Cause of Death - Patricia Cornwell

Cause of Death

By Patricia Cornwell

  • Release Date: 1996-07-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 448 Ratings


#1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in the seventh suspenseful novel in the forensic thriller series

On a quiet day, away from the hustle of Richmond, in a small cottage on the Virginia coast, Dr. Kay Scarpetta receives a disturbing phone call from the Chesapeake police. Thirty feet deep in the murky waters of Virginia's Elizabeth River, a scuba diver's body is discovered near the Inactive Naval Shipyard.As the police begin searching for clues, the wallet of investigative reporter Ted Eddings is found.

Unnerved by the possible identity of the victim, Scarpetta orders the crime scene roped off and left alone until she arrives. What was he doing there, searching for Civil War relics as the officer suggested, or was there a bigger story? As she rifles through the multitude of clues, a second murder hits much closer to home. This new development puts Scarpetta and her colleagues hot on the trail of a military conspiracy.


  • Cause of death

    By tTerry F
    As always her books are amazing, engaging entretaining and more.
  • Holds your interest

    By Mouse4807
    This book is really to good to put down! I read it all on two sittings. I would have liked it to go on a little more, didn’t want it to end!
  • Cause of death

    By wax16
    Very riveting. I had a hard time putting this down. Kept my attention to the very end.
  • Great book!!!!

    By Crysgibs
    Highly recommend any book by this author!!