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This second commanding thriller by the Edgar Award-winning author of Postmortem and featuring forensic sleuth Dr. Kay Scarpetta was a Mystery Guild main selection as well as a Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club alternate in cloth. $250,000 ad/promo.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner of Virginia and heroine of Postmortem , gets involved in the case of a brutal stabbing death in Richmond of romance writer Beryl Madison. Now Madison's greedy lawyer accuses Scarpetta of losing his client's latest manuscript, an autobiographical expose of Beryl's early life as protege of a legendary novelist. As more deaths occur and the killer closes in on her, Kay suffers palpitations over the sudden and devious reappearance of long-lost lover Mark but still finds time to provide forensic details. Despite its foregone conclusion, a swift-moving, thrilling, and provocative second novel.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is an interesting, if flawed, novel of suspense. A budding writer is found stabbed to death in her home. The 27 cuts were done in a frenzy of hatred, or by a crazed madman. Read morePublished on July 13 2004 by Acute Observer
This book, really went into nice character development. By the middle of it, I felt like Beryl Madison, the first victim, was a real person, and I too wanted to know how she died,... Read morePublished on June 10 2004 by - Kasia S.
Kay Scarpetta fans will thoroughly enjoy this one. In looking for a good mystery this book will satisfy that desire. A page-turner that doesn't dissappoint. Good reading!Published on March 29 2004 by Patty Philbrook
After reading the first book in Patricia Cornwell's series Postmortem, I knew that I was going to want to read the next book. Read morePublished on Jan. 9 2004 by Alyssa
Although I didn't find this book as compelling as Postmortem, I still enjoyed the book. Ms. Cornwell really knows how to build up suspense in a story. Read morePublished on July 18 2003 by S. Schwartz
To be honest, I feel Patricia Cornwell has a true knack for Mystery writing. After all, she was everything this character is in true life. Read morePublished on July 4 2003 by Jimi Dracutt
This is my second in the series and I can't wait to begin #3, All That Remains. I really enjoy them and highly recommend the series!!Published on March 30 2003 by T. J. Robins
This is an easy book to read, I can't tell you that is a page turner or an exciting thriller, but it keeps you reading and interested in the story. Read morePublished on Dec 24 2002 by Jorge Frid
I know everyone has different interest or opinion. I respect that. Nothing wrong with that. I do love mystery and suspense. I have several favorite well-known authors. Read morePublished on April 10 2002 by M. Steffen