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The Last Precinct
  • Author : Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  • Publisher : Random House Large Print Publishing
  • Pages : 744
  • ISBN : 0375430687
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Attracting unwanted attentions when she is mandated to research the four-hundred-year-old murder of a Jamestown, Virginia, settler, Kay Scarpetta finds enemies among those she is sworn to protect. 30,000 first printing. (Suspense)

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    The Last Precinct
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9780425180631
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The new era of Scarpetta begins… In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, Patricia Cornwell takes her readers deeper into Kay Scarpetta’s heart and soul than ever before…. Thwarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts Virginia’s Chief Medial Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the harsh glare of the spotlight. As her personal and professional lives come under suspicion, she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past. A formidable prosecutor, a female assistant district attorney from New York, is brought into the case—and Scarpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidence to the contrary. Tested in every way, she turns inward to ask, Where do you go when there is nowhere left?

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    The Last Precinct
  • Author : Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN : 0425180638
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Attracting unwanted attentions when she is mandated to research the four-hundred-year-old murder of a Jamestown, Virginia, settler, Kay Scarpetta finds enemies among those she is sworn to protect. Reprint.

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    Black Notice
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781101203774
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta no clues to its identity—or the cause of death. But an odd tattoo soon leads her on an international search to Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France—and towards a confrontation with one of the most savage killers of her career...

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    The Shape of Snakes
  • Author : Minette Walters
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780307497840
  • Reader Reviews : 7
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A psychological thriller about race, family, and the brutal power of raw emotion.Mrs. Ranelagh has never stopped thinking about the dead body she found in the gutter twenty years ago, during Britain’s Winter of Discontent. “Mad Annie,” as she was known, was the only black resident of her West London neighborhood and openly despised by the community. The police called her death an accident, but Mrs. Ranelagh has always suspected it was murder. However, her pleas for an investigation were met with a vicious hate campaign that drove her and her husband from the country. Now, determined to uncover the truth, Mrs. Ranelagh has returned to England, where she quickly discovers a sordid trail of domestic violence, racism and adultery that shockingly could lead back to her own family.

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    Point of Origin
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781101207345
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 Constitution The devastating fire tore through the horse farm, destroying everything it touched. Picking through the wreckage, Dr. Kay Scarpetta uncovers human remains—the work of an audacious and wily killer who uses fire to mask his brutal murders. And when Scarpetta learns that her old nemesis, Carrie Grethen, has escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is somehow involved, the investigation becomes personal. Tragedy strikes close to home. And Scarpetta must match Grethen’s every move with one of her own to douse the inferno of evil that threatens everyone around her... Includes an Introduction by the Author

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    The Last Precinct
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9781101155912
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 an age-old crime. Kay's involvement in the case attracts headlines, and more-the unwelcome ire of a person or persons unknown. Kay and those closest to her soon find themselves the targets of vicious hate crimes that are clearly inspired by her connection to the archaeological excavation. At first more nuisance than assault, the nature of the attacks quickly escalates to violence. Worse still, those sworn to protect prove to be the enemy, forcing Scarpetta, her niece Lucy, and detective Peter Marino to take matters into their won hands- torquing the rule of law and changing their lives forever. In a case ranging from an 18th-century murder to mortal risk in present day, The Last Precinct pits Kay Scarpetta against a rogue enemy who will stop at nothing to stop her.

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    Trace
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781101585153
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 bear.

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    The Last Dance
  • Author : Ed McBain
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780743200479
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The fiftieth novel in the 87th Precinct series, Ed McBain returns to Isola, where detectives Meyer Meyer and Steve Carella investigate a murder which leads them to the seedy strip clubs and bright lights of the theater district. In this city, you can get anything done for a price. If you want someone's eyeglasses smashed, it’ll cost you a subway token. You want his fingernails pulled out? His legs broken? You want him more seriously injured? You want him hurt so he’s an invalid his whole life? You want him skinned, you want him burned, you want him—don’t even mention it in a whisper—killed? It can be done. Let me talk to someone. It can be done. The hanging death of a nondescript old man in a shabby little apartment in a meager section of the 87th Precinct was nothing much in this city, especially to detectives Carella and Meyer. But everyone has a story, and this old man’s story stood to make some people a lot of money. His story takes Carella, Meyer, Brown, and Weeks on a search through Isola’s seedy strip clubs and to the bright lights of the theater district. There they discover an upcoming musical with ties to a mysterious drug and a killer who stays until the last dance. The Last Dance is Ed McBain's fiftieth novel of the 87th Precinct and certainly one of his best. The series began in 1956 with Cop Hater and proves him to be the man who has been called “so good he should be arrested.”

