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The First Scarpetta Collection: Postmortem / Body of Evidence #2020

The First Scarpetta Collection: Postmortem / Body of Evidence By Patricia Cornwell The First Scarpetta Collection Postmortem Body of Evidence Fans of Patricia Cornwell the number one megastar who virtually invented the forensic thriller will rejoice to see her first two novels Postmortem and Body of Evidence united in this much anticipa
  • Title: The First Scarpetta Collection: Postmortem / Body of Evidence
  • Author: Patricia Cornwell
  • ISBN: 9780743255806
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The First Scarpetta Collection: Postmortem / Body of Evidence By Patricia Cornwell Fans of Patricia Cornwell, the number one megastar who virtually invented the forensic thriller, will rejoice to see her first two novels, Postmortem and Body of Evidence, united in this much anticipated omnibus volume Hugely successful when they were first published, these are the two novels that brought Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta to the book reading wFans of Patricia Cornwell, the number one megastar who virtually invented the forensic thriller, will rejoice to see her first two novels, Postmortem and Body of Evidence, united in this much anticipated omnibus volume Hugely successful when they were first published, these are the two novels that brought Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta to the book reading world They are presented here complete and unabridged Postmortem A serial killer is on the loose in Richmond, Virginia Three women have died, brutalized and strangled in their own bedrooms There is little pattern the killer appears to strike at random but always early on Saturday mornings When Chief Medical Examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta is awakened at 2 33 A.M she knows the news is bad there is a fourth victim, and she fears now for those who may follow unless she finds the forensic evidence that can break the case But not everyone wants her help Not everyone is pleased to see a woman in this powerful job Someone may even want to ruin her career and reputation before she can find the killer Body of Evidence A reclusive writer is dead, and her final manuscript has disappeared Someone is stalking Beryl Madison Someone who spies on her and makes threatening, obscene phone calls Terrified, Beryl flees to Key West but eventually she must return to her Richmond home The very night she arrives, Beryl inexplicably invites her killer inside Thus begins for Dr Kay Scarpetta the investigation of a crime that is as convoluted as it is bizarre Why would Beryl open the door to someone who would brutally slash and then neatly decapitate her Did she know her killer Adding to the intrigue is Beryl s enigmatic relationship with a prizewinning author and the disappearance of her own manuscript As Scarpetta retraces Beryl s footsteps, an investigation that begins in the laboratory with microscopes and lasers leads her deep into a nightmare that soon becomes her own.
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      Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, in 1990 while working as a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia Postmortem, was the first bona fide forensic thriller It paved the way for an explosion of entertainment featuring in all things forensic across film, television and literature Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d Aventure prize the first book ever to claim all these distinctions in a single year To date, Cornwell s books have sold some 100 million copies in thirty six languages in over 120 countries She s authored twenty nine New York Times bestsellers.Patricia s novels center primarily on medical examiner Kay Scarpetta along with her tech savvy niece Lucy and fellow investigator Pete Marino Celebrating 25 years, these characters have grown into an international phenomenon, winning Cornwell the Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author, the Gold Dagger Award, the RBA Thriller Award, and the Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her contributions to literary and artistic development Fox 2000 bought the rights to Kay Scarpetta Working with producer Liz Friedman, Marvel s Jessica Jones and fellow Marvel EP and Twilight Saga scribe Melissa Rosenberg to develop the film and find Scarpetta a home on the big screen After earning her degree in English from Davidson College in 1979, she began working at the Charlotte Observer Cornwell received widespread attention and praise for her series of articles on prostitution and crime in downtown Charlotte From the Charlotte Observer, Cornwell moved to a job with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia a post she would later bestow upon the fictional Kay Scarpetta When not writing from her Boston home, Patricia tirelessly researches cutting edge forensic technologies to include in her work Her interests span outside the literary Patricia co founded of the Conservation Scientist Chair at the Harvard University Art Museums She appears as a forensic consultant on CNN and serves as a member of Harvard affiliated McLean Hospital s National Council, where she advocates for psychiatric research She s helped fund the ICU at Cornell s Animal Hospital, the scientific study of a Confederate submarine, the archaeological excavation of Jamestown, and a variety of law enforcement charities Patricia is also committed to funding scholarships and literacy programs Her advice to aspiring authors Start writing And don t take no for an answer Social and Digital Outletspatriciacornwell facebook patriciar twitter 1pcornwell instagram 1pcornwell Other areas of expertise interestsForensics Forensic Technologies Ballistics Weapons Explosives Pathology Autopsies Crime Historical and Unsolved Criminal Cases Jack The Ripper Helicopter Piloting Suba Diving Archaeological Excavation Experience

