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Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell
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Aug 12, 2011

it was ok
Read in June, 2011

The latest in quite a long series of Kay Scarpetta books. For me Patricia Cornwell has lost her way with the series. There seems to be much more concentration on the relationships of the characters than in the plot, although this one is certainly better then the previous two so maybe she's finding her touch again.

It was still an enjoyable read but I would certainly recommend some of the early books to get a real flavour of what Scarpetts is about.

This one sees her returning to Richmond from Port Dover where she has spent some 18 months on secondment. In that time her number 2 has gone somewhat off the rails. Scarpetta seems to be wandering round as an extra and never really gets to the centre of things.

Please Ms Cornwell, can you go back to letting Kay solve a crime by using the latest technology and give up the idea that people read crime thrillers because they want to know whether she is talking to her husband or if he is keeping secrets from her.

MUST TRY HARDER!
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