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Four Scarpetta Novels: The Last Precinct / Blow Fly / Predator / The Book of the Dead

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From the world's #1 bestselling crime writer PATRICIA CORNWELL

"When it comes to forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell." -"The New York Times Book Review"

"Cornwell has created a character so real, so compelling, so driven that this reader has to remind herself regularly that Scarpetta is just a product of an author's i
ebook, 1740 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Berkley Books (first published 1996)
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I just finished reading these novels and boy what a ride. I've read many of Cornwell's Scarpetta novels but never four in a row. I've never read them in order so these books put some order to the events I've read. The characters in the Scarpetta series never seem to have a relatively normal life. Sometimes, especially with Benton I catch myself skimming his parts of the stories. He's a little arrogant and intense. I enjoyed the books but am glad to be finished as they have occupied my life for t ...more
Patricia Cornwell used to write terrific books about Kay Scarpetta, filled with action, suspense and science. Her latest effort, Blow Fly, is terribly disappointing. For two thirds of the book the main characters stumble and bumble their way through the plot, lost in self-pity and paralyzed by neurotic worries. They have become pathetic caricatures, and fill the pages with anxiety and meaningless dialogue. Dr. Scarpetta half-heartedly investigates a brutal murder that turns out to be irrelevant ...more
Took awhile to read all 4 books and I was a bit disappointed because I thought that they were all part of a series of books, but the last book had nothing to do with the two in the middle. I've read many of Patricia Cornwell's books and have liked most of her characters, some of whom I hoped she was planning to add to her ensemble, like Nic. And what happened to Jean-Baptiste Chandonne? Did I just completely miss his demise??
Bill Rafferty
Kay Scarpetta Life has become boring to me... Besides these four, I have read all of Patricia Coldwell's novels (Except her cook book) I just feel it is time to put Kay Scarpetta away for awhile. The Characters in PC's novel are used up and can no longer surprise the reader. PC is a wonderful writer and just needs new characters to be once again a top notch drama writer.
Tillie Poorthunder
I've read almost every Kay Sparpetta series!!! I just need to read The Book Of The Dead.
Patricia Cornwell ........... always a good read.
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Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, while working as a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. At her first signing, held during a lunch break from the morgue, Patricia sold no copies of Postmortem and fielded exactly one question – an elderly woman asked her where she could find the cookbooks.

Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Cre
More about Patricia Cornwell...
Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1) Cruel & Unusual (Kay Scarpetta, #4) The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta, #5) Body of Evidence (Kay Scarpetta, #2) Point of Origin (Kay Scarpetta, #9)

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