From Potter's Field (Kay Scarpetta #6)
Normally I would give this book a better review, but no. This book has all the angst and mystery that you expect from a Patricia Cornwell novel. The plot is a continuation of a storyline started in a previous novel, the pursuit of Temple Gault. Gault is just as dark and manipulative as in the other books and you race to the climax of the book to see if he will get away to torment Kay Scarpetta in the next novel, or will this chapter finally reach its conclusion?
There are some things that Cornwell does really well, and some things she does poorly. The scene were an out-of-control and panicked Scarpetta tries to regain control and calm by making dinner for everyone despite not having groceries? That's a wonderful scene, emotional and true and very in character. The increasingly dark and gross portrayal...more
First off, isn't she the medical examiner? Shouldn't she be doing more corpse examining? Why is she always running off somewhere to go investigate? I understand the consultant forensic pathol...more
Kay is feeling insecure because of Benton's actions and I honestly hope that she lets go...more
An unidentified nude female sits propped against a fountain in Central Park. There are no signs of struggle. When Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her colleagues Benton Wesley and Pete Marino arrive on the scene, they instantly recognize the signature of serial killer Temple Brooks Gault. Scarpetta, on assignment with the FBI, visits the New York City morgue on Christmas m...more
พล็อตเรื่อง - ฆาตกรโหดชื่อ "กอลต์" ที่ฆ่าสาวนิรนาม ซึ่งสุดท้ายปรากฏว่าเป็นน้องสาวของตัวเอง เพราะความอิจฉา อยากได้รองเท้าบูธ และความอิจฉาในวัยเด็ก( แอ๊ะ !?! wtf ) สำหรับคนที่ดู Criminal minds หรือ CSI มาก่อน คงหงุดหงิดไม่น้อย เพราะกว่าจะวิเคราะห์โปรไฟล์คนร้ายได้ปาไปครึ่งเล่ม กว่าจะหาเอกลักษณ์บุคคลของเหยื่อก็ค่อนเล่ม และแ...more
The book begins on a very cold Christmas Eve in Richmond, Virginia, with Scarpetta and Pete Marino (now a Precinct Captain) assisting the lo...more
The complex relationships within the story tied in with Gault, who also had his own familial issues. Scarpetta herself seemed beset by troubling relationships – the one with Wesley, he...more
"Die Tote ohne Namen" ist das sechste Scarpetta-Buch von Patricia Cornwell und die Handlung beginnt z...more
I'm not going to make a laundry list of complaints because they are essentially the same as everyone else's. They boil down to too much reliance on the omniscient boogie man Temple Gault, too many...more
There are myriad unread books lying around my house from who knows where. I came across “From Potters Field” lurking on a shelf since I don’t know when. Maybe I bought it while on vacation; maybe somebody lent it to me and I never gave it back.
Generally, I am not a literary snob. I enjoy different genres. I do not automatically shun popular authors who turn out “series books”. I looked forward...more
Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Cre...more