Red Mist (Kay Scarpetta #19)
The new Kay Scarpetta novel from the world's #1 bestselling crime writer.
Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. The murder of an Atlanta family years ag...more
For some reason I cannot quite understand, Cornwell has changed Scarpetta from a focused scientist to a self-absorbed, unconfident, vindictive and paranoid character who is extrem...more
I felt this story to be completely bereft...more
Unfortunately I felt that this book made myself ask over and over again "do people really ramble on to themselves like Scarpetta did in this book"? I've always thought that Marino was the most realistic character in the Scarpetta series, and I felt as if his character was pushed aside somewhat in this book and left som...more
I very rarely give up on reading a book before the end (I've only done this perhaps 5 times in the past 10 years) but Red Mist is so incredibly bor...more
The first half of the book is tediously chatty. Endless rounds of guarded, double-meaning conversations, where Kay verbally conquers a variety of foes--a fe...more
It's a fascinating uncovering of a nine-year-old murder and future terror with a very scary look inside the minds of killers. And their delight in destroying people before and after being arrested. Then there's the frame-up of Kay as this story completes what began in Port Mortuary . The betrayals certainly seem neverending.
It's interesting to read Kathleen Lawle...more
I think this turned in to an okay Scarpetta book. Good but I'll honestly probably forget the plot within a month. This one is basically a continuation of the last book, where all sorts of murder...more
I just tried to read this one, one of her latest. I got a little more than 1/3 the way through, and didn't have the patience to continue. The writing was turgid, and the p...more
This books are becoming harder to follow as standalones too. It helps if you've read the others.
In the previous book, Scarpetta was off worki...more
Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Cre...more