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Patricia Cornwell - Author


Patricia Cornwell is one of the world’s major international best-selling authors, translated into thirty-six languages across more than fifty countries. She is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, a founding member of the National Forensic Academy, a member of the New York OCME Forensic Sciences Training Program’s Advisory Board, and a member of the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital’s National Council, where she is an advocate for psychiatric research.

In 2008 Cornwell won the Galaxy British Book Awards’ Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year – the first American ever to win this prestigious award. Her most recent bestsellers include Scarpetta, Book of the Dead and The Front. Her earlier works include Postmortem – the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year – and Cruel and Unusual, which won the coveted Gold Dagger award in 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American writer.

If you like Patricia Cornwell you might also like to read books by Chelsea Cain, Tess Gerritsen and P J Tracy.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Patricia Cornwell

Chaos by Patricia Cornwell
Chaos
Patricia Cornwell
The twenty-fourth engrossing thriller in her high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. One summer evening in New England, two young girls stumble upon a body. Forensic pathologist Dr. Kay Scarpetta arrives at the scene to find a young...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017
Chaos by Patricia Cornwell
Chaos
Patricia Cornwell
In this latest in the bestselling series featuring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Cornwell shows us once again why she is the world's number one bestselling crime writer, mistress of the shocking turns, delicious thrills, and state-of-the-art forensic details that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/10/2016
Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell
Depraved Heart
Patricia Cornwell
No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell delivers the twenty-third engrossing thriller in her high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/07/2016
Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell
Flesh and Blood
Patricia Cornwell
In Scarpetta’s twenty-second case it’s her birthday when she discovers shiny copper coins on her garden wall all bearing the date 1981. So begins a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer. There are a few red herrings filling out...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2015
Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell
Flesh and Blood
Patricia Cornwell
In Scarpetta’s twenty-second case it’s her birthday when she discovers shiny copper coins on her garden wall all bearing the date 1981. So begins a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with a cold-blooded killer. There are a few red herrings filling out...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Dust by Patricia Cornwell
Dust
Patricia Cornwell
Kay Scarpetta is Cornwell’s brilliantly enjoyable pathologist and Dust is her 21st outing, though sadly for fans of the series not one of her best. The story takes place over less than a day but this doesn’t end up making...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/04/2014
The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell
The Bone Bed
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....
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2013
Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell
Port Mortuary
Patricia Cornwell
Maxim Jakubowski's view... The return of crusading forensic scientist Kay Scarpetta, has her facing another puzzling case where a man drops dead but is later revealed to have still been alive inside the body bag and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2011
Body of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell
Body of Evidence
Patricia Cornwell
Following murder cases from the post-mortem through all the detective work is not usually the job of the medical examiner but Cornwell is such a good story teller one can suspend belief and simply get caught up in scrutinising the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/01/2011
Trace by Patricia Cornwell
Trace
Patricia Cornwell
This is the 13th in the Scarpetta series and although Cornwell seemed to go off the boil a little with the previous couple in the series she is back on form with this, although a slightly different style by writing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/11/2010
Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
Postmortem
Patricia Cornwell
This is the first in the Kay Scarpetta series introducing us to the medical examiner who also does her own fair share of detective work. Said to have inspired many a TV show such as the CSI series, these books...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2010
Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
Cruel and Unusual
Patricia Cornwell
This won the Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of the year and is the fourth in the Scarpetta series. The characters are really developing at this point in the series and the relationships between them are becoming an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2010
Predator by Patricia Cornwell
Predator
Patricia Cornwell
Number 14 in the Scarpetta series, and perhaps not her best, but still worth the read to keep up to date with characters and she always writes a good yarn, even if it’s not as brilliant as some of the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2010
Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
Book of the Dead
Patricia Cornwell
Winner of the Crime Thriller of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008.The 15th book is here and will not disappoint. The plot lines are as gripping as ever and the crime scenes are as gruesome as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/04/2008
Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell
Book of the Dead
Patricia Cornwell
Winner of the Crime Thriller of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008.The 15th book is here and will not disappoint. The plot lines are as gripping as ever and the crime scenes are as gruesome...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2007
At Risk by Patricia Cornwell
At Risk
Patricia Cornwell
A standalone novel from the queen of crime based on a serialisation in the New York Times. As you’d expect with Cornwell it’s fast paced, well-researched and a cracking read.Read by Kate ReaderUnabridged on 4 CDSRunning...
Format: Audiobook On Cd - Released: 01/06/2006
Predator by Patricia Cornwell
Predator
Patricia Cornwell
Patricia Cornwell really is the queen of the forensic thriller. If you haven’t read her yet then so, her writing is addictive. Chilling and absorbing at the same time, it really is hard to stop listening.Read by Mary...
Format: Audiobook On Cd - Released: 31/10/2005

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