Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | July 14, 2015

    Joshua Mohr: IMG Your Imagination, Your Fingerprint



    When I was in grad school, a teacher told our workshop that if a published novel is 300 pages, the writer had to generate 1,200 along the way. I... Continue »
    1. $17.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      All This Life

      Joshua Mohr 9781593766030

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$0.95
List price: $28.00
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Local Warehouse Mystery- A to Z

From Potter's Field

by

From Potter's Field Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

#1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in this suspense classic.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;An unidentified nude female sits propped against a fountain in Central Park. There are no signs of struggle. When Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her colleagues Benton Wesley and Pete Marino arrive on the scene, they instantly recognize the signature of serial killer Temple Brooks Gault. Scarpetta, on assignment with the FBI, visits the New York City morgue on Christmas morning, where she must use her forensic expertise to give a name to the namelessand#8212;a difficult task. But as she sorts through conflicting forensic clues, Gault claims his next victim. He has infiltrated the FBIand#8217;s top secret artificial-intelligence system developed by Scarpettaand#8217;s niece, and sends taunting messages as his butchery continues, moving terrifyingly closer to Scarpetta herself.

Synopsis:

In Richmond, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner of Virginia and consultant for the FBI, is in the midst of a late-night autopsy at the morgue when the call comes: Gault, the sadistic psychopath who has eluded capture for years, has struck again. For Scarpetta, her worst nightmare returns. While Scarpetta sorts through strange forensic evidence, including an uncommon tread pattern and extremely rare gold dental restorations, Gault kills again. But the prey he ultimately seeks is Scarpetta, for it becomes increasingly apparent that he is as focused on her as she is on him.

About the Author

and#8220;Itand#8217;s important for me to live in the world I want to write about,and#8221; says andlt;b andgt;Patricia Cornwellandlt;/bandgt;, and#8220;If I want a character to do or know something, I try to do or know the same thing.and#8221; The award-winning former police reporter spent time working both as an employee of the Virginia Chief Medical Examinerand#8217;s Office and as a volunteer police officer before she wrote her first Kay Scarpetta novel, andlt;i andgt;Postmortemandlt;/iandgt;. Her preparation paid offand#8212;andlt;i andgt;Postmortemandlt;/iandgt; was the first novel ever to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, Macavity, and French Prix du Roman dand#8217;Aventure awards in one year. She has followed that up with ten other bestselling novels featuring Kay Scarpetta. She then began a new series with her #1 andlt;i andgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestsellers andlt;i andgt;Hornetand#8217;s Nestandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;i andgt;Southern Crossandlt;/iandgt;. She is also the author of two cookbooks, andlt;i andgt;Scarpettaand#8217;s Winter Tableandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;i andgt;Food to Die For; A Time for Rememberingandlt;/iandgt;, a biography of Ruth Bell Graham, wife of evangelist Billy Graham; a childrenand#8217;s book, andlt;i andgt;Lifeand#8217;s Little Fableandlt;/iandgt;; and her #1 bestselling work of nonfiction, andlt;i andgt;Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripperand#8212;Case Closedandlt;/iandgt;. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684195988
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia D.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Scarpetta, kay (fictitious character)
Subject:
Women physicians
Subject:
Medical novels
Subject:
Women detectives -- Virginia -- Fiction.
Subject:
Medical examiners
Subject:
Scarpetta, Kay
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Women detective
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Forensic pathologists
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Postmortem, post mortem, post-mortem, kay scarpetta, new york times bestseller, patricia cornwell, cornwell, serial killer, forensic research, thriller, investigation, kay scarpetta mysteries, mystery, all that remains, cruel and unusual, body of evidence
Subject:
Postmortem, post mortem, post-mortem, kay scarpetta, new york times bestseller, patricia cornwell, cornwell, serial killer, forensic research, thriller, investigation, kay scarpetta mysteries, mystery, all that remains, cruel and unusual, body of evidence
Subject:
Scarpetta 6; Postmortem, post mortem, post-mortem, kay scarpetta, new york times bestseller, patricia cornwell, cornwell, serial killer, forensic research, thriller, investigation, kay scarpetta mysteries, mystery, all that remains, cruel and unusual, bod
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Book club ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Large Print:
Yes
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
August 1995
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 20.79 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Cause of Death
    Used Mass Market $2.50
  2. Cruel & Unusual (Kay Scarpetta...
    Used Mass Market $1.50
  3. The body farm :a novel Used Hardcover $4.50
  4. All That Remains (Kay Scarpetta... Used Mass Market $2.95
  5. Body of Evidence Used Mass Market $2.50
  6. Postmortem

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

From Potter's Field Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$0.95 In Stock
Product details 416 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780684195988 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In Richmond, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner of Virginia and consultant for the FBI, is in the midst of a late-night autopsy at the morgue when the call comes: Gault, the sadistic psychopath who has eluded capture for years, has struck again. For Scarpetta, her worst nightmare returns. While Scarpetta sorts through strange forensic evidence, including an uncommon tread pattern and extremely rare gold dental restorations, Gault kills again. But the prey he ultimately seeks is Scarpetta, for it becomes increasingly apparent that he is as focused on her as she is on him.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.