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Body of Evidence

Narrated by: Lorelei King
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A reclusive author, Beryl Madison finds no safe haven from months of menacing phone calls - or the tormented feeling that her every move is being watched. When the writer is found slain in her own home, Kay Scarpetta pieces together the intricate forensic evidence - while unwittingly edging closer to a killer waiting in the shadows.

©1991 Patricia Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Takes the reader into the fascinating world of the forensic crime lab ... a complex, multi-layered novel with enough twists and turns for two books." ( The Washington Post Book World)
"Cornwell has the milieu and the facts down cold ... a complex story that wends a devious path through dark spaces where corpses are discovered at practically every turn." ( The Los Angeles Daily News)

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loved it like all her books ... narrator was great and the same person as the first two , so has continuity.

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A great crime novel

Cornwell is a cracking crime writer and her stories are pretty addictive. Sometimes the dialogue is a bit cliched but the story and character development makes up for it. Her deep knowledge of forensics and pathology really set her apart. Lorelei King does a fantastic job with the narration too.

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bit same same

It seemed like another version of the first book. Found it a bit boring.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2018

Entertaining!

Really enjoyed this book! Narrator is truly gifted in telling the story, cannot wait for the next one!

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  • Anne
  • 03-12-2015

Great book

What did you like most about Body of Evidence?

Great reader, fantastic story love the characters Scarpetta is definitely my new addiction!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Body of Evidence?

The ending is really great and not predicable

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When Scapetta arrives in key West and learns all about Beral

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The contact from the killer to Kayak chilled me to the bone!

Any additional comments?

Really great book overall I will be going with the rest of the series, really makes you want to get to know the characters and health more about their stories

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  • Laura
  • 12-06-2015

Great Series.

I found the narrators voice a little odd at first but I gradually loved it.

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  • Kelly
  • 11-02-2019

Good listen

A great plot and love the character, the background to the deep and interesting, the plot it good with soon twist and turns and gripping to hthe end

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-01-2019

A let down

Fell asleep so many times whilst listening to this or else drifted off. Not what I’d expected and not at all “riveting”.

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  • Andy King
  • 18-01-2019

Clever crime thriller

Having read the Scarpetta series over 20 years ago, it's great to revisit them. Patricia Cornwell blends real life crimes with a ckever plot cobtaining imense detail and interesting characters that you can't help to engage with. I've always wondered why the books were never turned it films.

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  • Ben Leach
  • 17-12-2018

Awesome narration

The narrator is absolutely superb; drama, nuance and skill displayed throughout. I was really impressed :)

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  • James remington
  • 07-11-2018

A great follow up

Simply loved this, it was a excellent follow up to the first and Kings version of the narration is by far better than earlier versions

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  • Anna
  • 11-04-2018

Great!

I really enjoy this story, have read it in a past, but love when Lorelei is reading it!!!!

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  • Lara and dave
  • 27-04-2017

get the seriies

these book are fantastic
there griping and thrilling yhey just get btter but only if you hear the beginning you get attchrd to the main people shuch a fantastic lafy

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  • HanaRoo
  • 04-08-2016

Love the book, but hate the narrator

I'm extremely disappointed Lorelei King's narrative performance is awful. Total waste of a credit. I would have to liken her voice to nails on chalkboard, the worst narrator I have heard on Audible to date.