Black Notice

by Patricia Cornwell | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 075152543x Global Overview for this book
Registered by Mytilus of Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom on 9/21/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by Mytilus from Plymouth, Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Amazon.co.uk Review
The postmortem is in--Black Notice, the 10th in Patricia Cornwell's Scarpetta series--is a gore- splattered, intensely exciting read.
As winter grips Richmond, Virginia, an air of sombreness pervades chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta's world. Her beloved niece Lucy is involved in a dangerous undercover police operation in Miami, and auntie fears for her life. A tyrannical new deputy chief, Diane Bray, wants to get Kay's department under her jurisdiction. Meanwhile, back at the office, someone has tinkered with the e-mail system, stealing Kay's identity and sending off slanderous and hurtful messages. Emotionally battered, Scarpetta fears she is going insane. Or, could it be that someone is deliberately sowing this harvest of sorrow?

Despite her personal problems, Scarpetta is still the reigning diva at the department of death. She is sent to investigate the purified remains of a man found inside a container ship, "eyes bulged froglike, and the scalp and beard were sloughing off with the outer layer of darkening skin." Kay finds strange, animal-like hairs on the man's clothing--the same hairs that she discovers on a murdered store clerk a few days later. In actuality, the bizarre killings extend well beyond Virginia; whoever killed the Richmond victims also butchered people in France. Kay and police captain Pete Marino are whisked off to Paris where they must collect top-secret information from a Paris morgue, and avoid becoming victims themselves.

This macabre tome is the stuff that classic Scarpetta tales are made of: creepy but compulsive autopsy scenes, plentiful plot twists and the compelling, if slightly more vulnerable, chief medical examiner herself.

Journal Entry 2 by coolboxuk from Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom on Saturday, November 27, 2004
Book received today - BIG THANKS TO MYTILUSGIRL!!!! It's going on my TBR pile for the moment, as I've got a couple of ring/ray books come in yesterday.
Also, should I send it back to you when finished or pass it on to anybody else who's interested?
coolboxuk

Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, March 28, 2005
Yes, this is Patricia Cornwell at her best again. It's one of those books you just don't want to put down... If you are a Scarpetta fan, or just like murder mysteries with good suspense (and if you don't mind a little bit of gruesome), then this is a feast!

Going all the way to Germany now...

Journal Entry 4 by coolboxuk from Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom on Monday, March 28, 2005
Oops, that was really me, that Anonymous Finder thingy. I didn't notice that I wasn't signed in. Normally my computer signs me in automatically...???

Journal Entry 5 by Raffizack from Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Thursday, April 14, 2005
Kam heute mit der Post an, Vielen Dank an coolboxuk fürs schicken.

Released 14 yrs ago (7/31/2005 UTC) at OBCZ Labyrinth, Pontstraße 156-158 in Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany

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Journal Entry 7 by wingOBCZ-Labyrinthwing from Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, July 31, 2005
new on the shelf

Journal Entry 8 by blue-book from Würzburg, Bayern Germany on Thursday, August 18, 2005
Found it on the shelf of the OBCZ.

Journal Entry 9 by blue-book from Würzburg, Bayern Germany on Monday, February 27, 2006
claerchen00 had no time to read this book.

Journal Entry 10 by blue-book at Starbucks, Börsenplatz in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Monday, February 27, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (2/27/2006 UTC) at Starbucks, Börsenplatz in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany

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Journal Entry 11 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Friday, March 03, 2006
i found it in a pile of magazines at starbucks (an der boerse).
unfortunatly, this book just missed its flight to china. i´ll have to see if i remember to take it to l.a.
this is way better than some stupid chain letter!

CAUGHT IN FRANKFURT AM MAIN HESSEN GERMANY

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