Patricia Cornwell

1 Dust

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2013-11-12
Description :  <b>From the world’s number-one bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. </b><br /><br /> Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has just returned from working one of the worst mass murders in U.S. history when she’s awakened at an early hour by Detective Pete Marino.<br /><br /> A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT and it’s suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineer Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she’s been murdered, mere weeks before the trial of her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial managers, and Scarpetta doubts it’s a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy.<br /><br /> At a glance there is no sign of what killed Gail Shipton, but she’s covered with a fine dust that under ultraviolet light fluoresces brilliantly in three vivid colors, what Scarpetta calls a mineral fingerprint. Clearly the body has been posed with chilling premeditation that is symbolic and meant to shock, and Scarpetta has reason to worry that the person responsible is the Capital Murderer, whose most recent sexual homicides have terrorized Washington, D.C. Stunningly, Scarpetta will discover that her FBI profiler husband, Benton Wesley, is convinced that certain people in the government, including his boss, don’t want the killer caught. <br /><br /> In <i>Dust</i>, Scarpetta and her colleagues are up against a force far more sinister than a sexual predator who fits the criminal classification of a “spectacle killer.” The murder of Gail Shipton soon leads deep into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organized crime, and shocking corruption at the highest levels.<br /><br /> With unparalleled high-tension suspense and the latest in forensic technology, Patricia Cornwell once again proves her exceptional ability to surprise—and to thrill.

2 The Bone Bed

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-10-16
Description :  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.<br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /> 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.

3 Flesh and Blood

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2014-11-11
Description :  It’s&#xa0;a sunny morning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and also&#xa0;Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday.She’s about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their&#xa0;home. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her&#xa0;cell phone&#xa0;rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher&#xa0;was&#xa0;shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car.&#xa0;Yet no one heard or&#xa0;saw&#xa0;a thing.<br /><br />In this&#xa0;twenty-second&#xa0;Scarpetta novel,&#xa0;she&#xa0;finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible&#xa0;to achieve, yet they are so perfect&#xa0;that&#xa0;they cause death&#xa0;in an instant. The victims appear to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next. First New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and&#xa0;now it looks like the killer has moved elsewhere, to&#xa0;the murky depths off the coast.&#xa0;It’s here that&#xa0;Scarpettadives&#xa0;a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. Andwhere&#xa0;she comes face to face with shocking&#xa0;news&#xa0;that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta’s&#xa0;very&#xa0;own flesh and blood.<br /><br />With the bravura storytelling and state-of-the-art forensic details that are her hallmarks, Patricia Cornwell again raises the bar with this highly entertaining new tale, her most captivating Scarpetta novel yet.

4 Red Mist

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2011-12-06
Description :  <b>With high-tension suspense and cutting-edge technology, Patricia Cornwell—the world’s #1 bestselling crime writer—once again proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall in this remarkable novel featuring chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. </b> <br /><br /> On her quest to find out exactly what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months before, Scarpetta drives to the Georgia Prison for Women to meet a convicted sex offender and the mother of a vicious and diabolically brilliant killer. Against the advice of her FBI criminal intelligence agent husband, Benton Wesley, Scarpetta is determined to hear this woman out. <br /><br /> Scarpetta has both personal and professional reasons to learn more about a string of grisly killings: the murder of a Savannah family years earlier, a young woman on death row, and then other inexplicable deaths that begin to occur at a breathtaking pace. Driven by inner forces, Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding’s death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. <br /><br /> And she is the only one who can stop it.

5 Depraved Heart

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2015-10-27
Description :  Patricia Cornwell delivers the newest engrossing thriller in her high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.<br /><br />Depraved Heart: “Void of social duty and fatally bent on mischief.”<br /><br />—Mayes v. People, 806 III. 306 (1883)<br /><br />Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a suspicious death scene in Cambridge, Massachusetts when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages and seems to be from her computer genius niece Lucy. But how can it be? It’s clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost twenty years ago.<br /><br />As Scarpetta watches she begins to learn frightening secrets about her niece, whom she has loved and raised like a daughter. That film clip and then others sent soon after raise dangerous legal implications that increasingly isolate Scarpetta and leave her confused, worried, and not knowing where to turn. She doesn’t know whom she can tell—not her FBI husband Benton Wesley or her investigative partner Pete Marino. Not even Lucy.<br /><br />In this new novel, Cornwell launches these unforgettable characters on an intensely psychological odyssey that includes the mysterious death of a Hollywood mogul’s daughter, aircraft wreckage on the bottom of the sea in the Bermuda Triangle, a grisly gift left in the back of a crime scene truck, and videos from the past that threaten to destroy Scarpetta’s entire world and everyone she loves. The diabolical presence behind what unfolds seems obvious—but strangely, not to the FBI. Certainly that’s the message they send when they raid Lucy’s estate and begin building a case that could send her to prison for the rest of her life.<br /><br />In the latest novel in her bestselling series featuring chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Cornwell will captivate readers with the shocking twists, high-wire tension, and cutting-edge forensic detail that she is famous for, proving yet again why she’s the world’s #1 bestselling crime writer.

