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Patricia Cornwell had a slow start. At the first book signing for her first book Postmortem, no one bought the book and the only question she was asked was for directions by someone who was lost in the bookstore. Postmortem went on to win a flurry of awards, establishing forensics as an exciting topic for thrillers. Patricia Cornwell has now sold more than 100 million books.

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From Potter's Field: Scarpetta 6 (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
#1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in this suspense classic.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...
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Cause of Death: Scarpetta (Book 7) (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
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.*San Francisco Chronicle
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Spin (Captain Chase Book 2)
by Patricia Cornwell
Captain Calli Chase races against time to thwart a plot that leaves the fate of humanity hanging in the balance in this new thriller from international bestselling author Patricia Cornwell.In the aftermath of a NASA rocket launch gone terribly wrong, Captain Calli Chase comes face-to-face with her missing twin sister—as well as the...
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Spin (Captain Chase Book 2)
by Patricia Cornwell
Captain Calli Chase races against time to thwart a plot that leaves the fate of humanity hanging in the balance in this new thriller from international bestselling author Patricia Cornwell.In the aftermath of a NASA rocket launch gone terribly wrong, Captain Calli Chase comes face-to-face with her missing twin sister—as well as the...
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Quantum: A Thriller (Captain Chase Book 1)
by Patricia Cornwell
A USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Amazon Charts bestseller.International bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers pulse-pounding thrills in the first book in a series featuring a brilliant and unusual new heroine, cutting-edge cybertechnology, and stakes that are astronomically high.On the eve of a top secret...
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Port Mortuary: Scarpetta (Book 18) (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
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.
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The Body Farm: Scarpetta 5 (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
#1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in this suspense classic.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...
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Point of Origin: Scarpetta (Book 9) (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
The clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke—and only Kay Scarpetta can find them in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Patricia Cornwell.“Sears its way into the psyche…Ablaze with Cornwell’s finest, scariest writing.”—Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThe devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything...
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The Scarpetta Factor: Scarpetta (Book 17) (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
In this provocative thriller, forensic expert Kay Scarpetta is surrounded by familiar faces, yet traveling down the unfamiliar road of fame....It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta—despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN—to offer her services pro...
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All That Remains: Scarpetta 3 (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
With All That Remains, #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 Postmortem.#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell's heart-stopping thriller featuring gutsy medical examiner...
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Unnatural Exposure: Scarpetta (Book 8) (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
Kay Scarpetta finds herself pitted against a possible bioterrorist in this suspense-filled read from #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell. When a woman turns up dismembered in a landfill, Scarpetta initially suspects the work of a serial killer she’s been tracking. But her investigation turns far more dangerous when she...
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Cruel and Unusual: Scarpetta 4 (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
“A knockout” (People) of a thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.“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...
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Black Notice: Scarpetta (Book 10) (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
In this #1 New York Times bestseller Dr. Kay Scarpetta is on a deadly mission that will pull her in two opposite directions: toward protecting her career or toward the truth...Remains were all that was left of the stowaway. He arrived in Richmond’s Deep Water Terminal—the ghastly cargo of a ship from Belgium. The decomposed body gives...
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Scarpetta: Scarpetta (Book 16) (The Scarpetta Series)
by Patricia Cornwell
From America’s #1 bestselling crime writers comes an extraordinary #1 New York Times bestselling 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...
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Book of the Dead: Scarpetta (Book 15) (The Scarpetta Series)
by Patricia Cornwell
Dr. Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. But in this thrilling #1 New York Times bestseller, her fresh start ushers in a string of murders more baffling—and terrifying—than any that have come before...The Book of the Dead is the morgue log, the ledger in which all...
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At Risk (Win Garano Book 1)
by Patricia Cornwell
Sparks fly and twists abound in this electrifying thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling crime author Patricia Cornwell.Massachusetts state investigator Win Garano 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...
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Predator: Scarpetta (Book 14) (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
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.
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Trace: Scarpetta (Book 13) (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
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...
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The Front (Win Garano Book 2)
by Patricia Cornwell
#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell takes readers to a place where what you see can't be believed in this pulse-punding thriller.DA Monique Lamont has a special job for Massachusetts state investigator Win Garano. As part of a new public relations campaign about the dangers of declining neighborhoods, Lamont is sending...
