The Bone Bed

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2012 - Fiction - 463 pages
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A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist's disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.

When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI forensic psychologist and husband, Benton Wesley, have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel.

This is Kay Scarpetta as you have never seen her before. The Bone Bed is a must read for any fan of this series, or an ideal starting point for new readers.

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Maybe she is getting tired of writing about Scarpetta. - Goodreads
And ultimately, the plot was tenuous at best. - Goodreads
The story lines and Kay Scarpetta suffered for it. - Goodreads
Disjointedness of plot. - Goodreads
These are rules of writing. - Goodreads
Plot taking half the book to get going. - Goodreads

Review: The Bone Bed (Kay Scarpetta #20)

User Review  - Katrina - Goodreads

Another good instalment of the cases of Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Lots of twists and turns and definitely didn't have the murderer identified until the very end. Lots of detail, but not so much as to bog down the progress of the story. An interesting page turner. Read full review

Review: The Bone Bed (Kay Scarpetta #20)

User Review  - Pennyboller - Goodreads

The story only got going halfway through. It's not as good as her earlier Scarpetta books Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Patricia Cornwell's most recent bestsellers include Red Mist, Port Mortuary, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper--Case Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortem--the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year--and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime
novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author.

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