Book Review – Cause of Death – Rating: 8.3 out of 10

Cause of Death, by Patricia Cornwell

(This review is going to be super short ’cause I’m still sick, but am trying desperately to accomplish things so I feel better…) I really like the Kay Scarpetta series of Patricia Cornwell’s books. She’s a Chief Medical Examiner and the solving of mysteries fascinate me. Especially when they involve science.

Content: 7
Writing Style: 9
Re-readability: 9

The content in this book excellent. There are, of course, some graphic descriptions of violence after the fact. I don’t think you can avoid that completely when dealing with a medical examiner’s job.

I love Patricia Cornwell’s writing style. Sucks me in every single time.

Re-readbility. Well, I’d have to say pretty good since I purchased this paperback while waiting in a Walgreen’s for a prescription. A chapter or so in and I realized I’d already read the book about, hm, maybe 6 or 7 years ago. Didn’t stop me from needing to finish it. I guess the good thing about having a new mommy’s memory is that it seemed almost like a new book. I remember bits and pieces of it, but reading it through this time was as good as the first – if not better.