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Trace  (Kay Scarpetta, Bk 13)
Trace - Kay Scarpetta, Bk 13
Author: Patricia Cornwell
ISBN-13: 9780425204207
ISBN-10: 0425204200
Publication Date: 6/28/2005
Pages: 401
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 765 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
A muder mystery case with Dr. Scarpetta. This was really a good plot and kept you guessing.
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Helpful Score: 2
To be honest, I was disappointed. This book did not compare to other Scarpetta series books. It seemed to be all background with no climax. There was never any sense of suspense or danger. Pretty boring for a Cornwell novel.
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Helpful Score: 2
great book i love her books
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Helpful Score: 2
As always... Cornell. is the best.. Wish so much I had become a medical examiner, or criminalsit..instead of a nurse..
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book. As usual it is Scarpetta through and through. This one tends to show more raw emotion than some of the other ones and exposes more of her personal life. If you are a Scarpetta lover, then is one for you!
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Helpful Score: 1
I some how missed reading this one EARLY on...I enjoyed it, but I probably would have liked it even more if I would've read it when I SHOULD have..LOL!
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Very Good Read - Classic Cornwell
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complecated plot great read
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Scarpetta can't be beat!
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I generally like Patricia Cornwell books. Murder mysteries are my favorite kind of book. This one was ok. Had a slightly surprising ending, as I recall. It's been a while since I read it.
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Typical Cornwell thriller.
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I love all the books about Dr. Kay Scarpetta.. What a great character. I recommend it....
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is back. She's been freelancing from South Florida and returns to her old digs to help solve crime.
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Can not go wrong if you like Patricia Cornwell.....Dr. Kay Scarpetta is back in this trying to start over again....
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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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A great CSI story!
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Patricia Cornwell is one of my fav writers and she doesn't let you down in this one. This is the book where she picks up after being relieved of her duties in Virginia and is working with Lucy
I highly recommend this book as there are four or five stories going on simultaneusly that of course all tie up in the end. Typical Cornwell.
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Against advice from her niece Lucy, Kay Scarpetta answers a request to return to the Richmond medical examiner's office, the same office from which she was fired, to help with the sensitive case of a dead teen. When she and Pete Marino arrive, they find the new medical examiner to be a vituperative, uncooperative martinet and the office that Kay ran so efficiently in chaos. Two murders, oddly linked, demand their attention. In the meantime, Lucy, still unsettled despite her success with the Last Precinct investigative agency, is having personal problems (there's been an attack on her housemate), which strangely enough find her treading the same path as her aunt Kay. Traces of the smart, dynamic, yet vulnerable Scarpetta of the early novels are in evidence here, and Cornwell has better control of her plot and characters than in her last few efforts, faltering only occasionally when psychobabble weighs things down. The mystery is intriguing, there's plenty of forensic detail, and the ending, though perhaps too abrupt, opens the way for Scarpetta and her associates to proceed in any direction that calls to them.
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The first Kay Scapetta novel I've read, and I really liked it. I have already ordered another one. Very intriguing mystery.
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This is one of her best.
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just OK.
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This was an excellent CSI type mystery with plenty of clues and twists that were enjoyable. I don't like all of her books but the quality of writing here was impressive.
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A compelling investigation of the murder of a young girl. Dr Kay Scarpella is back! Packed with action and suspense!
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This is quite good
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I have yet to read a Kay Scarpetta book that I didn't completely enjoy! This book is no exception!
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Witty dialogue, a couple of creepy twists and and an entertaining storyline...Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her colleagues are up to their usual tricks.
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I have not read this book. I have it on audiotape and will listen to it instead of reading it.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is now freelancing in Florida and returns to Richmond, VA. after five years.
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Not her greatest but still good
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Dr. Kaye Scarpetta is back with a vengeance. Happy Reading!
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A Scarpetta novel
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Another great installment of the Scarpetta series!
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A wonderful Kay Scarpetta murder mystery.
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Author: Patricia Cornwell
Her character Dr. Kay Scarpetta is always great.
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A Dr. Kay Scarpetta thriller. Fun and flamboyant. Dr. Scarpetta investigates the death of a fourteen year old girl working with the smallest pieces of evidence. Great reading!
