A Feast of Carrion : Eisenmenger-Flemming Forensic Mysteries

  • by Keith McCarthy
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • Series: Eisenmenger-Flemming Forensic Mysteries
  • 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Superb Forensic Thriller

I came accross this book whilst searching for novels read by Sean Barret, my favourite narrator. This superb story is set within the confines of a prestigious medical school.
The story begins with the discovery of the body of a beautiful female medical student, who has been murdered in a brutal and bizzarre fashion.
The author Keith Mcarthy is a trained forensic pathologist, and it really shows. ;the procedural methods in the book are described in graphic detail and with so much accuracy that it puts the attempts of many crime novelists to describe a crime scene or a post mortem, to shame. This is not to say that the book is clinical or cold, far from it, Mcarthy is a truly gifted writer, hes descriptive powers are vivid and his vocabulary is vast.
The authors ability to project the emotions and frailties of his characters truly allows the reader to even empathize with some of the more grotesque members of Mcarthy's cast.
I can only assume that it's some of the graphic descriptions of violence and sex that has stopped Mcarthy becoming top of the best seller list on a regular basis.
Sean Barret is as usual brilliant, his narration brings every character to life, his ability
to differentiate each individual characters voice is remarkable.
I am a massive fan of the modern crime novel and enjoy reading and listenning to most of today's top writers, I would have to put Keith Mcarthy into my top 10 favourites, I truly believe this book, the first in the series, is an absolute must read for any crime novel fan.
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- Richard

A Wonderful Series

If you haven't yet heard Keith McCarthy's great series start with this one, then make certain you listen to all the others.

This is perhaps the best forensic murder series ever and I throughly recommend them.
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- Allan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-04-2009
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books