hunter series- The Chemistry of Death, Written in Bone, Whispers of the Dead, The Calling of the Grave, The Restless Dead and The Scent of Death. His books have been translated into 29 languages, appeared in the Sunday Times top 10 bestseller lists and sold over 10 million copies worldwide. A former freelance journalist, he has written for The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent on Sunday and Observer. The inspiration for the first David Hunter novel came after a visit to the world-renowned Body Farm in Tennessee introduced him to the work of forensic anthropologists. Joint-winner (with Arne Dahl) of Europe's largest crime fiction prize - the Ripper Award 2018/19 - he has also won the Raymond Chandler Society's Marlowe Award and been short-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, CWA Dagger in the Library and Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year awards. He is also the author of several stand-alone novels including Stone Bruises and Where There's Smoke. Simon Beckett lives in Sheffield.

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