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SCARPETTA

by | Read by Kate Reading

Mystery & Suspense • 15.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2008

All the continuing characters in the Scarpetta series work together in New York City to solve several murders with weird pathology. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta needs help from her husband, Benton, ex-FBI profiler; her computer geek niece, Lucy; a female prosecuting attorney; and Marino, Kay's estranged former police associate. Some of these folks, like Marino and bit players, are voiced distinctively; some, like Benton, are not. Kate Reading's talent is enlivening long (maybe overlong) conversations and injecting emotions into characters and relationships. Suspect Oscar Banes, a dwarf, is wounded in body and spirit. Mysterious Internet postings about Kay are venomous. A pathology report is read stiffly. And a celebratory lunch at Elaine's brings everyone together to close on an overall good performance. J.B.G. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2009]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Penguin Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 9780143143642 $39.95 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2008

CD ISBN 9781415960325 $100.00 • Twelve CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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