Post-mortem

Post-mortem

Book - 2010
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This award-winning novel based on Richmond's real-life "South Side Strangler" case introduced Virginia's chief medical examiner, Kay Scarpetta, and launched Cornwell's career.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Star Books, 2010, c1990
Edition: Pocket Start Books pbk.ed
ISBN: 9781439148129
1439148120
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CORNWELL 2010
Characteristics: 440 p. ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Postmortem

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Patricia Cornwell changed the Mystery genre with lead character, Kay Scarpetta, whose role as forensic anthropologist pioneered a new perspective on crime and detection while capitalizing on the growing popularity of female detectives. - Novelist


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Vincent T Lombardo Jan 25, 2015

Dr. Scarpetta has had a hard personal life and does an extremely difficult job, but, for those reasons, she is condescending, humorless, and, thus, difficult to like. Cornwell's narrative just plods along. I read to page 45 and just gave up; it was boring.

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paisano
May 31, 2013

This author may have won numerous awards for her writing, but in my opinion, she is boring, with a capital B. This book is far from a "who done it ", not a page turner, has very little suspense. The most interesting character is a 10 year old girl...I'll try the next book in the Scarpetta series...I hope it is better.

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stariel
Jun 23, 2012

A recommendation from a friend, and a good one! I really enjoyed it - mystery enough that it was possible to figure it out but not totally obvious.

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Glenda1012
Mar 19, 2012

Apparently, this is the first in her Kay Scarpetta series. Well-written, but predictable to an extent, if you're familiar with the genre. Still a good read.

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c210flyer
Nov 10, 2010

I enjoy most of Cornwell's writing. This one was just so so. 5 or 10 for me.

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blossom21
Oct 18, 2010

The first in a series invoving Kay Scarpetta the medical examiner. The author won several prizes for this book: Edgar, Creasey, Anthony etc. and it is well worth a read.

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