The Bone Bed: Scarpetta (book 20)

Paperback | September 3, 2013

byPatricia Cornwell

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A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why.
 
But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist’s disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.
 
When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI forensic psychologist and husband, Benton Wesley, have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel.

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A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleonto...

Patricia Cornwell is one of the world’s major internationally bestselling authors, translated into thirty-six languages in more than fifty countries. She is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine; a founding member of the National Forensic Academy; a member of the Advisory Board for the Forensic Sciences T...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 1.01 inPublished:September 3, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0425261360

ISBN - 13:9780425261361

Customer Reviews of The Bone Bed: Scarpetta (book 20)

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bone bed Great read. Always enjoy the suspense. Always well written story. Looking forward to next publication.
Date published: 2015-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Deceiving Title This was my first Patricia Cornwall novel and first Kay Scarpetta story so I won't be too negative because I can't compare it to any other Scarpetta story by Cornwall. However, the title and back cover gave me the impression the story would revolve around solving a case in Alberta's dino beds. It was not and for that reason I'm disappointed and give 4/5 stars. I was looking forward to dinosaurs being mingled in. Dinosaurs weren't even mentioned! Overall, it was still a good story and fairly intriguing throughout.
Date published: 2015-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great As usual, great book and great writting. Always love reading Dr Scarpetta sequels. Never missed one yet!
Date published: 2015-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The bone bed Slow starter but good finnish
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bone bed I liked the book but was confused with the killer as he was hardly mentioned until the teveal.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bone Bed Wow! Very good read. Will hold your attention.
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Bone Bed Excellent read. ?.this is the best Scarpetta I have read in a long time.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Bone Bed I'm noticing that Patricia's books are beginning to follow a pattern concerning her characters. For one they never seem to be happy and another someone is always out to get one of them. This book follows that path.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Bone Bed A good read
Date published: 2014-02-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Bone Bed not as good as the other scarpetta novels...took me a while to get into the story...
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Bone Bed Love Patricia Cornwell. Another great book from her.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Bone Bed Very good not one of P. CORNWELL best but, did keep my interest. Really enjoy all of her works. Except her Kay Scarpetta books are turning all the same no snap in them any longer. Sorry P.C. but it's true
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Bone Bed It just absolutely amazes me all the different stories and ways of murder that Patricia Cornwell always conjures up. Another excellent addition to the Scarpetta series. There is no other crime writer today as compelling as Patricia Cornwell.
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ok. Twas good but not her best
Date published: 2013-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The bone bed Not her best but still a good read.
Date published: 2013-03-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent! Loved every minute of this book! Kept me wondering who did it the whole book!
Date published: 2013-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Kept me up late A bit disjointed at times but still a good read
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Kept me up late A bit disjointed at times but still a good read
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bone Bed As always exciting as well as informative.
Date published: 2012-12-20

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Editorial Reviews

“The tight plot keeps a local focus, the disconnected deaths are neatly tied together…and there are plenty of stomach-churning autopsies performed with cutting-­edge equipment.”—The New York Times Book Review “An ingenious murder method, more hours in the mortuary and forensics lab than usual, an uncharacteristically muffled killer, and all the trademark battles among the regulars and every potential ally who gets in their way.”—Kirkus Reviews “The story is nail-bitingly violent and suspenseful, and it highlights Scarpetta’s signature survival instinct, brilliant logic and attention to personal relationships.”—The City Paper (Nashville, TN)