WorldCat Identities

Beckett, Simon

Overview
Works: 127 works in 841 publications in 18 languages and 8,423 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PR6052.E286, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Simon Beckett
The chemistry of death by Simon Beckett( Book )

145 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three years ago, David Hunter moved to rural Norfolk to escape his life in London, his gritty work in forensic, and a tragedy that nearly destroyed him. Working as a simple country doctor, seeing his lost wife and daughter only in his dreams, David struggles to remain uninvolved when the corpse of a woman is found in the woods, a macabre sign from her killer decorating her body
Written in bone by Simon Beckett( Book )

103 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a retired detective stumbles upon the body of a young woman, incinerated along with her island cottage, forensic anthropologist Dr. David Hunter uncovers evidence of murder, along with long-hidden secrets of the isolated island community
Whispers of the dead by Simon Beckett( Book )

88 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still suffering effects of a near fatal attack, David Hunter has returned to the Body Farm in Tennessee, the world-famous facility where he learned his trade as a forensic anthropologist, desperate to prove that he's still up to the task. But while there a grisly discovery is made in a holiday cabin in the hills--a body, bound and tortured, decomposed beyond recognition. Fingerprints found at the scene seem to identify the killer, but it soon becomes clear that nothing about this case is quite as it seems. Despite misgivings, Hunter is intrigued and agrees to help an old friend and colleague on the investigation. There are those who resent his presence, however, and Hunter begins to wonder if his entire trip hasn't been a mistake
Stone bruises by Simon Beckett( Book )

51 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sean is on the run: he abandoned his battered, blood-stained car in the middle of an isolated, lonely part of rural France at the height of a sweltering summer. Desperate to avoid the police, he takes to the parched fields and country lanes only to be caught in the vicious jaws of a trap. Near unconscious from pain and loss of blood, he is freed and taken in by the daughters of the owner of a rundown local farm. And it's then that Sean's problems really start
The calling of the grave by Simon Beckett( Book )

64 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight years ago they found a teenager's body buried on the moor, and they were certain that it was one of psychotic rapist and multiple murderer Jerome Monk's three victims. Which left two more bodies to find. But the search, ill-conceived, ended badly. For forensics expert David Hunter, life moved on. Now, though, a nightmare scenario unfurls. Monk has escaped and seems to be targeting anyone involved in that original ill-fated operation. Lured back to the moors, Hunter begins to realise that things aren't quite as they seemed. As the maniac's violent trail edges ever closer, the past is suddenly anything but dead and buried
Watergraf by Simon Beckett( Book )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forensisch antropoloog David Hunter wordt gevraagd aanwezig te zijn bij de berging en het onderzoek van een waterlijk dat is aangespoeld in het kustgebied van Essex
Jacob is van mij by Simon Beckett( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanneer een man na de dood van zijn vrouw ontdekt dat zijn stiefzoon bij zijn geboorte door haar gestolen is, ontspint zich een verwoede strijd om het ouderschap van de autistische jongen
Fine lines : a novel by Simon Beckett( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London, an aging art dealer is smitten by a beautiful assistant. Realizing he is too old to win her, he hires a stud to seduce her and when she refuses, faithful to her boyfriend, the dealer orders the stud to seduce the boyfriend, and if that doesn't work to kill him. A study in perversion
Where there's smoke by Simon Beckett( Book )

