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O Gabinete de Curiosidades (Pendergast #3)

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Num velho túnel debaixo da cidade de Nova Iorque é feita uma descoberta arqueológica macabra: um ossário sinistro, que remonta ao final do século XIX, composto por trinta e seis esqueletos - todos eles pertencentes a pessoas assassinadas e horrivelmente mutiladas há cerca de cento e trinta anos, por um serial killer desconhecido.
Quando a notícia aparece no jornal, a cidad
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Paperback, 496 pages
Published 2010 by Arcádia (first published June 3rd 2002)
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Sean Gibson
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thus far, I have, for whatever reason, been comparing the Pendergastian works of Messrs. Preston and Child to food (see, for example, here and here). It’s entirely possible I have a tapeworm. That said, in keeping with that theme, let’s call Cabinet of Curiosities a pumpkin spice latte.

On a crisp late October day with the leaves overhead a blaze of orange, red, and yellow, there are few more sublime experiences than sitting outside and sipping a pumpkin spice latte while you enjoy that blaze of
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Ginger
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 creepy, terrifying stars!

Thanks Terry for the great BR on this book. I’m really enjoying our mutual trip down Pendergast horror lane. 😱😃

Alright, where do I start? That’s right, we start in New York City in an ancient tunnel full of 36 dead bodies! So, where did these bodies come from and why are they there? Great question and you’re about to find out.

FBI agent Aloysius X.L. Pendergast (whew, what a name!) decides to investigate this site with the dead bodies and enlist Dr. Nora Kelly to help w
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Matthew
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, library, audio, 2015
This book was fantastic! The Pendergast series has been awesome so far. Well researched. Twists and turns. Suspense. Gore. Diabolical bad guys. Perilous situations. Last minute salvation. I am so glad this series has a lot more books because I don't want it to end!
Mike (the Paladin)
Okay...I gave it a 5 star. Not many of those on my list, but I gave Relic a 4 and the only way to up that was a 5. I'm a little surprised at myself for the rating. This is a very good read and I have it on my shelf. I obtained it after listening to the audio (in a vehicle). I only do that if I figure I'll possibly reread at some point.

The atmosphere in this book combined with the imaginative story line is, if not great, just short of it. These books seem to have a largely female readership... No
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Kirsten
Sadly, I've now read all of the Pendergast novels, at least until the new one comes out this summer. Fortunately, I seem to have inadvertantly saved the best for last! Cabinet of Curiosities is definitely my favorite of all of them. At a construction site in New York City, workers unearth more than thirty skeletons, evidence of a serial killer operating more than 100 years ago. Soon afterward, a chilling series of copycat murders are perpetrated by a killer dubbed The Surgeon by the press. Agent ...more
Terry
The only thing I'm left feeling curious about is what took me so long to read this book, and the other Preston/Child's books?! This is a great mystery that includes tons of action, twists/turns and great horror moments. Special Agent Pendergast is such a fun, mysterious and always interesting character. I enjoyed getting more of his background in this installment. Thanks to Ginger and Matthew for the fun buddy read!
Jaya
One of the most creepiest books that i might have happened to have read in a long time.


I am a little scared still ©.©
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
After a horrible discovery of a XIX century churnel house made by construction workers, people start dying. The manner of these recent deaths is the same as the old murders, so the press gave the killer a name - The Surgeon. Considering how weird all this is, it is no wonder Pendergast gets involved. There is a lot of him in this book.

I have a feeling this book tried to cram as much as incompetent and corrupt people as it it possible. It certainly wins the prize so far. The first two had their o
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Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
“One can reach the gates of hell just as easily by short steps as by large.”

Staying in New York, this third novel deals with the museum and archaeological finds again. This time it's closet to home when tearing down structures for new business reveals hidden bones and horrors beneath cement walls, telling a tragic story of the past. A modern killer is up to no good, however, bringing out Special Agent Pendergast, returning character journalist Bill Smithback, and struggling archaeologist Nora
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midnightfaerie
Nov 04, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brain-candy
The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child was a huge disappointment to me. Throughout this book I wondered why it was so revered in the mystery world. My husband picked up this copy almost a year ago for me and has been waiting patiently ever since for me to read it. After reading a particularly taxing book, I was looking for something lighter and exciting to read, so I picked this up. I'm still somewhat confused as to all the five star ratings on Goodreads, and if someone ...more
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Douglas Preston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1956, and grew up in the deadly boring suburb of Wellesley. Following a distinguished career at a private nursery school--he was almost immediately expelled--he attended public schools and the Cambridge School of Weston. Notable events in his early life included the loss of a fingertip at the age of three to a bicycle; the loss of his two fr ...more
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