The Scent of Death

The Scent of Death

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 03/10/2019
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* Don't miss 'THE CHEMISTRY OF DEATH' TV SERIES - now streaming on Paramount+ * Adapted from The Chemistry of Death and Written in Bone - starring Harry Treadaway as Dr David Hunter 'A superbly strong read' The Times What began as a straightforward case is about to become a twisted nightmare . . . Once a busy hospital, St Jude's now stands derelict, awaiting demolition. When a partially mummified corpse is found in the building's cavernous loft, forensics expert Dr David Hunter is called in to take a look. He can't say how long the body's been there, but he is certain it's that of a young woman. And that she was pregnant. Then part of the attic floor collapses, revealing another of the hospital's secrets: a bricked-up chamber with beds inside. And some of them are still occupied. And it soon becomes clear that St Jude's hasn't claimed its last victim . . . Chilling, visceral and masterfully paced, Simon Beckett's new crime thriller will leave you gasping.

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780553824124
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 304g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 27 mm

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The Scent of Death
Murder and Mayhem at Spooky St Judes
I was given a copy of The Scent of Death by NetGalley for review purposes. This is the first time I have read any of Simon Beckett's novels and, whilst I ... READ MORE
Mary Price
The Scent of Death
A good read.
David Hunter is a forensic pathologist. He has worked with the police as a consultant & so was not entirely surprised when asked to take a look at the mumm... READ MORE
Maggie Macdonald
The Scent of Death
I remember, many moons ago, reading The Chemistry of Death and Written in Bone and thoroughly enjoying them and have always had Simon Beckett on my radar a... READ MORE
The Scent of Death
Fast Moving Thriller.
This is the first Simon Beckett novel I have read and I really enjoyed it. Although this is the 6th book in the forensic expert, Dr David Hunter series, it... READ MORE
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The Scent of Death
Dutchess Kay
i would Definity describe this book as a slow burner it does take some time of gaining momentum, but this book is 5/5 We got to go back and find out the h... READ MORE
Dutchess kay