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Cause of Death

Kay Scarpetta Series, Book 7
Narrated by: C. J. Critt
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
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It's New Year's Eve, the final night of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, and another poor soul has turned up dead. Ted Eddings, a scuba diver and investigative reporter who was a favorite at the medical examiner's office, is found 30 feet below the Elizabeth River's icy surface. Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner for the state of Virginia, can't help but wonder why she received a phone call from someone reporting the death before the police were notified. Was Eddings probing the frigid depths of the Inactive Ship Yard for a story or simply diving for sunken trinkets? With the advent of a second murder - this one hitting even closer to home - the case envelops Scarpetta, her niece Lucy, and Police Captain Pete Marino in a world where both cutting-edge technology and old-fashioned detective work are critical offensive weapons. Together, they follow the trail of violence to its forbidding and unexpected source.

©1996 Cornwell Entertainment (P)2002, 2017 New Millennium Entertainment / Phoenix Books

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-01-2019

Love Scarpetta

always love this series... excellent story line... I will continue to read Patricia Cornwells books.

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  • no1hdwelady
  • 11-02-2019

Great

I love these series. Great writing. I have been a fan of Patria Cornwall for years.

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  • Jimmy Jumpjets
  • 13-09-2019

Great read

Patricia Cornwell, C.J. Critt, and Kay Scarpetta, in all the world, are three 3 better people?

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  • bulldog68
  • 13-08-2019

Disappointing

My first book by this author. Not a fan of her writing style. Story was nowhere close to believable (or even interesting) and the reader had a voice that grated on my nerves and made every minute excruciating.

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  • Teresa
  • 19-07-2019

ahhh! over too soon!

i love thia series, but wasn't prepared for the quick ending! Guess I have to the next one!

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  • jessica
  • 20-06-2019

Love it.

I absolute love it!! Go Doctor Kay! A little different than the rest of the books. But it was so good!

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  • Loly
  • 17-02-2020

Good Kay Scarpetta book!

Good Kay Scarpetta book! I really enjoy this series. It helps the time pass as I drive.

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  • Rhonda
  • 30-12-2019

Very Disappointing.

Narration was awful. Her voice made Kay out to be a 70 year old lady. Story was ridiculous and unrealistic. She's a medical examiner - not a cop. I couldn't finish it.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-05-2019

Interesting story not as good as other Cornwall

interesting plot but not as engaging as other Scarpetta books. Narratator was excellent. Recommend for Scarpetta fans.

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  • Betty
  • 24-10-2018

Book 7. Cause of Death

I did not enjoy the story line of this particular Scarpetta book as much as the first 4...somehow I have skipped 5 and 6....I missed a lot by not reading those first....Some people might like the story very much.