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Book of the Dead (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 15)
Book of the Dead - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 15
Author: Patricia Cornwell
The "book of the dead" is the morgue log, the ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to have a new meaning. Fresh from her bruising battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it's time for a change of pace-not only personally and professionally, but geographically. Moving ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425216255
ISBN-10: 042521625X
Publication Date: 9/2/2008
Pages: 528
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3.5 stars, based on 392 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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I had a hard time reading this book and actually didn't even finish it. I think the author has worn out the characters. They are so unbelievable and unlikeable where they are at now. I used to be so eager awaiting her next book to come out with these characters but have been so disappointed in the last couple that I have read. After reading this one, I think I am going to give up on following her.
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BOOK OF THE DEAD
Starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, seems like the ideal situation for Scarpetta and her colleagues, Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy. But then come the deaths...

A sixteen-year-old tennis star, fresh from a tournament win in Charleston, is found nude and mutilated near Piazza Navona in Rome. The body of an abused young boy is dumped in a desolate marsh. A woman is ritualistically murdered in her multimillon-dollar beach home. Meanwhile, in New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections among the deaths that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible.

Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never a string of them as baffling, or as terrifying, as the ones facing her now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names-and the pen may be poised to write her own.
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I have not read one of Patrica Cornwell's novels in a long time. This one moved a little slow and I was not thrilled with the part set in another country. But about midway thru the book it started to pick up. Did not care for the ending but an okay read.
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Another great story about Kay Scarpetta and other characters in her circle. There is more depth to all the characters as more personal information is revealed, Scarpetta has her private private set up in Charleston. Lucy is close to having the best forensic lab in the country. Marino is unhappy about leaving Florida; he dresses in leather and rides his hog everywhere even to see witnesses. Benton works in Boston so he and Kay still have a long distance relationship. However, Kay accepts a ring so maybe this will change. All of them become involved in finding a serial killer. A spiteful psychiatrist stirs up more hateful information to ruin lives. The head psychiatrist of Mclean's in Boston is sitting in Italy and being mysterious in all consultations with Benton who is trying to find a killer. The cop in Italy has an eye for Kay and Benton is jealous. Can things get more screwed up? Yep. Marino loses it!

I loved this book. But I like all of the Kay Scarpetta series. A must read for her fans.
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Although this was not my favorite book by Patricia Cornwell, I am addicted to Scarpetta so I really enjoyed the book.
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Another good read
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Patricia Cornwell does it again!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed "Book of the Dead" and had a hard time putting down. I strongly recommend it for all Scarpetta fans...
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wonderful read as usual. Patricia Cornwell keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end, very well written and wonderful storyline. Keep em coming Patricia Cornwell!!!


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