The Chemistry of Death
|Series||David Hunter Series|
|Pages||336 (2006 edition)|
|Followed by||Written in Bone|
For the scientific field, see Post-mortem chemistry
The Chemistry of Death is a novel by the British crime fiction writer Simon Beckett, first published in 2006. The novel introduced the character of Dr David Hunter, who has gone on to feature in other novels by the writer. The Chemistry of Death was nominated for the Duncan Lawrie Dagger by the Crime Writer's Association in 2006.
Forensics expert David Hunter is recovering from a shattering tragedy three years earlier. While he is working in an isolated Norfolk village as a doctor, a woman's mutilated corpse is discovered. Police want to exploit Hunter's forensic knowledge to help identify the killer, but he is wary of involvement. Another woman disappears and the small community in which Hunter has taken refuge is divided by suspicion, including suspicion of Hunter himself.
- "Editions of The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- "The Chemistry of Death — The Crime Writers' Association". thecwa.co.uk. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- Fox, Killian (11 March 2006). "Body of evidence". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
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