The Calling of the Grave

The Calling of the Grave

Simon Beckett / Aug 24, 2019

The Calling of the Grave At first glance it could have been anything a stone a knotted root until you looked closely Thrusting out of the wet earth its bones visible through rags of flesh was a decomposing hand It was eigh

  • Title: The Calling of the Grave
  • Author: Simon Beckett
  • ISBN: 9780593063453
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Hardcover
  • At first glance it could have been anything a stone, a knotted root until you looked closely Thrusting out of the wet earth, its bones visible through rags of flesh, was a decomposing hand 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 vict At first glance it could have been anything a stone, a knotted root until you looked closely Thrusting out of the wet earth, its bones visible through rags of flesh, was a decomposing hand 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 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 those others who were part of the recovery team, life moved on And the dead were left undisturbed.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 by a desperate call for help, Hunter begins to realise that neither the events unfolding now nor those of eight years ago are quite what they seem And as the maniac s violent trail edges ever closer, the past is suddenly anything but dead and buried

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      • Simon Beckett

        After an MA in English, Simon Beckett spent several years as a property repairer before a stint teaching in Spain Back in the UK, he played percussion in several bands He has been a freelance journalist since 1992, writing for The Times, The Independent on Sunday Review, The Daily Telegraph, The Observer and other major British publications In 2002, as part of an article on the National Forensic Academy, he visited the Body Farm in Tennessee This last commission was the inspiration behind the internationally bestselling The Chemistry of Death, which was shortlisted for the CWA s Duncan Lawrie Dagger and has been translated into 21 languages Simon Beckett is married and lives in Sheffield The author of six novels, his second David Hunter thriller, Written in Bone, is published as a Bantam paperback in April 2008.


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    1. Actual rating: 4.5 ­čîčAs always, this was a very fast read, which kept me highly entertained the whole way through. I especially enjoyed that we saw a bit more of David Hunter's past. The only thing that bothered me, was how "inhumane" Monk seemed. I would have really liked to find more about him as a person, not just him as a criminal.


    2. Ein weiterer guter Thriller aus der Reihe um David Hunter, der mich diesmal nicht hundert Prozent ├╝berzeugen konnte. Das Buch startet mit einem R├╝ckblick, der sich zeitlich vor dem ersten Band "Die Chemie des Todes" abspielt. Es wird eine Leiche im Moor entdeckt und David Hunter begibt sich mit einem Team auf die Suche nach weiteren Leichen, welche ein Serienm├Ârder dort vergraben haben solle. Doch die Mission scheitert nach 8 Jahren gelingt dem damaligen Serienm├Ârder die Flucht aus dem Gef├Ą [...]


    3. I read this book a few years ago and could not remember the detailed content, all I knew was that I didnt like it very much. A dear friend and fellow bookaholic encouraged me to give it another go and I must thank her as I am forced to change my judgement now and admit that I really liked the book. The story is constructed very clever and the ending is not what the reader expected. As a lot of the story is placed in a moor which brings a certain kind of darkness and tension to the plot without t [...]


    4. I loved the first two books in the David Hunter series, The Chemistry of Death and Written in Bone, giving them both 4.5 stars, although I felt the third Whispers of the Dead lost some of it's edge, giving it 3.5.This fourth one fell even further away. The detailed forensic elements that made the first books so interesting were reduced to a couple of lines here and there, and despite the action being centred around the moors, the atmospheric qualities of the earlier books were also missing. It b [...]


    5. F├╝r mich der schw├Ąchste Teil der Reihe. Hunter agiert ├╝berhaupt nicht in seiner Rolle als forensischer Anthropologe, was die Reihe ja eigentlich ausmacht. Der Kriminalfall war auch durchschnittlich.


    6. Wie gewohnt ein echter Page-Turner - habe das Buch praktisch in einem Rutsch durchgelesen - aber leider wie auch in der Struktur genau wie die Vorg├Ąnger aufgebaut. Die meisten Wendungen waren vorauszusehen und es war auch von Anfang an klar, dass nichts so ist wie es scheint. Irgendwie kam es mir das Ende dieses Mal auch recht unglaubw├╝rdig vor; es war als ob Beckett um jeden Preis ├╝berraschen wollte. Da mir der Charakter David Hunter in seiner Entwicklung jedoch sehr gut gef├Ąllt, gibt es au [...]


