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  1. says:

    Final Thoughts4 of 5 stars to Patricia Cornwell s fifth book in the Kay Scarpetta series, The Body Farm, published in 1994 The title alone tells you what kind of book this will be, and it is full of thrills and suspense Scarpetta has an opportunity to try to capture a serial killer she s dealt with sometime in the past And with the history she needs to revisit in this one, you will learn a lotabout who she is and what s happened to bring her to today.Another good part of this book iFinal Thoughts4 of 5 stars to Patricia Cornwell s fifth book in the Kay Scarpetta series, The Body Farm, published in 1994 The title alone tells you what kind of book this will be, and it is full of thrills and suspense Scarpetta has an opportunity to try to capture a serial killer she s dealt with sometime in the past And with the history she needs to revisit in this one, you will learn a lotabout who she is and what s happened to bring her to today.Another good part of this book is the development of Scarpetta s relationship with her niece, Lucy Lucy s now 21 and supposed to be an adult however, her behaviors are still somewhat immature I like getting to know the character , even though she isn t too likable at this point Detective Pete Marino is prominent again, and you want to love him but he still makes you angry.As Scarpetta finds different body parts all over the place, she knows she s close to meeting her match The cleverness and complexity in this book makes it one of the better ones It s still early on in the series before the books get too governmental and formal, in regard to Scarpetta s career The games being played are quite amusing and scary Given the creepiness of the killer s plans, this is another fine entry in the seriesAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators polldaddy poll 9729544 polldaddy poll 9719251


  2. says:

    Arrgh From the misnomered title A body farm is only in a small portion of the book to the implausible plot how did this get past editors SPOILER For startersOnly 3 people work at this TOP SECRET section of the FBI and 2 are dismissed because of malfeasance One has a dubious past and lied on her application Come on Our protagonist easily found that out, but NOBODY from the bureau vetted this crooked employee Geez Give me a break I m willing to suspend a bit of logic b Arrgh From the misnomered title A body farm is only in a small portion of the book to the implausible plot how did this get past editors SPOILER For startersOnly 3 people work at this TOP SECRET section of the FBI and 2 are dismissed because of malfeasance One has a dubious past and lied on her application Come on Our protagonist easily found that out, but NOBODY from the bureau vetted this crooked employee Geez Give me a break I m willing to suspend a bit of logic but I am NOT willing to check my brain at the door There are many other problems with the storylineScarpetta returns to the crime scene at night and forgets a flashlight Really Her partner may be in grave danger and she says NOTHING A child is missing and NOBODY thinks to search her home but Kay does Scarpetta enters a suspected killer s home without a gun, yet she sleeps with one next to her bed at all times Right Truly, I didn t really even like care about the main charactershe was a snobby know it all and she was sleeping with a married man Sorry I wasted my time reading this


  3. says:

    The Body Farm is Dr Kay Scarpetta s fifth novel, published in 1994 Her dear niece s age has been hastily augmented to twenty one I was certain Lucy was under twelve in their 1990 introduction I dislike violence, crime thrillers, forensics, even sad or tragic novels I abhor reading about horror or grief The personal perspective of Kay s teammates, family, friends, and my familiarity with them make all her series exceptions When one wants content that isserious than light mysteries, The Body Farm is Dr Kay Scarpetta s fifth novel, published in 1994 Her dear niece s age has been hastily augmented to twenty one I was certain Lucy was under twelve in their 1990 introduction I dislike violence, crime thrillers, forensics, even sad or tragic novels I abhor reading about horror or grief The personal perspective of Kay s teammates, family, friends, and my familiarity with them make all her series exceptions When one wants content that isserious than light mysteries, stepping past the lines of non grotesque, standard adult mysteries occurs Patricia Cornwell s novels are a successful effort in higher tolerance.I ask authors to cease hurling cat deaths into fiction This will always deduct a star but especially with the horrific addition so pointless and arbitrary to the novel The main victim had died and that depraved act could not torment her Besides the animal death deal breaker and difficulty I had, believing the murderer identity and motive against feline and humans the pace was fast and multifaceted I traversed 374 pages in a rush of interest that never waned.An additional, necessary criticism is that a major plot point and suspect was untouched and unexplained If it was a red herring, a major series criminal should not have been used That criminal s plot, pertaining to Lucy s FBI training, suggests that his unwarranted appearance sets up a succeeding novel The heroine having an affair rattles my respect no matter what the state of her paramour s marriage might be Although his wife is a seldom appearing cardboard figure, she is highly likeable It seems I come to three stars anyway The pace, complexity, and personal urgency were written well, keeping emotions and interest high I look forward to Patricia s next novel, after my habitual break to absorb other tones of fiction and non fiction


