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Beautiful Death : DCI Jack Hawksworth of New Scotland Yard Returns - Fiona McIntosh

Beautiful Death

DCI Jack Hawksworth of New Scotland Yard Returns

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Published: 1st April 2010
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A calculating killer, who 'trophies' the faces of his victims, is targeting Londoners. Under enormous pressure from politicians and the public, DCI Jack Hawksworth and his team begin their investigation, which takes them into the murky world of human organ trading.

But when the murderer strikes closer to home than Jack could ever have imagined possible, the case becomes a personal crusade - and a race against time. Can the killer be brought to justice before Jack is removed from the operation? From London's backstreets to the dangerous frontiers of medicine, Beautiful Death will keep you reading late into the night.

About the Author

Fiona McIntosh grew up in Britain's south coast and worked in PR in London's west end before she began travelling, and finally settled in Australia. Roaming the world for the travel industry became her career before setting up business with husband, Ian, in travel magazine publishing. After sixteen years she swapped careers to move into full-time writing as a novelist. These days her popular fiction is sold across all English speaking markets and translated into various European languages. Her debut crime novel, Bye Bye Baby, was set in her hometown of Brighton, England, and was Highly Commended in the 2008 Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards. Fiona moves between Adelaide and the Huon Valley in Tasmania's south with Ian and their twin teenage sons. She contributes to travel regularly for her research, inspiration and the world's finest hot chocolate.

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Beautiful Death
 
4.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Suspenseful (7)
  • Well written (7)
  • Engaging characters (6)
  • Page turner (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel reading (5)
    • Gift (4)
    • Older readers (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Everyday reader (5), Bookworm (3)

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    4.0

    almost a cant put down read.

    By 'Kat'

    from Country Vic.

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mystery And Suspense Read
      • Travel Reading

      Comments about Beautiful Death:

      terrific buy from the bargains list, worth reading almost cant put down with the twist in the plot.

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      4.0

      Easy read

      By k.prior

      from byron bay, NSW

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Suspenseful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel Reading

        Comments about Beautiful Death:

        this is a good easy read worth the $1 + more

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        3.0

        'How far should science go?'

        By Anne

        from NSW

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        Pros

        • Though provoking
        • Well Written

        Cons

        • Predictable

        Best Uses

        • Light reading

        Comments about Beautiful Death:

        Makes you think about how far the medical world will go to be 'the first'

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        4.0

        I will certainly buy anything she writes

        By Kacy

        from Sydney

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Page Turner
        • Suspenseful
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers

          Comments about Beautiful Death:

          couldnt put it down but when i did, i was desperate to get back to it.

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          5.0

          Hard to put down!

          By Deb

          from Adelaide, AUST

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Page Turner
          • Suspenseful
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers

            Comments about Beautiful Death:

            I can't believe such a brilliant book is so cheap - if you like crime/suspense with a bit of romance thrown in then this is perfect for you. Superb - I've found a new favourite author!

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            4.0

            Great Read

            By Maria

            from Cooma NSW

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            Pros

            • Page Turner
            • Suspenseful
            • Well Written

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              • Gift
              • Older Readers
              • Travel Reading

              Comments about Beautiful Death:

              Booktopia is fantastic. Can't fault them

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              4.0

              Cutting edge thrills

              By Webmos

              from Darwin, Australia

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Engaging Characters
              • Suspenseful
              • Well Written

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                • Thriller Officianados

                Comments about Beautiful Death:

                This thriller leads you into unexpected London subcultures and picks up themes of displaced people and cutting edge medical science (quite literally). The characters are well developed and the suspense is heightened by the interaction between them. The plot is intricately developed and yet you will be surprised by the resolution.

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                4.0

                great reading

                By Trish

                from Geelong

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                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Engaging Characters
                • Page Turner
                • Suspenseful
                • Well Written

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                  • Any reader
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                  • Travel Reading

                  Comments about Beautiful Death:

                  great read. couldn't put it down...read it from cover to cover

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                  4.0

                  Page Turner

                  By Varied Reader

                  from Western Australia

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                  Pros

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                    • Travel Reading

                    Comments about Beautiful Death:

                    Another great read from an author that writes everything from Fantasy to Thrillers.

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                    ISBN: 9780732284480
                    ISBN-10: 0732284481
                    Audience: General
                    Format: Paperback
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 500
                    Published: 1st April 2010
                    Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1  x 3.2
                    Weight (kg): 0.274

                    Fiona McIntosh

                    Fiona McIntosh was born and raised in Sussex in the UK, but also spent early childhood years in West Africa. She left a PR career in London to travel and settled in Australia in 1980. She has since roamed the world working for her own travel publishing company, which she runs with her husband. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and twin sons

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