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Postmortem
Postmortem | Patricia Cornwell
Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it's being sabotaged from within and someone wants her dead.
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Blaire
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“I‘ll be lucky if I can find a juror who can spell DNA.” Oh how times have changed. One of the fun things about this book is reading about the tech they were relying on, the newness of dna, and electronic databases, and jurors who wouldn‘t be aware of these methods. Clearly pre-CSI. #suspenseclassic

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Blaire
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Reading this page-turner of a crime novel at my favorite book store. A nice respite after having woken up at 5 to work. Happy Friday!!

Suet624 Happy Friday! 4d
Bianca It looks lovely. Happy Friday! 4d
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70-2019 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (re-read)
Its been at least 15 years since I first read this book. My plan is to read the whole series so I am starting from the beginning. Still enjoyed it, I'm surprised there hasn't been a TV show based on these books yet.

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CBee
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Discussion post from @ljuliel 😁♥️
“Can you name an author that‘s an immediate purchase when they release a new book, plus you‘ve read every other book they‘ve written already?”
I devoured every single book in the Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell (years ago). These books are what got me so hooked on the mystery/thriller genre, and the emphasis on forensic science is KILLER (no pun intended 😂).
#KeepLitsyActive

ljuliel Very good, Cydney. It‘s always nice when you find one book you like a lot, then find out there are several others with the same characters ! 2mo
CBee @ljuliel agreed! Kay Scarpetta will always have a special place in my heart. Good stuff! 2mo
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intothehallofbooks
Post-Mortem | Patricia Cornwell
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Great to finally meet Kay Scarpetta!! Patricia Cornwell is a trailblazer for other authors wanting to write crimes, forensics, procedurals 🙌🏻 Scarpetta reminds me slightly of Sara Linton from K. Slaughter‘s Grant County Series. This is an okay thriller, compared to some more present-day series that I love. Outdated in terms of technology, language (😳), and taking care of a child but a solid female-driven crime story nonetheless.

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intothehallofbooks
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MaceyT15 Love the Scarpetta series...well, the first dozen or so are wonderful. They start to trickle in a different direction after so many 3mo
TrishB @MaceyT15 agree totally! 3mo
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Liatrek
Post-Mortem | Patricia Cornwell
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I think I‘ve got my October TBR pile ready for the #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter can‘t wait for next month 😊
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Clwojick I have had Stalking Jack the Ripper on my TBR forever! I love the cover of it. I just recently see. It available on CloudLibrary so I might read it in October too 🙌🏻 4mo
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AshleyC816
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I enjoyed this one a lot! It was smart and moved quickly. There was a good mystery and I enjoyed how the relationship between the lead and the cop developed. Will definitely pick up the next one!

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I'm revisiting an old favorite series. The audio version was so-so. The story held me to the end and reminded me why I liked the series. On to the next one!

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TheWintergarden
Post-Mortem | Patricia Cornwell
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I really like Patricia Cornwell's first book. 5 ⭐

TrishB If you‘re at the beginning they‘re great for a good while yet! 12mo
WhatThePuck @TrishB Agreed! I don't know if I could read any of her books while cooking meat. 🤢😂 12mo
TrishB @WhatThePuck I‘m vege so it‘s all fine 😁 12mo
TheWintergarden @WhatThePuck @TrishB Well that's my lovely daughter the carnivore cooking. And the family informed me a while ago, that if I start making vegan lasagna they are leaving. 🤣 12mo
TrishB @TheWintergarden my kids are vege too (their choice - one aged 9 one 19 when they decided!) hubby still eats meat 😁 12mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I like to read tough female detectives or investigators in my crime novels. Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta is talented, strong-minded and fiercely independent. I remember devouring this series and this sparked off my interest in forensics science in fictions.
#readingresolutions #fierce

Reggie I used to love these books. 2y
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Michelle_mck
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Not sure why but get like reading/audio listening to this one, first read it in 1995!!! WTF!! Haven't read a Kay Scarpetta in years but hey I'm going with it

