Search Results: "Patricia Cornwell"


BOOK REVIEW

UNNATURAL EXPOSURE by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 7, 1997

"But fans, swept up in a fever of their own, won't care a bit. (First printing of 1,000,000; Literary Guild/Mystery Guild main selection; $750,000 ad/promo)"
Whoever shot the latest unidentified female victim Dr. Kay Scarpetta's called out to examine—whoever cut off her head, dismembered her, and bagged her torso for disposal in a Virginia landfill—may have been doing her a favor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLACK NOTICE by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1999

Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has never liked Christmas, and this year, when she's still mourning the death of her FBI lover Benton Wesley (Point of Origin, 1998), looks like her worst holiday season ever. Read full book review >

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THE BONE BED by Patricia Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"An ingenious murder method, more hours in the mortuary and forensics lab than usual, an uncharacteristically muffled killer, and all the trademark battles among the regulars and every potential ally who gets in their way."
Having survived brushes with ruthless killers, human monsters and treacherous colleagues of every stripe (Red Mist, 2011, etc.), forensic pathologist Dr. Kay Scarpetta limps into her 20th case to encounter more of the same. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SCARPETTA by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 2, 2008

"The title perfectly suits a challenging mystery that's only a pendant to the endless soap opera revolving around a heroine who just can't stop posing for Mt. Rushmore."
Dr. Kay Scarpetta celebrates her 20th anniversary as a larger-than-life medical examiner by taking on a case of murder among little people. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACE by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 7, 2004

"Cornwell's full-employment approach to evil hits all her high notes: grueling forensics, supernal villainy, Scarpetta's righteous duels with bullying authority figures. If the result is more synthetic than inspired, fans won't be disappointed."
Five years after getting eased out in a nasty political brawl, Dr. Kay Scarpetta (Blow Fly, 2003, etc.) is back in Richmond to battle still another monstrous killer. Read full book review >

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FLESH AND BLOOD by Patricia Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"No wonder Scarpetta asks, 'When did my workplace become such a soap opera?' Answer: at least 10 years ago.
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Happy birthday, Dr. Kay Scarpetta. But no Florida vacation for you and your husband, FBI profiler Benton Wesley—not because President Barack Obama is visiting Cambridge, but because a deranged sniper has come to town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FROM POTTER'S FIELD by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 3, 1995

"Take that, Hannibal Lecter! (Literary Guild/Mystery Guild main selection)"
Before he killed the woman Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows only as Jane, Scarpetta's nemesis Temple Gault (Cruel and Unusual, 1993) took his victim to the shark exhibit at the Museum of Natural History, walked her through the Sheep Meadow in Central Park, and made her strip despite the Christmas Eve weather. Read full book review >

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HORNET'S NEST by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 6, 1997

Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the most famous medical examiner in fiction (see Cause of Death, p. 715, etc.), will have to fend for herself this time, as her creator leaves her behind for a big- city cop novel set in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PORT MORTUARY by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2010

Quite a homecoming for Dr. Kay Scarpetta after her six months at Dover Air Force Base—a corpse back in Cambridge that seems to have been locked away in a mortuary still alive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RED MIST  by Patricia Cornwell
Released: Dec. 6, 2011

"Cornwell at her worst, Cornwell at her best, but mainly Cornwell at her most."
Yet another demonstration that the murderous enemies of forensic pathologist Dr. Kay Scarpetta aren't neutralized by life imprisonment or death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BOOK OF THE DEAD by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 23, 2007

"Proceed at your own risk."
Pioneering pathologist Kay Scarpetta (Trace, 2004, etc.) goes up against a wraithlike killer whose self-appointed mission is to "relieve others of their suffering." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SCARPETTA FACTOR by Patricia Cornwell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"A helpful appendix lists the seven previous novels (Scarpetta, 2008, etc.) related to this one. Readers who don't know them will be baffled; readers who do will be exasperated."
A Manhattan waitress's murder kicks off yet another round of forensic-driven navel gazing for Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her friends and enemies. Read full book review >