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by Keith McCarthy

Free eBook A Feast of Carrion download ISBN: 1841196193
Author: Keith McCarthy
Publisher: Constable; 1st edition (2003)
Language: English
Pages: 224
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
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Rating: 4.1
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Such a book is A FEAST OF CARRION by Keith McCarthy. A FEAST OF CARRION succeeds on every level. The focus is on the forensic pathology of the murder victim and attempting to understand the symbolism of the murder.

Such a book is A FEAST OF CARRION by Keith McCarthy. This book is dark, complex and written with such an assured hand that surely Mr. McCarthy is a seasoned professional. Although at times the descriptions are graphic, they are never titillating.

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Keith McCarthy writes fictional short stories and novels in the mystery . Keith McCarthy is a welcome addition to GWL Publishing's growing list of fine authors

Keith McCarthy writes fictional short stories and novels in the mystery . Keith McCarthy is a welcome addition to GWL Publishing's growing list of fine authors.

Pathologist McCarthy creates a dark, densely imagined world in the demanding tradition of . James, peoples it with characters who truly inspire pity and terror, and provides the most unsparing postmortem ever.

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Feast of the Carrion - Keith McCarthy. Feast of the Carrion. Published: Sep-2003 (Hardcover). His suspenseful and ingeniously twisted tale opens inside the walls of the venerable St. Benjamin’s Museum of Pathology, where any death would send shock waves through the academic community. But the death of Nikki Exner is far from ordinary. Not only raped and murdered, she has been grotesquely executed.

St. Benjamin's Museum of Pathology 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 Exner case. despite his desire to forget the awfulness he has had to endure in his past professional life. The police have fingered a suspect for the murder but Eisenmenger thinks they are wrong. The results of his second autopsy just don't add up to the findings of the first. Teaming up with solicitor Helena Flemming - who has her own personal reasons for wanting to prove the police wrong - Eisenmenger sets out to discover what really did happen to Nikki Exner. And during the course of this pursuit of the truth both Eisenmenger and Flemming find there is much more at stake than uncovering the identity of a murder. There are scores to be settled, demons to be exorcised and not the least, vengenance to be had.
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Sorryyy
This filled in a lot of blanks for me, as I read this series out of order, so that was enjoyable . I was a bit disappointed in the ambiguous ending of the Exner case, though. Left much unexplained.
Scoreboard Bleeding
The good guys struggle after a murderer or is it two murderers or three? Dirty cops always complicate complex crimes. Good reading.
Barit
It's been a while since I compulsively read a book in a shortest possible time. This compelling mystery was written beautifuly with grit and sense of humor and appropriate darkness, which this hard subject deserves. The author didn't try to dumb down or oversimplify his novel to reach as many people as it can. In a same time his unflinching language didn't try to score cheap points and stun or disgust. It is what it is, a great opening of a great new series.
Frlas
mystery was OK could have used a bit more concentration on the forensics which is what I was looking for.
Gavikelv
First, a prospective reader is quite right to be put off by the title. The book is indeed such, but my advice is to persevere; it really is quite good, despite the comments I am about to make. For one thing, it is well-written, and in the beginning, when the characters are being introduced, it is really witty. We are in good hands.

The story is set in a prestigious British medical school, St. Benjamin’s, which has an equally renowned library and museum attached to it. Many of the professional staff members hold appointments in both institutions. The action starts in the monumental entrance hall of the museum, where the body of a young medical student, Nikki Exner, is found hanging from the central dome. She has been horribly mutilated, essentially drawn and quartered, and even the hardened policemen and medics summoned to the scene are sickened at the spectacle. The rest of the story is concerned not only with finding who committed the crime, but why it took such a gruesome form.

Here we are faced with a whole array of characters, both from the school/museum but also from the local constabulary, all involved in the politics of their respective institutions, and all struggling with personal problems of their own. This is one of my objections: there are all too many such problems. One man has a wife who dies from cancer during the action; another’s wife has a stroke which almost wholly debilitates her and leaves her husband as a hapless caregiver. A veteran policeman is framed by a rival colleague, who plants large sacks of cash in his house in order to force his retirement, and so on. Another gripe is concerned with the gratuitous and vivid descriptions of pools of blood, excrement, and vomit scattered here and there. Even considering the medical ambience, this is Too Much, and fails the test of relevance. As a matter of fact, everything seems to have been given a touch of Day-Glo paint to camouflage what seems essentially to be padding.

Finally, the flow of the story is lumpy. This I attribute to the absence of a strong, unifying central personality, a Holmes or Poirot. Attention moves from place to place, and as different characters are highlighted, perspectives change. I think John Eisenmenger, the pathologist who conducts the revealing autopsy, and his sidekick, a solicitor named Helena Flemming, are to be carry-forwards for further adventures. They are intended to provide such focus, but are not yet sufficiently dominant.

Nevertheless, the book is an excellent read. If I ever come to face a period of idleness, like a recuperation, I would like to tackle it again.

One last shot. The transition to a digital format for e-book use was not quite fault-free. There were several format errors and transposed text problems in my Kindle version. I hope the print edition didn’t contain them originally.
Phalaken
Carrion: The noun carrion refers to the dead and rotting flesh of an animal. Ever seen a dead opossum or cat in the road? You can call that road kill carrion. The word carrion comes from a Latin word caro, which means "meat," but carrion is usually considered unfit for human consumption.
In this instance, it refers to human flesh. The museum of Anatomy and Pathology in St. Benjamin’s Medical School is one of a kind. Displaying thousands of medical oddities, one of the things you would not expect to see is a young woman, raped, then brutally executed, and left displayed in the brightest of lights.

John Eisenmenger, a former forensic pathologist, is charged with investigating this case, despite his desire to forget the haunting past of his professional life. The police have fingered a suspect for the murder but Eisenmenger thinks they are wrong.
Partnering with solicitor Helena Flemming — who has her own personal reasons for wanting to prove the police wrong — Eisenmenger sets out to discover what really did happen to the victim.

It was a little slow going in the first few chapters. But once I got comfortable with names and places, it became the fast-paced medical thriller I was hoping it to be.

Eisenmenger has skeletons in his closet ..skeletons he absolutely does not want to revisit, but this case is bringing them to the forefront causing flashbacks. Helena Fleming also has secrets. And Police officer Beverly Wharton is determined that no one questions her initial assessment of the crime .

The characters are finely written, bold, dauntless, human in every way. The story line is thorough and engaging on all levels.
Many thanks to the author / Endeavour Press / NetGalley who furnished a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
POFOD
I would like to thank Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I stayed up and read this book late at night as it will be archived in 3 days; was finished in 4 hours! This novel is the first in a new series by author Keith McCarthy and it did not disappoint! The story started out a little slow and at times felt a bit padded, but overall was a strong debut. There was quite a bit of gore and graphic violence (as the premise is a student who is violently raped and murdered), so I wouldn't recommend for those with a weak stomach. Overall all a strong mystery/thriller where I didn't see the true villain until the revelation. I will be looking forward to number 2 in the series, The Silent Sleep of the Dying!