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Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10)
Black Notice - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10
Author: Patricia Cornwell
The case begins when a cargo ship arriving at Richmond, Virginia's Deep Water Terminal from Belgium is discovered to be transporting a locked, sealed container holding the decomposed remains of a stowaway. The post mortem performed by the Chief Medical Examiner, Kay Scarpetta, initially reveals neither a cause of death nor an identification....  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425175408
ISBN-10: 0425175405
Publication Date: 8/2000
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 686 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 62 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Just another great book in the Scarpetta series. This would be #10 and going strong. The books has plot twists and keeps you guessing at who is the real killer until close to the end.
reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Another Kay Scarpetta goodie. Read it, fans. Or: read it and become a fan!
reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Patricia Cornwell is not one of my favorite thriller authors: but the forensic approach is interesting as is the international flavor. The killer is too savage, her view of the world too cynical, corrupt and I don't care for the demonic stuff.
reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 108 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Great Patricia Cornwell book. This one is outstanding. I couldn't put it down. Very suspenseful and scary.
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Helpful Score: 3
Intense and thrilling - good characters and gripping story.
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mrskuffler avatar reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on
Another Patricia Cornwell novel that had me hooked from the get go. So much incredible detail that sometimes you might have to put it down for a break back into reality. Then you realize sadly, that THIS is some people's unfortunate reality. I appreciate the "truth" in her stories.
reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 13 more book reviews
I love crime mysteries, particularly forensics. But so few novels incorporate REAL forensic science. (Don't even get me started on the lame forensic TV shows!!) I love Patricia Cornwell's books because the science is real, yet the plots creep me out & keep me turning the pages. I highly suggest reading her books chronologically.
reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 97 more book reviews
I always enjoy Patricia Cornwell's books. I loved the story line of this book and I know you will too. Just the right amount of suspence with just the right amount of romance. Enjoy!!!
reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 42 more book reviews
As I already stated, this author uses imagery and fiction to spin tales of remarkable realism. The Kay Scarpetta character (who is a forensic doctor as well as other credits) is believable and this book is a great read for anyone who enjoys mystery thrillers.
leelu avatar reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 5 more book reviews
Ms. Cornwell has jumped the shark.

She had been noted as an excellent researcher, giving Dr. Scarpetta a "suspension of disbelief" factor nearly equal to that of Dr, Reich's Temperance Brennan. But, I put this book down in disappointment and disbelief when Dr Scarpetta remarked that a character got his AOL software from work, because he was too cheap to pay for it.

Apparently, Ms. Cromwell was in a coma during the late 90s and early 00s, and missed the daily avalanche of AOL CDs. If she blew that, what else is she missing?? It was also becoming more soap opera, and less mystery.

I'm done w/ this series. If you like this genre, stick w/ Bones. If you like soap opera novels, this will do. I would rate it zero stars, but I have to click at least one for this to post.

Leelu
reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on
I always love Kay Scarpetta novels, and this one was no exception!
reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 70 more book reviews
I loved the first five books of the series, but they became waaay to hit or miss, Scarpetta was less likeable, and Lucy was constantly being shoved more into the series. This books for me marks the area where the books moved from being forensic/csi type thrillers into the almost James Bond like, globe trotting adventures, with vast shady criminal armies, double dealing cops, characters coming back from the dead, and more far fetched cliches. Spoiler...don't ready past here.....................How many times can Cornwell have the villians attack her hero in her own house in the last chapter??? Book 1,2,3 all ended with villian attacks in her house, the only difference was who shot the bad guy...Marino/Scarpetta/ect......and then to repeat it again after 9 books???? It's almost like a Naked Gun type of gag with a long line of thugs/villians/assassins lined up to Scarpetta door awaiting there turn while a hugh neon sign flashes "Scarpetta Lives Here! Kill her Now, while she is making pasta!" It's Cornwell's default ending to 1/3 of these novels.
reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 193 more book reviews
I have always enjoyed her books, mostly. This one is good when she is writing about the case, but the sections where she is dialoging with herself or one of her character friends. most of those are goofy, dumb, and irrational. If Patricia had written this book in the beginning of her career she would not have one, or this book would have been different.
I hope she gets over her writing fuzziness with the rest of her books.
reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 593 more book reviews
This was a very close call for Kay. A great read.
reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 2 more book reviews
A good read. The conclusion doesn't happen until the end and then doesn't dissapoint.
lambie37 avatar reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 20 more book reviews
I love the Kay Scarpetta books, but I found this one a little harder to read. It just took longer to really get into it. In the end it was good, but not one of her best in my opinion.
reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 11 more book reviews
dr Kay Scarpetta discovers a body in a cargo ship recently arrived from Belgium. Her Post Mortem reveals neither a cause of death or an identification. An odd tattoo takes Scarpetta on a hunt for information that leads her to Interpol.
reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 60 more book reviews
While Lucy Farinelli goes undercover in Miami to bring down a notorious criminal cartel Dr. Kay Scarpetta and Pete Marino chase a trail that starts with a dead body in a ship in the Deep Water Terminal [Richmond] and takes them to Interpol's HQ in Lyon.

Fun, fast and compelling.
hunterchick avatar reviewed Black Notice (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 10) on + 78 more book reviews
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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