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“Cause of Death” by Patricia Cornwell

Cornwell, Patricia. Cause of Death (1996)   G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 340 pages, $25.95 hardcover   ISBN 0 399 14146 4 This book opens with a powerful image:  “On the last morning of Virginia’s bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew …

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“From Potter’s Field” by Patricia Cornwell

Cornwell, Patricia. From Potter’s Field  (1995)   Scribner, 412 pages, $24.00 hardcover   ISBN 0-684-19598-4 In the few days surrounding Christmas, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Pete Marino (now a police captain), and FBI agent Benton Wesley pursue Temple Gault, a serial killer who has appeared in earlier Scarpetta novels. Scarpetta’s niece, computer whiz Lucy, now age …

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The Best Books I Read in 1996

Listed alphabetically by author Burke, James Lee. Black Cherry Blues Irving, John. A Prayer for Owen Meany Margolin, Phillip. The Last Innocent Man O’Brien, Tim. In the Lake of the Woods O’Connell, Carol. Mallory’s Oracle Sandford, John. “Prey” series (I admit this is cheating since it’s more than one book) Shields, Carol. The Stone Diaries …

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