Book of the Dead : Scarpetta

  • by Patricia Cornwell
  • Narrated by Mary Stuart Masterson
  • Series: Scarpetta
  • 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it's time for a change of pace. Moving to Charleston, South Carolina, she opens a unique private forensic pathology practice, offering expert crime-scene investigation and autopsies to communities lacking access to modern technology. It seems like an ideal situation, until the murders and violent deaths begin. A young man from a prominent family jumps off a water tower. A woman is ritualistically murdered in her multi-million-dollar beach home. The body of an abused young boy is found dumped in a desolate marsh. Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes, but never a string of them as baffling, or as terrifying, as these. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names - and the pen may be poised to write her own.


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Excellent narration, keeps you tuned!

The beginning of this book is utterly gripping, and then slightly dips and drags for the most part until the end, where the story comes together quite agreeably.

The narrator, however, is excellent and keeps one tuned as her voice eerily at times, transports you to the twisted world of the killer. Enjoy!
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- Yumna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-17-2007
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK