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Author: Sheila Hart,Patricia Cornwell
ISBN13: 978-1561005451
Title: Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta)
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Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Bookcassette; Unabridged edition (December 1, 1993)

Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta) by Sheila Hart,Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell's experience as a prize-winning crime reporter and in the Virginia chief medical examiner's office inform these br. The Patricia Cornwell CD Audio Treasury: All That Remains, Cruel & Unusual (Kay Scarpetta, by Patricia Cornwell · Kate Burton. Two great Patricia Cornwell audio titles for the price of one. All that Remains and Cruel and Unusual. Patricia Cornwell reads from three of her finest titles featuring Dr. Kay Scarpetta as a feisty and engaging murder mystery heroine. Included in this collection are Cruel and Unusual, All That Remains and Body of Evidence. At Risk, The Front (Winston Garano, #2).

Patricia Cornwell delivers the newest engrossing thriller in her high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Depraved Heart: Void of social duty and fatally bent on mischief. Heart-stopping, paranoia-fueled, propulsively readable, viscerally suspenseful, disconcertingly shift. ornwell’s demonic plot shifts and changes almost page by page, so the reader’s spun round not knowing what to believ. his intense rush of a mystery will keep you guessing up until the very scary conclusion.

Cornwell, Patricia - Kay Scarpetta 04 - Cruel and Unusual. Cornwell, Patricia - Kay Scarpetta 07 - Cause of Death. Cornwell, Patricia - Kay Scarpetta 05 - The Body Farm. Cornwell, Patricia - Kay Scarpetta 03 - All that Remains. Cornwell, Patricia - Kay Scarpetta 06 - From Potter's Field. Cornwell, Patricia - Kay Scarpetta 10 - Black Notice (b. almdoc. Cornwell, Patricia - Kay Scarpetta 08 - Unnatural Exposure (c.

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The first case of Kay Scarpetta, the coroner who made the fortune of the American writer Patricia Cornwell, starts in the rain. The population of Richmond is upset about the presence of a serial killer who first rapes his victims, and then he strangles them in their bedrooms. Mom always had Cornwell paperbacks strewn about the hou Kay Scarpetta books, like Alex Cross books and anything . Andrews wrote, are books I grew up seeing around the house but mostly stayed away from. 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.

Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries) by Cornwell, Patricia. Author: Cornwell, Patricia. Notes: Item in very good condition! Condition: Very Good. Condition is Very Good. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. Lovely gently read and displayed copy. Dustjacket has mylar cover.

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Main Cornwell, Patricia - Kay Scarpetta 01 - Postmortem. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. Cornwell, Patricia - Kay Scarpetta 02 - Body of Evidence. File: LIT, 309 KB. 2.

Four women with nothing in common, united only in death. Four brutalized victims of a brilliant monster - a "Mr. Nobody," moving undetected through a paralyzed city, leaving behind a gruesome trail of carnage. . . but few clues. With skilled hands, an unerring eye and the latest advances in forensic research, the unrelenting female medical examiner - Kay Scarpetta - is determined to unmask a maniac. But someone is trying to sabotage Kay's investigation from the inside. And worse yet, someone wants her dead. . . The first Kay Scarpetta mystery is sure to keep you riveted to your tape player. Patricia D. Cornwell is also the author of "Body of Evidence," "All That Remains," and "Cruel and Unusual" - all of which are available on unabridged Bookcassette.
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
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.