Thursday, February 21, 2013

From Potter's Field

I cannot release myself from Patricia Cornwell's unholy hold over me.  Nor can I easily resist a free mystery book in a give away pile.  If you see a pile of free books, there's a 82% chance  a Cornwell is nestled in its thorny depths.

I hesitate to even summarize From Potter's Field, which I do not recommend, but for my own sake (ie, I spy a free copy of From Potter's Field in a box in 6 years and wonder, "Have I read this?") I will.  It's one of her Kay Scarpetta books.  She's a forensic something-or-other and for some reason (this book assumes you've read a previous book called I Don't Know What COME ON!) this serial killer is obsessed with her and she's sort of obsessed with him and ends up nearly getting killed a few times.  It's not really a mystery because it's quite clear who this serial killer is, it's more of a how-are-they-going-to-catch-him?  And, obviously they are going to catch him.

Once again, I'm going to try to make a vow not to read any more Cornwell paperbacks that throw themselves in my path...

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