This is a tale of a modern day bookworm, reading a series of crime novels, the first of which was published in 1990…
2018, new day, old books. My Nan had collected the three books of this series but books in the middle of the series which means I couldn’t start the series properly. So after some charity shop hunting, I found the first book of the series…needless to say I wasn’t disappointed, I have now scoured the charity shops several times and have managed to collect 23/24 books. I’m quite proud.
Anyway, I’m babbling.
Post Mortem introduces us to medical examiner (ME) Dr Kay Scarpetta. We get stuck straight in with a gruesome murder followed by similar murders and the conclusion is drawn that a serial killer is on the loose…but something’s not quite right and it doesn’t take our ME to figure out that the investigation itself is being sabotaged from within and it threatens not only her career but also her life…
Patricia Cornwell was a pioneer in being a female writing forensic/crime novels and paved the way for the likes of Kathy Reichs. She’s created a book and a murder plot with several suspects and leaves the reader to come to their own conclusions before finding the real answer towards the end of the book. I genuinely couldn’t put this book down and if you’re a lover of all things crime and forensics with a bit of gore thrown in for good measure then I highly recommend this book to YOU!
What better way than to celebrate crime than to celebrate the work of the pioneer of it all.
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