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Before Grissom and CSI, there was Scarpetta. Cornwell's first novel featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta remains one of her best — a tense, gripping tale.
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#1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell's modern classic features nerve-shattering suspense and one of fiction's most compelling heroines: gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. Under the leafy cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster moves undetected, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta senses the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer--a "Mr. Nobody"--whose signatures offer precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she must call on the latest advances in forensic research to have a chance at unmasking the maniac. But this investigation will test Kay like no other--whoever is sabotaging her work wants her dead. The first novel ever to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, Macavity and French Prix du Roman d'Adventure awards in one year, Postmortem combines cutting-edge criminology with dramatic suspense.

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The novel that launched the career of the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author and introduced gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is reissued Includes a new letter from Cornwell to fans.

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Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it's being sabotaged from within and someone wants her dead.

About the Author

"It's important for me to live in the world I want to write about," says Patricia Cornwell "If I want a character to do or know something, I try to do or know the same thing." The award-winning former police reporter spent time working both as an employee of the Virginia Chief Medical Examiner's Office and as a volunteer police officer before she wrote her first Kay Scarpetta novel, Postmortem. Her preparation paid off — Postmortem was the first novel ever to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, Macavity, and French Prix du Roman d'Aventure awards in one year. She has followed that up with ten other bestselling novels featuring Kay Scarpetta. Ms. Cornwell then began a new series with her #1 New York Times bestsellers Hornet's Nest and Southern Cross. She is also the author of two cookbooks, Scarpetta's Winter Table and Food to Die For; A Time for Remembering, a biography of Ruth Bell Graham, wife of evangelist Billy Graham; a children's book, Life's Little Fable; and her #1 bestselling work of nonfiction, Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper — Case Closed. She lives in New York City.

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fairy_wings9008, September 27, 2006 (view all comments by fairy_wings9008)
This is the first book i have ever read from Particia Cornwells. I got it for my birthday and as soon as i started reading it i was stuck! It is an awesome book!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743477154
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Author:
Cornwell, Patricia D.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Women physicians
Subject:
Forensic pathologists
Subject:
Medical novels
Subject:
Richmond
Subject:
Medical examiners
Subject:
Scarpetta, Kay
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Medical examiners (law)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
90-1
Publication Date:
January 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
675x1600

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Product details 352 pages Pocket Books - English 9780743477154 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Before Grissom and CSI, there was Scarpetta. Cornwell's first novel featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta remains one of her best — a tense, gripping tale.

"Synopsis" by , The novel that launched the career of the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author and introduced gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is reissued Includes a new letter from Cornwell to fans.
"Synopsis" by , Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it's being sabotaged from within and someone wants her dead.
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