33 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some moments burn in the mind for ever. The landing is dark. Light comes from a window at the far end, enough to run by. Breath comes hard. From the stairs sound heavy footfalls in pursuit. The landing ends in a last doorway. There is no more running, only the need to hide...Imagine not knowing the father of your child. Not knowing his name. What he looks like. Or what sort of person he is. Although she is desperate for a baby, that is something that Kate Powell cannot accept. Single, independent, she likes to be in control of her own life - even if it has, somehow, become strangely shallow and meaningless. Then Kate meets a man who seems to be the answer to all her problems. But we all know appearances can be dangerously deceptive. And Kate should too. Soon her life is out her hands. And out of control
Calling of the grave by Simon Beckett( Recording )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was eight years ago that they found the body buried on the moor. They were certain that this was one of psychotic rapist and multiple murderer Jerome Monk's teenage victims. Which left just two more bodies to find. But the ill-conceived search ended badly. And with Monk safely behind bars, the momentum faltered. For forensics expert David Hunter and others who were part of the recovery team, life moved on. The dead were left undisturbed. Now, though, a nightmare scenario unfurls: Monk has escaped and seems to be targeting anyone involved in the original operation
Animals by Simon Beckett( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nigel ist sicherlich nicht der Hellste. Aber er ist ganz glücklich. Im Büro gibt es immer etwas zu kopieren, und außerdem sind da Cheryl und Karen. Auch im ehemaligen Pub, das früher seine Eltern führten und das Nigel jetzt bewohnt, fühlt er sich wohl. Es gibt hier zwar kein Bier und keine Zigaretten mehr, aber Nigel mag ohnehin viel lieber fernsehen und Comics. Und dann ist da noch der Keller. Hier hält Nigel seine "Mitbewohner". Dass die nicht freiwillig da unten wohnen, stört ihn kaum
Where there's smoke, Simon Beckett by Simon Beckett( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemistry of death by Simon Beckett( Recording )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the body of a woman is found in a ditch in an isolated Norfolk village, it isn't just the fact that she had been a friend that disturbs Dr David Hunter. He was once a forensic anthropologist and so all too familiar with the different faces of death, until a devastating personal tragedy made him turn his back on his former life and career
Written in bone by Simon Beckett( Recording )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forensic anthropologist Dr David Hunter should be at home with the woman he loves. Instead, as a favour to a beleaguered police officer, he is heading to the remote Hebridean island of Runa. Hunter has witnessed death in many forms, but even he is shocked by what he finds: a body almost totally incinerated except for the feet and a single hand, lying untouched by fire. The local police are quick to record an accidental death, but Hunter's instincts say otherwise. Convinced that there's a killer on the island, he soon realises that Runa is far from the peaceful community it seems
Johannes Steck liest Simon Beckett, Kalte Asche [CD] by Simon Beckett( Recording )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auf der schottischen Insel Runa wird die verbrannte Leiche einer Frau gefunden. Bei der Untersuchung der Asche stellt der Rechtsmediziner David Hunter fest, dass das Opfer erschlagen wurde. Ein Sturm schneidet die Insel vom Festland ab und David versucht - auf sich allein gestellt - weitere Morde zu verhindern
Tatort Tannenbaum Kommissare feiern Weihnachten by Simon Beckett( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krimi-Weihnachten mit Bestsellerautoren. Weihnachten ist das Fest der Liebe, möchte man meinen. Doch es geht auch anders. Simon Beckett, Michael Hjorth/Hans Rosenfeldt, Kate Pepper und andere bereiten mit dem Erzählband 'Tatort Tannenbaum' ein Festmahl kriminalistischer Leckerbissen. Kurzweilig und spannend vorgetragen vom David-Hunter-Sprecher Johannes Steck, ist dieses Hörbuch ein kriminalistisches Weihnachtsgeschenk
Stone bruises by Simon Beckett( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sean is on the run. We don't know why and we don't know from whom, but we do know he's abandoned his battered, blood-stained car in the middle of an isolated, lonely part of rural France at the height of a sweltering summer. Desperate to avoid the police, he takes to the parched fields and country lanes only to be caught in the vicious jaws of a trap. Near unconscious from pain and loss of blood, he is freed and taken in by two women - daughters of the owner of a rundown local farm with its ramshackle barn, blighted vineyard and the brooding lake. And it's then that Sean's problems really start
Whispers of the dead by Simon Beckett( Recording )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In America to escape the violence that nearly killed him, forensics expert David Hunter has returned to the Body Farm in Tennessee. He needs to know whether he's still up to the job of confronting death. So when his former mentor asks him to accompany him to a crime scene, he agrees. But even he is unprepared for what awaits them in the remote cabin. The victim has been tortured, the body decomposed beyond recognition. Although fingerprints seem to identify the killer, Hunter is uneasy. Then a second body is found. And it becomes clear that they're dealing with a killer who is dangerously familiar with the intricacies of forensics. Has David Hunter met his match?
Johannes Steck liest Simon Beckett, Verwesung by Simon Beckett( Recording )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyeur by Simon Beckett( Recording )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der angesehene Londoner Galerist Donald Ramsey hat sich in die Idee verrannt, seine junge Assistentin Anna unter seine Kontrolle zu bringen. Seine sexuelle Obsession bringt ihn dazu, Annas Beziehung zu ihrem Freund Marty zu sabotieren. Dadurch beschwört er eine Katastrophe herauf
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The chemistry of death
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Written in boneWhispers of the deadThe calling of the graveJacob is van mijFine lines : a novelWhere there's smokeThe chemistry of death
Alternative Names
Simon Beckett britischer Autor und Journalist

Simon Beckett Brits journalist

Simon Beckett brytyjski dziennikarz i pisarz

Simon Beckett écrivain britannique

Simon Beckett escritor británico

Simon Beckett scrittore e giornalista inglese

Бекетт, Саймон

Саймън Бекет

베킷, 사이먼

サイモン・ベケット

ベケット, サイモン

Languages
English (207)

German (201)

Polish (58)

Italian (36)

Dutch (27)

French (21)

Swedish (12)

Turkish (12)

Spanish (11)

Danish (9)

Japanese (8)

Chinese (7)

Slovenian (4)

Korean (4)

Russian (3)

Portuguese (2)

Serbian (2)

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