Scarpetta

46 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 25,100 ratings

Postmortem Publisher's Summary

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.

©1990 Patricia D. Cornwell (P)1993 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • 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 2,450
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,123

    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

    • Postmortem

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralysed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman.

    Regular price: $33.57

  • Book 2

    • 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 1,196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,034
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,021

    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

    • Body of Evidence

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    A reclusive author, Beryl Madison finds no safe haven from months of menacing phone calls - or the tormented feeling that her every move is being watched. When the writer is found slain in her own home, Kay Scarpetta pieces together the intricate forensic evidence - while unwittingly edging closer to a killer waiting in the shadows.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining!

    • By Anonymous User on 05-17-18

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  • Book 3

    • 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 1,171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 999

    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

    • All That Remains

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them.

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  • Book 4

    • 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 803
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 682
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 684

    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

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    • Cruel and Unusual

    • The Scarpetta Series, Book 4
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    When convicted killer Ronnie Joe Waddell is executed in Virginia’s electric chair, he becomes what should be a routine postmortem case for Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. But after Waddell’s execution the murders continue, as everyone connected to him begins to die – including members of Scarpetta’s staff. Then, when crucial records disappear from her files, Scarpetta comes under fire for incompetence. Caught in a web of political intrigue, Scarpetta must fight for her good name and her life.

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  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

    • Cause of Death

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 763
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 527
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 533

    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

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    • Cause of Death

    • Dr Kay Scarpetta, Book 7
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    New Year's Eve and the final murder scene of Virginia's bloodiest year takes Scarpetta 30 feet below the Elizabeth River's icy surface. A diver is dead. Ted Eddings, an investigative reporter who was a favourite at the Medical Examiner's office. Was Eddings probing the frigid depths for a story or simply diving for sunken trinkets? And why did Scarpetta receive a phone call reporting the death before the police were notified?

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  • Book 8

    • Unnatural Exposure

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C.J. Critt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 969
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 666
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 659

    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

  • Book 9

    • Point of Origin

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Carrie Grethen, partner in crime to William Temple Gault, has escaped from prison. Before she does so, she sends a message to Kay Scarpetta blaming her for Gault's death, and has specific plans for revenge.

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    • Point of Origin

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315

    Convicted serial killer Carrie Grethen has escaped from a psychiatric hospital with plans for revenge. Wary and shaken, Scarpetta also has to investigate the death by fire of an unknown woman. The post mortem reveals that the woman was stabbed before the fire was started, and soon Scarpetta and her colleagues are called out to the scene of another fire and another murder.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story Dreadful Narration

    • By nolagal on 04-04-15

    Regular price: $28.51

  • Book 10

    • Black Notice

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 402
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 359
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 360

    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

    • Black Notice

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    An intriguing Dr Kay Scarpetta book which will take Kay an ocean's breadth away from home. The decomposed remains of a stowaway lead Dr Kay Scarpetta on an international search to Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France - and on a mission that will pull her in two opposite directions: Toward protecting her career or toward the truth.

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  • Book 11

    • The Last Precinct

    • Kay Scarpetta, Book 11
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta is under suspicion and criminal investigation. And the nightmare perpetuated on Scarpetta's doorstep continues as she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • ENOUGH OF THE "WEREWOLF" ALREADY

    • By Lia on 06-25-14

    Regular price: $15.26

    • The Last Precinct

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 16 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288

    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

  • Book 12

    • Blow Fly

    • Kay Scarpetta Series, Book 12
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Dr. Kay Scarpetta has left Virgina in quest 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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Frivilous girlie pap

    • By Marcus on 06-09-14

    Regular price: $14.91

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