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Dust

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts, when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field and physical evidence links the case to a series of uniquely weird homicides in Washington, D.C., where Scarpetta's FBI husband has been deployed to help capture a serial killer dubbed the Capital Murderer.
Authors: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels
Title: Dust
Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons,, [2013]
Characteristics: 495 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts, when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field and physical evidence links the case to a series of uniquely weird homicides in Washington, D.C., where Scarpetta's FBI husband has been deployed to help capture a serial killer dubbed the Capital Murderer.
ISBN: 9780399157578
0399157573
Statement of Responsibility: Patricia Cornwell
Subject Headings: Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character) Fiction Medical examiners (Law) Fiction Forensic pathologists Fiction Murder victims Massachusetts Cambridge Fiction Serial murders Washington (D.C.) Fiction FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths FICTION / Thrillers Cambridge (Mass.) Fiction Washington (D.C.) Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character)
Medical examiners (Law)
Forensic pathologists
Murder victims
Serial murders
FICTION Mystery & Detective Women Sleuths
FICTION Thrillers
LCCN: 2013030232
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I agree with Markvill1 , poor little Scarpetta, people are always hurting her feelings, as always some bigwig in their close circle is involved in the crime, this time Benton's boss. I have read all the books in the series. I miss the earlier novels. As always, I find myself irritated with Scarpetta. Once again, I tell myself I am not going to read the next one.

Finished the book last night. Quite enjoyed it but found it very long. Was disappointed in the ending. I must have missed something because I could not find an explaination why Ed Granby was covering up Benton's findings.

Mar 18, 2014
  • JCLJenniferM rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Cornwell is back to original form with her latest Scarpetta novels. For all of us who read series, we love them for their characters. Scarpetta, Marino, Benton and Lucy face their usual trials and we learn more about their demons and drive. Recommended for fans!

Preposterous mystery that defies belief, causing Scarpetta and crew to make deductions that seem to get pulled out of the air, or require one to be brilliant. Scarpetta, Bentley & Lucy are increasingly written as the elite, scornful of anyone but themselves, as no one else can be as smart, ethical, beautiful, competent, or as rich as them; especially Marino who can never measure up. In fact, while Scarpetta claims to care about Marino (as a friend), the narrative does very little but belittle him. And, while things exhibiting an extremely high paranoia, as every mystery is really about master criminals and co-workers that are out to get them. The reader of the audiobook, compounds the problems by coming across as an overwrought melodrama. I have been increasingly disappointed by Patricia Cornwall's writing, and have decided that I will not be reading anything else she has to offer. - See more at: http://markham.bibliocommons.com/item/show/567913034#sthash.PRXhicPE.dpuf

Feb 25, 2014
  • peanuts_5 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I gave it a four but really meant 2.

Jan 23, 2014
  • mrehmert rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I usually enjoy Patricia Cornwell's novels, but this particular one seemed to drag on. Her use of technicaly terms made reading dry. Benton REALLY needs to either retire and take a very long vacation. It's very obvious he's getting burned out.

Jan 22, 2014
  • moviefan01 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Over the years, I've read all the
"Scarpetta" novels. As with most mystery series, the quality of individual novels can vary greatly, and that's the case with Cornwell. I found several books (i.e., Scarpetta,
Scarpetta Factor, Port Mortuary) to be
tough going: Marino is too much of an
angry white man (I could easily see him having a long list of police brutality complaints!), and Benton Wesley frequently came across as too prissy or priggish and know-it-all.
In this novel, Cornwell is back to form,
however: While Marino is still angry,
Benton now seems more human and
likeable, and it features a solid mystery involving a creepy killer. I notice this novel has some negative reviews on Amazon, especially regarding "Scarpetta's" involvement in the Newtown school shooting, but that angle seemed well done and (for me) didn't detract from Dust.

Jan 01, 2014
  • candle rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I didn't care much for this book. although I've read several of her novels. She seems to be using too many terms which don't mean much to the layman. I know it's about forensics, but the constant use of the complicated terms became tiring.

this book has been on order for a long time. what is the hold up?

On Goodreads it states November 12, 2013.

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