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Post-Mortem | [Patricia Cornwell]

Post-Mortem

Richmond, Virginia: a serial killer is on the loose. Dr Kay Scarpetta is called in to help track the killer.
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Publisher's Summary

Richmond, Virginia: a serial killer is on the loose. Dr Kay Scarpetta is called in to help track the killer. The first book in the internationally bestselling Kay Scarpetta series.

©1990 Patricia Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.

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    Debbie 06/02/2014
    Debbie 06/02/2014

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    "Good listen but more technical than Bones"

    Patricia Cornwell writes in a technical way that doesn't detract from a good storyline. Her lead is Dr Kay Scarpetta. This is the first book in the series with a storyline of women being tied up and murdered in their own homes. No useful evidence is found, someone is leaking information to the press and Kay's department comes under suspicion to the point that she starts to doubt her own capabilities.
    An enjoyable listen in the car for a long journey. Lorelei King is an excellent choice to narrate and she give body to the characters.

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    PPod 11/10/2013
    PPod 11/10/2013 Member Since 2012

    I started listening to audiobooks at night during bouts of insomnia. I enjoy crime fiction, interesting biographies but will try anything.

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    "Dated but still a good story"

    I read this some years ago and really enjoyed it. I enjoyed listening to it again, although the science has moved on a bit. In some ways this detracted from the story but taken at face value, I really enjoyed it again. Wish Patricia Cornwell hadn't started using a weird tense to phrase her more recent books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 30/06/2013
    Mrs 30/06/2013 Member Since 2012

    Teaching Assistant and busy mum who loves books but never finds the time to sit down and read. Now I don't have to! Pure decadence!

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    "Poor ending."

    Good introduction to characters, and excellent story but the whole thing was let down by the ending. It just felt rushed and disjointed and was a major disappointment. However I am not put off, and shall continue with the second book in the series in the hope that the endings improve.

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    Annie Scotland 27/08/2012
    Annie Scotland 27/08/2012 Member Since 2009

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    "A good listen"

    Having listened to male voices reading up until this point, I at first found it difficult to get used to the female voice and found this a bit distracting. However, as time went on, I overcame this and the result was a terrific read with lots of clues and guessing as the book progresses. A real good read, well worth purchasing.

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    Jay Dagenham, United Kingdom 19/08/2012
    Jay Dagenham, United Kingdom 19/08/2012
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    "Great"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book, the narrator's voice was a bit irritating after awhile. The story line was very intense, easy enough to follow without lagging behind.
    It was easy to get into & the descriptions was quite easy to pick up making you feel you were there.

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    23/08/14
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    "It held my attention"
    What did you love best about Post-Mortem?

    Easy to listen to. It held my interest throughout.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Main protagonist. They were in every scene.


    What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Clear diction.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I did not like the detailing of torture during rape. I thought that gratuitous violence and not necessary detail. Not to my taste. I give it 5 stars because there is no 4.5 rating.

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  • Brenda
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    13/03/13
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    "An Interesting Twist"

    It kept me guessing “who dunnit” through to the end. The plot would be good for a movie thriller.

    A missing piece to the overall performance is that the narrator’s voice was a bit bland which unfortunately didn’t help to build the tension.

    Not a must read, but a good way to pass the time.

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