Cruel & Unusual

Cruel & Unusual

Book - 1993
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"Killing me won't kill the beast" are the last words of rapist-murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell, written four days before his execution. But they can't explain how Dr. Kay Scarpetta finds Waddell's fingerprints on another crime scene -- after she'd performed his autopsy. If this is some sort of game, Scarpetta seems to be the target. And if the next victim is someone she knows, the punishment will be cruel and unusual...
Publisher: New York : Charles Scribner's Sons ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1993
ISBN: 9780684195308
0684195305
9780380718344
0380718340
9781416505402
1416505407
Branch Call Number: FIC Cornw 3201 01
Characteristics: 356 p
Alternative Title: Cruel and unusual

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ValinOR14
Apr 22, 2018

I liked this one! Kay's niece, Lucy, is more fun now that she is older. I loved when she corrected Marino's grammar, lol! I didn't pay too much attention to the UNIX OS parts, as I figured there was no point in letting myself get confused over something from the 1970s. I get confused too easily as it is, snort!

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vsoge
Jul 01, 2012

Not just one mystery but there are a couple going on intertangled. Not all get solved in this book, some continue to others. I suggest reading Patricia Cornwell books in order, otherwise you feel you missed something and have to play catch up at the beginning.

Krajzel Oct 31, 2011

I thought I had read everything written by Patricia Cornwell, what a pleasant surprise to find one I had not read. Excellent, up to Cornwells expectations.

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blossom21
Mar 24, 2010

An excellent early novel by Cornwell. She won the Gold Dagger Award. It does tend to get a bit gory but nevertheless a good mystery.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

Medicalexaminer Dr. Kay Scarpetta investigates the kidnap-murder of young Eddie Heath.

FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

Medicalexaminer Dr. Kay Scarpetta investigates the kidnap-murder of young Eddie Heath.

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