Eisenmenger-Flemming Forensic Mysteries

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 852 ratings

A Feast of Carrion 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.

©2003 Keith McCarthy (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • A Feast of Carrion

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 131

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Forensic Thriller

    • By Richard on 20-06-13

    Regular price: £17.79

  • Book 2

    • The Silent Sleep of the Dying

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't miss this one

    • By Sue on 22-07-08

    Regular price: £23.89

  • Book 3

    • The Final Analysis

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gripping listen

    • By Sue on 01-11-08

    Regular price: £28.19

  • Book 4

    • A World Full of Weeping

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great writing but weak storyline

    • By Cabaspre on 06-05-12

    Regular price: £27.29

  • Book 5

    • The Rest Is Silence

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story!

    • By V. S. on 10-04-08

    Regular price: £27.79

  • Book 6

    • With a Passion Put to Use

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fast moving, and easy to follow

    • By mollyeyre on 02-02-13

    Regular price: £25.69

  • Book 7

    • Corpus Delicti

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Stop persecuting Eisenmenger!

    • By Mr L A TUCKER on 15-02-15

    Regular price: £14.39

  • Book 8

    • Soul Seeker

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Unhelpful Review

    • By Boggy of Bucks on 22-02-15

    Regular price: £15.09

  • Book 9

    • The Taste of Wormwood

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-05-15

    Regular price: £14.39

  • Book 10

    • A Furnace Far Too Hot

    • By: Keith McCarthy
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another gripping story narrated brilliantly

    • By W. M. Koolstra-dekker on 16-02-17

    Regular price: £19.99