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Another read on the edge of your seat by Patricia Cornwell, will not disappoint. Just as good as she usually is.
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My husband read the book and said it was excellent writing but was expecting a more police type ending.
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AHHH..Kay Scarpella does it again. Great suspense read.
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Another quick page turner!
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DR. KAY SCARPETTA IS BACK WITH A VENGEANCE...
SHE MUST FOLLOW THE TWISTING LEADS AND TRACK THE STRANGE DETAILS IN ORDER TO MAKE THE DEAD SPEAK...and find the killer of a fourteen year old girl.
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Go Kay, Go. I love Patricia Cornwell and this book does her proud.
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She's still got the mojo!
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Vintage Cornwell - Scarpetta novel. Police/M.E. procedural. Fast-paced.
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Very good book and fast read
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Book 13: Dr. KAY SCARPETTA Mysteries Series
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Engrossing read. CSI fans should love it.
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Much better than the last few in the series. Love the Scarpetta books.
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This is a good book.
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Part of the Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner of VA, series. Several of the CSI episodes on TV are based on this series. I say, start at the beginning... check patriciacornwell.com for a list of all the books in the series.
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Typical Kay Scarpetta. I like the Virginia references and I felt like I was getting reacquainted with an old friend.
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I wasn't able to put it down! Read it in one weekend while I was away at a seminar/workshop. My first Scarpetta series mystery/crime novel by Patricia Cornwell. Great read (and great writer!)
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pure Cornwell
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An enjoyable book.
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Again, Dr. Kay Scarpetta is the main character along with Marino, Lucy and Benton. This is a great book in the Kay Scarpetta series. Kay goes back to her hometown in Richmond Virginia to solve a crime. Marino accompanies her while Lucy and Benton are working on their own mystery. Kay has no idea what Benton is doing and Benton has no idea the danger Kay and Marino are in. A++
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Yet another good P.C. novel.
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not really feeling the suspense like i did i the other books, but definitely still a good book! i think i should have read this back when it was first out. usually you can read the scarpetta books out of order but this one just didnt seem that way.
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Kay Scarpetta books are always a good read. . However this one moves a little slow. Not one of her best.
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I loved it!
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Love all of Patricia Cornwell's books. This one did not disappoint!
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Book was great. I have not found one i did not really enjoy.
I am so glad I read the 1st of Cornwells books. I look forward to each one. She does not disappoint me.
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good book of this type
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from South Florida, returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Richmond, VA's recently appointed chief medical examiner claims that he needs Scarpetts's help to solve a perplexing crime. When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is a she expected: Her former lab is in the final stages of demolition; the inept chief isn't the one who requested her after all; her old assistannt chief has developed personal problems that he won't reveal; and a glamorous FBI agent, whom Scarpetta dislikes instantly, meedles with the case.
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Scarpetta series.
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Dr Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from South Florida, returns to the city that turned their backs on her 5 yrs ago. When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds nothing is as she expected.
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awesome Scarpetta book!
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I enjoy all the books in the Scarpetta Series, and this was another I just could not put down! Great Book
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I have always enjoyed Patricia Cornwell's works, but I think the first books were her best. This one, however is better than "Blow Fly."
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Classic Patricia Cornwell style. Includes all the favorite "Scarpetta" characters: Lucy, Rudy, Benton and, of course, Kay Scarpetta. If you're a Cornwell fan, you will not be disappointed.
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Very good!
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liked the main character, a strong, smart woman. also a good mystery.
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I am a big fan of this author and have read all her books. Really enjoy this series.
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Great story!
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Dr. Scarpetta listens when the dead speak
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I have read most of Patricia Cornwells books, and find them hard not to put down.

Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from South Florida, returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected.
Scarpetta is faced with investigating the death of a fourteen-year-old girl, working with the smallesst pieces of evidence- traces that only the most thorough hunters can identify.
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Rich and satifying with Cornwell sprinkling a trail of tantalizing bread crumbs for the Scarpetta faithful, who are always hungry for the next installment. --The Associated Press.
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Can't go wrong with a Kay Scarpetta novel, although Cornwell's earlier Scarpetta are more thrilling.