    7. Mezarlar─▒n ├ça─čr─▒s─▒, serinin ilk ├╝├ž kitab─▒ kadar ayr─▒nt─▒l─▒ bilimsel a├ž─▒klamalar bar─▒nd─▒rm─▒yordu. Dr. Hunter da baz─▒ konularda hayal k─▒r─▒kl─▒─č─▒ yaratt─▒. (view spoiler)[Terry ile Sophie aras─▒ndaki ili┼čkiyi tahmin etmekte ge├ž kalmas─▒ ve Sophie'ye duydu─ču -bana g├Âre- anlams─▒z ilgi beni sinirlendirdi. Ayr─▒ca ┼ču kafas─▒n─▒ s├╝rekli me┼čgul eden ┼č├╝pheyi bir t├╝rl├╝ a├ž─▒klayamamas─▒ bana ilgin├ž geldi do─črusu. Baz─▒ ipu├žlar─▒ vard─▒ ama nedense ayn─▒ yerlerde debelenip [...]


    8. Beckett returns with another adventure, though this one does not put the focus on forensic anthropology. Instead it opens with Dr. David Hunter enjoying his work and loving his family. A serial killer who brought havoc to a small English community is caught, though many of the bodies never did turn up. After a brief escape, the killer is recaptured and all those on the case go about their daily lives. Eight years later, with Hunter living with the major changes the reader knows all too well (at [...]


    9. 3 (1/2) Sterne (wann kriegen wir endlich die M├Âglichkeit dazu?)Ich bin kein wirklicher Fan von Krimis, aber ab und zu muss es dann doch einer sein.Bei Simon Beckett schwankt es immer - "Chemie des Todes" fand ich toll, "Kalte Asche" ging so, "Leichenbl├Ąsse" war ganz gut, wenn auch ├╝bertrieben und man wusste zu schnell wer der T├Ąter ist (jedenfalls habe ich das so in Erinnerung). Aber irgendwie will ich doch immer wissen wie es mit David Hunter weitergeht.Was ich an den B├╝chern mag, ist, das [...]


    10. I'm a bit disappointed by the book. As I am a huge fan David Hunter and I really enjoyed the first 3 books, I was expecting to be dazzled by this one but it seemed a bit off, very different from the others and not in a good way. The thrilling sensation wasn't there, the characters left me cold so I hope the next one will be much better.



    11. An okay read. Nearly ditched it halfway because the characters were just so unlikeable! Not half as good as the earlier David Hunter books I've read.


    12. Nach seinen Weltbestsellern der Reihe um Dr. David Hunter ("Die Chemie des Todes", "Kalte Asche", "Leichenbl├Ąsse") ist nun der n├Ąchste vielversprechende Thriller des Autoren Simon Beckett mit dem dazu passenden Cover erschienen: "Verwesung".Der vierte Roman um den forensischen Anthropologen Dr. David Hunter beginnt mit einem Einblick in sein Leben vor 8 Jahren. Vor 8 Jahren haben seine Frau Kara und die gemeinsame Tochter Alice gelebt - die bisherigen Romane spielten schon nach deren Autounfal [...]


    13. A great way to start my 2012 reading:)In this book we first get to see David Hunter in the days before his wife and daughter tragically died. 8 years ago, David was called in to help identify the body if a young girl who had been found buried in the peat on Dartmoor. It is believed that she was one if the victims of convicted killer Jerome Monk. Monk agrees to show them where the other bodies are buried and he is brought to the moors under heavy guard. But, just as Sophie the BIA on the case thi [...]


