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Spirits of the Dead

By Keith McCarthy

Books 1-3 in Keith McCarthy’s thrilling Eisenmenger-Flemming forensic series are collected together here for the first time.


John Eisenmenger, a former forensic scientist, finds himself dragged unwillingly into a bizarre and gruesome murder case. Suspicious that the police findings don’t seem to add up, he and solicitor Helen Flemming set out discover what really happened to Nikki Exner.

The police are determined to cover up their failings, leaving Eisenmenger and Fleming to discover there’s more at stake than simply uncovering the murderer’s identity‚Ķ


When a bereaved father asks Helena Flemming and John Eisenmenger to investigate the death of his daughter, Millicent Sweet, they don’t expect to find anything. After all, while 22 is far too young to die, cancer doesn’t discriminate.

So when they fall head first into a web of blackmail, death and corruption, they’re stunned by the conspiracy they uncover – a new and potentially devastating weapon.

Can they solve the crime in time – and fend off those who want it to stay buried?


It’s fair to say that when Melchior Pendred, convicted of five horrible identical murders, dies in prison, the locals were relieved – until a sixth body turns up. With an eerily similar background to his brother, suspicion mounts about his identical twin, Martin. Did the police convict the wrong brother?

What’s left to do but call in John Eisenmenger, the official pathologist for the original murderers? It doesn’t take him long to follow the right trail, but a spanner is thrown in the works when his partner Helen Flemming is threatened.

Can he solve the crime and save his friend?

Keith McCarthy is a pathologist and writer of crime fiction, known for his Eisenmenger-Flemming Forensic Mysteries. He also writes under the name Lance Elliot.

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