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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 woman has been attacked with almost superhuman force. Meanwhile, people close to Scarpetta start receiving suspicious calls. Could they be linked to Scarpetta's anonymous cyber stalker, Tailend Charlie?

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

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Chaos by Patricia Cornwell

Someone wants to destroy you...A second death shocks Scarpetta to her core. Because analysis of the body shows a material that doesn't exist on earth. And it's clear that someone, or something, is coming for her, and is hell-bent on creating chaos...


Praise for Chaos:

'Slick, fast-paced and brilliant'

Praise for Patricia Cornwell & the Kay Scarpetta novels:


'A pioneer of the genre of forensic psychological thriller'

'America's most stimulating and chilling writer of crime fiction'
The Times

'Devilishly clever'
Sunday Times

'She is a brilliant writer and I was absolutely gripped'
Mail on Sunday

'The top gun in this field'
Daily Telegraph

'Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns'

'The Agatha Christie of the DNA age'

'One of the best crime writers writing today'

'Few writers match Patricia Cornwell when it comes to writing crime and her latest Scarpetta novel is one of her best'
Daily Express

'When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell'
New York Times Book Review

'Dazzling... After reading Cornwell's thriller, most others will pale in comparison'
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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

27th July 2017


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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


432 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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