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  • Keith McCarthy Book - A Kiss Before Killing

    A Kiss Before Killing

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    A Kiss Before Killing

    2017

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - A Furnace Far Too Hot

    A Furnace Far Too Hot

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    A Furnace Far Too Hot

    A Furnace Far Too Hot

    2016

    When policewoman Eva Perry goes deep undercover to help bring a vicious local crime ring to justice, both she and her boss – Chief Detective Inspector Beverley Wharton – know there are huge risks involved.

    Perry has already been abused physically and mentally in order to maintain her disguise and she knows there is more to come.

    Yet she insists on carrying on.

    But neither she nor Beverley are prepared for the horrific chain of events that are unleashed.

    A series of unexplained and bizarre suicides forces Beverley into close contact with her former lover, the renegade forensic pathologist John Eisenmenger, who is already investigating the sudden suicide of his colleague Daisy Pemberton.

    Eisenmenger conducts autopsies on the victims and discovers all their deaths are linked by the earrings they wear – the same design but in different pairings of colours.

    He attends an inquest where he is confronted by the sinister Harry Cade whose family members have been killed or mutilated in a blow-torch attack by one of the suicide women, and who is wearing the same earrings.

    When he convinces Beverley to pursue the trail of the earrings they not only resume their old love affair, but also become enmeshed in a frightening web of mental manipulation that brings them to the edge of being the instruments of their own violent deaths.

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - Spirits of the Dead

    Spirits of the Dead

    Books 1-3 in Keith McCarthy’s thrilling Eis

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    Spirits of the Dead

    Spirits of the Dead

    2016

    Books 1-3 in Keith McCarthy’s thrilling Eisenmenger-Flemming forensic series are collected together here for the first time.

    A FEAST OF CARRION

    John Eisenmenger, a former forensic scientist, finds himself dragged unwillingly into a bizarre and gruesome murder case. Suspicious that the police findings don’t seem to add up, he and solicitor Helen Flemming set out discover what really happened to Nikki Exner.

    The police are determined to cover up their failings, leaving Eisenmenger and Fleming to discover there’s more at stake than simply uncovering the murderer’s identity…

    THE SILENT SLEEP OF THE DYING

    When a bereaved father asks Helena Flemming and John Eisenmenger to investigate the death of his daughter, Millicent Sweet, they don’t expect to find anything. After all, while 22 is far too young to die, cancer doesn’t discriminate.

    So when they fall head first into a web of blackmail, death and corruption, they’re stunned by the conspiracy they uncover – a new and potentially devastating weapon.

    Can they solve the crime in time – and fend off those who want it to stay buried?

    THE FINAL ANALYSIS

    It’s fair to say that when Melchior Pendred, convicted of five horrible identical murders, dies in prison, the locals were relieved – until a sixth body turns up. With an eerily similar background to his brother, suspicion mounts about his identical twin, Martin. Did the police convict the wrong brother?

    What’s left to do but call in John Eisenmenger, the official pathologist for the original murderers? It doesn’t take him long to follow the right trail, but a spanner is thrown in the works when his partner Helen Flemming is threatened.

    Can he solve the crime and save his friend?

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - A Feast of Carrion

    A Feast of Carrion

    St Benjamin’s Medical School is the greatest of its

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    A Feast of Carrion

    A Feast of Carrion

    2014

    St Benjamin’s Medical School is the greatest of its kind, any death occurring within its walls would have created ripples within the academic world, but the death of Nikki Exner is far from being ordinary. Raped, and then grotesquely executed, her theatrical murder horrifies everyone.

     

    John Eisenmenger, a former forensic pathologist, finds himself dragged unwillingly into the case. Teaming up with solicitor Helena Flemming, Eisenmenger sets out to discover what really did happen to Nikki Exner.

     

    Eisenmenger and Flemming find there is much more at stake than uncovering the identity of a murderer: there are scores to be settled, demons to be exorcised, and, not least, vengeance to be had.

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - The Silent Sleep of the Dying

    The Silent Sleep of the Dying

    Mark Hartmann, a consultant pathologist, has problems. Ma

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    The Silent Sleep of the Dying

    The Silent Sleep of the Dying

    2014

    Mark Hartmann, a consultant pathologist, has problems. Married to a barrister, he ought to be living a comfortable life but his excessive gambling is starting to threaten his marriage. Then he has to perform an autopsy on Millicent Sweet, a 22-year-old laboratory assistant who has died of cancer. His findings are odd, for though so young she appears to have suffered from several different, aggressive cancers. But before he can discuss the case with colleagues he is called away to a conference in Scotland, where, drunk and depressed in the evening, he ends up sleeping with one of the sales reps. The consequence of this is blackmail by a pharmaceutical company who threaten to reveal all to Hartmann’s wife – unless he falsifies his report on Millicent Sweet’s death. And they are not the only people interested in Sweet. Her father, convinced his daughter’s death is the result of a laboratory accident, has asked lawyer Helena Flemming to investigate further. Helena’s partner, John Eisenmenger, is a forensic pathologist, who soon uncovers the results of Hartmann’s original autopsy and subsequent deception…

