Formerly a busy hospital, St Jude's now stands derelict, awaiting demolition: these days, its only visitors are addicts and dealers. So when a partially mummified corpse is found in the hospital's cavernous loft, the police believe it must be the result of a tragic accident or a drug deal gone wrong. Forensics expert Dr David Hunter can't say how long the body has been there, but he's certain it's that of a young woman, and that she was pregnant. It soon becomes clear that the hospital has yet to give up all of its secrets. The sudden collapse of the attic floor reveals a bricked-up chamber with beds still inside. Some of them are occupied... As the investigation springs more surprises, one thing is certain: St Jude's hasn't claimed its last victim.
Scent Of Death, The by Simon Beckett, narrated by n/a
(01 Jul 2020)