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    1. As with all Cornwell novels, a chiller In the second novel in the Scarpetta collection the first being Postmortem , Dr Kay Scarpetta gets tangled up in the murder and life of romance novelist Beryl Madison, only to find the killer becoming her own nightmare.Body of Evidence is an easy to read thriller with compelling details about forensic pathology At times the detail can become overwhelming, but in the end it adds to the richness of the research behind the killings Nothing seems fabricated and [...]


    2. Dr Kay Scarpetta ist erst seit kurzem die Leiterin der Gerichtsmedizin im Fall eines mehrfachen Frauenm rders, der in Virginia sein Unwesen treibt Doch pl tzlich werden die Untersuchung ges rt Als ein weiterer Mord geschieht, will Dr Scarpetta dem T ter eine Falle stellen.Ich bin im Moment total auf der Schiene Krimi und Thriller her damit Also bin ich ber Kay Scarpetta gestolpert Eine sehr lange Reihe aber ich war sehr neugierig Kaum angefangen hat mich Kay in ihrem Bann gezogen Nat rlich merkt [...]


    3. Being the CSI freak that I am, I don t know why I never read the Scarpetta books before perhaps a bandwagon I was letting pass by, I don t know.But, being home sick, and not in the mood for trashy romance, I went trashy crime Fast read, a little outdated with the advances made in DNA technology, but if you re going to read a series, I guess its best to start in the beginning.Update now that I ve finished both books, I m downgrading this from three stars to two stars For a highly educated woman, [...]


    4. So far, I am amazed at how much smoking goes on in public places, and how technology was so primitive Typing in commands on the computer, the scarcity of computers, and using a phone booth to make calls away from home or office.Postmortem was written in 1990 I remember in my own life, when we were visiting colleges in 1997 and 98, that the dorms were just then being wired for personal computers, and that it was a big deal By the time we were visiting again in 2003,issuing cell phones to each stu [...]


    5. This book was two books in one The first story was okay but seemed rushed to me The second was much better until the end Again, it seemed rushed and just ended Towards the end, the main character, Dr Kay Scarpetta, started in my opinion making stupid decisions I mean really, her ex boyfriend who has already been caught lying to her in the earlier part of the book, shows up and tells her a story and Bam just like that notice she didn t dial the phone , she believes him enough to let him stay in h [...]


    6. I just finished reading this book I didn t think I would like it from a medical examiner s point of view, but it took me most of the way through to figure out the killer and what happened was summed up in the end I was completely surprised I like her writing and the plot line I really didn t know what to think of the old love interest who comes along in the story and was surprised at the end about him Read this if you like mysteries with women investigators and plots that don t spell it out for [...]


    7. This was the second book in my list of required reads on my class roster And it was a breath of icy crisp air Beginning The the mind of scarpetta, right before the call to the first murder scene Right up until the end you wonder or at least i do who the killer could be Is it someone we know Is it a complete stranger Is is a woman is it a man nothing is for sure until the very end And even then you are left in amazment Patricia Cornwell has my respect, I have never seen an author make me feel in [...]


    8. This is actually a collection of two books, I only completed Omnibus Postmortem While this isn t a genre that I partake in very often, I found this book engaging enough to finish so really I would give it 2.5 or 2.75 starts I suppose I just don t have the taste for some of the gore that accompanies many murder mysteries I did get a kick out of the very vintage computer technology that was used through out the book Sigh, we ve come a long way since then, tee hee.


    9. Audio CD I read these books when they originally were published Forgot that Kay Scarpetta used to smoke, she and Marino weren t friends in the beginning and Lucy was quite young Enjoyed the second time around also


    10. A good goose bump kinda read if you don t want to think With as much running around as I have been doing these were just right I like this main character and will read of her






    11. I watch and read so much about homicide investigations that I can always guess who the killer is, but this book had me on my toes all the way through Great character development as well.



    12. Pretty good introduction to Dr Scarpetta Entertaining and although there were some jumps in logic that didn t quite make sense at times, overall it was a fun read





    13. Everyone knows I like forensic stuff this is just a forensic version of the popcorn mystery thriller I ve only read the two books, but they seem formulaic, but with some ok twists and turns.




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