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  • Published: 18 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781409043065
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448
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The Scent of Death

The chillingly atmospheric new David Hunter thriller




Forensics expert Dr David Hunter returns in the skin-pricklingly tense new crime thriller from international bestselling author of The Chemistry of Death.

'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.

  • Pub date: 18 April 2019
  • ISBN: 9781409043065
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the Author

Simon Beckett

Simon Beckett has worked as a freelance journalist for national newspapers and colour supplements. He is the author of five international bestselling crime thrillers featuring his forensic anthropologist hero, Dr David Hunter: The Chemistry of Death, Written in Bone, Whispers of the Dead, The Calling of the Grave and The Restless Dead. His stand-alone novels include Stone Bruises and Where There's Smoke. He lives in Sheffield.

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Praise for The Scent of Death

“Simon Beckett’s sixth novel featuring the forensic anthropologist David Hunter is arguably his best . . . a superbly strong read.”

Marcel Berlins, THE TIMES

“Beckett's masterful storytelling and macabre forensic details make his novels utterly chilling reads.”

TESS GERRITSEN


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