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Devoured

(2010)
(The first book in the Hatton and Roumande Mystery series)
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In the tradition of atmospheric Victorian noir novels comes a stunning debut mystery rich in period detail and sinister intrigue.

London in 1856 is gripped by a frightening obsession. The specimen collecting craze is growing, and discoveries in far off jungles are reshaping the known world in terrible and unimaginable ways. The new theories of evolution threaten to disrupt the fragile balance of power that keeps the sprawling city in chaotic order - a disruption that many would do just about anything to prevent.

When the glamorous Lady Bessingham is found murdered in her bedroom, surrounded by her vast collection of fossils and tribal masks, Adolphus Hatton and his morgue assistant Albert Roumande are called in to examine the crime scene - and the body. In the new and suspicious world of forensics and autopsy examinations, Hatton and Roumande are the best. But the crime scene is not confined to one room. In their efforts to help the infamous Inspector Adams track down the Lady's killer, Hatton and Roumonde uncover a trail of murders all connected to a packet of seditious letters that, if published, would change the face of society and religion irrevocably.

DEVOURED moves seamlessly from the filthy docks on the Isle of Dogs to the jungles of Borneo and the drawing rooms of London's upper class. Hatton and Roumande, on the hunt for a killer, find much more than they bargained for: the power of obsession, and the darkness at the heart of the city.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"An absorbing mystery, with an atmosphere that captures wonderfully the contrasts of science and superstition, of domesticity and imperial exoticism, that made the Victorian era so richly interesting." - Charles Finch


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September 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Devoured
Author(s): D E Meredith
ISBN: 0-7531-9186-5 / 978-0-7531-9186-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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August 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Devoured (Hatton & Roumande Mystery 1) (A Hatton and Roumande Mystery)
Author(s): D E Meredith
ISBN: 0-7490-1275-7 / 978-0-7490-1275-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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April 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devoured (Thorndike Large Print Crime Scene)
Author(s): D E Meredith
ISBN: 1-4104-3621-7 / 978-1-4104-3621-4 (USA edition)
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October 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devoured (A Hatton and Roumande Mystery)
Author(s): D E Meredith
ISBN: 0-312-55768-X / 978-0-312-55768-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Devoured
Author(s): D E Meredith
ISBN: 0-7531-9187-3 / 978-0-7531-9187-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Devoured
Author(s): D E Meredith
ISBN: 0-7490-1360-5 / 978-0-7490-1360-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY
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April 2013 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Devoured
Author(s): D E Meredith
ISBN: 1-4450-2799-2 / 978-1-4450-2799-9 (UK edition)
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April 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Devoured
Author(s): D E Meredith
ISBN: 1-4450-2800-X / 978-1-4450-2800-2 (UK edition)
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April 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Devoured
Author(s): D E Meredith
ISBN: 1-4450-2801-8 / 978-1-4450-2801-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Devoured
Author(s): D E Meredith
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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April 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Devoured
Author(s): D E Meredith
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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October 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Devoured (Hatton & Roumande Mystery 1)
Author(s): D E Meredith
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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