Book Reviews of Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1)

Postmortem  (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1)
Postmortem - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 1
Author: Patricia Cornwell
ISBN-13: 9780743477154
ISBN-10: 0743477154
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 342
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 354 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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as the beginning of the series, it pulls you right in. this is must read for thrill seekers. kay must stop a killer before she becomes his next victim. she must turn to people she never thought she would have to confide in. a real page turner, keeps you waiting for the next one.
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The first Kay Scarpetta draws you into a world that is definitely NOT cozy, but is so very realistic you can almost smell the institutional paint mixed with disinfectant and blood. There is no gore for the sake of sensationalism however--the story is very tightly constructed.

I look forward to more and will read them in order to watch how the main characters continue their interactions.
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Terrifying, clean, crisp and compelling as Dr Scarpetta comes under severe scrutiny in this murder mystery. Fast moving and a quick read.
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Another good Scarpetta story!! There is a murderer that is killing women but leaves few clues! They are all putting pressure on Kay and saying that she is leaking information to the press! Keeps you wondering who the murderer is until the end. Everyone is suspect in this one!
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I grew up reading this series. Kay Scarpetta is one of the greatest fictional characters of our era. This is a rough start to a good series, but it's still an okay book. My advice? Read it and enjoy it for what it is.
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1st in the Kay Scarpetta series and a definite must read for any mystery/thriller reader. Is a wonderful and interesting story of a serial killer and the people that try to stop him. The characters are easy to care for and it leaves you guessing right till the very end. I will definitely be reading more of this series!
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Dazzling...Fascinating...A First-Rate Thriller. - Los Angeles Times. I think they said it better than I can.
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I have read the entire Scarpetta series and have loved them all. This one is no exception.
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This is the first book in the the Kay Scarpetta series. I inadvertently read the second book first, but am glad I did. If I had read this one first, I probably would not have continued with the series. The books get tremendously better after this one.
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Kay Scarpetta at it again. I love her interaction with her niece Lucy and I have followed the relationship since Lucy was a tyke it is almost like I know them. Cornwell brings them true to life. The forensic knowledge is good and I learn a lot. Cornwell is a great writer and this is a great book
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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, beause it's being sabotaged from within-and someone wants her dead.
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My 15 year old daughter and I both read this book in just a few days! It has a good plot and was a real page turner.
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Cornwell is always good.
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I love Dr Scarpetta!
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Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta gift for combining criminology with supense makes this an exciting story.
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A good forensic mystery novel.
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This is the one that got me hooked!
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A human monster is abroad in Richmond,Va.,stranguling women without leaving many clues. Enter Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta,one of the most interesting and human of lady forensic detectives. As she investigates,the killer is drawing a bead on the good doctors own throat!
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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 sabatoged from within, and someone wants her dead.
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This is the first Kay Scarpetta book in the series. It is very good.
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The beginning of the Scarpetta saga. Wonderful read!
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This book was too dull for me. Kay Scarpetta's character was just too dull for me, and it didn't help that the book was written in first person from her point of view.
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First in the Kay Scarpetta series and an excellent and chilling read pitting the Medical Examiner, Kay Scarpetta, against a vicious and brilliant serial killer....The first in the wolrd famous series!
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If you like books that keep youawake at night. . .this is one for you. Kay Scarpetta solves a serial murder case that involves a horrific method of murder. I couldn't get it out of my head for days.
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FROM 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 novel
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I love all of the Kay Scarpetta stories, especially this one. Hope you enjoy it also!
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AWESOME READ!!!!!
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A Kay Scarpetta Mystery
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I really like Cornwell. Very suspense full. I believe this is the first book in her series. Great read
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Great book! Fast paced, suspenseful, and smart. Can't wait to read the next one in the series.
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love these books
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great book I really enjoyed it.
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good mystery book
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Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human mnoster 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 sabataged from within-and someone wants her dead!!!!