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Cornwell, Patricia
 

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After working as a crime reporter for the Charlotte Observer, Patricia Cornwell landed a job with the Richmond Medical Examiner's office as a technical writer. Five years later she was a computer analyst in the same office. It was here that Kay Scarpetta was born. Post Mortem is the first book about Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and it is here that we are introduced to her niece, Lucy. The rest is history! Please add your thoughts on Miss Cornwell's work.



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Aggie - 07:06am Feb 9, 2008 PST(#353 of 363)
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ee cummings

I can't access it either.


Fran Hinkel - 01:42am May 17, 2008 PST(#354 of 363)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

I was surprised to see some of the stuff that is out there about Cornwell. Honestly, a lot of it sounds like hate postings.

I know I said I wouldn't get another hardcover book, but of course I did. In Book of the Dead, Cornwell further obliterates the characters. I don't even care about any of these people anymore. How Scarpetta keeps up her relationship with (gosh, he is in it so little I can't remember his name!) the boyfriend is beyond me. They act like they don't even know one another. I found some of the dialogue confusing, but that may be because my mind wanders a little when I"m reading it! In my opinion, it's a very rambling book, with some major character changes that just can't be fixed.


DeeGee - 11:43am May 17, 2008 PST(#355 of 363)
A birth certificate shows you were born. A death certificate shows you have died. A photo album shows you have lived.

Wow... I'm glad I'm not the only one... I started reading this.... and gave it back to my friend half way through...To say I was struggling is an understatement...


Chrebet - 06:54pm May 17, 2008 PST(#356 of 363)
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. - Charles Schultz

I haven't even bought the last book. Now that I think about it I might not have bought the last 2. If I can find it in the used book store I may pick them up since they will only be about a dollar. After that if I hate them it will only be a waste of my time. It's a shame how down hill her books have gone.


Fran Hinkel - 02:02am May 18, 2008 PST(#357 of 363)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

I know, I loved these books when they first came out and couldn't wait for the next one. Marino is just a pig now, Lucy is cold as ice and Benton may as well be dead for all the interaction they have. She's obviously tired of these characters.


DeeGee - 11:53am May 19, 2008 PST(#358 of 363)
A birth certificate shows you were born. A death certificate shows you have died. A photo album shows you have lived.

I switched over to K Reiches and K Slaughter.

I read the last one of Reiches in just over two days... enjoyed it greatly... I was hoping that Cornwell was "picking up" and returning to her old self...

apparently not, her latest is deader than one of her corpses.


Fran Hinkel - 02:35am Jun 10, 2008 PST(#359 of 363)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Yeah, that is what I hoped too, DeeGee, and how I am always suckered into buying the hardcover! It almost sounds to me like she is ending their story, even though she introduced a new character, Bull. Where oh where is Marino?


DeeGee - 12:24pm Jun 11, 2008 PST(#360 of 363)
A birth certificate shows you were born. A death certificate shows you have died. A photo album shows you have lived.

I tried with her last, but in the end gave it back to the friend that I borrowed it from. I moved on to Reichs and Slaughters newest and enjoyed them enormously.


Fran Hinkel - 02:46am Jun 20, 2008 PST(#361 of 363)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

I've read Bare Bones and Break No Bones by Reichs and did enjoy them - I will probably end up getting all of them. I've never read Slaughter - yet!


DeeGee - 06:56am Jun 21, 2008 PST(#362 of 363)
A birth certificate shows you were born. A death certificate shows you have died. A photo album shows you have lived.

Shes well worth reading Fran


Fran Hinkel - 01:23am Jul 2, 2008 PST(#363 of 363)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Thanks for the recommendation, DeeGee. I got a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble for my birthday, maybe I'll check out her titles!

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