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Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7)
Cause of Death - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7
Author: Patricia Cornwell
An investigative reporter is found dead in Virginia's icy waters ... New Year's Eve and the final murder scene of Virginia's bloodiest year takes Scarpetta thirty feet below the Elizabeth River's icy surface. A diver, Ted Eddings, is dead, an investigative reporter who was a favorite at the Medical Examiner's office. Was Eddi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425213384
ISBN-10: 0425213382
Publication Date: 1/2/2007
Pages: 368
Edition: Reissue
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 278 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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book-reader avatar reviewed Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7) on + 144 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The whole story line is excellent only the solutions to the murder seems contrived but it is overall a good read.
reviewed Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7) on + 68 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is another Scarpetta novel. 30-feet below the Elizabeth River's icy surface a scuba diver is dead, an investigative reporter who was a favorite at the Medical Examiner's Office. Then a second murder occurs. This book brillantly delivers high-tension and suspense.
reviewed Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7) on + 101 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Veri interesting reading. If you like medical mysteries and/or Patricia Cromwell's style of writing you will love this one.

This takes place on one of the bloodiest New Year's days in Virginia since the Civil War. There is a conspiracy afoot and Dr. Scarpetta is right in the middle and in danger. Suspicious drownings, her own people dying just for bringing back her car and her neice is in danger to boot. Dr. Kay Scarpetta must keep herself and those she loves from being the next victims in a long line of suspicious murders (deaths).
daedelys avatar reviewed Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
So far, this was the best book in the series, even though parts of it, as well as characters, were fairly predictable. My only big complaint is that, once again, the ending felt a little rushed, but at least it was better written than in some of the previous books. And at least, not all the bad guys died because of trying to have some type of vendetta against Kay, even though she still managed to be there for at least one. She does seem to get around like that. Some easy reading if anyone likes forensic mysteries.
reviewed Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7) on + 52 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyed this Kay Scarpetta book as well as all the others that I have read. Stories are always fast paced. Not only does Kay have the duty of finding the answers in the death of a reporter, but also one of her own.....
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11thAve avatar reviewed Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7) on
Kind of a anti-climatic non-relevant end to the story. Lots of details were included I suppose to impress that the author had done her research, but they weren't necessarily interesting and didn't add to the story.
hunterchick avatar reviewed Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7) 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.
reviewed Cause of Death (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 7) on + 4 more book reviews
This book is your typical murder mystery with Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Pete Marino, Lucy and Benton. I thought it was a good book and kept me interested.

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