    14. 2.5 Sterne - MIT SPOILERN!!!!Der R├╝ckblick, 8 Jahre zuvor, hat sich f├╝r mich etwas gezogen und war eher langweilig, nichts Neues irgendwie. Danach ging es weiter mit der Gegenwart, in der David Hunter wieder mit Personen aus seiner Vergangenheit und dem alten Fall zu tun bekam.Ein paar Szenen waren insgesamt schon interessant, aber mir fehlte vielfach einfach die Spannung. David Hunter lernt irgendwie auch nichts dazu und so landet er wieder in einer gef├Ąhrlichen Szene - nat├╝rlich ohne Waffe [...]


    15. Definitely not my favorite book in this series but I still enjoyed listening to it. It took the author quite a while to build up suspense and the plot was far away from being unpredictable but somehow I didn't really mind because the story was still interesting and never felt boring to me. The romance or not-romance was a bit annoying just as the fact that there are what felt like 328 cops that are all assholes and seem to have a rivalry with David Hunter which often made it quite a challenge no [...]


    16. The more I've read these, the more they annoy me in some respects. Theres always "the tingling feeling I've missed something but I let it go" and "when I thought everything was clear BOOOM a surprise". But nevertheless, I like these. Entertaining books!


    17. Echt goede boeken vind ik dit. Helaas geen nieuwe delen meer, in 2017 verschijnt het 5de deel in het Engels. Maar of en wanneer dit vertaald gaat worden weet ik niet. Ik ben er intussen al achter dat deel 5. Watergraf op 22 mei gaat verschijnen, dit jaar. Die ga ik dus echt wel lezen.


    18. Ook Niets Blijft Verborgen begon weer lekker sterk met forensisch geneuzel. Helaas is dit boek wel h├ę├ęl anders dan de voorgaande drie boeken. Het boek bestaat uit twee delen: Het eerste deel gaat over het verleden van Dokter Hunter, zo'n 8 jaar terug. Het tweede deel beslaat het heden. Het is leuk dat je in het eerste deel meer te weten komt over de dood van zijn vrouw en dochter, iets wat in elk boek toch wel een beetje vraagtekens bij me op bleef leveren. Want wat was er nou ├ęcht gebeurd?!H [...]


    19. Menschen sind eindeutig Abschaum.Klingt schlimm, ich wei├č, aber das 4. Buch der David Hunter-Reihe zeigt einmal mehr und das sehr deutlich, dass die meisten Menschen nur noch auf den eigenen Vorteil bedacht sind und dabei problemlos ├╝ber Leichen gehen. Schlimmer noch, sie schieben es sogar anderen unter, ohne R├╝cksicht auf Verluste, Hauptsache, man rettet damit die eigene Haut.Je weiter ich die Geschichte um Jerome Monk las, umso misstrauischer wurde ich. Auch wenn ich keine ├ärztin bin, war [...]


    20. Eins. Zwei. Acht. Die Ziffern des Zerfalls. In diesem Verh├Ąltnis verwesen alle Organismen, ob gro├č, ob klein. An der Luft, im Wasser, unter der Erde. [ÔÇŽ] Eins. Zwei. Acht. Eine einfache Formel ÔÇô und eine unver├Ąnderliche Wahrheit. Je tiefer wir etwas vergraben, desto l├Ąnger wird es ├╝berleben.[S. 8]Erster Satz:Eins.Inhalt: Die Vergangenheit ist ein Teil von uns. Die Vergangenheit ist unver├Ąnderbar, auch wenn wir uns manchmal das Gegenteil w├╝nschen. Die Vergangenheit macht uns aus, macht [...]


    21. F├╝r mich pers├Ânlich der bisher schw├Ąchste Teil der David Hunter Reihe.Sch├Ân fand ich den Einstieg,der noch vor der "Chemie des Todes"-Storyline spielt.Leider fehlte dem Rest des Buches das gewisse Etwas.Von daher konnte man es zwar ├Ąhnlich schnell und angenehm lesen wie die Vorg├Ąnger,aber so komisch es auch klingt,vielleicht h├Ątten ein paar mehr Leichen der Story gut getan.


