Whispers of the Dead (The David Hunter Thrillers) (Paperback)

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Whispers of the Dead (The David Hunter Thrillers) (Paperback)


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While visiting his mentor in Tennessee, a forensics expert matches wits with a killer of terrifying skill in this acclaimed crime series.

To escape the violence that nearly killed him, forensic pathologist Dr. David Hunter leaves the United Kingdom for America, returning to the Body Farm—the Tennessee research center where he once trained. David is there to find out if he’s still up to the job of confronting death in all its strange and terrible forms. So when his former mentor asks David to accompany him to a crime scene, he agrees. But even David is unprepared for what awaits them in a remote cabin.

The victim has been tortured, the body decomposed beyond recognition. The fingerprints seem to identify the killer, but David is unconvinced. When a second body is found, it’s clear that the killer is dangerously familiar with the intricacies of forensics. Pushed deep into the heart of a terrifying manhunt, David begins to wonder if they’re on the trail of a maniac who cannot be stopped.

Simon Beckett is the international bestselling author of the David Hunter thrillers. His books have been translated into twenty-nine languages, appeared in the Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller list, and sold more than ten million copies worldwide. A former freelance journalist who has written for the Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent on Sundayand the Observer, Beckett’s inspiration for the first David Hunter novel came after a visit to the world-renowned Body Farm in Tennessee introduced him to the work of forensic anthropologists.

As well as co-winning the Ripper Award in 2018/19, the largest European crime prize, Beckett won the Raymond Chandler Society’s ‘Marlowe’ Award and was shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger, CWA Dagger in the Library, and Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year.

In addition to his David Hunter series, Beckett has written five standalone novels, one of which, Where There’s Smoke, was adapted into a major two-part drama.

Product Details ISBN: 9781504076197
ISBN-10: 1504076192
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
Pages: 290
Language: English
Series: The David Hunter Thrillers

Praise for Simon Beckett

“Simon Beckett’s sixth novel featuring the forensic anthropologist David Hunter is arguably his best.” —The Times (London)

“Brilliantly original . . . Simon’s first crime novel The Chemistry of Death absolutely blew me away and he just gets better by the book!” —Peter James, UK No. 1 bestselling author

“A satisfyingly dark and twisting thriller.” —The Mail on Sunday

“An arresting setup . . . Beckett has regained his best form . . . the exigencies of a macabre investigative thriller are dispatched with characteristic aplomb.” —Financial Times

“Beckett’s masterful storytelling and macabre forensic details make his novels utterly chilling reads” —Tess Gerritsen, author of New York Times–bestseller Harvest

“The forensics are chillingly authentic, the writing is both taut and atmospheric.” —Anne Cleeves, bestselling author of the Vera Stanhope series

“Terrifying . . . Rarely have the mechanics of suspense been so effectively realized outside an Alfred Hitchcock movie.” —Daily Express

“Beckett is one of the country’s best crime writers . . . His books are intelligent, beautifully written and utterly gripping.” —Sunday Express