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The beautiful serial killer

Advantages: Very unusual but wonderfully engrossing story
Disadvantages: Took a while to get into it.

Background: Most of the books I read are recommendations from friends or people I work with. This one was from the latter, who was very enthusiastic about this author’s work. So I added it to my must read list and finally I purchased it and looked f ...

CPTDANIELS 01.12.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Sweetheart - Chelsea Cain

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One Of The Finest Crime Series Ever Written

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I had never been much of a fan of the crime/thriller genre when it came to novels. Movies yes, novels no, having tried unsuccessfully to get into authors such as P.D. James and Agatha Christie amongst others. It was only because a long train journey prese ...

wampyrii 04.08.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Postmortem - Patricia Cornwell

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Not too messy at all...

Advantages: good plot, holds your attention
Disadvantages: some characters are too thin

Recently many of the books Ive been reading are ones Ive had for some time in yet another attempt to clear space on my bookcases (so I can then clear a space on my floor), some I read were as terrible as I remembered while others were actually much better ...

scuba_angel 06.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Postmortem - Patricia Cornwell

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Gripping and completely thrilling

Advantages: Superb characters
Disadvantages: Too dark for some maybe

After having read Patricia Cornwell’s ‘Body of Evidence’ and subsequently realising that it was the second book in a series I decided that before continuing with the series it was probably best to read the novel that preceded it. This novel is the one I a ...

MI9to5 08.08.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Postmortem - Patricia Cornwell

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An excellent start to an excellent series

Advantages: Good characterisation, good plot, interesting style
Disadvantages: Cornwell's obviously just getting to grips with Scarpetta

Admitedly, this review is a little late as Cornwell's series of Scarpetta books have been around a good few years now. I guess I'm just a late starter. Patricia Cornwell, the mind behind Dr Kay Scarpetta, used to work in the Medical Examiner's office i ...

lush_lozenge 01.08.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Postmortem - Patricia Cornwell

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