6 Port Mortuary

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2010-11-30
Description :  The world's bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell presents an extraordinary novel in which Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could ruin her professionally-and personally.<br />

7 Chaos

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2016-11-15
Description :  #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns with the remarkable twenty-fourth thriller in her popular high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.<br /><br />In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning—except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center’s director and chief, decides at the scene that this is no accidental Act of God.<br /><br />Her investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie. Though subsequent lab results support Scarpetta’s conclusions, the threatening messages don’t stop. When the tenth poem arrives exactly twenty-four hours after Elisa’s death, Scarpetta begins to suspect the harasser is involved, and sounds the alarm to her investigative partner Pete Marino and her husband, FBI analyst Benton Wesley.<br /><br />She also enlists the help of her niece, Lucy. But to Scarpetta’s surprise, tracking the slippery Tailend Charlie is nearly impossible, even for someone as brilliant as her niece. Also, Lucy can’t explain how this anonymous nemesis could have access to private information. To make matters worse, a venomous media is whipping the public into a frenzy, questioning the seasoned forensics chief’s judgment and "a quack cause of death on a par with spontaneous combustion."

8 Postmortem

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-12-01
Description :  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.

9 Trace

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-07-03
Description :  Now freelancing from south Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia, the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Investigating the death of a young girl, she must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak-and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear.

10 The Scarpetta Factor

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-10-20
Description :  In the extraordinary new novel by Patricia Cornwell-the world's #1 bestselling crime writer-forensic expert Kay Scarpetta is surrounded by familiar faces, yet traveling down the unfamiliar road of fame. A CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called <i>The Scarpetta Factor</i>. But the glare of the spotlight could make Kay a target for the very killers she would put behind bars...<br />

11 Body of Evidence

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-12-01
Description :  <b> <br />Now in a new premium edition, #1 <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Patricia Cornwell’s suspense fiction classic, featuring gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. <br /></b> <br />A reclusive author, Beryl Madison finds no safe haven from months of menacing phone calls—or the tormented feeling that her every move is being watched. When the writer is found slain in her own home, Kay Scarpetta pieces together the intricate forensic evidence—while unwittingly edging closer to a killer waiting in the shadows.

12 All That Remains

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-12-01
Description :  With <i>All That Remains</i>, #1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta for the third installment of the classic suspense fiction series that begins with <i>Postmortem</i>.<br /><br />#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Patricia Cornwell's heart-stopping thriller featuring gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta <br />In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them...

13 Scarpetta

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2008-12-02
Description :  View our feature on Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta. From America’s #1 bestselling crime writers comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel. Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk—and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard. The injuries, he says, were sustained in the course of a murder . . . that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true, and it is he who is being spied on, followed and stalked by the actual killer? The one thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered—and more violent deaths will follow. Gradually, an inexplicable and horrifying truth emerges: Whoever is committing the crimes knows where his prey is at all times. Is it a person, a government? And what is the connection between the victims? In the days that follow, Scarpetta; her forensic psychologist husband, Benton Wesley; and her niece, Lucy, who has recently formed her own forensic computer investigation firm in New York, will undertake a harrowing chase through cyberspace and the all-too-real streets of the city—an odyssey that will take them at once to places they never knew, and much, much too close to home. Throughout, Cornwell delivers shocking twists and turns, and the kind of cutting-edge technology that only she can provide. Once again, she proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall. Watch a Video

14 Cruel and Unusual

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2009-12-01
Description :  “A knockout” (<i>People</i>) of a thriller from #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Patricia Cornwell featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.<br /><br />“Killing me won’t kill the beast” are the last words of rapist-murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell, written four days before his execution. But they can't explain how Dr. Kay Scarpetta finds Waddell's fingerprints on another crime scene—after she’d performed his autopsy. If this is some sort of game, Scarpetta seems to be the target. And if the next victim is someone she knows, the punishment will be cruel and unusual...

15 The Body Farm

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2010-11-30
Description :  #1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in this suspense classic.<br /><br /><i>Little Emily Steiner left a church meeting late one afternoon and strolled toward home along a lakeside path; a week later, her nude body was discovered, bound in blaze-orange duct tape. Called by the North Carolina authorities, forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta recognizes similarities to the gruesome work of a serial killer who has long eluded the FBI But as she tries to make sense of the evidence, she is left with questions that lead her to the Body Farm, a little known research facility in Tennessee where, with the help of some grisly experiments, she might discover the answer.</i> <br /><br />It is Scarpetta alone who can interpret the forensic hieroglyphics that eventually reveal a solution to the case as staggering as it is horrifying. But she must also endeavor to help her niece, Lucy, who is embroiled in controversy at Quantico. And Scarpetta, too, is vulnerable, as she opens herself to the first physical and emotional bond she has felt in far too long a time. Tenacious and brilliant, tender and gentle, this is Scarpetta even more realized and poignant than we’ve seen her before—in a stunning achievement from a bestselling author at the peak of her powers.

16 Book of the Dead

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2007-10-23
Description :  Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. And the death of a sixteen-year-old tennis star will usher in a string of murders more baffling—and terrifying—than any that have come before.<br />

17 Cause of Death

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1996-07-02
Description :  Dr. Kay Scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of Ted Eddings, an investigative reporter. Together with her niece Lucy and police captain Pete Marino, Scarpetta will follow the scents of death and violence to the heart of sinister darkness.<br /><br /> *<i>San Francisco Chronicle</i><br />

18 Blow Fly

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2003-10-13
Description :  Readers are in for the shock of Kay Scarpetta&#39;s life.