  4. says:

    As other reviewers have noted, the title The Body Farm is a bit misleading since it doesn t come into the plot until near the end, and then it is as a sidebar, but its graphic descriptive inclusion and the good Dr Kay Scarpetta s enthusiastic promotion for donating bodies for science totally rocks if icky science rings your chimes.I had to laugh the author Patricia Cornwell gave readers a high minded dutiful social message while at the same time satisfying us mystery readers in our queasy q As other reviewers have noted, the title The Body Farm is a bit misleading since it doesn t come into the plot until near the end, and then it is as a sidebar, but its graphic descriptive inclusion and the good Dr Kay Scarpetta s enthusiastic promotion for donating bodies for science totally rocks if icky science rings your chimes.I had to laugh the author Patricia Cornwell gave readers a high minded dutiful social message while at the same time satisfying us mystery readers in our queasy quest of seeking ewwwww entertainment and learning about police work and criminal law science topics.This series must be read in order start here Postmortem Mixed into the plot of Dr Scarpetta s public life of autopsies, vengeful serial killers, and bastard politicians obstructing her and the police, are a vividly dysfunctional gang of police friends, lovers and family who pop into the middle of her cases causing stress and distress In this book, much happens to Kay s favorite relative, Lucy, who is now a young adult She is a genius computer science geek who has been severely warped by Kay s self involved low life drama queen sister, Dorothy, a fiction writer Lucy wants to follow in Kay s footsteps as a crime fighter, so she is an intern of sorts in an FBI program at Quantico, Virginia Kay s relationship with her mother is fraught with the issues which commonly occur between an uneducated elderly woman of conventional housewife concerns and an extremely educated daughter who is swimming in upper level problems of government and leadership responsibilities Adding to the difficulties is the physical distance between Kay s mother, living in Florida and Richmond, Virginia, where Kay is headquartered.Captain Pete Marino, Kay s friend as well as a cantankerous police officer Kay works with in many cases, has been living in a manner designed to shorten his life, as a recent divorce has increased his rage and depression He is jealous of Kay s lovers, despite that the relationship between himself and Kay has been strictly professional Kay is gun shy of relationships in the first place, but unfortunately, she has fallen in love with a married FBI agent, Unit Chief Benton Wesley, in this book.Eleven year old Emily Steiner, a delicate small town child, has been found dead The mutilations on her body appear to follow the pattern of Temple Gault, the serial killer we met in the previous book in the series Anything related to Gault has the attention of the FBI and Dr Kay Scarpetta


  5. says:

    Do I like PC or do I not like PC I m tending toward the latter with this book It s the 2nd PC book I ve read Kay is unappealing as a main character, and grows even so theI read her Is it believable that she has all of these incredible insights into fingerprints, car wrecks, etc that ever other law enforcement agency specialty misses Please Are we to be ambivilent and accepting of the fact that she is an active accomplice in marriage wrecking Above and beyond this, there s Do I like PC or do I not like PC I m tending toward the latter with this book It s the 2nd PC book I ve read Kay is unappealing as a main character, and grows even so theI read her Is it believable that she has all of these incredible insights into fingerprints, car wrecks, etc that ever other law enforcement agency specialty misses Please Are we to be ambivilent and accepting of the fact that she is an active accomplice in marriage wrecking Above and beyond this, there s just nothing relatable, enjoyable, and interesting about her character As to the storyline, I guessed many of the clues prior to their revelation The story was slow moving, and I bored easily Has taken me a very long time to read this book


