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The Scent of Death

The Scent of Death


Simon Beckett

ISBN: 178763079
Year of publication: 2019

Simon Beckett The Scent of Death About the Author 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 Theres Smoke. He lives in Sheffield. Also by Simon ...

Keywords: Detective Fiction Forensic Antropology Medical Thriller Suspense Thriller
The Restless Dead

The Restless Dead


Simon Beckett

ISBN: 9780593063477
Year of publication: 2017

Simon Beckett The Restless Dead For Hilary 1 Composed of over sixty per cent water, a human body isnt naturally buoyant. It will float only for as long as there is air in its lungs, before gradually sinking to the bottom. If the water is very cold or deep, it will remain there, undergoing a slow, dark dissolution that can take years. But if the water is warm enough for bacteria to feed and multiply, then it will continue to decompose. Gases will build up in the intestines, increasing the bodys ...

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Owning Jacob - SA

Owning Jacob - SA


Simon Beckett

ISBN: 9780340685945
Year of publication: 1998

Simon Beckett Owning Jacob Chapter one He found the locked box the day after the funeral. It had been his worst day even before he opened it. Until then there had been an aim, something to focus on that filled the days with at least the illusion of purpose. The bureaucratic rituals of death and burial were details behind which he could hide, while the funeral itself was unreal, a pantomime which he watched with a numbed detachment. Afterwards, though, once he had closed the door on the last of ...

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Fine Lines

Fine Lines


Simon Beckett

ISBN: 9780749001247
Year of publication: 1994

Simon Beckett Fine Lines Chapter One Anna and Marty were very obviously in love, and when I decided to end their relationship I knew I would need help. I had neither the skill nor the experience necessary to attempt such a task on my own. Fortunately, I knew someone much better qualified. Zeppo did not remember me when I telephoned, which was not altogether surprising. We had met, but only twice, and I am not the sort of man who makes a lasting impression. Zeppo, however, was quite the opposite. ...

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Stone Bruises

Stone Bruises


Simon Beckett

ISBN: 9780593073285
Year of publication: 2014

Simon Beckett STONE BRUISES In memory of Friederike Kommerell 1 THE CAR IS running on empty. Theres been no sign of a garage for hours, and the petrol gauge is needling into red. I need to get off the road but the fields seem endless, intent on funnelling me along to the engines last gasp. Even though its still early the day is arid and hot. The breeze that whips through the open windows only stirs the air without cooling it. I drive hunched over the wheel, expecting the car to die at any ...

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Where There's Smoke

Where There's Smoke


Simon Beckett

ISBN: 034068593
Year of publication: 1997

Simon Beckett Where Theres Smoke For Hilary ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thanks to Dr Sheila Cooke and the team at the University of Sheffields Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jessop Hospital Dr Gwilym Hayes, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Wathwood Hospital Regional Secure Unit and Judy Winter, Head of Student Services at the University of Derby. The article on pages 234239 refers to two works which are: Faulk, M 1988 Basic Forensic Psychiatry, London, Blackwell Scientific Publications and ...

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Whispers of the Dead

Whispers of the Dead


Simon Beckett

ISBN: 9780440338222
Year of publication: 2009

Simon Beckett WHISPERS OF THE DEAD For my parents, Sheila and Frank Beckett ALSO BY SIMON BECKETT The Chemistry of Death Written in Bone CHAPTER 1 SKIN. The largest human organ, it is also the most overlooked. Accounting for an eighth of the entire body mass, on an average adult it covers an area of approximately two square metres. Structurally skin is a work of art, a nest of capillaries, glands and nerves that both regulates and protects. It is our sensory interface with the outside world, the ...

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Written in Bone

Written in Bone


Simon Beckett

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Written in Bone Simon Beckett CHAPTER 1 Given the right temperature, everything burns. Wood. Clothing. People. At 250 Celsius, flesh will ignite. Skin blackens and splits. The subcutaneous fat starts to liquefy, like grease in a hot pan. Fuelled by it, the body starts to burn. Arms and legs catch first, acting as kindling to the greater mass of the torso. Tendons and muscle fibres contract, causing the burning limbs to move in an obscene parody of life. Last to go are the organs. Cocooned in ...

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The Chemistry of Death

The Chemistry of Death


Simon Beckett

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The Chemistry of Death Simon Beckett 1 A human body starts to decompose four minutes after death. Once the encapsulation of life, it now undergoes its final metamorphoses. It begins to digest itself. Cells dissolve from the inside out. Tissue turns to liquid, then to gas. No longer animate, the body becomes an immovable feast for other organisms. Bacteria first, then insects. Flies. Eggs are laid, then hatch. The larvae feed on the nutrient-rich broth, and then migrate. They leave the body in ...

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The Calling Of The Grave

The Calling Of The Grave


Simon Beckett

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The Calling Of The Grave Simon Beckett Prologue One. Two. Eight. The numbers of decay. Thats the ratio by which all organisms, large and small, decompose. In air, in water, in soil. Provided its the same climate, a submerged body will take twice, as long to break down as one left on the surface. Underground it will take eight times as long. One, two, eight. Its a simple formula, and an inescapable truth. The deeper something is buried, the longer it survives. Bury a body, and you deprive it of ...

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