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Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7)
Cause of Death - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7
Author: Patricia Cornwell
It is New Year's Eve, the last day of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War. Dr Kay Scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of Red Eddings, an investigative reporter. What kind of story was Eddings chasing below the icy surface of the Elizabeth River? — And why did Scarpetta re...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780425158616
ISBN-10: 0425158616
Publication Date: 9/1/1997
Pages: 368
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3.9 stars, based on 643 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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.
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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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It's New Year's Eve, the last day of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War. Dr. Kay Scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of Ted Eddings, an investigative reporter. What kind of story was Eddings chasing below the icy surface of the Elizabeth River" And why did Scarpetta receive a phone call from someone reporting the death before the police were notified? She soon discovers that Eddings' murder is merely the first layer of something much deeper-a labyrinthine conspiracy that will put all of her criminal and forensic knowledge to the test like never before. For Scarpetta, the real challenge won't be cataloging the growing number of dead bodies, but preventing herself and those she loves from becoming the next victims.
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This is the book that marked the downward spiral of the Scarpetta series ( except for Unnatural Exposure). The end was your basic "die hard" style action type ending that we have all seen before so many times.
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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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