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    • Postmortem

    • A Scarpetta Novel
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,414
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,090
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,090

    Four young women have been found murdered—tortured and strangled in their own beds—all victims of the same brilliant monster. Using a skilled hand and the latest technology in forensic medicine, Kay Scarpetta begins the process of gathering the microscopic clues the latest battered body has to give.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Forgot how much I loved the old Scarpetta novels

    • By Janie on 03-29-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Body of Evidence

    • A Scarpetta Novel
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,007

    Late one night Beryl Madison turns off her burglar alarm, puts down her gun and opens her door to the man who has stalked and terrorized her for months. Hours later, her brutally mutilated body lies in the city morgue. As Scarpetta begins searching for the microscopic clues to the killer’s identity, one question keeps nagging her: why did Beryl let him in?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well writen & performed. Kept me guessing .

    • By Ray on 12-01-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Chaos

    • A Scarpetta Novel
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,660
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,484
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,482

    In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, 26-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning - except the weather is perfectly clear, with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center's director and chief, decides at the scene that this is no accidental act of God. Her investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Another chance, another disappointment.

    • By Lonna on 11-24-16

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Depraved Heart

    • A Scarpetta Novel, Book 23
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,818
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,655
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,648

    Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a suspicious death scene when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages and seems to be from her computer-genius niece, Lucy. But how can it be? It's clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost 20 years ago. As Scarpetta watches she begins to learn frightening secrets about her niece. That film clip and others sent soon after raise dangerous legal implications that increasingly isolate Scarpetta and leave her confused, worried, and not knowing where to turn.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A train wreck you can't look away from.

    • By GH on 10-29-15

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Unnatural Exposure

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 959
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 657
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 650

    The body of an elderly woman is found dismembered in a Virginia landfill. Scarpetta initially believes the clues mirror that of a serial killer she's tracked before. But upon further investigation, she discovers puzzling pox-like erruptions on the woman's body that, perhaps, point in another direction.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • narrator

    • By Donna on 07-12-07

    Regular price: $16.95

    • Cruel and Unusual

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 781
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 662

    When an executed murderer’s fingerprints turn up at a new crime scene, Kay Scarpetta investigates. Prepare for the kind of riveting suspense this best-selling author delivers so well.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting

    • By Gloria on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Cause of Death

    • Kay Scarpetta Series, Book 7
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Shawn Hensger on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Dust

    • Kay Scarpetta, Book 21
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,458
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,275
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,269

    After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Exhausted and ill, she's recovering at home when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field. The victim, a graduate student named Gail Shipman, is oddly draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Way too much angst

    • By Cindy on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $33.60

    • Ripper

    • The Secret Life of Walter Sickert
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Mary Stuart Masterson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 497
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 420
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 418

    Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London. But the ghoulish nature of his art - as well as extensive evidence - points to another name, one that's left its bloody mark on the pages of history: Jack the Ripper. Cornwell has collected never-before-seen archival material - including a rare mortuary photo, personal correspondence and a will with a mysterious autopsy clause - and applied cutting-edge forensic science to open an old crime to new scrutiny.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I thought this was a new book.

    • By Stephanie on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • All That Remains

    • A Scarpetta Novel
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 993
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 986

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good early one...

    • By karen on 01-10-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Flesh and Blood

    • A Scarpetta Novel, Book 22
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,427
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,261
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,266

    It's Dr. Kay Scarpetta's birthday, and she's about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids' game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there's been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Series badly needs to change focus

    • By GH on 11-25-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Port Mortuary

    • A Scarpetta Novel
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Burton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,182
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 619
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 633

    In this fast-paced story, a treacherous path from Scarpetta's past merges with the high tech highway she now finds herself on. We travel back to the beginning of her professional career, when she enlisted in the Air Force to pay off her medical school debt and found herself ensnared in a gruesome case of what seemed to be vicious, racially motivated hate crimes against two Americans in South Africa.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • once again angry

    • By teresa gooch ross on 12-09-10

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Trace

    • A Scarpetta Novel
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 712
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 417

    In Trace, Kay Scarpetta travels to Richmond, Virginia, at the odd behest of the recently appointed Chief Medical Examiner, who claims that he needs her help to solve a perplexing crime. When she arrives, however, Scarpetta finds that nothing is as she expected: her former lab is in the final stages of demolition; the inept chief isn't the one who requested her after all; her old assistant chief has developed personal problems that he won't reveal; and a glamorous FBI agent meddles with the case.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A little harsh?

    • By Eileen on 03-15-05

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Scarpetta

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,232
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 552
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 556

    Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk - and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't waste your money

    • By Becky on 01-20-09

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Blow Fly

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 284
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    Dr. Kay Scarpetta has left Virginia in search of peace but instead finds herself drawn into baffling, horrific murders in Florida, where she becomes entangled in an international conspiracy that confronts her with the shock of her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rereading the older books

    • By Toni on 12-12-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Red Mist

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Burton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,780
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,464
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,471

    Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Too much dialog, too little story

    • By Rene on 12-12-11

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Book of the Dead

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 459

    Fresh from her bruising battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it's time for a change of pace. Moving to Charleston, South Carolina, she opens a unique private forensic pathology practice, one in which she and her colleagues, including Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy, offer expert crime-scene investigation and autopsy services to communities lacking local access to competent death investigation and modern technology.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Time to end the series

    • By Bernie on 11-07-07

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Black Notice

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 353
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 354

    Following the post mortem of a stowaway that reveals neither cause of death nor identity, Dr. Kay Scarpetta travels to Paris in search of information. In Paris she is given a secret mission--one that could ruin her career.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent read.

    • By Ginger on 01-08-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Last Precinct

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280

    Physically and psychologically bruised by her encounter with the killer Chandonne, Dr. Kay Scarpetta has to leave her home in the hands of the police team investigating the attack. She finds shelter with an old friend, Anna Zenner, but it is not the haven of security she needs when she discovers that Anna has been subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury that is investigating Scarpetta for murder. Kay knows she is being framed, and she knows she can trust no one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • WHAT?

    • By Zion Peace on 08-17-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Cause of Death

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 758
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529

    On a quiet day, away from the hustle of Richmond, in a small cottage on the Virginia coast, Dr. Kay Scarpetta receives a disturbing phone call from the Chesapeake police. Thirty feet deep in the murky waters of Virginia's Elizabeth River, a scuba diver's body is discovered near the Inactive Naval Shipyard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Marcum Welby you are Fired!

    • By Peggy on 04-12-04

    Regular price: $17.49

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