'a thoroughly well-worked mystery' - Oxford Times

Chris Randall has returned to Oxford, after several months living the nomadic life.

His return was always going to provoke mixed emotions as well as memories of the last time he was here...

Back in the same research lab at St Frideswide's hospital, he reprises his role as a locum laboratory worker.

Surrounded by familiar faces, some, such as Sally Wytham, are happy to see him; others are more hostile.

But where is the most hostile of them all, his old friend, the Glaswegian John Devlin?

After several days of no-show, Sally and Chris begin to worry... that is until they remember the top-secret project John was working on, a cure for AIDS.

Could this be the reason for his disappearance?

As the duo join forces to try and uncover the truth about John's project and his location, the more sinister the situation becomes.

Suspense builds up gradually in this novel until tragedy strikes and Chris is charged with murder.

Then, there is a sudden change of pace, as we tear around England with Chris in a race against time to uncover the truth.

Changing alliances, car accidents, a man on the run... will justice ever be served?

'Bed of Nails' is a tale of intrigue and heart-stopping drama.

Praise for Andrew Puckett

'If medical mysteries are what keep you glued to your fireside chair... then look no further. Puckett, something of a master of the genre, has penned a cracker' - Western Daily Press

'an interesting story with a very plausible plot and frightening overtones' - Mystery News

'A terrifying scenario made all the more chillingly believable by its similarities to real life situations' - The Southern Daily Echo

'the best thing about it is its remarkable feeling of authenticity' - Birmingham Post

'successful and thoroughly enjoyable novel.' - Financial Times

Andrew Puckett worked in the NHS for twenty-one years, fifteen of them as microbiologist for the Oxford Blood Transfusion Centre, before turning to writing and teaching. His other novels include 'Deliver Them From Evil', 'Death Before Time' and 'Sisters of Mercy'.

Genre: Mystery

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October 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bed of Nails
Author(s): Andrew Puckett
ISBN: 0-385-24994-2 / 978-0-385-24994-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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January 1989 : UK Hardback

Title: Bed of Nails (Collins crime)
Author(s): Andrew Puckett
ISBN: 0-00-232228-5 / 978-0-00-232228-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bed of Nails
Author(s): Andrew Puckett
ISBN: 1-5210-0455-2 / 978-1-5210-0455-5 (USA edition)
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August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bed of Nails (Dales Mystery)
Author(s): Andrew Puckett
ISBN: 1-84262-707-4 / 978-1-84262-707-5 (UK edition)
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March 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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