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MrBook
Postmortem | Patricia Cornwell
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Today's author spotlight: Patricia Cornwell! She's a descendant of Harriet Beecher Stowe. After her father walked out on the family, Billy Graham took them in. She has conducted an ongoing self-funded project to show that painter Walter Sickert was Jack the Ripper. For this effort, she has been deeply criticized, particularly by the British art world, and has dealt with attacks against her reputation and sanity! #AuthorPotpourri #TheMoreYouKnow

mcipher Wow! Had no idea about any if those facts. She's an interesting person. 2y
Sha0102 I love her Scarpetta series. 2y
Liatrek This book was recommended by friend I need to bump it up on my TBR pile. 2y
Smangela Whoa, now I need to look more into her theory 😳😳 2y
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saguarosally
Postmortem | Patricia Cornwell
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Looks like I somehow bought the first edition of Patricia Cornwell's first book. Is that lucky or something? Time to get some reading on!

julesG Cornwell's books were among the first I read in English. I still remember the East-German book shop assistant's look when I placed my order for the next one in the series. It was the mid-90s and she looked at teenage-me as if I was an alien. I was among the first generation of pupils to learn English as the first foreign language, everyone before me had started with Russian. So the assistant's astonishment was understandable. 😊 3y
saguarosally @julesG And now you use English to make literary friends on Litsy! 👍👍👍 3y
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Sheenah684
Postmortem | Patricia Cornwell
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Only now being introduced to Kay Scarpetta.

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JeansBookshelf
Postmortem | Patricia Cornwell

I tried to read this book a long while ago but I could never get into it. I've had it on my to-read list for over a year and just started it again yesterday. This time I'm enjoying it even though I'm only 16% through it. 😊
#readcrimefiction

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Lizpixie
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#photoadaynov16 #day11 #publishedinthe90s This was published in 1990 and I've been collecting her since. Her early work anyway, much of her latest work is not good, I don't know what happened but it happens to a lot of writers who continue a series past where they should. But her first 10-11 Scarpetta novels are fantastic. As you can see, this one has been much loved since I bought it 26yrs ago.

BookInMyHands My aunt got me hooked on this series- it was so good for awhile, and then it really wasn't. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I remember reading the first five or six of this series and enjoyed them very much. 3y
sisilia Oowww I was a Scarpetta fan, too... until Cornwell changed to third person point of view and it went downhill from there. 3y
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sisilia Cruel and Unusual is the crazy one. I remember I read it in one sitting and I finished it at 4 in the morning. I couldn't sleep afterwards, was even too scared to go to the bathroom by myself 😜 3y
TrishB I agree, I carry on reading them hoping the good stuff will return. Sadly it hasn't yet. 3y
JulieAnn I agree! I loved them until Blow Fly and then it went extremely downhill. And why does Lucy age but Scarpetta doesn't??? 3y
Dragon I agree @JulieAnn I just read Depraved Heart and was trying to think how old Kay is , wasn't she around 50 in the first books? She was a lawyer and a physician with a specialty, how many years of schooling? 3y
Dragon I think you are so right @Lizpixie about her early and later books. 3y
minkyb I totally agree @Lizpixie I vividly remember how excited I was to read a new Scarpetta. I haven't kept up in quite some time. 3y
JulieAnn @Dragon Yes! And Lucy was like 10 in the first book and in her late 20s when I stopped reading them. Yet Kay was still in her early 50s or so when she started out in her later 40s I don't think it ever states her age exactly but it's a topic of conversation between me and my sister all the time. We find it very amusing. I don't know about the schooling. Maybe she started early or flew through because she's super intelligent. 3y
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BookClubShmookClub
Postmortem | Patricia Cornwell
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Our latest podcast episode is about the first half of Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell- a book I'd read when I was probably too young for it (with this cover!) and was happy to revisit! We talk about the wave of forensic entertainment it ushered in and dig into the plot. Search 'Book Club Shmook Club' in your podcast app for the episode!

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Haven't read a mystery/thriller in a while. I really enjoyed this book and was hooked from the beginning. I enjoyed the fact that the main character is the chief medical examiner because I feel like in many thrillers/mysteries I read the protagonist is a cop. Cannot wait to read more from Patricia Cornwell and this series.

BookClubShmookClub I'm excited to read more too! It ended up being more than just a standard paperback page-turner, I'm reading it right now and loving it. 3y
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Lizpixie
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Im making today Crime Writer Appreciation Day, I've started with Agatha Christie, now its Patricia Cornwall (mainly her early work).Scarpetta is a medical examiner in Virginia. She gets a call to go to a scene of a strangling, and must use science & an officer she dislikes to solve the crime.4⭐️

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