19 Unnatural Exposure

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1997-07-14
Description :  A psychopath with an intimate knowledge of death has an even more intimate knowledge of Kay Scarpetta-and many different plans to kill her.<br />

20 Predator

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2005-10-25
Description :  Investigating the disappearance of two sisters in Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta follows clues that twist and turn, leading her into the psychopathic depths of a jailed serial killer's mind.<br />

21 Point of Origin

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1998-07-06
Description :  <b>“Sears its way into the psyche” (<i>ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION</i>) with a NEW PACKAGE and NEW AUTHOR INTRODUCTION.</b><br /><br />The clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke—and only Kay Scarpetta can find them.<br />

22 From Potter's Field

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $14.99
Release Date :  1995-08-02
Description :  #1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in this suspense classic.<br /><br />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 nameless—a difficult task. But as she sorts through conflicting forensic clues, Gault claims his next victim. He has infiltrated the FBI’s top secret artificial-intelligence system developed by Scarpetta’s niece, and sends taunting messages as his butchery continues, moving terrifyingly closer to Scarpetta herself.

23 Black Notice

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  1999-08-02
Description :  The decomposed remains of a stowaway lead Dr. Kay Scarpetta on an international search to Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France—and on a mission that will pull her in two opposite directions: toward protecting her career or toward the truth.<br />

24 The Last Precinct

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2000-10-16
Description :  <b>The new era of Scarpetta begins…</b><br /><br /> In this #1 <b>New York Times</b> bestselling novel, Patricia Cornwell takes her readers deeper into Kay Scarpetta’s heart and soul than ever before….<br /><br /> Thwarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts Virginia’s Chief Medial Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the harsh glare of the spotlight. As her personal and professional lives come under suspicion, she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past. A formidable prosecutor, a female assistant district attorney from New York, is brought into the case—and Scarpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidence to the contrary. Tested in every way, she turns inward to ask, Where do you go when there is nowhere left?<br />

25 At Risk

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2006-05-23
Description :  A&#xa0;Massachusetts state investigator is called home from Knoxville, Tennessee, where he is completing a course at the National Forensic Academy. His boss, the district attorney, attractive but hard-charging, is planning to run for governor, and as a showcase she's planning to use a new crime initiative called At Risk-its motto: "Any crime, any time." In particular, she's been looking for a way to employ cutting-edge DNA technology, and she thinks she's found the perfect subject in an unsolved twenty-year-old murder-in Tennessee. If her office solves the case, it ought to make them all look pretty good, right?<br /><br />Her investigator is not so&#xa0;sure-not sure about anything to do with this woman, really-but before he can open his mouth, a shocking piece of violence intervenes, an act that shakes up not only both their lives but the lives of everyone around them. It's not a random event. Is it personal? Is it professional? Whatever it is, the implications are very, very bad indeed . . . and they're about to get much worse.<br /><br />Sparks fly, traps spring, twists abound-this is the master working at the top of her game.<br /><b>View the trailer for "Patricia Cornwell's At Risk", premiering on Lifetime on April 10, 2010.</b>

26 The Front

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2008-05-20
Description :  When Patricia Cornwell introduced a quicksilver, cut-to-the-bone style and extraordinary cast of characters in At Risk, the result was electrifying. Now, America's #1 bestselling crime writer returns with an audacious new adventure.<br /><br /><b>View the trailer for "Patricia Cornwell's The Front", premiering on Lifetime on April 10, 2010.</b>

27 Hornet's Nest

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  1997-01-13
Description :  Patricia Cornwell turns from forensics to police procedures in her latest novel, <b>Hornet's Nest</b>. This book is less a thriller than a character study of the main characters: Judy Hammer, chief of police in Charlotte, North Carolina; Hammer's deputy, Virginia West; and Andy Brazil, a young reporter assigned to ride with the police as they go about their jobs.

28 Isle of Dogs

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2001-10-08
Description :  Patricia Cornwell’s novels of big-city police have taken this classic genre to a new level. Now, with this #1 <b>New York Times</b> bestselling novel, she outdoes herself, with a wry tale of life and turmoil behind the blue wall.<br /><br />Chaos breaks loose when the governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways, and warns that speeders will be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead. But the eccentric island of Tangier, fourteen miles off the coast of Virginia in Chesapeake Bay, responds by declaring war on its own state. Judy Hammer, newly installed as the superintendent of the Virginia State Police, and Andy Brazil, a state trooper and Hammer’s right hand and confidant, find themselves at their wits’ end as they try to protect the public from the politicians—and vice versa—in this pitch-perfect, darkly comic romp.

29 Southern Cross

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  1999-01-11
Description :  Patricia Cornwell has a sixth sense about the men and women in blue. In <i>Hornet's Nest</i>, her page-turning novel about crime and police in Charlotte, North Carolina, Cornwell moved behind the badges of these real-life heroes to uncover flesh-and-blood characters who strode through her pages to reveal vulnerable, passionate, brave, sometimes doubting, always fascinating figures.<br /><br /> In <i>Southern Cross</i>, Cornwell takes us even closer to the personal and professional lives of big-city police, in a story of corruption, scandal, and robberies that escalate to murder. This time, her setting is Richmond, Virginia, where Charlotte Police Chief Judy Hammer has been brought by an NIJ grant to clean up the police force. Reeling from the recent death of her husband, and resented by the police force, city manager, and mayor of Richmond, Hammer is joined by her deputy chief Virginia West and rookie Andy Brazil on the most difficult assignment of her career. In the face of overwhelming public scrutiny, the trio must bring truth, order, and sanity to a city in trouble.

