The Bone Bed

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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Fiction - 603 pages
39 Reviews
In Alberta, Canada, an eminent paleontologist disappears from a dinosaur dig site, and at the Cambridge Forensic Center, Kay Scarpetta receives a grisly communication that gives her a dreadful reason to suspect this may become her next case. Then, with shocking speed, events begin to unfold.
A body recovered from Boston Harbor reveals bizarre trace evidence hinting of a link to other unsolved cases that seem to have nothing in common. Who is behind all this? And whom can Scarpetta trust? Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI agent husband, Benton Wesley, are both unhappy with her because of personnel changes at the CFC, and her niece Lucy has become even more secretive than usual. Scarpetta fears she just may be on her own this time--against an enormously powerful and cunning enemy who seems impossible to defeat.

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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.