• Postmortem
  • Postmortem
  • Postmortem
ISBN: 1439148120
EAN13: 9781439148129
Language: English
Release Date: Dec 29, 2009
Pages: 448
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 7.5" L x 4.1" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound


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Book Overview

Discover the dazzling.fascinating (Los Angeles Times) novel that launched the New York Times bestselling Kay Scarpetta series from #1 bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell.

Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it's being sabotaged from within--and someone wants her dead.

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   Why I'm Back
This is the fourth book in the Kay Scarpetta series, which I previously read into Body of Evidence, From Potter's Field and Port Mortuary. I have fallen from thinking that her writing is complicated to periods where I can 't wait to see what happens next. She might just need a better editor. She knows how to tell a story and she makes the most of her innovative slant on crime novels by bringing the reader into the story from the perspective of a chief medical examiner. This first book of the Kay Scarpetta series has a freshness that is missing in some of her later books. It was like a new writer, even though this book was published in 1991. The reader encounters characters that recur in the later books. It is almost like watching a TV series with a set cast of characters. I came back because I think, despite the flaws, Patricia Cornwell has my number.
Book is very good. Couldn 't put it down. Sooo is entertaining. I finally got around to reading one of her older books. Weird to read her characters, such as Marino was still a cop and Lucy was just a kid. And Benton was not her beau. Still plan to read more of her former books. Interested to read how all the characters have developed up to the current books. Sorry, Rose died and Marino's character has become so nasty. In future books, Hope Marino's character becomes more likeable.
   The start of a reading journey
After listening to another P. Cornwell book, I thought I would start at the beginning of the Scarpetta series and work my way through. An excellent read and be prepared to learn about Forensics. I thought I had the killer figured out, but I was happily wrong. The beginning of what I hope will be a fun reading journey.
   Kay Scarpetta Series
This is the first book in a long series written by Auther Patricia Cornwell. Kay Scarpetta, I like the character. She is the chief medical examiner for Richmond, VA, who gets involved with the bizarre and serial killer cases. Her partner is a real Chauvanist who makes for a great banter. They keep you guessing until the end.
   First in the Kay Scarpetta series
These mysteries never stop and the action always starts quickly.
I love the books written by Patricia Cornwell. I was hooked when I read the book Body Farm '' by her. It is also a fantastic read. Apparently I read the books out of order because I have already read Body Of Evidence '', their books give an insightful look at the workings of a medical examiner and keep you guessing until the very end!
   I love this author!
Her i’s are always crossed and her t’s dotted! She shows us all the possible suspects and why they are not viable. In this story, one of the bad '' guys turns out to be a really good '' guy. This book is a 4.5 star really.
   The pages turn themselves
From the beginning to the last page, so good. I read it once over 10 years ago and was so glad that I loved it just as much this time!
   Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta book 1)
Liked this first book about ME and the Cop Marino, as they worked out the murder cases of slain single women. Kay has visited her niece and has no time to spend with the child. Her mother pays little attention to Kay, so Lucy tries to support the girl. I like the author's writing style and feel that her characters are real and her job is fascinating as well. Must read the book
   Dated but still effective
One can see why they are as popular as they were and still are, especially back then. I'm a non-fiction true crime fan who read only the best, which includes the profilers themselves so squirmed once or twice. It is an investment to start at the beginning after reading her latest book, but I am interested in watching technology progress as much as I like the characters. And a trip down Memory Lane is a fun escape for the right now.