FOUR EXTRAORDINARY NOVELS
FEATURING KAY SCARPETTA From the world's #1 bestselling crime writer PATRICIA CORNWELL "When it comes to forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell." --The New York Times Book Review "Cornwell has created a character so real, so compelling, so driven that this reader has to remind herself regularly that Scarpetta is just a product of an author's imagination." --USA Today The Last Precinct Patricia Cornwell takes her readers deeper into Kay Scarpetta's heart and soul than ever before, as she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City--and into the darkest corners of her past. Blow Fly Kay Scarpetta agrees to investigate a cold case in Louisiana--the baffling murder of a woman with a history of blackouts and violent outbursts. Then she receives news that chills her to the core: Jean-Baptiste Chandonne--the vicious and unrepentant Wolfman, who pursued her to her very doorstep--has asked to see her... Predator Investigating the disappearance of two sisters in Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta follows clues that twist and turn, leading her into the psychopathic depths of a jailed serial killer's mind... The Book of the Dead The Book of the Dead is the morgue log, the ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to acquire a new meaning.
Bestseller Cornwell's 15th novel to feature Dr. Kay Scarpetta (after 2005's Predator) delivers her trademark grisly crime scenes, but lacks the coherence and emotional resonance of earlier books. Soon after relocating to Charleston, S.C., to launch a private forensics lab, Scarpetta is asked to consult on the murder of U.S. tennis star Drew Martin, whose mutilated body was found in Rome. Contradictory evidence leaves Scarpetta, the Italian carabinieri and Scarpetta's lover, forensic psychologist Benton Wesley, stumped. But when she discovers unsettling connections between Martin's murder, the body of an unidentified South Carolina boy and her old nemesis, the maniacal psychiatrist Dr. Marilyn Self, Scarpetta encounters a killer as deadly as any she's ever faced. With her recent switch from first- to third-person narration, Cornwell loses what once made her series so compelling: a window into the mind of a strong, intelligent woman holding her own in a profession dominated by men. Here, the abrupt shifts in point of view slow the momentum, and the reader flounders in excessive forensic minutiae.
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1 . Fantastic Series!! Great Characters!! Love them all!!
Posted June 14, 2010 by Margie D. , OkemahI've read all of Cromwell's Scarpetta Novels and love them. You just can't find a better suspense series than this one.
October 27, 2009
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