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Author: Patricia Daniels Cornwell
ISBN13: 978-0816158645
Title: Postmortem (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
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Publisher: G K Hall & Co (January 1, 1994)
Pages: 422

Postmortem (G K Hall Large Print Book Series) by Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Patricia Daniels Cornwell. Charlotte, North Carolina has been dubbed "the hornet's nest of America", and with Charlotte as her simmering background, Patricia Cornwell propels us into the lives of a dynamic trio of heroes: Andy Brazil, an ambitious young reporter and volunteer cop; Police Chief Judy Hammer, the strong but troubled guardian of the law; and her deputy chief Virginia West, a ravishing beauty. She is the author of the Kay Scarpetta series, the Andy Brazil series, and the Winston Garano series. Библиографические данные. Hornet's nest G K Hall Large Print Book Series Andy Brazil Series (Выпуск 1).

Patricia Daniels Cornwell. In Richmond, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner of Virginia and consultant for the FBI, is in the midst of a late-night autopsy at the morgue when the call comes: Gault, the sadistic psychopath who has eluded capture for years, has struck again. Although the award-winning novel Postmortem was initially rejected by seven different publishers, once it was published in 1990 it became the only novel ever to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d'Adventure, in one year. From Potter's field THORNDIKE PRESS LARGE PRINT PAPERBACK SERIES Kay Scarpetta Series (Выпуск 6) Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers.

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by Patricia Daniels Cornwell. Published 1994 by . Hall in Thorndike, Me. Written in English. 422 p. (large print) ; Number of pages.

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Postmortem is a crime fiction novel by author Patricia Cornwell and is her debut novel. The first book of the Dr. Kay Scarpetta series, it received the 1991 Edgar Award for Best First Novel. The novel opens as Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia, receives an early-morning call from Sergeant Pete Marino, a homicide detective at the Richmond Police Department with whom Scarpetta has a tense working relationship.

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Dr. Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia, is determined to stop a serial killer, but has difficulty finding out what the victims had in common
Reviews: 7
I really did enjoy listening to this book so much that I couldn't wait to get back in the car and finish it but once it was over I kept thinking did I really like it that much or was I just ready for it to be over. I am torn on this one. I just can't make up mind on this one which is why I gave it 3 stars.

I found the bad guy very amazing up until the end and then I found him to be very underwhelming. I did love the science (well my idea of science) on both sides -- the computer side and the medical side. I also found her niece very annoying and felt they were tiptoeing around her about everything so she wouldn't get upset.

The narrator did a good job on the book and the characters and I have to admit I have heard other books in this series but I felt the author kept the characteristics of the characters that I enjoyed in some of the later books. They sounded like the characters I already knew except the character of Benton which I found this version different than all the other versions I have listened to.
Rereading this book of the first time in years (maybe even since it originally came out). I remember loving the series at first, but then getting disenchanted with it when the later books focused more on the main character and less on solving a crime. The first book still holds up, but is seriously dated. Dial-up modems, monochrome screens, pay-phones, etc.. Not that big deal for me (since I lived through that time), but I would imagine someone who hadn't would be turned off a bit. I'm probably going to continue with the series, hopefully farther that I got before.

Also listening to the Audible audio book edition of this book off & on, the narrator does a good job at the voices of the different characters. I'd recommend it if you're looking for an audio book.
Social habits were different in 1990 when Patricia Cornwell wrote her first Kay Scarpetta mystery, "Postmortem." Many people smoked cigarettes and writers used their smoking mannerisms as a way to show mood, boredom, fear, relaxation, anger, personal habits--the list is endless. These descriptions took up a lot of space and time in the novel, and today many readers find it tiring, especially when nearly every character lights up.

This is not a criticism of "Postmortem" because it was used by many writers of the time. There are other distractions in the story, however, such as the ever popular fixing and drinking cups of steaming coffee, the changing weather patterns predicting or underlining the action, and the inevitable sidekick that is experienced but prejudiced and annoying.

All of this said, Cornwell has developed a sophisticated, strong and educated character in Kay Scarpetta. As the newly appointed chief medical officer of Virginia, her autopsies are meticulous and she is relentless in finding the cause of death. Her appointed partner in the Richmond police force is detective Marino, who knows the beat but expresses stereotypical opinions of different types of people. He and Scarpetta annoy one another immediately. Annoying the reader is Marino's misuse of the most common verb in English. He always uses "was" whether the subject is singular or plural. It makes him look stupid which he is not, and he proves to be quite valuable to Scarpetta in the end.

The mystery is well detailed and informative as Cornwell has experience both in the Virginia medical examiner's office and as a volunteer police officer. The plot is exciting, but slowed by lengthy red herrings, and the end is out of the blue
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This is a good crime story. The characters are well presented. However, some things seem unusual. Some of the characters are in positions that are at the Commonwealth (State) level: the Commisioner, the Commonwealth Attorney and the Chief Medical Examiner, but the crimes and the police detective are at the city of Richmond level. Also, the Commonwealth Chief Medical Examiner gets involved with detective work at the city level and that seem odd. Plus the only police investigator is a mere city detective sergeant who works alone without a partner or task force to solve five murders by a serial killer. I know that the author has poetic license and it is a book of fiction but it be mor realistic.
I just read this book although it was written almost two decades ago. The author's very first novel. Now I know why she has been so successful - a lot of work and effort obviously went into writing a very good book.

Many current TV shows (CSI, NCIS, etc.) owe a great deal to Patricia Cornwell as her pathologist does what they now do without a lot of the science and computer aids of today. It is important to remember the timeframe when novels are written - don't read everything with your present-day biases (i.e way more smoking than today) and you will enjoy this novel a great deal more..

I found it interesting that she did not make the heroes or villains wholly good or bad. The characters were more complex that I expected. Well worth reading.
This is the fourth book in the Kay Scarpetta series that I've read having previously delved into "Body of Evidence", "From Potter's Field" and "Port Mortuary". I have flip-flopped from thinking that her writing is tedious to periods where I can't wait to see what happens next. Maybe she just needs a better editor.

But the fact is that I keep coming back. She knows how to tell a story and she is making the most out of her innovative slant on crime novels by bringing the reader into the story from the point of view of a Chief Medical Examiner. A good franchise to have.

This first of the Kay Scarpetta series has a freshness that is missing in some of her later books. It was like discovering a new writer, even though this book was released in 1991. The reader meets characters that recur in the later books. It's almost like watching a television series with a set cast of characters.

Yeah, I came back because despite the flaws I suppose Patricia Cornwell has my number.