Book Reviews of Blow Fly (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 12)

Blow Fly (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 12)
Blow Fly - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 12
Author: Patricia Cornwell
ISBN-13: 9780399150890
ISBN-10: 0399150897
Publication Date: 10/13/2003
Pages: 465
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 398 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed Blow Fly (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 12) on + 168 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Forensic pathology is such a riveting type of book to read when it's done by Patricia Cornwell. She's a great storyteller and you learn something from each book.
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Helpful Score: 4
With her knowledge of state-of-the-art forensics and investigative techniques that have made her America's most alluring crime writer, Patricia Cornwell once again brings to life a world both frightening and irresistibly compelling. This is good book
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Helpful Score: 3
Another in the Scarpetta series. Well-written, somewhat implausable that such a smart lady could also be so dumb, but the series is fascinating.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is another "Kay Scarpetta" mystery,complete with all the forensic info and plot twists Patricia Cornwell is famous for. I have yet to be disappointed in any of her books in this series. A good read.
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Helpful Score: 3
I've read all the Scarpetta novels, and this is my favorite! A fast moving, exciting and fascinating book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great return after a long wait. This the next book after The Last Precinct and it did not disapoint. There are some shocking twist and turns and a great ending.
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Helpful Score: 2
good, typical scarpetta novel. a bit gruesome, but a fun read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I am a big fan of Kay Scarpetta so I enjoyed the book. Her books always keep you hooked from start to finish.
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Helpful Score: 2
Kay Scarpetta continues her work as a consultant. She faces a new terror in the form of Jean Baptiste Chandonne who makes his kills very personal.
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Helpful Score: 2
well, i have definitely read better by her. but i keep reading. :) i was only mildly disappointed with this one (much better than the last few, but not as good as the early ones).
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Helpful Score: 2
I like Dr. Kay Scarpetta and this book was not a disappoitment. All of the usual twists and turns of a very good murder mystery
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Helpful Score: 2
Much better than her follow up Trace. Not as good as the Last Precinct. But I stay with Scarpetta because Cornwell writes so well.
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Helpful Score: 2
A Scarpetta Novel. The setting is in Louisiana. A woman is found dead in a seedy hotel, dressed to go out, keys in her hand. Frightening and compelling.
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Helpful Score: 1
Patricia Cornwell's first several books were nearly impossible for me to put down, they were THAT good. This one though, while it was suspenseful and interesting at first, towards the end had that "Aw, come on!!!" moment. It had potential, but just didn't live up to her earlier novels.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good Kaye Scarpetta novel. Kept me turning the pages.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another Dr Kay Scarpewtta novel. Well written & difficult to put down once started.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very interesting - told from third party perspective instead of first party.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was intriguing but left too many unanswered questions at the end for me. What happened to Lucy? What will become of the relationship between Kay and Benton? I don't know if there is another book after this one, but I would hope so, for those of us who need a little more closure. All in all, it was a page-turner, but rather a let down at the end.
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Thought I would be tired of Jean Baptiste Chandonne after the Last Precinct and almost didn't read this book but it is so well written with short chapters that lure you in and want you to keep reading that I read it faster than any of her other novels. Interesting character traits of all principals are developed. A must read for Scarpetta fans!
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This book, in my opinion, is probably the best in the Kay Scarpetta series.
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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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Kay Scarpetta does it again!!!
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This will keep you turning pages to see how this mystery is solved, especially if you have read Book 11. I read it some time ago but the reminders broght the story back to me. Now I am going to have to find book 13 of the Kay Scarpetta series!
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This was my favorte of the Scapetta series..lots of interesting stuff packed into this one. Wouldn't want to ruin the story for you, but I strongly recomment this one!
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excellent book in the scarpetta series
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Good, wish I'd read the one before it, but I'll try to find it on PBS.
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Not as good as some of her previous Scarpetta novels
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She is one my absolute favorite authors. But this book just lacked something the rest had. The main thing that bugged me was all her previous scarpetta books she refers to her in first person like she was speaking about herself. This book she writes about her in third person. It makes it really hard to get into character and enjoy.
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In BLOW FLY, Scarpetta stands at the threshold of a new life after her work as Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner has come to a jarring end. At the close of THE LAST PRECINCT,she knew she would have to leave Richmond if she were to find any peace. She feared she was about to be fired by the Governer. More alarming, she was hounded in the media and in the courtroom ,for what some claimed was her involvement in the murder of a deputy police chief. So Scarpetta packed up her belongings and set out for the warmth and solace of the Florida Sun.


My personal comments. Very gruesome. Hard to read and not have a sick stomach. If you can handle gruesome stories then it will be fine. A truly great story.
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1st edition with dustjacket.
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Excellent book; this is one of the better books in the Kay Scarpetta series. Cornwell is at her best.
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It was very good.
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Another good one with Scarpetta.
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The follow up to Black Notice
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Another excellent Patricia Cornwell book!
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Patricia Cornwell fans will enjoy this book, but honestly I don't remember it too well. Could be old age. This is a Scarpetta Novel
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good read!!
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good book
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From Publishers Weekly: ""Please don't go there. The past is the past," sighs New York Assistant District Attorney Jaime Berger, who herself was introduced in Cornwell's last Kay Scarpetta novel, The Last Precinct (2000). Alas, many of Cornwell's fans are bound to agree. One fascinating nonfiction bestseller (Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed) later, Cornwell now returns to Scarpetta, formerly Virginia's chief medical examiner. From the start, however, the formidable author is up against the equally formidable task of getting her charismatic main character off ice and back in action. We encounter Scarpetta languishing in a crumbling little rental house in Florida. She has taken refuge there and become a private forensic consultant after she was driven from her job for her alleged involvement in the murder of a deputy police chief. The violent death of her lover, Benton Wesley, the brilliant FBI psychological profiler, has left her filled with an unappeasable grief. When the coroner in Baton Rouge asks her advice on a cold case concerning an affluent woman found dead of a drug overdose in a seedy hotel, it seems little more than a diversion. Yet it becomes clear that the overdose may be related to a fresh string of serial killings. Also disturbing Scarpetta's somber peace is a troubling letter from someone out to kill her, the sick and obsessed death-row inmate Jean-Baptiste. When Scarpetta is at last allowed to get back to business, she is a feisty, independent powerhouse whose capacity to concentrate and observe rivals Sherlock Holmes's. But too much of this book is bound up in retrospective musings about events in previous books. The great Scarpetta, her fiery crime-busting niece, Lucy, and a colorful supporting cast deserve better." Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.