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Old 05-18-11, 08:25 AM
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I just started Port Mortuary last night. Very good so far. I've read all the books in that series and this book seems to have a good story line from the beginning.
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I used to read all her books but one (now I can't remember which one) really bothered me and I have not read them since. Maybe I will have to pick up this series. Do you know what the first book is Susan?
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Same thing as Michelle. I used to love the Scarpetta series but then she "killed" off a main character and it just wasn't the same after that. Plus I felt like she was getting TOO DARK.
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I don't know the first book but it's the Scarpetta series. I will admit some of the books bother me a bit but in all honesty I still like to read them not back to back but one every 6 months or so.
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I read all the Scarpetta books up to Cause of Death, and then I got disgusted and stopped. What annoyed me was that Cornwell stopped focusing on the stories and started focusing on her personal agenda (gay rights, as reflected in the increasing involvement of Kay's gay niece, Lucy, in the stories). I have no problem with gay people, but I get irritated when authors use novels as a soapbox. Also, the books were getting weaker and weaker.

I did read Predator a few years ago and found that the books had continued to deteriorate.

The series order goes: Postmortem, Body of Evidence, All That Remains, Cruel and Unusual, The Body Farm, From Potter's Field (my favorite), Cause of Death, Unnatural Exposure, Point of Origin, Black Notice, The Last Precinct, Blow Fly, Trace, Predator and Port Mortuary.
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