Postmortem Setting & Symbolism

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Scarpetta Home

Kay Scarpetta lives in a new subdivision in Richmond's west end. The house is large, with a slate roof, and sits on a one acre parcel of land. The view from several of the windows is a wooded lot, adding privacy to the already peaceful neighborhood. The subdivision has security, which makes the residents feel secure in their homes.

Scarpetta's house is open with a large fireplace in the living room, an office, a guest room, master bedroom, dining room and kitchen. The kitchen is Scarpetta's favorite room in the house. The ceilings are high and the room is spacious. Scarpetta's love of cooking shows in the space with a large number of pots and pans. There are few modern conveniences since Kay prefers to make most things by hand. It is also a place where Kay can teach Lucy the cooking techniques of her Italian...

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