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The Bone Bed

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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.
Authors: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels
Title: The bone bed
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2012
Characteristics: 463 p. ;,25 cm
Summary: 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.
ISBN: 0399157565
9780399157561
Statement of Responsibility: Patricia Cornwell
Subject Headings: Women physicians Fiction Forensic pathologists Fiction Medical examiners (Law) Fiction Murder Fiction Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Women physicians
Forensic pathologists
Medical examiners (Law)
Murder
Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2012026347
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Jul 30, 2013
  • Nefret3 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Cornwell's novels used to be exciting & fast paced, however, the past couple Scarpetta novels have been more about her feelings about her 'familly, and how she is constantly parinoid about some thing or another. I wish she would go back to writing like she used to when she first started

Apr 20, 2013
  • kickassbass rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I checked this book out twice and just could not finish it. I see nothing in it's content but the ramblings of a bored author who needs to fill enough pages to justify her monetary advance and honor here contract. Stephen King wrote in People Magazine that Cornwell hasn't written anything worth reading this century. Spot on, Stephen!

I haven`t read this latest novel and after reading the reviews I`m wondering if I should bother. I agree with the other comments. I`ve also gotten really bored with her mention of very expensive homes, clothing, watches, food, etc; etc. What`s the reason for this and what at all has her mentioning these things have to do with the story

Dec 15, 2012
  • 1mackie rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Cornwell used to write interesting stories. But about 10 novels ago, she decided to expand her character's personalities. Which would be fine, except she can't seem to shut up about it. I get it that Scarpetta's partner (Marino) is a unreliable slob who's in love with her. I also understand her husband (Benton) is an unreliable narcissistic jerk. And I know her daughter (Lucy) is unreliable, gay and has a death wish. How do I know these things? Because Cornwell won't shut up about it. Every novel lately, you'll get those messages in the first 10 pages. And then throughout the book, again and again. No unreliability there, I assure you. Waste of paper.

Dec 11, 2012
  • LucyBo rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Cornwell used to be so good. But, her last 8 books or so are very disjointed, not congruent with earlier stores with the same characters and really, just bad fiction.
The worst part of these is an ersatz suspence. She writes as if all the developments are DIRE, but then usually the loose ends are just forgotten and none of the details mean anything.

Dec 11, 2012
  • SHIRLEY ANN DERIGNE rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I just finished reading this book and I still cannot see the connection between the murders. I also had to go back in the book to figure out who the murderer was and I still don't know why he did it. I don't consider this one of Patricia Cornwell's better books. There have been others I thought were "strange" also.

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May 21, 2013
  • SEBoiko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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