Another mystery series. The Kay Scarpetta books are great reads. I love the style, characters and page turning excitement that Patricia Cornwell offers. What is not to love?
Kay Scarpetta was a fictional hero of mine. At one time in my life, I wanted to be just like her :)
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.
11:05 p.m. Convicted murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell is pronounced dead in the Commonwealth of Virginia's electric chair. In the morgue, Dr. Kay Scarpetta has been waiting for Waddell's body. It's a strange feeling, preparing for an autopsy before the subject is dead. But Scarpetta's been here before. As Virginia's chief medical examiner, she knows the tension of watching the clock as the execution hour draws near. Waddell's death isn't the only newsworthy event on this cold December night. Three hours after 13 year old Eddie Heath goes out to a convience store to buy a can of soup, his nude, grotesquely wounded body is found propped against a dumpster. Waddell's execution, the attack on Eddie-the two events seem unrelated until Scarpetta and richmond police lieutenant Pete Marino remember that Waddell arranged his victim in a strikingly similar position to Eddie's. And then there's a new murder, the most puzzling of all. The crime scenes yield few clues:old bloodstains, fragments of feather, and-most baffling-a bloody fingerprint that points Scarpetta to the one suspect who could not have committed this murder....