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Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell
  

Cruel and Unusual

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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 integral part of the plotlines. Great, gripping, gory stuff.

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

Synopsis

Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell

The fingerprints say the murderer is the man who's just been executed ...

At 11.05 one December evening in Richmond, Virginia, convicted murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell is pronounced dead in the electric chair. At the morgue Dr Kay Scarpetta waits for Waddell's body. Preparing to perform a post-mortem before the subject is dead is a strange feeling, but Scarpetta has been here before. And Waddell's death is not the only newsworthy event on this freezing night: the grotesquely wounded body of a young boy is found propped against a rubbish skip. To Scarpetta the two cases seem unrelated, until she recalls that the body of Waddell's victim had been arranged in a strikingly similar position …

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

2nd September 2010

Author

Patricia Cornwell

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Publisher

Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780751544534

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