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The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
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Jul 04, 09

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I think I've watched too much CSI because I had the culprit pegged very early in the book. I still enjoyed it, but it would have been better I'm sure if I'd read the previous books in the series. A problem with this story is the stereotypical way the locals are portrayed. Being a local living in western North Carolina, I feel slightly offended by the insinuations about clueless local cops, mentally challenged mountain dwellers, and other stock character elements. Thank heaven this gal from the big city came here and saved the day. One other problem I have with it is the lack of resolution of major case elements. What exactly does Gault have to do with the Eye Spy shop? Why was the cop killed and why in such a way? To discredit him? To frame him? To keep him from solving the case? What about the SIDs death? How did the husband really die? Will the heroine wind up with man she loves? I need more closure.
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Linton Lewis "I feel slightly offended by the insinuations about clueless local cops, mentally challenged mountain dwellers, and other stock character elements."

I feel you're right Cheryl. Also this police pal person she deals with is stigmatized as lower class and not from Virgina maybe further north. Her books seem more gothic and not in Virgina at all.




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