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Postmortem

Narrated by: Lorelei King
Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (65 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralysed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it’s being sabotaged from within - and someone wants her dead.

©1990 Patricia Cornwell (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Devilishly clever." ( Sunday Times)

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Riveting!

Even better than the printed book. Great narrator, too. Next two books in the series downloading now....

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Good Book

Great introduction to The Scarpetta series! Enjoyed throughly! Would recommend for long trips or for Scarpetta lovers!

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Scarpetta Saves The Day!

Kay Scarpetta was my first strong female role model. I discovered Patricia Cornwell at about 15, and the Scarpetta stories inspired me to aim high and be independent. Listening to this audio book rekindled my love for the series. Lorelei did an amazing job performing this novel! I can't wait to listen to the next one!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-12-2018

thrilling

great story. well narrated . I thought it was someone else doing the murders so was shocked at the end

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  • 20-09-2016

OK but not much of a plot.

I am amazed this series went on to sell millions. It is full of cardboard characters and has a tissue thin plot line.

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  • Louise
  • 19-05-2017

Won't bother again

I can't understand how Patricia Cornwall has achieved such success. Nothing gripped me in this novel suffice to say I can't even recall most of it.
A different narrator may have improved things a tad as I found Lorelei's monotone drawl nothing short of irritating.

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  • Kathycrewe
  • 28-04-2017

Very good

Had to stick with it for the first hour or so! Very glad I did. Very good story. Excellent narrator.
I'm looking forward to the next in the series. I could be hooked on these!

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  • lupupa
  • 14-12-2015

Exceptionally good audio book. Great story line.

Once I got into the Flow of it, couldn't put it down. Good book.

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  • JudiH
  • 16-09-2016

intriguing murder story

This is the first time I've read Patricia Cornwell and I plan to read more. A bit remeniscent if some if the Bones books and some of the writing is 'of its time', but it kept me gripped until the end. Lorelei King is great narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-05-2017

Very nice book and perfect interpretation

Suspense up until the end and the narrator changes voices for every single character, she is impressive!

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  • Lara and dave
  • 27-04-2017

kay fan

this is a well written book i love this series there all griping you feel you know the main people get them all

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  • mrs p m davies
  • 27-03-2017

Post mortem

Love these books first time listening but enjoyed it looking forward to the next book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-12-2018

Chillingly good

Exceptional, not only is this a well crafted, imaginative piece of suspense but a fascinating insight into the real world of forensic pathology. I also appreciated the way Patricia Cornwell depicts the chauvinism of the time. She highlights sexist nuances that are generally overlooked, not always obvious but a gentle drip, drip that only women are used to. Hopefully male readers will see what I mean and be surprised, as it really is an invisible but constant presence in our lives. (Getting better over time).
The narration is great, reminds me of Kathleen Turner's VI Warshawski, soft hypnotic American in stark contrast to the brutal storyline.
This isn't for the faint hearted but it is thrilling so worth trying if you're unsure. I'm delighted to have found such a brilliant author amidst all the mediocrity.

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  • Allyson Blackman
  • 18-05-2016

Could not stop listening

Patricia Cornwall at her best compelling and riveting and well read by Lorelei King excellent and I lost sleep as l could not stop listening !

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