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - Memento Mori

    Memento Mori

    Leo Bannister is a mediocre and unknown artist and sculpt

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    Memento Mori

    2014

    Leo Bannister is a mediocre and unknown artist and sculptor until the muses begin to talk in his head. Taking his beloved wife, Penelope and their daughter, Simone, Leo flees from his jealous father-in-law Martin Waldeyer, leaving behind the memories of the terrible, dark things that happened in his house in Herefordshire.

    Now, in hiding and with Penelope dead, he has dedicated both himself and Simone, to commemorating her life in an astonishing way, as perhaps only he could. When Leo attempts to show his father-in-law something of his achievement, there are terri

    ble consequences. These result in the introduction of not only Police Inspector Beauchamp and his mysterious sergeant, Jeremiah Brierley, but also Natasha Vogt, Martin Waldeyer’s great niece, and her boyfriend, pathologist Tom Newman. Gradually, they all come to realise how much danger Simone is in, because Leo’s muses will stop at nothing to ensure that he completes his commemoration of her mother.

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - A Dreadful Summoner

    A Dreadful Summoner

    Neil Carson had been a pathologist in Hereford city for a

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    A Dreadful Summoner

    2014

    Neil Carson had been a pathologist in Hereford city for a long time; his divorced wife and son were happy to accept the explanation of the Coroner’s Office that he was drunk and drowned in the river outside his house but his daughter, Maggie, cannot believe it. She is also a pathologist and she cannot accept the picture that is painted of a man who has a drink problem. When Tony Knight – who assisted Neil Carson in the autopsy room during the last week of his life - is battered to death, she is more convinced than ever, but no one else is. Desperate to find evidence that the death is suspicious, she is forced to break the law and do the unthinkable. Help comes in the form of Sam Fisher, a good friend of her father. He is an ex-policeman; his close to death because of pancreatic cancer. Unbeknown to her, he has other motives. He lives in fear of Jack Skinner, a gangster that he once knew too well and for whom Tony Knight once worked. In the past, Jack Skinner has committed terribly atrocities without compunction and Sam fears that he is somehow connected with the deaths. Anyone who stands in the way of Jack Skinner is likely to die, and Maggie and Sam find themselves in just that position as they try to find out who might have killed her father and why.

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - The Taste of Wormwood

    The Taste of Wormwood

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    The Taste of Wormwood

    The Taste of Wormwood

    2012

    Arthur Meadows has just returned home from a trip to south-west Europe, supposedly bringing back a consignment of cloth, but actually bringing back something far more deadly. Meanwhile, a young Asian couple are murdered in their small house in Gloucester, the killings done with ruthless efficiency. Beverley Wharton, now Chief Inspector, does not relish the investigation of the murders: partly due to the choice of pathologist, Charles Sydenham. She would have preferred John Eisenmenger, but he has his own problems trying to work out why Arthur Meadows died so unexpectedly . . .

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - Nor all your Tears

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    Nor all your Tears

    2011

     

    July 1977. Dr Lance Elliot’s eccentric father has been running a horticultural club at local Bensham Manor School, a good deed he decided to take on to impress his lady friend who is the head dinner lady at the school. In order to show is support for the elder Dr Elliot’s efforts, Lance and his girlfriend Max turn up for the school’s parent’ evening, only for Lance – much to the consternation and irritation of Detective Inspector Masson – to once again find himself in the middle of a local killing spree, where it seems teachers from the school are being targeted.

     

     

     

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - Decoherence

    Decoherence

    Sebastian Shockley lost his mother to cancer and his fath

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    Decoherence

    Decoherence

    2011

    Sebastian Shockley lost his mother to cancer and his father to suicide, but he’s just struck lucky, because he’s just written a best-seller. His success is short-lived, though, because he’s then diagnosed with an untreatable brain tumour that gives him vivid, macabre hallucinations. When he’s contacted to take part in a study of an experimental cure, he his given some hope but maybe the cure is worse than the disease; or maybe there isn’t a cure at all. As the study proceeds, he begins to believe that there are secrets all around him and he starts to wonder if there’s something terribly wrong with the reality in which finds himself; if, in fact, reality has no existence for him any more.