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Found this one a bit hard to get into.
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One of Kay Scarpetta's most puzzling and difficult cases...part of which involves the murder of a fourteen year old girl and very little evidence.
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Another fascinating Scarpetta novel -- this time she returns to
Richmond, VA, to help solve a perplexing crime. When she arrives,
however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected .... a real
page turner!
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Not as good as her earliest books, but an okay read.
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Kay Scarpetta fans will enjoy this story about her investigation into the death of a fourteen year old girl, working with the smallest pieces of evidence, she must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear . .
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Not quite as exciting as her other books, but that's just my opinion.
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Another of my favorite authors - love the medical examiner mindset.
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This is typical Patricia Cornwell. In this latest Scarpetta novel, Scarpetta and her sidekick, Pete Marino, find themselves back on familiar stomping grounds. Kay Scarpetta is asked to return to Richmond, VA to investigate the unusual death of a 14-year old girl. The current medical examiner personally requests her help, but it is obvious by his attitude that he really does not want her there. So what's behind his request. This was a great read.
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Very good mystery. I really enjoyed it!
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The Dr. Kay Scarpetta series continues and is still a great read.
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Another Kay Scarpetta book - and it's a good one! Not so much of Lucy in this one, but lots of Marino!
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from South Florida, returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Richmond, Virginia's recently appointed chief medical examiner claims that he needs Scarpetta's help to solve a perplexing crime. When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected. Her former lab is in the final stages of demolition; the inept chief isn't the one who requested her after all; her old assistant chief has developed personal problems that he won't reveal; and a glamorous FBI agent, whom Scarpetta dislikes instantly, meddles with the case. Deprived of assistance from colleagues Benton and Lucy, who are embroiled in what appears to be an unrelated attempted rape by a stalker, Scarpetta is faced with investigating the death of a fourteen-year-old girl, working with the smallest pieces of evidence--traces that only the most thorough hunters can identify. She must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak--and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear.
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It was an interesting read, but I thought the ending was anti-climactic.
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One of the better of the last several Kay Scarpetta novels.
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THis is a great Cornwell - book! It is scarey and fun at the same time.
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Cornwell is good as usual. This is a Scarpetta novel I believe it is the latest as of Summer of 2005. I liked it because it moves Scarpetta on into her retirement and lets her move around and also allows her to still have a romantic life in her 50's. Ahh there is still hope.
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didn't read- this was given to me, and I got tired of Cornwell several books back!
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I think this wone is better than some of the previous Scarpetta novels I have read.
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very interesting mystery. keeps you turning the page
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Dr Kay Scarpetta back again.
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Typical, dark, brooding Scarpetta novel, but once you begin the Scarpetta series, you want to continue.
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good read
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Patricia Cornwell is back in the game!
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Superb read.
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A very suspenseful mystery book!
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Another great Scarpetta read!!
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I love Patricia Cornwell but for some reason I could not stay with the story of this book because of too many characters and too much going in each character's story. I did not finish reading it.
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#1 New York Times Bestseller
"Dr. Kay Scarpetta...is back with a vengeance." - The New York Times Book Review
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Good Scarpette novel. Not one of the best, but still a good read.
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good suspenseful book
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Great book!!!! This is from the inside cover...Dr Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from South Florida, returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Richmond, Virginia's recently appointed chief medical examiner claims that he needs Scarpetta's help to solve a perplexing crime. When she arrives, however, scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected: Her former lab is in the final stages of demolition; the inept chief isn't the one who requested her after all' her old assistant chief has developed personal problems that he won't reveal; and a glamorous FBI agent, whom Scarpetta dislikes instantly, meddles with the case. Deprived of assistance from colleagues Benton and Lucy, who are embroiled in what appears to be an unreleated attempted rape by a stalker, Scarpetta is faced with investigating the death of a fourteen-year-old girl, working with the smaalest pieces of evidence-trces that only the most thorough hunters can identify. She must follow the twisting leads and tracks the strange details in order to make the dead speak and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear.
