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The Body Farm  (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 5)
The Body Farm - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 5
Author: Patricia Cornwell
Little Emily Steiner left a church meeting late one afternoon and strolled toward home along a lakeside path; a week later, her nude body was discovered, bound in blaze-orange duct tape. Called by the North Carolina authorities, forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta recognizes similarities to the gruesome work of a serial killer who has long eluded...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780425147627
ISBN-10: 0425147622
Publication Date: 9/1/1995
Pages: 368
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3.9 stars, based on 689 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 5) on + 207 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is classic Scarpetta, complimented by her brilliant--and sometimes frustrating risk-taking niece Lucy. Named for the facility founded by eminent forensic anthropoligist William Bass of the University of Tennessee, this is a fascinating glimpse into a real-world facility. Art imitating life. Either way, it's a great read.
reviewed The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 5) on + 4 more book reviews
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I think all of Patricia Cornwells books are excellent. If you like getting into the forensic side of things in a mystery thriller, then her books are for you.
reviewed The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 5) on + 178 more book reviews
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I was a bit disappointed in Kay Scarpetta's self-aggrandizing. I did not remember that from other Scarpetta books. There was also a number of times when product brand names were mentioned en passant which makes me suspicious that these were paid product placements.

Aside from that, not bad, but I've read better Scarpetta books.
reviewed The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 5) on + 25 more book reviews
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This is one of the few paperback series that I have kept. They are intelligently written from a professional woman's point of view. Very detailed. A small amount of formula doesn't detract from the entertainment value. I have read this series again and again.
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reviewed The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 5) on
This was really my first book read from this category, and it intrigued me. At times, it didn't feel like a writer was writing it, but I think it was probably deliberate. All in all, it's a good read.
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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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I have read the entire Scarpetta series and have loved them all. This one is no exception.


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