Port Mortuary: Scarpetta

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Penguin, Nov 30, 2010 - Fiction - 512 pages
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The world's bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell presents an extraordinary novel in which Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could ruin her professionally-and personally.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Quite a homecoming for Dr. Kay Scarpetta after her six months at Dover Air Force Base—a corpse back in Cambridge that seems to have been locked away in a mortuary still alive.The man who died a block ... Read full review

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I loved it. Nice progression of characters. Some background we did not know. Marino (the big ox) continues to heal. I wish Kay would see through that lump of a husband she has. He is about as interesting as library paste. Hope to see more Lucy in future books as she is one complex character. The book was everything I wanted. I am not a critic or an expert, just one of the reading public. But we buy the books not critics. I Believe Patricia is writing for us (her public) and does not worry about the others. Stated another way she is intellectually honest not a panderer. 

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About the author (2010)

Patricia Cornwell is considered one of the world's bestselling crime writers. Her intrepid medical examiner Kay Scarpetta first appeared on the scene in 1990 with Postmortem—the only novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure 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. Ms. Cornwell's work is translated into 36 languages across more than 50 countries.

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