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
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
I'd heard of Cornwall's Scarpetta series but never tried one. This was an Audible special offer so thought I'd give it a try. It's book 3 in the series but I don't think I missed too much by not having read the first two. I'll probably proceed in order from this point. Interesting story and characters. Narration was not as good, but not so bad as to keep me from listening to others by Critt.
I have only recently been introduced to P Cornwell. I lived in Richmond for several years so I had heard of her but had never read anything of hers before. I am glad I picked her up. Her characters are believable to me.
This so far, is my favorite of her first 3. I definitely see her picking up steam as she goes along.
I am a longtime Cornwell fan, but this book was terribly disappointing. I am not entirely sure if it was the narrator or the storyline that fell so short. Obviously this was written a number of years ago and Cornwell has improved over time and her characters are much more developed. What do I remember about this book...Marino was a slob who cleaned up his act. Spend your time on other more intriguing books.
I would not recommend this audio book. The story was tired - how does the chief medical examiner of a large city lead investigations? Regardless, while the narrator did use inflections in her speaking, it was boring. Little if any distinguishing voices for each character... there were times I spaced out because the reading did little to keep my attention.
I'm not sure - I don't pay attention to the narrator unless they are really poor.
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