Tuesday, 10 June 2008

BBC - Review a book, film, cinema release, etc

I am going to review a book from one of my favourite authors!

This love started about 10 years ago while I was browsing through 2nd books for sale I picked up the book and read the blurb :-

"Dr. Kay Scarpetta, medical examiner, is on the case of a serial killer. She and/or her office is also being blamed for the leaks about the case to the media. Hard edged Officer Marino is also working on the case and believes that what Kay says is true; the leaks are not through her and they develop a kind of love/hate/friendship relationship and start working together to get the killer. The killer is increasing with his level of violence with each murder and the time span between each murder is getting shorter. They plant an article in the paper with news of new DNA evidence bringing them closer to catching the killer in hopes of tricking him into making a mistake".

I was hooked, love books like this as James Patterson, Johnathan Kellerman, are also some of my fav
authors. I read the book in about 2 days and rang to bookstore to put aside anymore of the books that she wrote as I couldn't get back to the book store for another week!

Here is the collection of books that I own

And because the first book I bought was paper back all the rest of the books had to be paper back too!!!! - sigh - I know silly, but hey that's me!!!!

So I have to wait longer to get my hands on her new books!!!

I actually got this one 2 weeks ago!

The blurb on the back reads:-

The "book of the dead" is the morgue log, the ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to have a new meaning. Fresh from her bruising battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it's time for a change of pace-not only personally and professionally, but geographically. Moving to the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, she opens a unique private forensic pathology practice, one in which she and her colleagues-including Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy-offer expert crime-scene investigation and autopsies to communities that lack local access to competent death investigation and modern technology.

It seems like an ideal situation, until the new battles start-with local politicians, with entrenched interests, with someone whose covert attempts at sabotage are clearly meant to run her out of town. And that's even before the murders and other violent deaths begin.

A young man from a well-known family jumps off a water tower. A woman is found ritualistically murdered in her multi-million-dollar beach home. The body of an abused young boy is discovered dumped in a desolate marsh. Meanwhile, in distant New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible.

Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never a string of them as baffling, or as terrifying, as the ones that face her now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names-and the pen may be poised to write her own.

The first name in forensics. The last name in suspense. Once again, Patricia Cornwell proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall.

I really don't want to say any more than this as I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise for another reader!!!! Again I was sucked into the story after about 2 pages, and kept reading until I had it finished 3 days later, every spare moment, even when I should of been asleep LOL