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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (24,845 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia Cornwell Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Kay Scarpetta Series Release Date: September 1995 ISBN: 9780743519113
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It’s Christmas Eve in New York, and a sadistic killer is about to disturb the peace.

An unidentified nude female sits propped against a fountain in Central Park. There are no signs of struggle. When Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her colleagues Benton Wesley and Pete Marino arrive on the scene, they instantly recognize the signature of serial killer Temple Brooks Gault.

Only Scarpetta can interpret the forensic hieroglyphics at the New York City morgue and give a name to the nameless. As she sifts through conflicting clues, Gault strikes again—moving terrifyingly close to Scarpetta herself.

From Potter’s Field is a stunning achievement from a bestselling author at the peak of her powers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cornwell’s galloping plot lines, technical expertise, and strong sense of atmosphere keep matters zinging along.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Perhaps the best entry in the Scarpetta series yet.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Cornwell spins a relentless and complex tale of the hunter and hunted...Vividly compulsive, this warrants a new award; winner of the golden scalpel.”

    Mail on Sunday (London)

  • “Once again, Cornwell proves herself one of today’s most talented crime fiction writers, an author who keeps her readers on the edges of their seats with magnificent plotting, masterful writing, and marvelous suspense. This is certain to be one of the most popular thrillers of the year.”

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jolie | 2/13/2014

    " I had to sleep with the lights on when I read this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Madeline D. | 2/11/2014

    " Not my favorite Cornwell novel. The book didn't seem to take off until about halfway through. There was too much "techy" stuff in this book for my liking. Lucy played a much larger role in this book (hence the "techy" stuff) & I just don't really enjoy Lucy's character. Once the book finally picked up around pg. 150-200 I was able to finish the book in a day. I wouldn't recommend this to a new reader of Cornwell novels as this doesn't show off her best work. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 2/6/2014

    " I think I've burned out on Cornwell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 1/31/2014

    " great book by a great writer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LA Carlson | 1/31/2014

    " Not as satisfying or compelling as her previous books. A killer from her past resurfaces after a murder in the park and is resolved at the conclusion. Scarpetta is still involved with one of the main characters and her niece, Lucy is also nicely played here. I envision the young woman who plays Richard Castle's daughter on the television show Castle whenever I think of Lucy. There's some funny dialogue between Marino and Scarpetta about the age old image of two women together which I thought sounded dated. Cornwell continues to write elegantly about her woman characters; maybe it's time for a gorgeous lesbian character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olson | 1/28/2014

    " I pretty much read anything P. Cornwell writes. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrin | 1/26/2014

    " Very page turning! Kept my interest! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Bates | 1/21/2014

    " My first read of one of this author's books for several years. Fine, an easy, undemanding read but I'll have to go back now and start in sequence. I see that some authors question the author's grasp of her speciality but it all worked well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Csipiggy | 1/20/2014

    " THIS BOOK ROX "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaethe | 1/17/2014

    " After a while it all got to be too much, Scarpetta came across as more disturbing than one might like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valissa | 1/1/2014

    " "Let conversation cease, let laughter flee. This is the place where death delights in helping the living." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haleybethhill | 12/29/2013

    " Another good book by Patricia Cornwell. I really like the Scarpetta series and this one was a goodie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ceresa Gonzalez | 12/18/2013

    " I said Agatha Chrisite was always amongst my top 5 mystery/crime authors... Patricia Cornwell is also among the list. This book was one of the first I had read and I was hooked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer McEwen | 12/2/2013

    " It wasn't my favorite Patricia Cornwell, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corrie | 11/8/2013

    " The Scarpetta series is the best.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shellie | 10/12/2013

    " I love this series. Read them in order for optimal entertainment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 7/26/2013

    " #6 ChristmasTemple Gault has struck again, leaving a naked, apparently homeless girl shot in Central Park "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenni Boyd | 3/26/2013

    " This book was given to me as a gift, it wasn't the sort of thing I would normally read, I loved it, I loved her style of writing, it had me on the edge of my seat, it caused me to jump at any noise in the middle of the night. This book made me a Patricia Cornwell fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boilermkr88 | 2/18/2013

    " I picked this 1st book up that ever read by this author for $3 on a whim while I was on vacation. I was unexpectedly hooked from that point on! Scarpetta is a wonderful character that I'd love to know if she were real! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindasueanne | 1/18/2013

    " another great read! need to find the rest of the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 11/17/2012

    " I read this at least once a year. It is my favorite of the whole series!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 9/16/2012

    " Kay Scarpetta series -- in this one, sociopath/serial murderer Temple Gault is finally located and killed (after he kills his twin sister and several other people). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 6/21/2012

    " Number Six in the series. I think this might be where the series jumps the shark. "High tech climax" never goes well, I'm afraid. More red wine, more Lucy, more loser boyfriend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Ballin | 6/16/2012

    " Very good. Sudden ending but maybe part will be continued. I think I read this years ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Hunt | 5/28/2012

    " My favorite Scarpetta book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 2/14/2012

    " Good entertaining thriller to read on a plane, I liked most of Patricia Cornwells novels but couldnt class them as great literature "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 11/1/2011

    " It's hard to believe there were another six books after this one. I was tired of Temple Gault by this time - sort of like the end of "Terminator" where the robot just keeps on coming back. But I enjoyed the interplay of the main protagonists and the changes in their relationships across the books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanna | 10/2/2011

    " Not sure if it would interest anyone not familiar with Scarpetta&co. Easy read, some character development and a bit anticlimatic ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 9/28/2011

    " Excellent read, love this author! :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cynthia | 8/16/2011

    " Suspenseful book filled with twist and turns! Couldn't put it down and stayed up well past my bed time to read just one more chapter, which in turn made me finish out the book. Highly recommend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 8/15/2011

    " Very good read, mystery that keeps going. I enjoyed this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 8/9/2011

    " Yet another great book with Kay Scarpetta and her friends at work on another mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 7/27/2011

    " Absolutely riveting - all throughout and especially at the end. I love this series and can't wait to read the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grambulance | 7/22/2011

    " I enjoy the Scarpetta novels-this follows suit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bitty | 7/12/2011

    " I don't like the Temple Gault books, I thought this one was a cheap one - a good beach read, and kind of suspenseful at the end but don't expect much. "

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