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Good Kay Scarpetta novel
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Not one of her best, but good reading
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typical cornwell, why she would go back to virginia after all that time, she should know she is asking for trouble. murder-of course
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usual well written cornwell book
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"Make no mistake - this is not the great writing and plotlines of the early Scarpetta books, but it's also not as bad and maudlin as the last two have been. Cornwell seems to at least be making an effort to push Kay Scarpetta back to where she came from and it mostly works in this newest book." amazon review
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One of the best Scarpetta novels. I bought this book and 3 pages into it, I realized that I bought the hardcover copy last summer! Brand new--never read.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond and her former lab when she's asked to consult on the death of a young girl. Scarpetta suspects murder, but her investigation is thwarted at every turn. Carolyn McCormick does an excellent job of conveying the persona of the serious Scarpetta. Each chapter and twist in the story is enhanced by her inflection and tone. The listener feels the frustration and anxiety Cornwell conveys in her characters. McCormick's delivery of the final chapters continues to draw the listener in as the story approaches its conclusion and the tension builds.
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A much improved Cornwell after the debaucle of Isle of Dogs. I wondered for a while if Cornwell was having second graders write for her. Although this may not be as good as she's been, Scarpetta is back and maybe, therefore, so am I.
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Classic Cornwell and then some--can't beat it!
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another great Kay Scarpetta
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One of Cornwell's best.
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Kay Scarpetta!
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Good book
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Patricia Cornwell is an excellent mystery writer.
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Kay Scarpetta is back in Virginia doing what she does best as a coroner. Very good book with many twists and turns.
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Hard to put down...it's solid and tightly paced.
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Another Cornwell masterpiece!!!!
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to her old office five years after being fired to work on the death of a teenage girl. Lucy and Benton Wesley are working on another case together where an employee of Lucy's company was assaulted. Wouldn't you know it, these case are going to be linked in some manner. Of course, Pete Marino is back and we get some insights into his character.
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Another great Scarpetta novel!
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Loved it!
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A really fast-paced read. As creepy as a Kay Scarpetta novel gets.
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Good Cornwell, Complex plot line, but not well developed. Diverting reading
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A Kay Scarpetta Novel

Dr. Kay uses trace evidence to investigate the mysterious death of a fourteen year old girl.
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Kay rallies in this book, even though things are not like they were before she moved to Florida. It keeps you on your toes as only Patricia can.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is back with a vengeance. Hard to put down.
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Dr Kay Scarpetta!!! Love all of these books. As The New York Review states She is back with a vengeance. This book moves along, as with all of the Scarpetta Novels. Loved it!
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond to investigate the death of a 14 year old girl.
This was probably my least favorite of the Kay Scarpetta books, but if you like Cornwall, you may like this one.
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This is another excellent book by Patricia Cornwell. Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Virginia after being fired from her job when she is asked to consult on a case there.
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Another Scarpetta novel - good read
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from South Florida, returns to Richmond,Virginia. The chief medical officer in Virginia needs Scarpetta's help. Scarpetta is investigating the death of a fourteen-year-old girl. Scarpetta is working with the smallest pieces of evidence without help from Benton or Lucy.
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Cornwell is back to the Kaye Scarpetta theme with a novel that is nearly back to the way the early ones were
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I enjoy the Kay Scarpetta series.
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Dr Kay Scarpetta is back with a vengeance.....
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TRACE
Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from South Florida, returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Richmond, Virginia's recently appointed chief medical examiner claims that he needs Scarpetta's help to solve a perplexing crime. Whne she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected: Her former lab is in the final stages of demolition; the inept chief isn't the one who requested her after all; her old assistant chief has developed personal problems that he won't reveal, and a glamorous FBI agent, whom Scarpetta dislikes instantly, meddles with the case.

Deprived of assitance from colleagues Benton and Lucy, who are embroiled in what appears to be an unrelated attempted rape by a stalker, Scarpetta is faced with investigating the death of a fourteen-year-old girl, working with the smallest pieces of evidence-traces that only the most thourough hunters can identify. She must follow the twiesting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak-and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear...
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Good plot line. Not as much forensic jargon in this one, but still keeps your attention. Worth a read!!
