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Postmortem  (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1)
Postmortem - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1
Author: Patricia Cornwell
A serial killer is on the loose in Richmond, Virginia. Three women have died, brutalised and strangled in their own bedroom. There is no pattern: the killer appears to strike at random - but always early on Saturday mornings. So when Dr Kay Scarpetta, chief medical officer, is awakened at 2.33 am, she knows the news is bad: there is a fourth vic...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671023614
ISBN-10: 0671023616
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Pages: 352
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4 stars, based on 306 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1) on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Convincing mystery that is thrilling right to the end. This is the first in the Kay Scarpetta series and I will be sure to read the others.
reviewed Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1) on + 60 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
To date my favorite book of Cornwell's series of forensic novels and her first. "A serial killer is on the loose in Richmond Virginia, three women have died...there is no pattern and the killer appears to strike at random..."

"An excellent chiller with pace and tension"--Sunday Telegraph
reviewed Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1) on + 170 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
First in the series and a wonderful beginning--Kay is business-like but not so harsh as to be a harpie. A plot with just enough twists that I never thought I was being "talked-down to". This was my first Cornwell, and I don't intend for it to be my last.
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Helpful Score: 3
The book started out a bit light and slow, in my opinion, but it did give us a feel for who the characters are in the story. Sometimes I felt that a little too much drama happens to the lead character all at one time, but it did make for a good story.

It was also fascinating reading a book written about a time before DNA was as well-developed as it is today in forensic science.

You're also kept guessing until the end who the killer is, but I was still surprised at who it was in the end. I'm a bit hooked now on these books and plan to continue reading more of the series since I have quite a few of them on my TBR shelf.
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Helpful Score: 2
I just read this book on the recommendation of a coworker....and now I am definitely planning to read more in the Kay Scarpetta series by this author. Well written, compelling storytelling, unexpected turns...a must read.
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reviewed Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1) on + 8 more book reviews
The first and very best from P. Cornwell! This is based loosely on a real situation we had in Richmond with the Southside Strangler in the early 90s and it brought back chilling memories for me!
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I throughly enjoy reading the Scarpetta books, they are so well written with a excellent storyline that keeps you turning the pages as quick as you can. The realism in the writing is what keeps you coming back for more.
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This is my first Patricia Cornwell book - can't wait to read the rest in the series. Already have a copy of Body of Evidence which is, I think, the second in the series. This one kept me guessing right up to the last chapter.

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