Dr. David Hunter #3
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Featuring: Dr. David Hunter
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Mystery Psychological | Thriller Medical
A field of corpses, laid out in a macabre display…A serial
killer who confounds even the most seasoned profilers…A
doctor whose life has been shattered by crime—plunged into
the heart of a shocking investigation… In this masterful
new novel by Simon Beckett, #1 internationally bestselling
author of Written in Bone and The
Chemistry of Death, forensic anthropologist
David Hunter is thrust into his first murder investigation
on U.S. soil—and his most devastating case yet.
the heat of a Tennessee summer, Dr. Hunter has come to
Knoxville’s legendary “Body Farm”—the infamous field
laboratory where law enforcement personnel study real
corpses—to escape London and the violence that nearly
destroyed his life. He’s also here to find out if he’s
still up to the job of sorting through death in all its
strange and terrible forms.… Hunter will soon find his
answer when he’s called to a crime scene in a remote Smoky
Mountain cabin—a scene as grisly as it is
The body is taped to a table. Everything
about the crime scene—the wounds, the decomposition, the
microscopic evidence—quickly short-circuits the tools and
methods of forensic experts. Within days, Hunter knows
he’s dealing with a serial killer, someone intimately
familiar with the intricacies of forensics. All around
him, egos and hierarchies clash—from the boasts of a
renowned criminal profiler to the dogged work of a young
female investigator—but fate keeps pushing Hunter further
into the heart of the manhunt. And the killer keeps coming
up with surprises: booby-trapping corpses, faking times of
death, swapping bodies—finally turning his sights on after
An electrifying race against time,
a fascinating journey into the world of forensic science,
and a terrifying portrait of a killer in love with death
itself, Whispers of the Dead is a thriller
of the highest order.
8 comments posted.
Re: Whispers of the Dead
Thrillers are my favorite.....this sounds
(Jane Hixon 11:31am May 9, 2009)
I'm not sure I'd want to be walking a graveyard at dusk though I admit my husband and I have visited some more historical graveyards, during the day, where we get to read the dates that go way back.
(Diane Sadler 9:08am August 12, 2009)
Had to laugh at your prep comments since I hate having my photo taken.
(Karen Barnett 4:12pm August 12, 2009)
Sounds...interesting... I may have been a little weary about the time of day!
(Kelli Jo Calvert 4:53pm August 12, 2009)
I sure wouldn't want to be in a grave yard at dusk!! Too spooky! I'm like you - hate to have my picture taken!
(Martha Lawson 9:19pm August 12, 2009)
There are worse places to have your
picture taken. We once rented a
house out in the country directly
across the street from a cemetery. We
got a lot of smart remarks and dire
warnings. An elderly relative had the
best comment. "They'll be the
quietest neighbors you'll ever have."
They really were.
(Patricia Barraclough 11:46pm August 12, 2009)
You don't need to worry about the gym or new clothes when you are getting photographed in the rain - no matter where it is!
(Karin Tillotson 12:27pm August 13, 2009)
I've been photographed in a graveyard. But it wasn't at dusk, nor in the rain. Above all, I wasn't posing for a publicity photo. lol And I never feel photogenic. I look at some recent family photos and can only say, "Yuck, get me out of here."
Do we get to see finished product? Which German publication was the photo for? The German translation of your books?
(Sigrun Schulz 10:05am August 13, 2009)
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