The Final Analysis

The Final Analysis

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Baker & Taylor
Prosecutor Beverly Wharton fears she may have convicted the wrong man for murder when new killings occur after he is imprisoned, and she solicits the help of pathologist John Eisenmenger to help her solve the case.

Perseus Publishing
At first there were five identical murders, the bodies eviscerated and the organs playfully distributed around. Beverly Wharton had been sure that the guilty man was Melkior Pendred—an autistic and highly skilled mortuary assistant—but her colleague, Sergeant Homer, had always thought she had caught the wrong man and it was his twin, Martin, who was responsible. With Melkior dying in prison, a sixth, apparently identical murder gives Homer—now a chief inspector—the perfect chance to settle a few scores. Martin Pendred is arrested but then released on a technicality after the intervention of his solicitor, Helena Flemming. Then he disappears. Another murder occurs and the hunt for Martin Pendred becomes intense. Beverly Wharton—fearing for her career if it is shown Melkior Pendred was innocent— calls on John Eisenmenger to help her. He had been the pathologist on the original murders and soon spots slight differences of technique between present and past murders. And when a fellow pathologist is murdered, Eisenmenger begins to guess what is going on. Then Helena disappears, kidnapped by Martin Pendred, and while Eisenmenger desperately searches for her he discovers the final piece of evidence that reveals just who is behind the latest murders.

At first there were five identical murders, the bodies eviscerated and the organs playfully distributed around. Beverly Wharton had been sure that the guilty man was Melkior Pendred—an autistic and highly skilled mortuary assistant—but her colleague, Sergeant Homer, had always thought she had caught the wrong man and it was his twin, Martin, who was responsible.

With Melkior dying in prison, a sixth, apparently identical murder gives Homer—now a chief inspector—the perfect chance to settle a few scores. Martin Pendred is arrested but then released on a technicality after the intervention of his solicitor, Helena Flemming. Then he disappears.

Another murder occurs and the hunt for Martin Pendred becomes intense. Beverly Wharton—fearing for her career if it is shown Melkior Pendred was innocent— calls on John Eisenmenger to help her. He had been the pathologist on the original murders and soon spots slight differences of technique between present and past murders. And when a fellow pathologist is murdered, Eisenmenger begins to guess what is going on.

Then Helena disappears, kidnapped by Martin Pendred, and while Eisenmenger desperately searches for her he discovers the final piece of evidence that reveals just who is behind the latest murders.


Blackwell North Amer
In the beginning there were five identical murders, the bodies eviscerated and the organs scattered playfully around. Beverly Wharton had been certain that the killer was Melkior Pendred - a mortuary assistant who was both highly skilled and autistic - but her colleague, Sergeant Homer, always believed she had caught the wrong man and that it was Melkior's twin, Martin, who was guilty.
With Melkior dying in prison, a sixth, apparently identical murder gives Homer - now a chief inspector - the perfect chance to prove his case. Martin Pendred is arrested but released on a technicality after the intervention of his solicitor, Helena Flemming. Then Martin disappears and another murder takes place.
And now John Eisenmenger is called in. A former pathologist, it was he who worked on the original murders and his finely honed skills could make all the difference to this nerve-wracking case. Indeed he soon begins to guess what is going on, but it is not until danger threatens Helena Flemming that he is able to find and fit the last terrible piece of the killer's puzzle.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of The Silent Sleep of the Dying offers a chilling new mystery about a cold case involving twin brothers--one dying in prison convicted of being a serial killer, and the other still free and suspected by some of committing the crimes.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2005
ISBN: 9780786715732
0786715731
Branch Call Number: Mystery McCarthy
Characteristics: 313 p. ; 23 cm

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