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A little scattered for a Cornwell novel. Good read though and leaves the reader with a few questions on the characters and their relationships
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A Dr. Kay Scarpetta novel - another great mystery/crime/thriller, actually all three. Fast-paced, and hard to put down. You'll enjoy every page of it.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from South Florida, returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Richmond Virginia's recent appointed chief medical examiner claims that he needs Scarpetta's help to solve a perplexing crime. When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected" Her former lab is in the final stages of demolition" the inept chief isn't the one who requested her after all; her old assistant chief has developed personal problems that he won't reveal; and a glamorour FBI agent, whom Scarpetta dislikes instantly, meddles with the case. Deprived of assistance from colleagues Benton and Lucy, who are embroiled in what appears to be an unrelated attempted rape by a stalker, Scarpetta is faced with investigating the death of a fourteen-year-old girl, working with the smallest pieces of evidence-traces that only the most thorough hunters can identify. She must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak-and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear...
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A look inside how twisted this world really is. What's sad and scary is I'm sure there's a lot of warped people in the world like this. A good book.
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Very good book as usual by Patrica Cornwell. Always good with Dr. Scarpetta in them.
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Gutsy Kay Scarpetta is back in action.
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This was a darker story than most of Scarpetta's other stories. Good though!
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Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia to her old stomping grounds at the request of the new chief medical examiner to help find the cause of death of a 14 year old girl. Excellent reading.
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Unfortunately, Cornwell has abandoned the fascinating world of forensic pathology and has chosen to focus on Lucy's personal life, Kay's personal life and self-important beliefs in her own omnipotence and how whoever runs the ME's office has run it into the ground. This book is a hodge-podge of ridiculous story lines surrounding their personal lives. Between Lucy's self-destructiveness and Kay and Benton's strange, masochistic, long-distance relationship where each is revealing some sort of martyr and self-pity streak, what was to be (or should have been) the main story line of the person bent on hurting the ME's office and harming Lucy was pushed aside.

Starting with the second book that Cornwell wrote concerning the French wolfman, she has subverted the pathological issues (which is what I liked about the earlier books) to issues regarding Lucy's and Kay's personal lives. It seems (and now I am being an amateur psychologist) that Cornwell cannot come to terms with the fact that Lucy is a lesbian. Instead of just treating her as a fact or trait in Lucy's life, she has chosen to focus on it interminably, like Cornwell has trouble accepting it or trouble dealing with it.

Overall, this book disappointed me. But, in its defense, it wasn't anywhere near as bad as the next one, Predator, which takes all of what I see as shortcomings of Trace and just escalates them. There, she merely adds Marino to the mix. It's sad. I just keep reading each one hoping and praying that she will bring back what was so good about the earlier Scarpetta books.
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As always Corwell's book are great mystery reading and I always learn something new from the medical side.
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This was a GREAT read. Near the end I couldn't put it down.
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Kay Scarpetta series. After a houseguest of Scarpetta's neice is attacked, the hunt is on to determine not only who the assailant is, buy why he has targeted Lucy, and whether the strange death of a young girl in Virginia is connected to the case.
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good book
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I really enjoyed this book.
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A good Scarpetta mystery.
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Kay Scarpetta returns to Virginia to help chief medical examiner.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from South Florida, returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Scarpetta is faced with investigating the death of a fourteen year old girl, working with the smallest pieces of evidence-traces that only the most thorough hunters can identify.
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great story
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NY Times Bestseller. One of her better murder mysteries. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner....she is faced with the investigation of the death of a 14 yr old girl and working with only the smallest piece of evidence--traces that only the most thorough hunters can identify. She must follow the twisting leads and strange details in order to make the dead speak.
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Dr Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia to help solve a perplexing crime. She is faced with investigating the death of a fourteen-year old girl following strange details to make the dead talk.
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Cornwell is always an engaging author!
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One of the later books in this series (#13?), maybe I'm getting tired of it, but it seemed a bit disjointed...Scarpetta is back in Richmond with Marino to investigate the death of a young girl, someone else was attacked at Lucy's house and that victim is now staying with Benton in Aspen....I guess it all fits together in the end, but loosely.
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One of the better ones. Most people didn't like this one.
I really did.