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Dust by Patricia Cornwell
  

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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 the book as fast moving as it could be. If you’re a die hard fan of Scarpetta it’s definitely worth reading this one but if you’ve not read Cornwell before you’d be much better off starting with a different book.

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

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Synopsis

Dust by Patricia Cornwell

After working on one of the worst mass killings in US history, Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta returns home to recover, but an unsettling call drives her straight back to work. The body of a young woman has been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT, draped in an unusual cloth and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike. A preliminary examination reveals that the body is covered in a fine dust that under ultra-violet light fluoresces blood-red, emerald-green and sapphire-blue, and physical evidence links this to another series of disturbing homicides in Washington, DC. As she pieces together the fragments of evidence, Scarpetta discovers that the cases connect, yet also seem to conflict, drawing herself and her team deeper into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organised crime, and shocking corruption at the highest level.

About the Author

Patricia Cornwell

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.

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Publication date

24th April 2014

Author

Patricia Cornwell

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www.patriciacornwell.com/

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
576 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780751547597

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