Cause Of Death (Kay Scarpetta #7)
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It was like she took everything that was s ...more
But by this stage in the series - Cause of Death is the 7th Kay Scarpetta novel - Cornwell had well and truly lost the plot, both figuratively and literally.
At her best, Cornwell had always written rather plodding, uninventive ...more
I found the plot moderately interesting, but the writing style habitually annoyed me. And I didn’t particularly love the main character. Maybe if it was written in the third person, I would have liked her better. But instead I found her a little arrogant. While I enjoy a strong female lead, KS’s self-confidence came o ...more
The book is full of technical stuff, sometimes purposely inserted. Does the ordinary public even care about the make of guns or what the occipital bone is or how exactly a naval boat operates? I found myself skipping these parts and soon enough got hopelessly lost b ...more
An investigative reporter is found dead in Virginia's icy waters ... New Year's Eve and the final murder scene of Virginia's bloodiest year takes Scarpetta thirty feet below the Elizabeth River's icy surface. A diver, Ted Eddings, is dead, an investigative reporter who was a favourite at the Medical Examiner's office. Was Eddings probing the frigid depths of the Inactive Shipyard for a story, or simply diving for sunken trinkets? And why did Scarpetta recei ...more
Dr. Kay Scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of Ted Eddings, an investigative reporter. Together with her niece Lucy and police captain Pete Marino, Scarpetta will follow the scents of death and violence to the heart of sinister darkness.
*San Francisco ChronicleAmazon.com Review
Patricia Cornwell's heroine Dr. Kay Scarpetta is back; this time to solve the mystery of the death of an Associated Press reporter who was killed while nosing a...more
Kay Scar ...more
Het verhaal - dat overigens begint in hartje winter, tijdens de feestdagen, alwéér - is ronduit "flauw" en al helemaal geen "whodunnit". Cornwell brengt een item aan dat destijds "hot" was (kernwapens en Libië) en versmoort dat in een overdosis persoonlijk drama (de relatie tussen Kay en Benton ; drankverslaafd, beeldschoon, hoogbegaafd, lesbisch én anorectisch nichtje Lucy dat desondanks haar ...more
It is the last day of the year, and Dr. Scarpetta is in the Tidewater of Virginia, covering for her Deputy Chief for that area (who is in England due to the death ...more
After getting half way through the book, I put it down for good.
It aims big -- and misses -- badly.
For me, the entire Kay Scarpetta series is plagued by the real-life limitations of a medical examiner. A state med examiner's job is simply to ...more
“I (…) walked out into what was becoming a beautiful day”
Patricia Cornwell has a nice, casual way of writing and her novels are a pleasant easy read. But over three hundred pages about little more than solving a few murders by some silly religious sectarian group was a little too much for me. These detectives and thrillers, even when written by women, are just not my cup of tea.
Very rarely there are some interesting remarks. For instance about a relation between an older man and a younger woman, ...more
La trama non viene portata avanti bene come in altri romanzi della serie, sembra che in alcuni momenti la Cornwell non sappia come continuare e in ...more
Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Cre ...more