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Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta investigates a series of murders in the Richmond area. Four women have been viciously murdered. Forensics show that they were killed by the same person. Dr. Scarpetta works with Detective Pete Marino and FBI Special Agent Benton Wesley to catch a serial killer. Seminal fluid was present in all of the cases, yet it was of little serological value. The assailant was one of the twenty percent of the population who enjoyed the distinction of being a nonsecreter. This meant his blood-type antigens could not be found in his other body fluids, such as saliva or semen or sweat. Absent a blood sample, in other words, he couldn’t be typed. He could have been A, B, AB or anything. When Dr Kay Scarpetta isn't involved with solving crimes, she is concocting delicious dishes in her kitchen, and in SCARPETTA'S WINTER TABLE Patricia Cornwell takes her readers behind the scenes for intimate glimpses of her three main characters - Scarpetta, her niece, Lucy, and Pete Marino as they come together to celebrate the week between Boxing Day 'the biggest letdown day of the year' and New Year's Eve.

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Fataal weekend opent sterk met een nieuwe moord van de seriemoordenaar, maar gaandeweg doorheen het boek wordt er nogal wat gestrooid met vaktermen waardoor je als lezer het spoor soms bijster raakt."The first case of Kay Scarpetta, the coroner who made the fortune of the American writer Patricia Cornwell, starts in the rain. The population of Richmond is upset about the presence of a serial killer who first rapes his victims, and then he strangles them in their bedrooms. The coroner Scarpetta, who examined the bodies of the killed women, awaits powerless the next victim.

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The one thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered and more violent deaths will follow. Gradually, an inexplicable and horrifying truth emerges: Whoever is committing the crimes knows where his prey is at all times. Is it a person, a government? And what is the connection between the victims?The story is based around a local serial killer and Dr Scarpetta finds herself in the middle of events, struggling in what can only be described as a boys club. After reading later novels this really stands out as a basis for a series, characters are introduced, roles, and Dr Kay Scarpetta's attitudes and private life are laid bare.

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