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    I am still not sure if I dislike the author s writing, or if the books are just so old that I dislike the books because they are just that dated.The stupid Lucy storyline 1 There has never been any indication prior to this book that there was any reason to even hint that Lucy had an addictive personality, and or had a problem with drinking So, it s amazing how in only the course of one book, Lucy became this supposed alcoholic.2 The lesbian storyline I think Patricia was starting to question h I am still not sure if I dislike the author s writing, or if the books are just so old that I dislike the books because they are just that dated.The stupid Lucy storyline 1 There has never been any indication prior to this book that there was any reason to even hint that Lucy had an addictive personality, and or had a problem with drinking So, it s amazing how in only the course of one book, Lucy became this supposed alcoholic.2 The lesbian storyline I think Patricia was starting to question her own sexuality with this book, because there is absolutely no reason or previous hints, that would have lead anyone to believe that Lucy simply getting her cigarette lit by a pair of female hands means that she s a lesbian It felt very out of the blue that suddenly Kay was suspecting of Lucy s sexual preferences.The Benton storyline I actually didn t mind this, though I was rather ambivalent towards it one way or the other I do like Benton, so perhaps thats why.The Merino storyline Meh Did not like it Didn t like any of it His jealousy though did makesense than the entire Lucy plots.The killer storyline Meh Didn t like Didn t care Saw it coming long before.Kay s sister Dorothy Never liked her Flat out hate her from the first mention in this book.Kay It s amazing how idiotic the rest of the world is compared to Kay Kay is super investigator She can do anything, and the FBI is stooooopid The police are stoooooopid Only Kay can save the day Only Kay can find the killer Title The title of this book was pointless to the plot The Body Farm was in one scene, and I don t even actually remember why it was necessary I think she would have been better off calling it Coins for the Ferryman or something like that Something actually appropriate.Other than the fact that I already have them all loaded in my itunes, I m not actually sure I care if I finish the rest of the series or not.I must say if I had to choose between Temperance Brennan or Kay Scarpetta I m Team Bones all the way The Scarpetta books are so meh


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    29 3 I agree with the other reviewers who said that the title of this book is misleading, this book isabout the FBI than it is the body farm It would have madesense to name it Quantico or something else that refers to where a lot of the book is located, instead of a very interesting place that really only gets a mention near the beginning and a quick visit at the end If a book is titled The Body Farm you would expect the body farm to make a big impact on the story, possibly for t 29 3 I agree with the other reviewers who said that the title of this book is misleading, this book isabout the FBI than it is the body farm It would have madesense to name it Quantico or something else that refers to where a lot of the book is located, instead of a very interesting place that really only gets a mention near the beginning and a quick visit at the end If a book is titled The Body Farm you would expect the body farm to make a big impact on the story, possibly for the body to be found at the body farm and for Scarpetta to spend most of the book determining how it got there and why there was a Bones episode that features a similar scenario, The Feet on the Beach or for there to be a need to do numerous experiments with bodies to determine some fact pertinent to the case, not just one, most of which was done off the page.Marino is being a particularly large jerk in this book and shows hints of future assholery that I won t mention further because it would be a huge spoiler for a book far into the future that makes me mad just thinking about it I ve already started the next book, From Potter s Field and don t see how Scarpetta can or think I could go back to behaving normally around Marino After the way he treated her and Benton I can t believe she was able to go back to the semi healthy working relationship she had with him before In my head I always imagined Marino looking and behaving like Skipp Sudduth s character John Sully Sullivan in Third Watch, who isn t particularly appealing in personality or to be honest appearance.Unfortunately, I had to dock a star due to the false advertising of a book about the body farm that wasn t actually about the farm at all and because I have a question about the passage of time between this book and the previous one On page 74 of Cruel and Unusual Lucy is described as being Kay s 17 year old niece, but on page four of The Body Farm she is described as being 21 which conflicts with the fact that on page 19 Gault s murder of Eddie Heath is described as being nearly two years earlier For me that s a really irritating, and easily avoidable, mistake to make If you know your characters well, you shouldn t get confused as to how old they are from one book to the next Unless of course it was done on purpose so that Lucy would be realistically old enough to be working for the FBI and she just hoped that with the passage of time, between the publication of one book and the next, no one would notice naughty, naughty shakes finger that s not very respectful to readers who notice details and enjoy rereading an entire series one book after another


  8. says:

    Entretenido, aunque previsible.


