The Bone Bed - Patricia Cornwell

The Bone Bed

By Patricia Cornwell

  • Release Date: 2012-10-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 908 Ratings)
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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.


  • 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 :)
  • The Bone Bed

    By Mlh110
    I am trying to download this novel, but it will not download.
  • The Bones Bed

    By Linda3409
    Another excellent book by Patricia Cornwell. This really had me going and I had no idea who the killer was. Great!
  • The Bone Bed

    By Ppsbat
    This book was well worth the read. As always Patricia Cornwell knows how to tell a tale. Dr. Kay Scarpetta continues to evolve as a character and I always look forward to her adventures. I find it hard to put these stories down. Solving crimes and tracking serial killers is Dr. Scarpetta's speciality. If you enjoy a spell binding look at forensics, all of the Scarpetta books are good.
  • The Bone Bed

    By The Beds
    As usual, Dr. Kay put the reader in her shoes as she's looking at evidence, extrapolating theories, and trying to put together the puzzle of murder. I thought I knew the culprit early on, but once again I was surprised. That's one of the reasons I like the Scarpetta series. This jaded mystery reader can experience the thrill of being caught off guard.