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Southern Cross (Andy Brazil Book 2)
by Patricia Cornwell
Patricia Cornwell has a sixth sense about the men and women in blue. In Hornet's Nest, 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...
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Blow Fly: Scarpetta (Book 12) (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
A cold case turns red-hot when a death-row inmate renews his acquaintance with Dr. Kay Scarpetta in this “utterly chilling” (Entertainment Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller.Settling into her new life as a private forensic consultant, Kay Scarpetta agrees to investigate a cold case in Louisiana—the baffling eight-year-old murder of a...
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Hornet's Nest (Andy Brazil Book 1)
by Patricia Cornwell
Patricia Cornwell turns from forensics to police procedures in her latest novel, Hornet's Nest. 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...
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Four Scarpetta Novels
by Patricia Cornwell
Four books in the #1 New York Times bestselling series by the author of Flesh and Blood featuring Kay Scarpetta--"an awesome force in the field of forensic science.” (New York Times Book Review) Includes The Last Precinct, Predator, Blow Fly, and Book of the Dead.
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Ruth, A Portrait: The story of Ruth Bell Graham
by Patricia Cornwell
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 Ruth, a Portrait, 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.The childhood years of...
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Patricia Cornwell FIVE SCARPETTA NOVELS
by Patricia Cornwell
“When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell," says The New York Times Book Review. From the author of The Bone Bed and Flesh and Blood, his set offers five novels in the #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring Kay Scarpetta: Cause of Death; Unnatural Exposure; Point of Origin; Black Notice; and Trace.
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Isle of Dogs (Andy Brazil Book 3)
by Patricia Cornwell
Patricia Cornwell’s novels of big-city police have taken this classic genre to a new level. Now, with this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, she outdoes herself, with a wry tale of life and turmoil behind the blue wall.Chaos breaks loose when the governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways, and...
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Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel (Kay Scarpetta Book 23)
by Patricia Cornwell
In Scarpetta, Patricia Cornwell has a character as strong as any in popular fiction" —Wall Street JournalNew York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the newest engrossing thriller in her high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.Depraved Heart: “Void of social duty and fatally bent on...
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Chasing the Ripper (Kindle Single)
by Patricia Cornwell
In 2001, #1 New York Times bestselling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell was pulled into a real-life investigation of her own—the long-unsolved and deeply unsettling “Jack the Ripper” murders that mesmerized London in the late 1800s. Applying modern science and forensic techniques to a century-old crime, Cornwell’s research led to the...
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Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel (Kay Scarpetta Book 22)
by Patricia Cornwell
In this Kay Scarpetta novel, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies...
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Dust (Kay Scarpetta Book 21)
by Patricia Cornwell
With unparalleled high-tension suspense and the latest in forensic technology, Patricia Cornwell once again proves her exceptional ability to surprise—and to thrill—in this electrifying Kay Scarpetta novel.A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT, and it’s suspected the identity...
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The Bone Bed: Scarpetta (Book 20) (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
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. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the...
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Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta Book 1)
by Patricia Cornwell
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...
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The Last Precinct: Scarpetta (Book 11) (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
Now Patricia Cornwell brings her millions of readers a novel concerning crimes with roots in a murder from the distant past.  When Kay Scarpetta is mandated to investigate the 400 year-old violent death of one of America's first settlers at Jamestown, Virginia, it seems like the perfect match: modern technology's savviest avatar versus...
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Body of Evidence: Scarpetta 2 (Kay Scarpetta)
by Patricia Cornwell
Now in a new premium edition, #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell’s suspense fiction classic, featuring gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. 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...
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Chaos: A Scarpetta Novel (Kay Scarpetta Book 24)
by Patricia Cornwell
“When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell.”—New York Times Book Review[PLEASE BOX:]CHAOSFrom the Ancient Greek (χάος or kháos)A vast chasm or void. Anarchy. The science of unpredictability.On a late summer evening in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her investigative partner, Pete Marino, respond...
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Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert [Kindle in Motion]
by Patricia Cornwell
A #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller.From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world’s most chilling cases of serial murder—and the police force that failed to solve it.Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for...
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