  9. says:

    In the fifth mystery thriller, Cornwell has introduced so much about which praise is deserved Picking up the threads left in the previous novel, Scarpetta has agreed to advise the FBI on some of its cases, to create a better mechanism by which to catch the seediest Scarpetta s niece joins her at Quantico, on an internship and seeks to forge her own paths With the murder of a young girl, all fingers point at the elusive serial killer who got away in Cruel and Unusual , leaving Scarpetta to de In the fifth mystery thriller, Cornwell has introduced so much about which praise is deserved Picking up the threads left in the previous novel, Scarpetta has agreed to advise the FBI on some of its cases, to create a better mechanism by which to catch the seediest Scarpetta s niece joins her at Quantico, on an internship and seeks to forge her own paths With the murder of a young girl, all fingers point at the elusive serial killer who got away in Cruel and Unusual , leaving Scarpetta to determine how to catch him and use the clues left at the scene to piece it all together While on the hunt, another suspect comes into her crosshairs and leaves the group wondering if this down and out individual might be allowing his alter ego to appear The murder of an investigator under awkward circumstances leaves new questions unanswered Meanwhile, Scarpetta must juggle the case with an out of control niece who digs up trouble of her own and whose actions could cost Scarpettathan she s ready to give up Masterful storytelling and a plot that does not give the reader the chance to breathe make for the perfect novel.Cornwell continues to build up the storylines for Scarpetta, as well as injecting a plethora of information about the characters involved These are not simply breadcrumbs to sate the curious reader, but full on feasts that are addressed masterfully and thoroughly with each novel s release The reader can see major progress with all characters involved and are left to hope that this does not stop, as the series continues to progress As the title suggests, use of the famed Body Farm in Tennessee does play a key role in the story and it is a great opportunity for readers to learn a littleabout the facility That said, nothing tops the Jefferson Bass series, penned by the created of the Farm, filled with intricate details about this place and the types of things that Cornwell only began to discuss.Kudos, Madam Cornwell for treating readers to yet another powerful mystery, where questions outweigh answers


  10. says:

    This book was fast paced and complicated with a twist I really liked it Scarpetta s relationship with Wesley changes from professional friendship to an affair This upsets me because he is married and Scarpetta has met his wife on a few occasions and likes her very much What bothers me most is Scarpetta feels no remorse whatsoever Nor does Wesley Because of the change that goes on with Wesley and Scarpetta s relationship it makes Morino very upset and you start to realize that he has feelin This book was fast paced and complicated with a twist I really liked it Scarpetta s relationship with Wesley changes from professional friendship to an affair This upsets me because he is married and Scarpetta has met his wife on a few occasions and likes her very much What bothers me most is Scarpetta feels no remorse whatsoever Nor does Wesley Because of the change that goes on with Wesley and Scarpetta s relationship it makes Morino very upset and you start to realize that he has feelings for Scarpetta that are stronger than just friendship I very much missed that relationship in this story I enjoy the back and forth between Scarpetta and Morino and find it rather endearing the protectiveness he feels for her I also find it endearing how he gets uncomfortable when any of his protectiveness shows All this was missing in this book I really missed it I am concerned what is going to happen in the next book in regard to Scarpetta and Morino s relationship In the first book, Morino saved Scarpetta s life, and now in this book she saved his life I wonder how he is going to handle that one


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The Body Farm (Kay Scarpetta, #5) The Body Farm A Research Institute That Tests The Decomposition Of Corpses Black Mountain, North Carolina A Sleepy Little Town Where The Local Police Deal With One Homicide A Year, If They Re Unlucky, And Where People Are Still Getting Used To The Idea Of Locking Their Doors At Night But Violent Death Is No Respecter Of Venue, And The Discovery Of The Corpse Of The Corpse Of An Year Old Girl Sends Shock Waves Through The Community Dr Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner On A Similar Case In Virginia, Is Called In To Apply Her Forensic Skills To This Latest Atrocity, But The Apparent Simplicity Of The Case Proves Something Of A Poisoned Chalice Until Scarpetta Finds Enlightenment Through The Curious Pathologists Playground Known As The Body FarmFrom Author S Website