30 Four Scarpetta Novels

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Police Procedural 
Price :  $35.99
Release Date :  2009-10-27
Description :  Four books in the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series by the author of <i>Flesh and Blood</i> featuring Kay Scarpetta--"an awesome force in the field of forensic science.” (<i>New York Times Book Review</i>) Includes <i>The Last Precinct</i>, <i>Predator</i>, <i>Blow Fly</i>, and <i>Book of the Dead</i>.

31 Patricia Cornwell FIVE SCARPETTA NOVELS

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $44.99
Release Date :  2011-07-05
Description :  “When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell," says&#xa0;<i>The New York Times Book Review. </i>From the author of <i>The Bone Bed </i>and <i>Flesh and Blood,&#xa0;</i>his set offers five novels in the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling series featuring Kay Scarpetta: <i>Cause of Death</i>; <i>Unnatural Exposure</i>; <i>Point of Origin</i>; <i>Black Notice</i>; and <i>Trace</i>.

32 Ruth, A Portrait

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  Religion & Spirituality  Christianity 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  1997-08-18
Description :  Ruth Bell Graham is known as the wife of evangelist Billy Graham. It was Ruth who influenced Billy, as his most trusted life-partner. In <i>Ruth, a Portrait,</i> we meet this fascinating and remarkable woman. Brimming with anecdotes, this is a breathtaking journey, with stops at many of this century's epoch-making events.<br /><br />The childhood years of the future Mrs. Billy Graham were spent light-years away--in the China of the 1920s and 1930s. The daughter of medical missionaries, she and her family were caught in a crucible of unspeakable hardship; in addition to pestilence and plague, there was the unstable political and military turmoil surrounding the Nationalist government, the Communists, and the Japanese invaders. These hazardous realities shaped Ruth Bell and her family, a family inured to difficulties, but buoyed up by their deep belief in God's abiding will.<br /><br />Virtually raised by the Grahams, the author is a repository of Ruth Bell Graham's stories and has seen firsthand the spirit of this courageous woman. Patricia Cornwell not only gives readers a full, rounded, and intimate portrait of Ruth Bell Graham, but also insight into the life of the Graham family and particularly Billy Graham.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

33 Coroner's Journal

Author : Louis Cataldie & Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  True Crime  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science  Professional & Technical  Law 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2006-03-16
Description :  During Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Louis Cataldie remained in New Orleans in dangerous and often unbearable conditions to attend to the sick, the injured-and the dead. As chief coroner of Baton Rouge, tending to the dead is Cataldie's job. A little town with big-city problems, Baton Rouge means "Red Stick"-and lives up to its bloody name. Cataldie has faced unusual and disturbing cases, from tracking three serial killers on the loose simultaneously while working the scene of a Malvo/ Muhammad Beltway Sniper shooting, to helping apprehend Baton Rouge serial killer Derrick Todd Lee in a controversial case that was featured in an ABC <i>Primetime Live</i> special with Diane Sawyer and Patricia Cornwell. <br /><br /> Cataldie's maverick ways have made him a favorite target of the media, but he offers no apologies, and speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves. Graphic and frank, this is his unique, up-close look at his life spent stalking death in the Deep South.

34 Behind the Yellow Tape

Author : Jarrett Hallcox, Amy Welch & Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  True Crime  Books  Nonfiction  Social Science  Biographies & Memoirs 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2009-01-06
Description :  <b>From the authors of <i>Bodies We've Buried</i>-an uncensored look at real-life CSIs. With a foreword by Patricia Cornwell.</b><br /><br /> For years, Jarrett Hallcox and Amy Welch trained CSIs at the National Forensic Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee. Now they provide a glimpse into the real world of crime scene investigation, and the investigators themselves. Experience, through gripping text and photographs, eight gripping accounts of true crime from across the country: from the murky waters of the Puget Sound to the crumbling ruins of the Alamo and the grimy streets of the Big Apple, these are the real stories of the people who work behind the yellow tape.

35 Scarpetta

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2012-09-01
Description :  Kay Scarpetta – młoda lekarz sądowa otrzymuje zlecenie zbadania rannego mężczyzny, Oscara Bane’a, który dobrowolnie zgłosił się na więzienny oddział psychiatryczny. Pacjent, podejrzany o brutalne zamordowanie swojej dziewczyny – czemu zaprzecza – zgadza się na badania, ale pod warunkiem, że zostaną przeprowadzone przez Scarpettę i jej męża. Wiadomo, że dziewczyna była torturowana przed śmiercią i że dojdzie do kolejnych morderstw.<br /><br /> Bane, cierpiący na liczne fobie, jest paranoikiem przekonanym, że ktoś śledzi jego każdy ruch. Scarpetta stwierdza, że mężczyzna ma obsesję również na jej punkcie.

