Port Mortuary

Port Mortuary

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 28/04/2011
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The eighteenth book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. 1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell. 'America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The Times Kay Scarpetta has been training at the Dover Port Mortuary, mastering the art of 'virtual autopsy' - a groundbreaking procedure that could soon revolutionise forensic science. And it is not too long before these new skills urgently need to be put into practice. A young man drops dead, apparently from a heart condition, eerily close to Scarpetta's home. But when his body is examined the next morning, there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked in the cooler. When the revolutionary 3D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries unlike any Scarpetta has ever seen, she realizes that this is a case of murder - and that she is fighting a cunning and uniquely cruel enemy. Now it is a race against time to discover who and why before more people die. But that time is running out . . . Praise for the groundbreaking series: 'One of the best crime writers writing today' Guardian 'Devilishly clever' Sunday Times 'The top gun in this field' Daily Telegraph 'Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns' Mirror 'The Agatha Christie of the DNA age' Express

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751543926
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Weight: 342g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 32 mm

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Port Mortuary
Below par
I always love stories that start with a bang, and even though Port Mortuary faild to do that the book still grabbed my attention. The hanging possibility a... READ MORE
Michael Smith
Port Mortuary
Not Recommended
I had to push myself to finish this book. As another reviewer said it was HARD WORK. It's the first book I've read from Patricia Cornwell and won't be in a... READ MORE
Lady Jayne
Port Mortuary
Doubt that I will be reading this book again
I can honestly say that this is the worst Scarpetta novel ever. I have actually given up trying to finish this. Reading is usually my joy and solace......b... READ MORE
Port Mortuary
Tough Going
I bought this novel, having never read any of Cornwell's books, because it had a sticker on the front proclaiming the cost of the book would be refunded if... READ MORE
Port Mortuary
Hard to finish
I find this book very boring and quite easy to put down. Patricia Cornwell seems to write like the cheap American films. Not interesting and with no substa... READ MORE
Port Mortuary
Like the previous review I thought this book was dissapointing, not like her earlier writing which was much more exciting and not nearly as hard work to un... READ MORE
Port Mortuary
Scarpetta in stunning form
Kay Scarpetta is definitely back and firing on all cylinders in this adventure. Well written, as always, this story fascinates and horrifies in equal measu... READ MORE
winnie the witch
Port Mortuary
A faded star
For a while now I have felt that Cornwell had lost some of the sparkle that first brought her to everyone's attention. I was delighted to see that this boo... READ MORE
Port Mortuary
hard work
i love these books, but this one i found harder to get through, at some points i wondered if Patricia Cornwell had actually written this book.