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Description - Written In Bone by Simon Beckett

I took the skull from its evidence bag and gently set it on the stainless steel table. Tell me who you are... As a favour to a colleague, Dr David Hunter is on the remote Hebridean island of Runa to inspect a grisly discovery. He's familiar with death in all its guises but is shocked by what he finds- a body, incinerated but for the feet and a single hand. It appears to be a textbook case of spontaneous human combustion. The local police are certain it s an accidental death, but Hunter is not convinced. Examining the scorched remains, he finds evidence that this was no accident; this was murder. And as the isolated community considers the enormity of Hunter s findings, a catastrophic storm hits the island. The power goes down, communication with the outside world ceases...and the killing begins in earnest.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780553817508
ISBN-10: 0553817507
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 110mm x 37mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Simon Beckett

A freelance journalist, Simon Beckett is the author of the acclaimed international bestseller The Chemistry of Death. He is married and lives in Sheffield. His website is

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