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Subject: Scarpetta...
Date Posted: 12/14/2008 4:31 PM ET
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I had really given up on Patricia Cornewells' books ( after loving the first 2 or 3 ) and disliking many of the subsequent books.but my library offered her new ~Scarpetta ~ audio book online and I am loving it.  The reader is great and the story is back to her original style of writing..

Date Posted: 12/14/2008 10:49 PM ET
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I saw good reviews on Amazon and was shocked! I also haven't even bothered with her last 5 or 6 books. However, I'll try this one out.
Subject: scarpetta
Date Posted: 12/14/2008 10:51 PM ET
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Thanks - you got me excited about this one. I liked her books at the beginning, but haven't liked the last couple. Here's to hoping for a good one!

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 12:27 PM ET
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my mom just picked this book up. I'll probably borrow it from her.

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 8:31 PM ET
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Oh goodie goodie - I'd given up on her too!   I'll have to watch for this one.

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 9:32 PM ET
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I just started reading her.  I know, I know...I'm just about the last person in America to read her Scarpetta books!  Anyway, I read the first 3; first one was great, liked #2, #3 was okay...but I'm halfway through #4 and I can barely put it down!

I know everyone tells me she got "bad" eventually, and I guess I'm bound and determined to see for myself.  But it's nice to know that there's light at the end of the tunnel now!  ;P

Date Posted: 12/16/2008 10:21 AM ET
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Definitely read it. I think it is very good.
Date Posted: 12/16/2008 12:01 PM ET
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I saw good reviews on Amazon and was shocked!

Agreed! Her last few books have been savaged by reviewers - rightfully so, in my opinion - so the overwhelmingly positive reviews I've been seeing have been a real surprise. I had sworn her off after the last one, which was a real rock-bottom abomination, but I may well have to give it another go considering all the positive buzz.

Date Posted: 12/16/2008 2:17 PM ET
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I hadnt given up on her, but have been very disappointed with the last few Scarpetta books.  The first few books, are some of my favorite books, I'm very excited this one is getting good reviews !

Date Posted: 12/17/2008 1:23 AM ET
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I am so glad to hear that. Her last book was such a bummer that I had decided to scratch her off my list. It's good to hear that she is back to her old "Scarpetta" characters. Can't wait to read this one. Thanks so much for the update!!!

Date Posted: 12/19/2008 9:46 AM ET
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I keep reading her books hoping that she will turn around with this series and now I'll have to see if the library has this book (I'm sure they do!)

Date Posted: 12/19/2008 11:49 AM ET
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I'm so glad to read this!  I just posted my entire Scarpetta collection because I've been so disappointed in the last 5-6 books (just too dark and depressing).  I'll have to check my library to see if they have it....



Phooey on seeing this before today's library trip

Date Posted: 12/21/2008 10:46 PM ET
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I've read them all but a little disappointed with the last few but am waiting for Scarpetta!  But, can anyone tell me what happened to Pete?  The last mention of him was when he was disgusted with himself and with Scarpetta and he threw his keys into the river.......

Date Posted: 12/22/2008 8:32 AM ET
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NO! Don't tell me!  I'm only on "From Potter's Field"...*sticks fingers in ears and chants Lalalalalala*

Date Posted: 12/22/2008 9:45 AM ET
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Thanks for the heads up Nicki!I added it to my WL a few weeks ago after a trip to B&N, but was reluctant after the last several bombs. Glad to hear that I might make it past page 50 on this one!!

Date Posted: 12/22/2008 12:17 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/22/2008 1:01 PM ET
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LOL...Emilie...I could just stop reading this thread!

[Pete's gone??]

Date Posted: 12/22/2008 1:07 PM ET
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I didn't say he was gone!!!!  Just don't remember where he is.  : )  Just keep reading............

Subject: Pete
Date Posted: 12/24/2008 7:59 PM ET
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Last on I read, Pete nearly destroyed himself from drinking.

What is the name of her latest?

I too have found the last two or three not up to the earlier books. Seems the characters have become more important than the story itself. Maybe they ARE the story now.

Date Posted: 12/25/2008 2:52 AM ET
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I picked this book up from the library yesterday and it is great......I am on page 350 and it is getting better and better.  It is a must read.

Date Posted: 12/25/2008 8:25 AM ET
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Fred, her newest book is titled simply "Scarpetta." 

I have about 20 pages left of "Cause of Death", which I will finish this morning while I wait for my college-age girls to wake up so we can open presents!!  What a difference a few years can make...in kids and Christmas, that is!  ;P

Date Posted: 12/26/2008 10:24 AM ET
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Oh I am so glad to hear that this book is good!  I have been a Cornwell fan for a long time, but hated both of her Win Garano books and was sorely disappointed with Book of the Dead.  I used to buy her books new the day they came out, but I haven't done that for at least the last 3 she's put out.  I'm on the WL for Scarpetta, so hopefully it'll move quickly!