Eisenmenger-Flemming Forensic Mysteries
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  • 1
    A Feast of Carrion | Keith McCarthy

    A Feast of Carrion

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (118)
    Story
    (117)

    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.

    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 pre..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 June 2013 by Richard (Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Silent Sleep of the Dying | Keith McCarthy

    The Silent Sleep of the Dying

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (98)
    Performance
    (72)
    Story
    (70)

    When Mark Hartmann is asked to perform a post-mortem on a lab assistant killed by cancer, everything looks straightforward. But his initial findings are surprising: Millicent Sweet appears to have died of several different, aggressive tumours. Before he can discuss this with colleagues, he's called to a conference in Scotland. A serious error of judgement gives a pharmaceutical company a handle on him, and they threaten to expose his excesses unless he falsifies his report on Sweet.

    Don't miss this one

    What a great book. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found myself listening in the car so I could continue the story. Always a sure sign for me as I ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 July 2008 by Sue (Verwood, Dorset, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The Final Analysis | Keith McCarthy

    The Final Analysis

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (68)

    In the beginning there were five identical murders - bodies eviscerated and organs scattered playfully around. Beverly Wharton pinned the crime on Melkior Pendred, a highly skilled and autistic mortuary assistant.

    A gripping listen

    This really was a cracking listen! Featuring John Eisenmenger and some other favourites it sort of follows on from The Secret Sleep of the Dying, expa..Show More »

    Reviewed on 01 November 2008 by Sue (Verwood, Dorset, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    A World Full of Weeping | Keith McCarthy

    A World Full of Weeping

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (59)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (40)

    An invitation to stay with childhood friends seems an excellent idea to aid Helena's recovery after her cancer treatment. Helena grew up with the Hickmans and had spent many happy holidays with them. But when a man is found burned to death in a car, the apparently irrelevant though horrific incident creates unexpected disturbances.

    Great writing but weak storyline

    What a shame! I really loved the sardonic tone of the narrator. The tale dripped with irony using fantastic turns of phrase. The narrator, Sean Ba..Show More »

    Reviewed on 06 May 2012 by Cabaspre (Mallorca)
  • 5
    The Rest Is Silence | Keith McCarthy

    The Rest Is Silence

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    A young boy's body is washed from the river and forensic examination reveals he has been murdered. The accidental discovery that a convicted paedophile lives in the nearby village leads to police interest in his activities, and when five decaying bodies are found in his garden, he is arrested.

    Great Story!

    This is a great story, really well read, and kept me completely hooked until the end. The subject was gritty and pulled few punches. If you like books..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 April 2008 by V. S. ()
  • 6
    With a Passion Put to Use | Keith McCarthy

    With a Passion Put to Use

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (38)

    Eisenmenger has reluctantly taken a job as a locum in the pathology department of St Christopher's Hospital - his partner Helena is pregnant and they must prepare financially for the baby's arrival. John doesn't relish the prospect of being back on the treadmill, working within the NHS again, but when he is unwilling to accept his boss' "death from natural causes" diagnosis after autopsies on various bodies, his professional suspicions are piqued.

    Fast moving, and easy to follow

    I really enjoyed this book and will look for more by Keith McCarthy. The plot was interesting - but not so convoluted that one would get lost in the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 February 2013 by mollyeyre (Leicestershire UK)
  • 7
    Corpus Delicti | Keith McCarthy

    Corpus Delicti

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (43)

    Helena Flemming has fallen out of love with John Eisenmenger and wants their relationship to end. Eisenmenger is devastated and finds solace in returning to his life as a forensic pathologist. His first case reunites him with DI Beverley Wharton; a young petty criminal is found stabbed and the obvious suspect is a man who had threatened to kill him just hours before. There is pressure on Beverley to close the case.

    Stop persecuting Eisenmenger!

    In this book I feel that McCarthy is getting bored with his creations. I have absolutely no problem with any fate that befalls the astoundingly tediou..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 February 2015 by Mr L A TUCKER ()
  • 8
    Soul Seeker | Keith McCarthy

    Soul Seeker

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (37)

    After the tragic death of his lover, Helen Flemming, Eisenmenger throws himself back into his work as a forensic pathologist. The newly promoted Chief Inspector Beverley Wharton brings him in to help on the grisly discovery of a severed head in a local farmyard. When a headless – but female – body then turns up in a dustbin, they must acknowledge that this shows all the signs of the work of a serial killer.

    An Unhelpful Review

    There is something not quite right about this story. All the ingredients are there but it had lost something in the telling. This is not a criticism o..Show More »

    Reviewed on 22 February 2015 by Boggy of Bucks (Buckinghamshire)
  • 9
    The Taste of Wormwood | Keith McCarthy

    The Taste of Wormwood

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    Arthur Meadows has just returned home in his HGV from a long trip to southwest Europe, supposedly bringing back a consignment of cloth, yet is actually bringing back something far more deadly. Meanwhile, a young Asian couple are murdered in their small house in the middle of Gloucester, the killings done with ruthless efficiency. Beverley Wharton, now Chief Inspector, does not relish the investigation of the murders because she does not get on with her new sergeant, and because the pathologist Charles Sydenham would not have been her first choice.

    Gripping

    I opted for this book because of the narrator, Sean Barrett. I was not disappointed. Strong, believable characters and a plot that holds many surprise..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 May 2015 by Amazon Customer (Hampshire,uk)
  • 10
    A Furnace Far Too Hot | Keith McCarthy

    A Furnace Far Too Hot

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (30)
    Story
    (30)

    When policewoman Eva Perry goes deep undercover to help bring a vicious local crime ring to justice, both she and her boss - Chief Detective Inspector Beverley Wharton - know there are huge risks involved. A series of unexplained and bizarre suicides forces Beverley into close contact with her former lover, the renegade forensic pathologist John Eisenmenger, who is already investigating the sudden suicide of his colleague Daisy Pemberton.

    Another gripping story narrated brilliantly

    When looking for a new audiobook to download, I found this keith McCarthy. What a treat to discover this one waiting for me. I listened as much as pos..Show More »

    Reviewed on 16 February 2017 by W. M. Koolstra-dekker ()