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - Soul Seeker

    Soul Seeker

    After the tragic death of his lover, Helen Flemming, Eise

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    Soul Seeker

    Soul Seeker

    2010

    After the tragic death of his lover, Helen Flemming, Eisenmenger throws himself back into his work as a forensic pathologist. The newly promoted Chief Inspector Beverley Wharton brings him in to help on the grisly discovery of a severed head in a local farmyard.

    When a headless – but female – body then turns up in a dustbin, they must acknowledge that this shows all the signs of the work of a serial killer. However, this killer seems to have scientific knowledge and a desire to experiment with his victims in his search for the ultimate soul…

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - Dying to Know

    Dying to Know

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    Dying to Know

    Dying to Know

    2010

    When Dr Lance Elliot receives a call from his elderly father to say he has been arrested for arson, he can hardly believe it. Especially when he discovers that the intended victim was his father’s neighbour, Oliver Lightoller, with whom his father has a long-running feud. But things take an even darker turn when Lightoller is slain with a sword, and the police seem certain that Lance and his father are involved. Can Lance get to the bottom of the mystery and prove their innocence.

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - Corpus Delecti

    Corpus Delecti

    Continuing the Eisenmenger and Robinson forensic mystery

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    Corpus Delecti

    Corpus Delecti

    2009

    Continuing the Eisenmenger and Robinson forensic mystery series – Eisenmenger’s relationship with Helena Flemming has deteriorated to the point that Helena wants it to end, leaving Eisenmenger devastated. In order to cope, he throws himself back into his work as a forensic pathologist and is immediately consumed by a disturbing discovery.

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - With a Passion put to use

    With a Passion put to use

    Reluctantly, Eisenmenger takes a job as a locum in the pa

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    With a Passion put to use

    With a Passion put to use

    2008

    Reluctantly, Eisenmenger takes a job as a locum in the pathology department of St Christopher’s Hospital as his partner Helena is pregnant and they must prepare financially for the baby’s arrival. John finds the prospect of being back on the treadmill, working within the NHS again, tedious, but when he is unwilling to accept his boss’s ‘death from natural causes’ diagnosis after autopsies on various bodies, his professional suspicions are piqued. He goes to his old friend DI Beverley Wharton with his concerns and when all paths seem to lead to Atopia, a private clinic for the treatment of allergies run by a Dr Adam Dreifus – whose wife has just been found dead – it seems that there is more to this than ‘death by natural causes’…

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - Murder Plot

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    Murder Plot

    Murder Plot

    2008

     

    Dr Elliot investigates – It’s 1975. Lord Lucan has been named as the murderer of Sandra Rivett. And in the quietly anonymous town of Thornton Heath, it seems that murder is most certainly in the air…Retired hard-man Charlie Daniels dies on his allotment. Verdict: death by natural causes. But Dr Lance Elliot isn’t so sure. Especially when more local residents start dying…With the caustic Inspector Masson looking over his shoulder, he is soon uncovering the murky secrets of the seemingly normal members of the Thornton Heath Horticulture and Allotment Association in his hunt for the killer. And even Lance himself will discover that the past has a nasty habit of not staying buried forever…

     

     

     

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - The Rest is Silence

    The Rest is Silence

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    The Rest is Silence

    The Rest is Silence

    2007

    The routine forensic examination of a boy’s body washing up from a meandering river reveals that he has been murdered. Meanwhile, the investigation of a convicted paedophile in a nearby village leads to the discovery of five decaying bodies in his garden. Between them, Helena Flemming and John Eisenmenger uncover abuse far more grotesque than anyone might have imagined, and reveal the murky depths beneath the idyllic surface of village life.

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - A World full of Weeping

    A World full of Weeping

    An invitation to spend a week or two with childhood frien

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    A World full of Weeping

    A World full of Weeping

    2006

    An invitation to spend a week or two with childhood friends seemed like the perfect way to help Helena’s recovery from cancer treatment. Helena had grown up with the Hickmans, had spent many happy holidays with them, and the fact that they lived in a Castle surrounded by forest on the edge of a lake only made it seem all the more perfect as a rest cure. Then, a man is found burned to death in a car on the edge of the Castle estate and this seemingly irrelevant occurrence creates unexpected disturbances in the lives of all those living in the Castle. Helena and Eisenmenger, caught in the middle of this, cannot understand the reason for this, but more is to come for there are secrets in the Castle – secrets that are of profound importance not only the to the Hickmans, but also to Helena.

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  • Keith McCarthy Book - The Final Analysis

    The Final Analysis

    In the beginning there were five identical murders, the b

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    The Final Analysis

    The Final Analysis

    2005

    In the beginning there were five identical murders, the bodies eviscerated and the organs scattered playfully around. Beverley Wharton had been certain that the killer was Melkior Pendred, but her colleague, Sergeant Homer, always believed she had caught the wrong man and that it was Melkior’s twin, Martin, who was guilty…

     

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