7 Reasons to Read the Kay Scarpetta Book Series ...


I've long been a fan of the Kay Scarpetta book series, written by Patricia Cornwell.

To date, I'm only missing the last two novels, but I hope to be getting them soon (hint, hint, Heather!).

In preparation, I've started reading the whole series over, from Postmortem all the way through.

At the moment, incidentally, I'm rereading Black Notice.

I think I like these books so much because, once upon a time, becoming a forensic pathologist was my dream job.

I love reading about what goes on in Kay's morgue.

There are lots of other great reasons to read the Kay Scarpetta book series, though, and I've decided to share them with you!

1. It's Better than CSI

That's sort of a tongue-in-cheek reason, but in the main, it's true.

If you enjoy shows like CSI (and all its variations), Criminal Minds, and even the reality shows based around medicine, crime, pathology, and so on, then you'll love the Kay Scarpetta book series.

Patricia Cornwell delves into exquisite detail when she describes many of the tests and procedures, so you get a really good idea about what's being done to find trace evidence, test DNA, and profile criminals.

2. Fabulous FBI Intrigues

Speaking of which, the FBI intrigues are very interesting as well.

Actually, you learn about the FBI, ATF, and DEA at different times during the series.

You'll hear about inter-agency feds, you'll see when and how they work together, and you'll learn much more about their particular specialties.

If you've ever been interested in law enforcement, whether it's on a local or federal level, the books will definitely pull you in quickly.

3. It's LGBT Friendly

I love reading books that are LGBT friendly, and these certainly are.

Moreover, they're realistic.

The characters don't always react well to the revelation of someone's sexuality, at least not initially, but you get to see friends and family members come to terms with it.

Much of it is amazingly, poignantly realistic, and I enjoy that.

Patricia Cornwell herself is a lesbian, and I think she brings a really personal touch to her LGBT characters.

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