‘Given the right temperature, everything burns. Wood. Clothing.
If you have read it, it is very unlikely that you would not remember this impressive beginning. You are right, I’m currently reading Written in Bone by Simon Beckett. My fifth book within my participation in the Typically British Reading Challenge. I’m most grateful to Carmina at de tinta en vena for her blog post. Her enthusiasm encouraged me to buy it. See also Profile of Simon Beckett in The Bookseller by Maxine at Petrona.