The Body Farm

The Body Farm

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 an 11-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 Farm.

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Title:The Body Farm
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780425201442
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    The Body Farm Reviews

  • James

    Final Thoughts 4 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...

  • Debbie

    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 starters...Only 3 people work at this T...

  • C.

    “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...

  • Jaksen

    Entertaining read, esp. for the fan who likes 'forensic detail,' because Cornwell always has that in spades. And clubs and hearts, too. That's where she excels as a writer: she knows her stuff.In this...

  • Rob

    Number 5 in the Dr. Scarpetta series.Kay Scarpetta is more of an investigator that a medical examiner in the story.A young girl is murdered and the murder is attributed to a known serial killer. But t...

  • aPriL does feral sometimes

    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 ...

  • Lee

    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 moreso the more I read her. Is it...

  • Erin

    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 in...

  • Chinablue_25 West Bostedor

    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 a...

  • Sarah

    29/3 - I agree with the other reviewers who said that the title of this book is misleading, this book is more about the FBI than it is the body farm. It would have made more sense to name it Quantico ...