Book Reviews of Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1)

Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1)
Postmortem - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1
Author: Patricia Cornwell
ISBN-13: 9780380710218
ISBN-10: 0380710218
Publication Date: 7/1993
Pages: 339
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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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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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 2
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
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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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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Excellent book, very hard to put down.
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Good crime story in the CSI genre.
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Like all the Kay Scarpetta mysteries, this one is GREAT!!! You won't be able to put this one down!
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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 is trying to sabatage Kay's investigation from the inside. And someone wants her dead.....
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Kay Scarpetta takes on a case of a serial killer nicknamed "Mr Nobody" who is terrorizing the city of Richmond, Virginia.
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ANother good thriller by Cornwell. A killer with no clues to his identify. Kay Scarpetta, medical examiner, sets out to unmask a maniac. but someone is trying to sabotage Kay's investigation fromt he inside. And someone want her dead. Cornwell always tells a good suspense story.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the chief medical examiner in Richmond, Virginia, is determined to stop a serial killer responsible for a gruesome trail of stranglings but has difficulty finding out what the victims had in common, an investigation undermined by sabotage by someone close to her.
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Synopsis: A "Mr. Nobody" moves undetected through Richmond, Virginia, leaving behind a gruesom trail of carnage. There are few clues. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta sets out to unmask this maniac. But, Kay's investigation is sabotaged from inside. Someone wants her dead.
My thoughts: I am a Patrical Cornwell fan, and a usual I found the book intriguing.
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Another great Kay Scarpetta mystery. Human monster moves undetected through a paralyzed city, leaving behind a gruesome trail of carnage, but few clues. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta sets out to unmask the maniac, but someone is trying to sabotage her investigation from within.
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Once you read this, you won't be able to resist going on to the rest of the series!
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From back of book:

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 is trying to sabotage Kay's investigation from the inside. And someone wants her dead........
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Good read.
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A Scarpetta thriller.
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A fun and exciting start to this great series.
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One of my favorite Patricia Cornwells. Can't put it down, thrilling read.
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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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Perhaps not QUITE as good as a few of the others, but a very acceptable thriller.
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A very quick read. If you like Cornwell, you will enjoy this thriller.
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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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I love the early Scarpetta novels
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A good introduction to Cornwell's Scarpetta series
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Really love the early Scarpetta books. Both the plot twists and character developement make Cornwell one of my favorite authors.
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good early cornwell.
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A brilliant human monster a Mr. Nobody- moves undetected through a paralyzed city,leaving behind a guresome trail of carnage...but few clues,With an unerring eye the latest advances in forensic research ,medical examiner Kay Scarperra sets out to unmask a maniac.But someone is trying to sabotaged Kay's investigation from the inside. Someone wants her dead!!!!
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The first Kay Scarpetti book.

Frpm the publisher:

Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it's being sabotaged from within and someone wants her dead.
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Kay Scarpetta is a good mystery heroine. All the books in this series are great to read.
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First of the Scarpetta novels. If you like CSI or forensics in general, here's a series for you.
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This was an interesting story and I'm not a huge fan of hers either. I liked it though--kept my interest.
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The first and (I think) the best of Cornwell's novels.
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Patricia Cornwell always leaves me wanting to know what's going happen next.
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From the cover:

"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 is trying to sabotage Kay's investigation from the inside. And someone wants her dead..."
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Another great Kay Scarpetta mystery. Four women die, seem to have nothing in common. Kay is determined to find this maniac, but someone wants her dead.
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A brilliant human monster, a "Mr. Nobody", moves through a paralyzed city undetected, leaving behind a gruesome trail of carnage and few clues.
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Another great book by Patricia Cornwell!
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A brillian 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 reseach, medical examiner Kay Scarpetta sets out to unmask a maniac. But someone is trying to sabotage Kay's investigation from the inside. And someone wants her dead...
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Excellent descriptions about how a Medical Examiner interacts with other team members during a serial killing situation.
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If you love Kay Scapetta, this is a good one!
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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. fascinating, well-written, compelling
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Four women with nothing in common united only in death. Four brutalized victims of a brilliant monster-a "Mr. Nobody" moving undetected through a paralyzed city, leaving behind a gruesome trail of carnage...but few clues. Kay Scarpetta
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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. Someone is trying to sabotage Dr. Kay Scarpetta's investigation from the inside. Someone wants her dead.
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well written. engaging main character.
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Very good mystery. I enjoyed the trace evidence. Different.
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There is someone out there killing and raping women. The finger pointing leads to the leaks coming from Kay Scarpetta's office.
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Mr. Nobody moves undetected through a paralyzed city, leaving behind a gruesome trail of carnage...but few clues (back cover)..Dr Kay Scarpetta sets out to unmask an maniac..
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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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Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it's being sabotaged from within and someone wants her dead.
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I started this series because I will soon need something to take the place of JD Robb's Eve Dallas series. I'm not sure this will suffice. The story was ok, and the narration (from the audio book) was ok. It just didn't suck me in and excite me the way other books do. Plus, there were a bunch of 'date stamps' throughout the story. I know it was written a while ago, but it still bugged me to hear about watching a VHS, or the modem for an intranet connection and the constant chain smoking of almost every character. I suppose I was thinking that such a popular series would have been edited and updated by now.

Overall, it's an ok read, but Kay Scarpetta is no Eve Dallas!
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Great suspense/mystery! First of series.
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I honestly can't say how I liked this book. My late husband loved the Kay Scarpetta novels but I found them a little gruesome. This one concerns "Mr. Nobody", a serial killer apparently.