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Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7)
Cause of Death - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7
Author: Patricia Cornwell
An investigative reporter is found dead in Virginia's icy waters ... New Year's Eve and the final murder scene of Virginia's bloodiest year takes Scarpetta thirty feet below the Elizabeth River's icy surface. A diver, Ted Eddings, is dead, an investigative reporter who was a favorite at the Medical Examiner's office. — Was Edd...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399141461
ISBN-10: 0399141464
Publication Date: 7/2/1996
Pages: 340
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 225 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7) on + 143 more book reviews
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The whole story line is excellent only the solutions to the murder seems contrived but it is overall a good read.
reviewed Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7) on + 67 more book reviews
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This is another Scarpetta novel. 30-feet below the Elizabeth River's icy surface a scuba diver is dead, an investigative reporter who was a favorite at the Medical Examiner's Office. Then a second murder occurs. This book brillantly delivers high-tension and suspense.
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Veri interesting reading. If you like medical mysteries and/or Patricia Cromwell's style of writing you will love this one.

This takes place on one of the bloodiest New Year's days in Virginia since the Civil War. There is a conspiracy afoot and Dr. Scarpetta is right in the middle and in danger. Suspicious drownings, her own people dying just for bringing back her car and her neice is in danger to boot. Dr. Kay Scarpetta must keep herself and those she loves from being the next victims in a long line of suspicious murders (deaths).
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So far, this was the best book in the series, even though parts of it, as well as characters, were fairly predictable. My only big complaint is that, once again, the ending felt a little rushed, but at least it was better written than in some of the previous books. And at least, not all the bad guys died because of trying to have some type of vendetta against Kay, even though she still managed to be there for at least one. She does seem to get around like that. Some easy reading if anyone likes forensic mysteries.
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Enjoyed this Kay Scarpetta book as well as all the others that I have read. Stories are always fast paced. Not only does Kay have the duty of finding the answers in the death of a reporter, but also one of her own.....
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reviewed Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7) on + 27 more book reviews
This was another good Scarpetta story that moves along quickly...an easy read. Very much enjoyed it!
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Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta is a character who becomes addicting. Smart, Funny, brave, and tough she is a character who sticks with you, and you will find yourself wanting to read the whole series. Chapters are on the shorter side so the book is easier to digest.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta must solve an old murder that took place thirty feet below a river's icy surface. In addition to the old crime scene, a new one emerges with an investigative reporter dying. This book in the Scarpetta series was one of my favorites.

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