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The Scent of Death: The chillingly atmospheric new David Hunter thriller

The Scent of Death: The chillingly atmospheric new David Hunter thriller (Hardback)

By Beckett, Simon

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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 Hunt...er 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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ISBN 9780593063491
Released AU 18 Apr 2019
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Format Hardback
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Series David Hunter
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780593063491
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Bantam Press
Released 18 Apr 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
Dewey Code 823.92
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