Book Of The Dead (Kay Scarpetta, #15)

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by Patricia Cornwell (Goodreads Author)

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Ilya Tr In my opinion, if you read this book first, you may not want to read any more books from Scarpetta series :-). It could be read by itself, but it…moreIn my opinion, if you read this book first, you may not want to read any more books from Scarpetta series :-). It could be read by itself, but it would be impossible to understand some subtleties of relationships between characters.
This is an OK novel, in my opinion, but far from the best. I would really recommend starting from the early books.

I think, starting with highly promoted "Predator" the series went downhill for some time. It felt like P. Cornwell just ran out of "mystery" ideas in her novels. It became increasingly about Scarpetta herself with culmination in "Scarpetta" novel ( I had to force myself to stick with it and finish). K. Scarpetta is the worthy character developed over 15 or so novels, but the "Scarpetta" novel was just unnecessary, in my opinion. "Book of the Dead" came just before the "Scarpetta" and still was on the down slope.

"Black Notice" and "Last Precinct" are the must read from P. Cornwell, and in that particular order. Novels before them were very good as well. This series needs to be started earlier. Books in the series are somewhat connected, not by story lines, but by character relationships.(less)
Maya It doesnt get better. It is sad because when you read the first book in the series it very exciting then you decide lets read the second book which is…moreIt doesnt get better. It is sad because when you read the first book in the series it very exciting then you decide lets read the second book which is disappointing, there no more suspense, you just know what gonna happen next.(less)

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