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Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1)
Postmortem - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1
Author: Patricia Cornwell
The first Cornwell book to introduce Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Under the leafy cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster moves undetected, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta senses the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer -- a "Mr. Nobody" -- who...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380710218
ISBN-10: 0380710218
Publication Date: 7/1993
Pages: 339
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3.9 stars, based on 323 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Convincing mystery that is thrilling right to the end. This is the first in the Kay Scarpetta series and I will be sure to read the others.
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A brilliant human monster-A"mr. Nobody"-moves undetected through a paralyzed city, leaving behind a gruesome trail of carnage...but few clues. With an unerring eye and the latest advances in forensic research, medical examiner Kay Scarpetta sets out to unmask a maniac. But someone os trying to sabotasge Kasy's investigation from the inside. And someome wants her dead...
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I just read this book on the recommendation of a coworker....and now I am definitely planning to read more in the Kay Scarpetta series by this author. Well written, compelling storytelling, unexpected turns...a must read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not just another muder mystery. Well Plotted, well-written and a chilling ending. Very real with well laid clues.
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This book is right up there with the rest of Patricia Cornwell's mystery detective novels. Unable to put it down once you start reading!
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reviewed Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1) on + 135 more book reviews
Very good - she makes you want to grow up to be just like Kay Scarpetta! (although it's a little too late for that!)
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This is the first Kay Scarpetta novel. VERY interesting .. particularly in how things have changed - in this one, the ME's office has one shared computer, DNA is not a big factor, etc. Good storyline and fascinating to read if you want to start from the beginning. Lucy is in it, but she's 10 years old (a computer whiz though!)
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I liked it alot. The forensic aspects of it are nice.. It was a little hard for me to get into though.. Will definatly continue on in the series though. I love female leads


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