The Bone Bed - Patricia Cornwell

The Bone Bed

By Patricia Cornwell

  • Release Date: 2012-10-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,197 Ratings


From one of the world’s number top selling crime writers comes the extraordinary twentieth Kay Scarpetta novel.

A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why.
But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist’s disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.
When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI forensic psychologist and husband, Benton Wesley, have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel.


  • The Beast Within

    By Loualda
    I have enjoyed reading Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta series for several years now. For some reason I liked this one a little better than the rest. Maybe because the “gang’s all here”, maybe because of the psychological aspects, the why we tick the way we tick. Human beings can and do have a breaking point. There is obviously a lot of homework done on this one, per usual, and with some mild twists and turns. The Douglas Burke character almost went to far, but then when she died I thought, “I would’ve liked to see her sent to Louisville, and then maybe at some point a psychological profile be completed”. But that’s just me.
  • Clever but Tough

    By Easy reader, not rider
    Sometimes the flow of the verbal dialogue between characters and the main character’s thoughts and musings were difficult for me to separate.
  • The Bone Bed

    By lkowen13
    Great read!
  • %&/+

    By bgm#3
    Was in The middle of it, and now cannot get it back.
  • Love Patricia Cornwell!

    By TvGal1265
    I came to reading her books late in life. Started with a gift of an audio book, Trace. Ever since then I've been hooked. Should have guessed I would like her books, cause my Mom reads her books! Thanks Mom! avp
  • The Bone Bed

    By snyderr
    Loved it!
  • Good Read

    By Spikkejoyce
    Thanks do much! Very interesting just like old times!
  • The Bone Bed

    By nanabandana
    Rather hard to read. Words and sentences don't flow like her other books. Very difficult to follow or anticipate. Character building is shallow. Topic is predictable. I knew she would become a victim again.
  • The bone bed

    By Krisssy3
    Nice! Captivating reading
  • Love her books!

    By Loanchik
    I have read every book starting back in 1993!!! Patricia Cornwell is the ONLY author I read and is hands down brilliant!!! I hope to meet her one day :)