Cause of Death

Kay Scarpetta Series, Book 7
Narrated by: C. J. Critt
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (264 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's New Year's Eve, the final night of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, and another poor soul has turned up dead. Ted Eddings, a scuba diver and investigative reporter who was a favorite at the medical examiner's office, is found 30 feet below the Elizabeth River's icy surface. Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner for the state of Virginia, can't help but wonder why she received a phone call from someone reporting the death before the police were notified. Was Eddings probing the frigid depths of the Inactive Ship Yard for a story or simply diving for sunken trinkets? With the advent of a second murder - this one hitting even closer to home - the case envelops Scarpetta, her niece Lucy, and Police Captain Pete Marino in a world where both cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned detective work are critical offensive weapons. Together, they follow the trail of violence to its forbidding and unexpected source.

©1996 Cornwell Entertainment (P)2002, 2017 New Millennium Entertainment / Phoenix Books

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Love Scarpetta

always love this series... excellent story line... I will continue to read Patricia Cornwells books.

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Great

I love these series. Great writing. I have been a fan of Patria Cornwall for years.

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Great read

Patricia Cornwell, C.J. Critt, and Kay Scarpetta, in all the world, are three 3 better people?

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Disappointing

My first book by this author. Not a fan of her writing style. Story was nowhere close to believable (or even interesting) and the reader had a voice that grated on my nerves and made every minute excruciating.

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ahhh! over too soon!

i love thia series, but wasn't prepared for the quick ending! Guess I have to the next one!

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Love it.

I absolute love it!! Go Doctor Kay! A little different than the rest of the books. But it was so good!

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PC can really build tension. Before cell phones.

Nice character involvement. Brilliant teamwork.
Dr. Kay shows us how to use patience and knowledge, teamwork and planning to create a clever ending.

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I imagine a different voice for Benton and Mario. Might be worth considering more carefully

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Good Kay Scarpetta book!

Good Kay Scarpetta book! I really enjoy this series. It helps the time pass as I drive.

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Very Disappointing.

Narration was awful. Her voice made Kay out to be a 70 year old lady. Story was ridiculous and unrealistic. She's a medical examiner - not a cop. I couldn't finish it.