    22. Simon Beckett - David Hunter Reihe - ThrillerReihenfolge:1.) Die Chemie des Todes2.) Kalte Asche3.) Leichenbl├Ąsse4.) Verwesung(Es gibt noch Kurzgeschichten zu der Reihe - die habe ich aber, bis jetzt, noch NICHT gelesen)Als ich mit den B├╝chern begonnen hatte, wusste ich leider nichts von der Reihenfolge. So habe ich den 4. zuerst gelesen und danach den 1 nun habe ich letzte Woche Band 2 und 3 nachgeholt.Simon Beckett ist ein sehr erfahrener Schreiber (er war vorher Journalist) und versteht es [...]


    23. Liked to read Dr Hunter again. Liked the beginning. Was a good story but with a little to less forensics.The plot twists were mostly not that good and the ending not very satisfactory. Could have been better.


    24. >>Diese Rezension und viele mehr findet ihr auch hier: wort-welten/ ZUSAMMENFASSUNG:Acht Jahre zuvor: Dartmoor. Vor einem Jahr hat Jerome Monk zwei Zwillingsm├Ądchen und eine weitere junge Frau verschleppt und auch den Mord an den dreien gestanden. Zudem vergewaltigte und erschlug er eine taubstumme Frau und floh, ehe die Polizei ihn dann schlie├člich doch noch stellen konnte. Nun wurde die Leiche einer der Frauen gefunden und Dr. David Hunter wird ben├Âtigt, um mitzuhelfen, auch die ander [...]


    25. Der erste Teil des neuen Krimis "Verwesung" spielt zeitlich einige Jahre vor der Handlung von Becketts Vorg├Ąngerkrimis wie etwa "Chemie des Todes".Hunter, ein aufstrebender Forensiker mit einer kleinen Familie, wird nach Dartmoor berufen, um den Fundort einer Leiche zu ├╝berpr├╝fen. Es wird vermutet, dass es sich um eines der vier Opfer des brutalen Seriekillers Monk handelt, der junge und h├╝bsche Frauen auf bestialische Weise get├Âtet und verst├╝mmelt hat (wird bildhaft beschrieben, nichts f├ [...]


    26. So, the fourth book to feature forensic anthropologist David Hunter. Except this has almost nothing to do with forensic anthropology and is more of a typical crime thriller. It features the typical scenario of a convicted murderer taking the police to the location where he hid the bodies, in a remote scenario. Thank goodness that is not the main part of the novel because it is one of the most overused plots in crime dramas. The main part of the novel sees the murderer escaping from prison eight [...]


    27. Die neuste David-Hunter-Erz├Ąhlung beginnt mit einem R├╝ckblick auf eine 8 Jahre alte Mordermittlung. David Hunter wurde zu einer M├Ądchenleiche in einem Moor gerufen, die von Monk, einem Serienm├Ârder get├Âtet wurde. In diesem Moor sollen noch zwei weitere Opfer von Monk liegen. Der ermittelnde Beamte, ein fr├╝herer Bekannter von Hunter l├Ąsst den M├Ârder ins Moor bringen, damit dieser die anderen Ablageorte verr├Ąt. Doch das ganze wird zu einem Fiasko, weil Monk versucht zu fl├╝chten und fast [...]


    28. Simon BeckettÔÇÖs latest novel ÔÇťThe calling of the graveÔÇŁ, the fourth in the Dr David Hunter series, evokes memories of Belinda BauerÔÇÖs award winning Blacklands. Both books are set in Devon; Blacklands in Exmoor and BeckettÔÇÖs ÔÇťThe calling of the graveÔÇŁ in Dartmoor ÔÇô both have vivid scenes of the encapsulating and unpredictable weather patterns, debilitating mist and fog making safety a real concern (and yet a benefit of the criminal mastermind) ÔÇô without the added pressure of a s [...]


    29. This was my favourite David Hunter so far. Funnily enough, it had less about forensic anthropology in than the others, but clearly Beckett is into his stride with this series and his hero now, willing to write a more character-based mystery. Set almost entirely on Dartmoor, this was bound to strike a chord with me because that's where I set my novels. Beckett's Dartmoor wasn't one I actually recognised, however, more austere and forbidding than I've ever found it, but then it's my home, spiritua [...]


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