36 Polvere

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2014-02-04
Description :  Kay Scarpetta è finalmente tornata a casa sua a Cambridge, dopo l'ultimo difficile caso, quando riceve una telefonata dal suo storico compagno di lavoro, Pete Marino, il quale la informa che il corpo di una giovane donna è stato ritrovato sul campo da baseball del Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ben presto si scopre che si tratta di Gail Shipman, un ingegnere informatico che ha in corso una causa milionaria contro una società di intermediazione finanziaria che l'ha mandata sul lastrico.<br /> Kay Scarpetta dubita fortemente che si tratti di una coincidenza e ha anche il timore che questo caso sia in qualche modo collegato alla sua geniale nipote, Lucy.<br /> A un primo sguardo, la causa della morte di Gail Shipman non è chiara: il suo cadavere è avvolto in un telo color avorio ed è stato composto in una posa particolare. Questo fa pensare che chi l'ha uccisa non sia un killer alle prime armi. Sul corpo vengono inoltre ritrovate tracce di polvere fluorescente rosso sangue, verde smeraldo e blu zaffiro. Tutti questi elementi collegano il fatto a una serie di omicidi a sfondo sessuale perpetrati a Washington da un serial killer soprannominato Capital Killer, di cui si sta occupando Benton Wesley, il marito di Kay.<br /> La famosa anatomopatologa e i suoi collaboratori si ritrovano ben presto di fronte a uno scenario molto più inquietante di un semplice caso di omicidi seriali, un mondo sinistro che ha a che fare con le droghe sintetiche e la nuova tecnologia dei droni, che vede coinvolti il crimine organizzato e le più alte sfere governative.<br /> <i>Polvere</i> è il ventunesimo caso di Kay Scarpetta, protagonista icona di un'autrice che da molti anni non smette di stupire e appassionare i lettori.

37 El cuerpo del delito (Doctora Kay Scarpetta 2)

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-01-29
Description :  <b>Segundo título protagonizado por la doctora Kay Scarpetta, la continuación de una de las series de novela criminal más exitosas de todos los tiempos.</b><br /><br />La Biblioteca Cornwell presenta la segunda novela de su serie emblemática protagonizada por la doctora forense Kay Scarpetta, premio Sherlock en 1999 al mejor detective creado por un autor estadounidense.<br /><br />Alguien acecha a la escritora Beryl Madison. Alguien que la espía, que observa todos sus movimientos y que le hace amenazantes y obscenas llamadas telefónicas.<br /><br /><b>Y una noche, inexplicablemente, </b><b>Beryl</b><b> deja entrar en su casa a su asesino.</b><br /><br />Así comienza para la doctora Kay Scarpetta la investigación de un delito tan tortuoso como extraño. ¿Por qué abrió Beryl la puerta? Scarpetta comienza a atar los cabos de las intrincadas pruebas forenses#<br /><br /><b>Y</b><b> mientras reconstruye los pasos de la joven escritora, irá acercándose, poco a poco y sin darse cuenta, a un asesino que acecha en la sombra</b><b>#</b>

38 Predator

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-10-30
Description :  La desaparición de dos hermanas en Florida pone en marcha una investigación que llevará a la doctora Kay Scarpetta y a su colega Pete Marino hasta la desequilibrada mente de un asesino en serie. Pero en este caso nada es lo que parece y los giros inesperados se suceden a un ritmo vertiginoso. Mientras, en Boston, aparece el cadáver de una chica con extraños tatuajes, el psicólogo forense Benton Wesley escucha inquietantes informaciones que acaso tengan alguna conexión con esa muerte, y Scarpetta se muestra cada vez más preocupada por su sobrina Lucy Farinelli, que pasa demasiado tiempo buscando ligues de una noche. En uno de esos escarceos, Lucy descubrirá unos tatuajes muy parecidos a los del cadáver…

39 Postmortem

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2013-10-15
Description :  Un serial killer è in azione nella città di Richmond: già tre donne sono morte, violentate e strangolate nelle loro camere da letto. Nulla le accomuna, l'omicida sembra colpire a caso. La sola costante è che i delitti avvengono sempre di sabato, prima dell'alba. è per questo che quando una telefonata della polizia la sveglia nel cuore della notte, Kay Scarpetta, capo dell'ufficio di medicina legale della Virginia, intuisce immediatamente che l'inafferrabile assassino ha agito di nuovo. La minaccia incombe, il sanguinario killer può tornare a colpire in qualunque momento e da qualunque parte. Kay non può escludere nessuna ipotesi, nemmeno quella di essere il suo prossimo obiettivo. E sa di avere anche altri nemici: qualcuno che sta cercando di intralciare la sua azione, qualcuno che nell'ombra cerca di insidiarne il ruolo, compromettendo irrimediabilmente la caccia all'assassino.

