A serial killer is stalking Virginia’s young lovers, taking their lives and taunting police with a single clue: a jack of hearts. For two years, the meaning of this card has eluded FBI investigators. But as Scarpetta begins searching the victims’ remains for microscopic clues, she begins to suspect that someone in the FBI knows more about the murderer.
Flesh and bone: investigate more of Kay Scarpetta's forensic cases.
©1992 Patricia D. Cornwell (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC
My husband & I have listened to a number of the Scarpetta novels & this was 1 of my favorites! Plenty of mystery, but not so much gore as in later books. An excellent book to listen to on a long journey.
This might be ok but it is an old book and is irrelevant by today's standards
In my top five for sure.
I like that the storyline was simple and easy to follow.
I just like her narration in general.
I would recommend this to anyone into mystery and detective novels. It has a similar feel to the Patterson Women's Murder Club series, which I loved!
I love this author. I have readand listened to lots of her books. I haven't listened to them in ordered of date published but it hasn't mattered. It's interesing to hear about characters iin the earlier books and learn how/why they've evolved as they have!
I have actually gone to the internet while reading/listening to a Scarpetta novel and looking things! I've learned lots!
The story was ok but seemed to drag a little bit. This could be because there were multiple books in the series and this is the only one I listened to. I was a bit turned off by the bad language. It just seemed pointless to me. I would rather have some kind of warning that the author has such a small vocabulary that they can't write a book without the use of fowl language.
The book kind of dragged on and on.
This book was not as interesting or exciting as previous books by Patricia Cornwell.
I think the only saving grace of this book was C.J. Critt. She always does a great job. She does differentiate the characters well. I also enjoy her narrations in the Stephanie Plum books.
Not really. I'll look at other reviews before purchasing.
This was a sale book at $4.95...I'm wondering if it was on sale because it didn't do too well at the regular price.
I did not remember that I had read this book when it was first published, long before I discovered audiobooks. The reader, C J Critt, is an excellent reader, but I am so familiar with her from her outstanding work on Janet Evanovich's books, that the voices just do not work for me on this murder mystery. I stopped listening on disc 1. Listen to a sample first before buying.
As I remember the book and plot, it's pretty good, from when the Scarpetta series was still fresh and good.
Yes. Gripping story.
Yes. You never knew what wouldcome next.
Yes. She is Dr. Scarpetta to me.
No. Never have that much time.
Keep Dr. Scarpetta read by C. J. Critt coming.
Always on the hunt for new characters/authors so this was a good find. I will definitely be getting more of Scarpetta.
Maybe in time once I have finished my other books
It kept me entranced because just as you thought you figured it out, you were wrong
All That Remains
I enjoyed it a lot
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