From Potter's Field (Kay Scarpetta Series #6)

From Potter's Field (Kay Scarpetta Series #6)

by Patricia Cornwell

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ISBN-13: 9780425204696
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/2005
Series: Kay Scarpetta Series , #6
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 104,592
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Patricia Cornwell is considered one of the world's bestselling crime writers. Her intrepid medical examiner Kay Scarpetta first appeared on the scene in 1990 with Postmortem—the only novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure in a single year—and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author. Ms. Cornwell's work is translated into 36 languages across more than 120 countries.

Hometown:

Boston, MA and New York, NY

Date of Birth:

June 9, 1956

Place of Birth:

Miami, Florida

Education:

B.A. in English, Davidson College, 1979; King College

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"Perhaps the best entry in the Scarpetta series yet."—New York Daily News

"Cornwell's galloping plot lines, technical expertise, and strong sense of atmosphere keep matters zinging along."—San Francisco Chronicle

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From Potter's Field (Kay Scarpetta Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 111 reviews.
AirForceWife810 More than 1 year ago
** spoiler alert ** This was my second time reading From Potter's Field. I enjoyed it the first time, but enjoyed it much more this time after reading all of the books leading up to it. The book has more meaning and makes more sense with the added history you get from the previous books. This was not my favorite of Cornwell's books. This book started out slow for me, got really interesting in the middle, and exciting at the end. Gualt takes a toll on Dr. Scarpetta in the book. Her determination really shines through every chapter. Cornwell does a good job, as she always does, at throwing in the unexpected turn of events. I would have never guessed the identification of Gualt's final victim and that surprising twist kept me turning the pages. I am eager to read the next book in The Scarpetta Series with the new turn of events that occurred in From Potter's Field. Gualt was the focus of the last few books. I can only anticipate with excitement the new character Cornwell will introduce.
Parapro419yrs More than 1 year ago
This book hooks you from the start! The ending was one I wouldn't have thought of. I have read Kay Scarpetta Series for years. Once you pick up her books you can't put them down....I love Marino's ways and attitude too! I highly recommend this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never been one to pick up a book and not be able to put it down, but these books will not let you. The most excitng and enthralling book I have ever read. Twists and turns on almost every page. I have only read one other of her books, the BODY FARM, it too was great. Patricia Cornwell is truley a great writer. I intend on reading all of her books!!!
Anonymous 26 days ago
Great read
Samantha1020 More than 1 year ago
Summary from Goodreads: "Christmas has never been a particularly good time for Dr Kay Scarpetta. Although a holiday for most, the festivities always seem to heighten the alienation felt by society's violent fringe; and that usually means more work for Scarpetta, Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner and consulting forensic pathologist for the FBI. The body was naked, female, and found propped against a fountain in a bleak area of New York's Central Park. Her apparent manner of death points to a modus operandi that is chillingly familiar: the gunshot wound to the head, the sections of skin excised from the body, the displayed corpse - all suggest that Temple Brooks Gault, Scarpetta's nemesis, is back at work. Calling on all her reserves of courage and skill, and the able assistance of colleagues Marino and Wesley, Scarpetta must track this most dangerous of killers in pursuit of survival as well as justice - heading inexorably to an electrifying climax amid the dark, menacing labyrinths of the New York subway." My Thoughts: I am so hooked on this series! I literally am trying to take my time with this series and not just blow through all of the books but it is so hard when the books are this good. The reading experience is different for me compared to other readers because I've read two of the more recent books previously. Now that I'm actually reading the earlier books (and in order) I can see how some of these books are building up to those later books. It is pretty awesome if I do say so myself! The thing that I liked best about this book is that feeling where absolutely anything could happen next. This feeling is actually present in most of the books that I have read by her but it was especially strong in this book. There was this creepy scene in the morgue where I was on the edge of my seat while reading. It was SO intense!! I never know what the characters are going to do or how they are going to react despite being in each book from the very beginning. I don't know how else to describe it. Benton, Lucy, Marino.....heck, they are all mysteries from time to time which really adds just another layer of suspense to these novels. The best part of this book though was that Temple Brooks Gault was back and seemingly on a killing spree. We first read about him a few books back and he was even more terrifying in this book. I may say this with every book but I felt like this was one of the most suspenseful books in the series so far. It was crazy at times and I just couldn't get enough of it! At this point I'm a huge fan of this mystery series and am enjoying every minute of reading these books. This book was everything that I enjoy in a thriller and mystery all combined into one. It was hard to put down, and I found myself flying through the pages. I really love the way this author writes in such a way as leaves me questioning everything that is going on. I just can't get enough of these books! I already have the next book waiting patiently on my shelves- I won't be waiting long to read it so that I'm able to see what kind of trouble Scarpetta finds herself in next. Highly, highly recommended! Bottom Line: Yet another amazing addition to this series which is a favorite of mine! Disclosure: I picked up my copy of this book from my local used bookstore. Worth every penny!
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This series is a must read
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First time I have read her books - this one was quite good and I will definately read her again.
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JDMO64 More than 1 year ago
In my opinion this was the last good book she wrote. I quit reading her books a few years ago. I find her recent books almost unreadable. This is sad because I used to LOVE her books! What happened???
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