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  • Published: 1 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9780553817515
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $28.99

Whispers of the Dead

(David Hunter 3)

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The new nerve-shriekingly exciting crime thriller from a writer to rank alongside Kathy Reichs.

In plain black letters were the words Anthropological Research Facility,' but it was better known but another, less formal name. Most people just called it The Body Farm.

The victim has been bound and torturer, the body decomposed beyond recognition...

A second body is found. A nightmare is about to begin...

A serial killer is at work and the death toll is rising...

A brutal abduction - a helpless victim is taken...

And for forensics expert David Hunter, it's become a terrifying race against time.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9780553817515
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $28.99

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 Whispers of the Dead

“Menacing, beautifully paced and with characters that wouldn't disgrace the incomparable Michael Connelly, this marks Beckett's transition to established star”

Daily Mail

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

Sunday Express

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