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Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
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Sep 18, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: audiobook, reviewed
Read from September 18 to 19, 2010

I first read this book back in the early 90s and thought I'd revisit it. Listening to audiobook read by Lorelei King (which is weird after hearing her read Mercy Thompson and Stephanie Plum series). The audiobook copy I got from library was tapes and the condition was pretty spotty. I was annoyed at the way Lorelei said certain "technical" words like modem or describing hooking up to a database and using SQL. (caveat: I'm a software engineer)

I remember enjoying this book more when I read it the first time. It was pretty dry and very detailed in parts and very dated. Takes me back to when computers used 2 different kinds of floppy disks and people had to dial up via modem for any kind of connectivity. This was also one of the early books in this genre focusing on the forensics part of the police procedural and we're all now exposed to TV shows like CSI (miami, vegas, ny), not to mention Bones that cover this kind of story on weekly basis.
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