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Beckett, Simon. THE CHEMISTRY OF DEATH - Bantam 2006

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The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett. 2006 - Bantam. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett, published in 2006 by Bantam.

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Title The Chemistry of Death
Author Simon Beckett
Publisher Bantam
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2006
ISBN 0593055217
Cover Price 10.00
No. Pages 331
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.65

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and silver lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight with some light rubbing to the spine ends.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £10. It has minor wear to the upper edge.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Simon Beckett

After an MA in English, Simon Beckett spent several years as a property repairer before a stint teaching in Spain. Back in the UK, he played percussion in several bands. He has been a freelance journalist since 1992, writing for The Times, The Independent on Sunday Review, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer and other major British publications. Some of his more memorable assignments have included going on police drugs raids, touring brothels with a vice unit, trying to learn how to win a gun fight in Nevada and visiting The Body Farm in Tennessee. Simon Beckett is married and lives in Sheffield.

Synopsis of this title

When the bizarrely mutilated and long-dead body of a young woman is found in a ditch in Manham, an isolated and insular village in the Norfolk marshlands, it isn't just the fact that she had been a friend that disturbs Dr David Hunter. He was once a high-profile forensic anthropologist and all too familiar with the different faces of death, until a devastating personal tragedy made him turn his back on his former life and career. Now hidden away as a country doctor, Hunter's past is a secret he hopes will remain buried. So when he's asked by the police to use his arcane skills to help track down the killer, he's reluctant to become involved, knowing this will only stir up the painful memories he's been trying so hard to forget. Then another young woman disappears, and Manham is plunged into a fog of fear and paranoia that threatens to tear it apart. And no one seems exempt from suspicion as the twisted killings continue. And as the once peaceful community is riven by fear and mistrust, David Hunter realises it will take all his knowledge and expertise if the killer is to be stopped. But not even he is prepared for the terrible cost that will exact - or the awful price that failure threatens to bring.

Reviews of this title


Tess Gerritsen
‘Has to be the best thriller I’ve read all year...fast-paced, fascinating and heart-stoppingly exciting.’

Mo Hayder
‘Fresh and original...perfectly captures the claustrophobic horror of a rural community in crisis...absolutely compelling – and so deliciously scary.’

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