40 Inhumano (Doctora Kay Scarpetta 23)

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2017-10-11
Description :  <b>La doctora Scarpetta se enfrenta a uno de los desafíos más difíciles de su carrera.</b><br /><br />La médica forense Kay Scarpetta está trabajando en la escena de una muerte sumamente sospechosa en Cambridge, Massachusetts, cuando recibe en su móvil un mensaje urgente, que contiene un enlace. Se trata de un vídeo de vigilancia de hace casi veinte años, en el que aparece su sobrina Lucy, un genio de la informática, realizando actividades muy sospechosas. Al primer vídeo le siguen otros, y la doctora Scarpetta se ve obligada a reconocer que la vida de la joven, a la que ha criado y querido como a una hija, está rodeada de secretos.<br /><br />Patricia Cornwell lanza a Kay Scarpetta y otros inolvidables personajes como su esposo Benton Wesley, del FBI, el detective Pete Marino y la propia Lucy, a una intensa odisea que incluye la misteriosa muerte de la hija de un magnate de Hollywood y una búsqueda entre los restos de un avión siniestrado en las profundidades del Triángulo de las Bermudas.<br /><br /><b>Mientras tanto, alguien con una mentalidad diabólica, casi inhumana, está tejiendo una trama que podría destruir la carrera y a los seres queridos de </b><b>Kay</b><b> </b><b>Scarpetta</b><b>, y llevar a su sobrina a prisión el resto de su vida.</b><br /><br /><b>La crítica ha dicho...</b><br />«Oscura e ingeniosamente urdida.»<br /><i>Booklist</i><br /><br />«Cornwell construye el argumento con notable control, y lo mantiene firmemente enfocado en sus sólidos personajes.»<br /><i>Publishers</i><i> </i><i>Weekly</i><br /><br />«Otra historia turbulenta, cruda y realista de la magistral Cornwell. Concisa e intrincada, caótica y visceral, resulta plenamente satisfactoria.»<br /><i>Kirkus</i><i> </i><i>Reviews</i><br /><br />«Una vez que Scarpetta decide descubrir los secretos de Lucy, la novela se convierte en un thriller psicológico.»<br /><i>The</i><i> New York Times Book </i><i>Review</i><br /><br />«Vertiginosa y sumamente entretenida, plena de suspense y giros sorprendentes.»<br /><i>Providence Journal</i>

41 Inhumaine

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2016-03-02
Description :  La première. La meilleure. L'experte.<br /><br />Le livre :<br />Le Dr Kay Scarpetta, experte en médecine légale, enquête sur un décès très suspect à Cambridge, Massachusetts, quand un message mystérieux apparaît sur son téléphone. Une vidéo s’affiche, impossible à interrompre, montrant sa nièce Lucy vingt ans plus tôt à l’académie du FBI. Ce qu’elle y découvre, Scarpetta n’osera le partager ni avec son mari Benton Wesley, agent du FBI, ni avec le détective Pete Marino, ni même avec Lucy. Elle craint que cette vidéo ne signale la réapparition de sa plus vieille ennemie, qu’elle pensait disparue depuis longtemps. Tout aussi troublant, le FBI lui-même s’acharne contre Lucy pour la confondre dans une affaire qui pourrait l’envoyer en prison jusqu’à la fin de ses jours. Ces évènements seraient-ils liés&#xa0;? Pour protéger tous ceux qu’elle aime, Scarpetta doit affronter une meurtrière machiavélique aux actions inhumaines.<br />&#xa0;<br />Dans ce nouvel épisode, Kay Scarpetta et Lucy Farinelli se retrouvent au cœur du danger dans une enquête palpitante où se mêlent sciences légales, surveillance électronique et vengeance très calculée.<br /><br />L'auteur :<br />Patricia Cornwell est internationalement connue pour la série Kay Scarpetta, traduite en trente-six langues dans plus de cent-vingt pays. Son premier roman, Postmortem, a créé le genre qui a inspiré tant de séries télé consacrées aux experts scientifiques. Quand elle n’écrit pas chez elle à Boston, Cornwell, une pilote d’hélicoptère et plongeuse qualifiée, intervient en tant que consultante spécialiste pour la chaîne américaine CNN et approfondit sa grande maîtrise des sciences légales en menant ses propres recherches.<br />

42 Niebla roja

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-06-26
Description :  La doctora Kay Scarpetta, reputada patóloga forense, directora del Centro Forense de Cambridge (Massachusetts) y colaboradora del Departamento de Defensa, se encuentra ante una difícil encrucijada: la resolución lógica de una serie de brutales asesinatos que está cometiendo una retorcida mente criminal en Savannah (Georgia) y su instinto de mujer, que le dicta normas que van más allá de las pruebas imputables y de la ciencia forense. Lejos de su laboratorio, Scarpetta deberá confiar más en su intuición que en las avanzadas técnicas forenses que habitualmente utiliza para esclarecer las más macabras e incomprensibles muertes que un ser humano pueda llegar a cometer. ¿Será capaz de resolver este nuevo caso aun cuando su reputación e incluso su vida también están en juego?

43 Kay Scarpetta (Versione italiana)

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2010-10-07
Description :  Abbandonato il suo lavoro di patologa forense a Charleston, in South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta viene convocata dal dipartimento di polizia di New York per esaminare Oscar Bane, un paziente dell'ospedale psichiatrico di Bellevue accusato di omicidio. Costui ha espressamente fatto il suo nome e non intende parlare con nessun altro. Davanti a Kay sostiene di non essere l'autore del delitto e le racconta una storia incredibile, secondo la quale le ferite che ha sul corpo sarebbero state provocate durante l'uccisione di Terri Bridges, la sua ragazza, da qualcuno che lo ha spiato, seguito, studiato e che infine ha aggredito lui e Terri. Oscar potrebbe essere uno psicopatico e mentire, ma le torture e le mutilazioni che Terri ha subito non sono false. Così, assieme allo psicologo forense Benton, da poco suo marito, e alla nipote Lucy, Kay comincia un'indagine che attraversa le strade della città e gli angoli più oscuri di Internet, per scoprire che l'omicida potrebbe essere in realtà molto più vicino di quanto si creda...

