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The Bone Bed: Scarpetta (Book 20) (urspr publ 2012; utgåvan 2013)

av Patricia Cornwell (Författare)

Serier: Kay Scarpetta (20)

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In Alberta, Canada, an eminent paleontologist disappears from a dinosaur dig site, and at the Cambridge Forensic Center, Kay Scarpetta receives a grisly communication that gives her a dreadful reason to suspect this may become her next case. Then, with shocking speed, events begin to unfold. A body recovered from Boston Harbor reveals bizarre trace evidence hinting of a link to other unsolved cases that seem to have nothing in common. Who is behind all this? And whom can Scarpetta trust? Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI agent husband, Benton Wesley, are both unhappy with her because of personnel changes at the CFC, and her niece Lucy has become even more secretive than usual. Scarpetta fears she just may be on her own this time--against an enormously powerful and cunning enemy who seems impossible to defeat.--Publisher.… (mer)
Medlem:Cedarfieldlibrary
Titel:The Bone Bed: Scarpetta (Book 20)
Författare:Patricia Cornwell (Författare)
Info:Berkley (2013), Edition: Reprint, 496 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
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Taggar:1013, 2012

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I enjoyed the book, and I was so glad to see the character of [redacted spoiler] appear, and hope that we shall see more of that character in other stories. There is a distinct shift in the behaviour of Lucy, which is positive, perhaps she is maturing. Benton and Kay seem to start the story, as they so often do, with troubles and concerns re their relationship. Marino continues to be his own man. ( )
  Vividrogers | Dec 20, 2020 |
another fun bit of bus reading, but no real substance - characters and plot too convoluted for me to really appreciate them and it. tied up OK at the end but took a while - not a page turner. ( )
  Brumby18 | Dec 6, 2020 |
Ok, that's more like it. Not as dark and gloomy as her last 2 books were. Pace picked up quite a bit and I flew thru this one like it was a Prey novel. Keep it up Patricia ( )
  aldimartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
Ok, that's more like it. Not as dark and gloomy as her last 2 books were. Pace picked up quite a bit and I flew thru this one like it was a Prey novel. Keep it up Patricia ( )
  Andy_DiMartino | Nov 24, 2020 |
I sometimes think that Patricia Cornwell lives in an alternate electronic universe. Her references to the web, to email, to some social networking sites have often used wrong terms or wrong technology. I suspect her editors either are in that world with her or they don’t want to rock the boat with a note explaining why her take is off.

In this present novel one of the issues is with Marino (isn’t it always?). Apparently he now uses Twitter. And he met someone through his tweets. And the two of them “tweeted” each other.

Here’s the thing. Twitter is primarily a public forum. You can restrict your tweets to a set group of persons whom you approve. But it isn’t an instant message service. There are far easier ways to have a conversation online or on your phone. My suspicion is that Cornwell doesn’t really get Twitter. Not so unusual, really, as many of us find it peculiar. But if you are going to include it in your novel you should get to know it very well.

As for the forensics, Cornwell doesn't skimp on that. She does the research, and that is one of the primary reasons I read her books from time to time. In this case, Scarpetta is called to pull a body from the sea, a mummified body that is tied to weights at the bottom and to floating items at the top. She is also tied, accidentally, to a giant sea turtle. When Scarpetta sees how it looks underwater she realizes it will take some care to bring the body to the boat in one piece.

But this isn't the only body. There is a presumed death in Canada, of a paleontologist, another woman in her fifties, as is the body in the sea. Then there is the disappearance of a prominent industrialist's wife, a take-charge woman of a similar age.

When the mummified body is identified, there are disturbing connections discovered as well. Marino, Scarpetta's chief investigator and long-time friend, had been "tweeting" a woman who was supposedly the dead woman. An FBI investigator, a woman who goes by the unlikely name of Douglas, is obsessed with this connection as well as with Scarpetta's husband Benton. Her obsession borders on the dangerous.

As is typical with Scarpetta novels, complications abound and small details in forensic examinations lead to the killer. As is typical with these novels, Scarpetta has reason to worry about her own safety.

The plots are unlikely but well-designed. Clearly Cornwell is a detail person, and I suspect she is in many ways similar to her main character, Kay Scarpetta. If so, I do not think I would like her. I don't like Scarpetta. While Marino is supposed to be her friend and she cuts him breaks when he behaves badly, her thoughts are often of disgust where a friend, I'd think, would be more compassionate. I'd think there would be more genuine warmth. I don't detect that, actually, between Scarpetta and anyone else. Her conversations with Benton are loaded with suspicions and worries. The romantic and warm segments read to me as half-baked.

So there you are. I don't like Scarpetta, I get irritated at her, yet I read these novels. I like the science, I like Lucy (Scarpetta's niece), I like that these are absorbing tales, not easy to put down.
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  slojudy | Sep 8, 2020 |
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In Alberta, Canada, an eminent paleontologist disappears from a dinosaur dig site, and at the Cambridge Forensic Center, Kay Scarpetta receives a grisly communication that gives her a dreadful reason to suspect this may become her next case. Then, with shocking speed, events begin to unfold. A body recovered from Boston Harbor reveals bizarre trace evidence hinting of a link to other unsolved cases that seem to have nothing in common. Who is behind all this? And whom can Scarpetta trust? Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI agent husband, Benton Wesley, are both unhappy with her because of personnel changes at the CFC, and her niece Lucy has become even more secretive than usual. Scarpetta fears she just may be on her own this time--against an enormously powerful and cunning enemy who seems impossible to defeat.--Publisher.

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