Summary

Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates…. An unlikely suicide or a deadly conspiracy? When Bristol Coroner Jenny Cooper investigates the fatal plunge of a man from a motorway bridge, she little suspects that it has any connection with the sudden death of a friend’s thirteen year old daughter from a deadly strain of meningitis. But as Jenny pieces together the dead man’s last days, she’s drawn into a mystery whose dark ripples stretch across continents and back through decades.
In an investigation which will take her into the sinister realms of unbridled human ambition and corrupt scientific endeavour, Jenny is soon forced to risk the love and lives of those closest to her, as a deadly race to uncover the truth begins….
©2013 M. R. Hall (P)2013 Pan Macmillan
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ellie on 26-07-18

Great series

Lovely flawed characters are so likeable, interesting murder mysteries. Highly recommend this series for an easy enjoyable listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anna ricketts on 29-04-18

Excellent.

It reminds us of what Goverments are really made of where ever in the world

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ziggy on 18-06-17

Brainy, moody

If you could sum up The Chosen Dead in three words, what would they be?

Complex; psychological; dark

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Chosen Dead?

There are many. The plot slowly unwinds with many unexpected turns. The coroner's trials were both highpoints.

Which character – as performed by Sian Thomas – was your favorite?

Jenny Cooper

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Nightmares of our own making.

Any additional comments?

A thriller that poses complex social and philosophical questions. It may move too slowly for some, but not for those who enjoy a thinking person's mystery.

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4 out of 5 stars
By juliet on 29-11-15

Creepy premise but interesting story

If you could sum up The Chosen Dead in three words, what would they be?

Plague is here

What did you like best about this story?

It makes you think about what would happen if plague came to our shores and how would we respond to it.

Which scene was your favorite?

I think the scenes where Jenny Cooper tells her detractors to nick off.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Jenny is looking at the dead girl and thinking what if....

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