44 Valokeilassa

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $24.99
Release Date :  2010-09-01
Description :  ”Ei ole Cornwellin voittanutta.” – Sunday Express<br /><br />Kay Scarpetta saa New Yorkin poliisilta tutkittavakseen Keskuspuistosta löytyneen nuoren naisen ruumiin. Ruumishuoneelta Scarpetta kiirehtii suoraan tv-lähetykseen, jossa show’n juontaja yhdistää naisen murhan miljoonaperijätär Hannah Starrin katoamiseen.<br /><br />Kotona Scarpettaa odottaa paketti, joka vaikuttaa epäilyttävästi pommilta. Hän tajuaa olevansa hengenvaarassa, mutta ei tiedä<br />miksi. CNN:n ehdotus omasta tv-show’sta tuntuu joka tapauksessa tulevan mahdollisimman huonoon aikaan.<br /><br />Verkko tiivistyy, kun murhatutkinnassa paljastuu epäily kuuluisan näyttelijän kammottavista seksuaalirikoksista. Ja pian selviää, että Lucylla on yhteinen menneisyys kadonneen perijättären kanssa…<br /> Patricia Cornwell on 17 Scarpetta-trillerin jälkeen edelleen iskussa: hänen kirjojaan on myyty yli 50 miljoonaa kappaletta ja Suomessakin yli miljoona.

45 Chaos

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $16.99
Release Date :  2017-03-01
Description :  L’experte, c’est elle.<br /><br />Le Dr Kay Scarpetta est appelée sur la scène du décès d'une cycliste, par une chaude soirée d'été. Il semblerait que la jeune femme ait été agressée mais les indices sont étranges&#xa0;: des petits éclats de verre sur le corps de la victime et une forte odeur de brûlé.<br /><br />Avant même que le Centre de sciences légales de Cambridge n'ait été officiellement averti de cette affaire, le détective Pete Marino et Benton Wesley, le mari de Scarpetta, agent du FBI, reçoivent des appels, prétendument d'un enquêteur d'Interpol. Mais Scarpetta est convaincue que ces appels sont suspects et sa brillante nièce Lucy soupçonne vite l'œuvre d'un cyber tyran.<br /><br />Lorsqu'un proche de Scarpetta est assassiné à des centaines de kilomètres au sud, tout suggère qu’il s’agit du même tueur. Confrontée à un danger invisible et redoutable, Scarpetta arrivera-t-elle à surmonter le chaos qui règne&#xa0;?<br /><br />&#xa0;<br />Dans cette nouvelle enquête haletante, un secret explosif va ravager la famille de Kay Scarpetta dont l’expertise en médecine légale sera mise à l’épreuve comme jamais auparavant…&#xa0;&#xa0;

46 La huella

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2014-08-01
Description :  Regresar a lugares que uno ha dejado atrás no siempre es fácil y la doctora Kay Scarpetta está a punto de constatarlo. Instalada desde hace cinco años en Florida, la prestigiosa patóloga forense vuelve a Richmond, la ciudad donde creció profesionalmente, para investigar la extraña muerte de una adolescente. Apenas hay indicios que contribuyan a avanzar en la investigación, pero esa no es la única dificultad con la que va a tropezar. En su antiguo centro de trabajo las cosas parecen haber cambiado mucho: la autopsia se está posponiendo más de lo necesario, las trabas se multiplican, prácticamente nadie se presta a echar una mano...&#xa0;<br /><br /> La <b>treceava novela de la serie de la doctora forense Kay Scarpetta.&#xa0;</b><br /><br /> <b>Patricia Cornwell</b> <br /> Escritora de misterio estadounidense, conocida principalmente por su serie de novelas protagonizadas por la médica forense Kay Scarpetta.

47 Nebbia rossa

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2012-01-17
Description :  Nonostante il parere contrario di suo marito Benton Wesley, Kay Scarpetta si sta recando alla Georgia Prison for Women dove ha accettato di incontrare una detenuta condannata per reati sessuali e madre di un diabolico killer. Kay è determinata a far parlare la donna per scoprire finalmente che cosa è davvero successo al suo vice, Jack Fielding, ucciso sei mesi prima. Non si tratta solo di un'indagine a carattere personale, bensì professionale, dal momento che come direttore del Cambridge Forensic Center e dati i suoi contatti al dipartimento della Difesa, Kay ha bisogno di avere al più presto elementi utili a un'indagine che riguarda una serie di macabri avvenimenti che lei è convinta abbiano a che fare con la morte di Jack: l'uccisione di un'intera famiglia avvenuta anni prima a Savannah, una giovane donna nel braccio della morte e una catena di altre morti apparentemente inspiegabili sembrano essere tutti collegati fra loro. Ma qual è il filo che li unisce?<br /> Kay scopre un altro dettaglio inquietante: quello che sembrava un attentato alla sua vita, in realtà rientra in un disegno più ampio e complesso. Quali oscure trame si celano dietro questi tragici eventi? E chi si muove dietro le quinte? Ben presto la nebbia inizia a diradarsi lasciando emergere i contorni angoscianti di qualcosa di ancora più terribile: un complotto terroristico su scala internazionale, che solo lei è in grado di fermare. Diciannovesimo romanzo della serie incentrata sul mitico personaggio di Kay Scarpetta, da molti anni un fenomeno di culto, <i>Nebbia rossa </i>è un thriller avvincente che mette in contatto il lettore con il suo lato più oscuro, sottolineando ancora una volta le doti straordinarie che hanno fatto di Patricia Cornwell una figura di riferimento nel panorama internazionale del thriller.

