All That Remains (Kay Scarpetta #3)
Cornwell combines bone-rattling suspense with an insider's view of forensic science as her sleuth, Richmond, Va., medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, investigates a series of grim murders of young couples. A 13-week PW bestseller, a Mystery Guild selection and a Literary Guild featured alternate in cloth.
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YA-- The decomposed bodies of Fred Cheyney and Deborah Harvey don't show up for months, well into
I appreciate the attention Cornwell gives to the detail of th...more
Although they're not the first thing I reach for when I want a good read, I quite enjoy a good intrigue/mystery novel. Jeffery Deaver's The Devil's Teardrop, for instance, impressed me quite a bit. I can appreciate a well done and suspenseful crime novel just as much as the die-hard fans.
That having been said, I was less than impressed with this boo...more
No podría decir por qué no volví a leer una novela suya. No son obras maestras de la literatura, pero para mí, la idea de un buen libro es aquel que te absorbe y te hace olvidar que el mundo existe durante el rato que dura la lectura. Y, en ese sentido, cumplen s...more
La reseña que sigue la escribi en mi blog cuando lo lei. Y por suerte... Hace unos dias estaba repasando los libros de Cornwell, tratando de recordar cual era el que me habia leido, y todos me parecian iguales... No muy buena señal...
The first book i read from this author, and almos...more
This book didn't feel quite as suspenseful as the previous two, although I really liked the thing...more
This audio book had another odd feature: the narrator / detective spoke with a neutral (no accent? midwestern?) American accent and the book took place in Virginia, so some of the characters had Virginia accents and the rest had New Jersey / Brooklyn accents and sometimes I couldn...more
There was one part that really bothered me. When writing abo...more
This book was well writen, interesting and with characters with true to life personalities, strengths...more
What I liked: Kay Scarpetta is a strong female lead - tough, but not emotionless, practical, but also sensitive. The plot was a fun crime thriller with a little conspiracy thrown in, but I didn't find...more
-The protagonist is not in any way, shape or form a Mary Sue
-she's....somewhat good at her job
-there is blood and no over-romanticizing death
-the plot makes sense
-there are no LOLWHUT / DOESNOTCOMPUTE moments
-the details are interesting
-the swearing and slang feel unnatural for every character
-there are some dumb, overused stereotypes
-I get the sense from this book that every killer is an idiot
-the killer is an idiot
-the main character is incredibly flat...more
Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Cre...more