Body of Evidence

Body of Evidence

Book - 2010
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A reclusive writer is dead. And her final manuscript has disappeared ...Someone is stalking Beryl Madison. Someone who spies on her and makes threatening, obscene phone-calls. Terrified, Beryl flees to Key West ? but eventually she must return to her Richmond home. The very night she arrives, Beryl inexplicably invites her killer in ...Thus begins for Dr Kay Scarpetta the investigation of a crime that is as convoluted as it is bizarre. Why would Beryl open the door to someone who brutally slashed and then nearly decapitated her? Did she know her killer? Adding to the intrigue is Beryl?s enigmatic relationship with a prize-winning author and the disappearance of her own manuscript. As Scarpetta retraces Beryl?s footsteps, an investigation that begins in the laboratory with microscopes and lasers leads her deep into a nightmare that soon becomes her own.
Publisher: London : Sphere, 2010, c1991.
ISBN: 9780751544435
0751544434
Characteristics: 406 p. ; 20 cm.

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ValinOR14
Mar 15, 2018

I'm definitely enjoying this series again. I reeeally hope Marino starts be less prejudiced. I wouldn't mind if his grammar stopped being quite so atrocious ... or if he stopped calling every suspect a drone or squirrel! It's been so many years since I read this series that I can't remember if Marino becomes more likeable, or not. Hope springs eternal, however!

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Dreamstime
Feb 20, 2017

A boring ordeal. Lots of pieces parts in the mystery but never coming together in a satisfying manner. This was the first in her series. I hope her later books are more compelling.

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dmb1986
Oct 08, 2013

Was disappointed with this book compared to the others that I have read by Patricia Cornwell. The book is well written and keeps you reading to find out who the killer is.

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vsoge
Jun 23, 2012

Suspenseful and fast moving, Patricia keeps the reader guessing. The twists and turns of the plot keep coming until you and the character finally figure out "who done it" then the race to catch the bad guy.

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