48 Caos

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2016-11-29
Description :  Nella quiete del crepuscolo di una serata di inizio settembre, Elisa Vandersteel, una ragazza di ventitré anni, muore mentre sta andando in bicicletta lungo il fiume Charles. Sembrerebbe essere stata colpita da un fulmine, ma poiché è una bellissima giornata, è evidente che la causa debba essere un'altra.<br /><br />Da giorni Kay Scarpetta riceve sul suo computer ogni pomeriggio alla stessa ora un messaggio vocale con una bizzarra e inquietante filastrocca, sempre diversa, inviata da un anonimo che si firma Tailend Charlie.<br /><br />E proprio quando la famosa anatomopatologa giunge sulla scena della morte della povera Elisa per dare inizio alla sua indagine le arriva la settima filastrocca.<br /><br />Kay ha già messo al corrente di questi messaggi il suo collega Pete Marino, il marito Benton Wesley e la nipote Lucy. Quest'ultima, nonostante la sua straordinaria abilità informatica, non è stata in grado di rintracciare lo sfuggente Tailend Charlie, né riesce a capire come lui possa avere accesso a informazioni private. È evidente a tutti che l'anonimo molestatore sia coinvolto nella morte della ragazza.<br /><br />A complicare le cose, altre due morti sospette per folgorazione sembrano convincere Kay Scarpetta dell'esistenza di un'arma letale che uccide a distanza e che potrebbe scatenare il panico tra la popolazione se la sua esistenza diventasse di dominio pubblico. Con <i>Caos</i>, Patricia Cornwell firma il ventiquattresimo thriller con protagonista l'iconica Kay Scarpetta.<br /><br />Patricia Cornwell ha venduto oltre cento milioni di copie dei suoi libri, tradotti in trentasei lingue e pubblicati in più di centoventi paesi. Il suo primo romanzo, <i>Postmortem</i>, scritto quando ancora l'autrice era analista informatico presso l'Istituto di medicina legale di Richmond, è l'unico ad avere vinto nello stesso anno cinque premi prestigiosi ed è il primo thriller ad ambientazione medico-legale.<br /><br /><i>Insolito e crudele</i> è stato insignito del Gold Dagger Award nel 1993.<br /><br />Patricia Cornwell è tra i fondatori del Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine e della National Forensic Academy, e membro del Comitato consultivo del Forensic Sciences Training Program presso l'OCME di New York, nonché del McLean Hospital's National Council, dove è sostenitrice della ricerca psichiatrica.<br /><br />Tutti i romanzi di Patricia Cornwell sono pubblicati in Italia da Mondadori.<br /><br />L'autrice attualmente vive a Boston.

49 Carne e sangue

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2014-11-11
Description :  È una bella giornata di sole a Cambridge, Massachusetts, ed è anche il compleanno di Kay Scarpetta, che sta per partire per una vacanza a Miami con il marito Benton Wesley. Mentre è nel patio di casa sua a controllare la brace del barbecue, Kay nota sette centesimi di rame disposti in fila sul muro del giardino. Si tratta forse di un gioco di bambini? Ma se così fosse, come mai quelle monetine sono tutte datate 1981 e risplendono come se fossero state appena coniate? Le squilla il telefono, è il detective Pete Marino che la chiama per avvertirla che a poca distanza da lì c'è stato un omicidio: qualcuno ha sparato a un professore di musica mentre stava prendendo la spesa nel bagagliaio della sua auto. Nessuno si è accorto di nulla. Questo è solo il primo di una serie di omicidi commessi da un cecchino che spara con estrema precisione, senza sbagliare un colpo, causando la morte istantanea di persone che non hanno nulla in comune tra loro, senza contare che nessuno sa chi e dove il killer colpirà di nuovo. L'unica traccia che la famosa anatomopatologa può seguire sono frammenti di rame… e saranno proprio questi a ricongiungerla inspiegabilmente con quel genio informatico di sua nipote Lucy.<i> Carne e sangue </i>è il ventiduesimo caso di Kay Scarpetta, un personaggio unico le cui sfide impossibili al male continuano ad appassionare milioni di lettori nel mondo.

50 La cama de huesos

Author : Patricia Cornwell
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2013-06-26
Description :  "Una eminente paleontóloga desaparece sin dejar rastro en una remota región de Canadá, mientras excavaba en busca de huesos de dinosaurio. Las pistas del caso viajan miles de kilómetros y llegan a manos de Kay Scarpetta en Boston. Y los acontecimientos se precipitan cuando en el puerto de la ciudad se recuperan los restos momificados de una mujer sin identificar.



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