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Book of the Dead (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries)

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From America's # 1 bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Dr. Kay Scarpetta novel. The book of the dead is the morgue log, a ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to take on a new meaning. Fresh from her bruising battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it's time for a change of pace, not only personally and professionally but geographically. Moving to the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, she opens a unique private forensic pathology practice, one in which she and her colleagues-including Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy-offer expert crime-scene investigation and autopsy services to communities lacking local access to modern, competent death investigation technology. It seems like an ideal situation, until the new battles start-with local politicians, with entrenched interests, with someone whose covert attempts at sabotage are clearly meant to run Scarpetta out of town. And that's before the murders and other violent deaths even begin. A young man from a well-known family jumps off a water tower. A woman is found ritualistically murdered in her multimillion-dollar beach home. The body of an abused young boy is discovered dumped in a desolate marsh. Meanwhile, in distant New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible. Kay Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never a string of them as baffling, or as terrifying, as the ones confronting her now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names-and the pen may be poised towrite in her own. The first name in forensics. The last name in suspense. Once again, Patricia Cornwell proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall.

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Kay Scarpetta faces a string of the most baffling and terrifying crimes of her career, in Cornwell's extraordinary #1 "New York Times" bestseller. The "book of the dead" is the morgue log in which all cases are entered by hand. For Scarpetta, however, it is about to have a new meaning. Available in a tall Premium Edition.

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Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. And the death of a sixteen-year-old tennis star will usher in a string of murders more baffling—and terrifying—than any that have come before.

About the Author

Patricia Cornwell's most recent bestsellers include Red Mist, Port Mortuary, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper-Case Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortem-the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year-and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author.

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Judith Brink, July 28, 2009 (view all comments by Judith Brink)
Corn well is at her best in this spellbinding Scarpetta novel. There are changes happening in Scarpetta’s personal life some as dreadful as the bodies that are found. At first seemingly unrelated all the cases build to a shocking revelation. The story flows at a steady pace, keeping you turning the pages and trying to solve the crimes. A great read, I could not put it down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425216255
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Author:
nwell
Author:
Patricia Cor
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia D.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Women physicians
Subject:
Forensic pathologists
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
South carolina
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
A Scarpetta Novel
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
7.52x4.34x1.14 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 528 pages Berkley - English 9780425216255 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Kay Scarpetta faces a string of the most baffling and terrifying crimes of her career, in Cornwell's extraordinary #1 "New York Times" bestseller. The "book of the dead" is the morgue log in which all cases are entered by hand. For Scarpetta, however, it is about to have a new meaning. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
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Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. And the death of a sixteen-year-old tennis star will usher in a string of murders more baffling—and terrifying—than any that have come before.

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