zaterdag 30 mei 2009

Scarpetta (Kay Scarpetta) by Patricia Cornwell

This novel starts out maybe a bit slow as a result of the soap opera mess the Scarpetta-series has become. When the forensic murder mystery starts to be the focus it becomes another enjoyable entry in this long running series.
A little person is murdered while another little person asks Kay Scarpetta for help. Meanwhile there's someone putting nasty messages about Kay on the internet, now a famous media figure, dubbed Dr. CNN. Marino tries to come to grips with the near rape of Kay while Benton Wesley tries to come to grips with being a married man.
As always with Cornwell's novels the forensic details are fantastic and the last 100 pages are very thrilling.
You can see a bit where Cornwell's going with this one, setting the stage for the future Scarpetta novels, hopefully going back to the quality of the first five novels.

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