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    Four Scarpetta Novels
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 9781101157749
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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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    Blow Fly
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9781101155929
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 woman with a history of blackouts and violent outbursts. Then she receives news that chills her to the core: Jean-Baptiste Chandonne—the vicious and unrepentant Wolfman who pursued her to her very doorstep—has asked to see her. From his cell on death row, he demands an audience with the legendary Dr. Scarpetta. With her friends and family by her side, Scarpetta tries to guess what sort of endgame this madman has in mind—how, if at all, it’s related to the Louisiana case—and then confronts the shock of her life: a blow that will force her to question the loyalty and trust of all she holds dear...

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    Predator
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781101155936
  • Reader Reviews : 35
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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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    The Last Precinct
  • Author : Austin Barnett
  • Publisher : Publishamerica Incorporated
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN : 1424102979
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Clifton City has much gang-related crime, making it a very difficult city to control. Things get even worse when city officials decide to do away with two existing police stations, leaving only one to run the show. The men and women of the Clifton City Police Department soon enter into a struggle between family, work, and sanity. A new gang leader, Tyrome Woods, comes to town and he is unlike anything the police have ever seen. As an ex-Navy SEAL, Tyrome quickly gains respect on the street with his fierce tactics. His ultimate dream is to unite the gangs and take over the last precinct. Thus, the stage is set for the largest battle between police and gangsters that the world has ever seen. Will the police, who uphold justice and peace, win? Or will the cruel and harsh ways of the street life become victorious? Which side are you on?

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    Quantum
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Large Print Press
  • Pages : 607
  • ISBN : 1432881779
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "On the eve of a top-secret space mission, Captain Calli Chase--a NASA pilot, quantum physicist, and cybercrime investigator-- detects a problem in the tunnels below a NASA research center. She discovers dried blood, a missing security badge, a suspicious suicide. This series of disturbing clues point to Calli's twin sister Carme, who's been missing for days. Desperate to avoid disaster and clear her sister's name, Captain Chase races to find answers to her twin's erratic conduct. But time is running out, and she realizes that failure means catastrophe--for both the space program but for the safety of the entire nation"--Back cover.

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    The Scarpetta Factor
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9781101148907
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 bono to New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events, culminating in an ominous package—possibly a bomb—showing up at the front desk of the apartment building where she and her husband, Benton, live. Soon the apparent threat on Scarpetta’s life finds her embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionaire with whom her niece, Lucy, seems to have shared a secret past. Scarpetta’s CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. Given the bizarre events already in play, she fears that her growing fame will generate the illusion that she has a “special factor,” a mythical ability to solve all her cases. She wonders if she will end up like other TV personalities: her own stereotype.

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    Unnatural Exposure
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781429541763
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 realizes the victim’s skin is covered in an unusual rash—and Scarpetta herself may have just been exposed to a deadly virus.

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    Cruel and Unusual
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781439187531
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “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 fingerprints on another crime scene—after she’d performed his autopsy. If this is some sort of game, Scarpetta seems to be the target. And if the next victim is someone she knows, the punishment will be cruel and unusual...

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    Cause of Death
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781101205631
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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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    Isle of Dogs
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN : 0425182908
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 warns that speeders will be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead. But the eccentric island of Tangier, fourteen miles off the coast of Virginia in Chesapeake Bay, responds by declaring war on its own state. Judy Hammer, newly installed as the superintendent of the Virginia State Police, and Andy Brazil, a state trooper and Hammer’s right hand and confidant, find themselves at their wits’ end as they try to protect the public from the politicians—and vice versa—in this pitch-perfect, darkly comic romp.

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    All That Remains
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1439187525
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 Kay Scarpetta In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them...

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    Scarpetta
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN : 9780425230169
  • Reader Reviews : 38
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk—and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard. The injuries, he says, were sustained in the course of a murder . . . that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true, and it is he who is being spied on, followed and stalked by the actual killer? The one thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered—and more violent deaths will follow. Gradually, an inexplicable and horrifying truth emerges: Whoever is committing the crimes knows where his prey is at all times. Is it a person, a government? And what is the connection between the victims? In the days that follow, Scarpetta; her forensic psychologist husband, Benton Wesley; and her niece, Lucy, who has recently formed her own forensic computer investigation firm in New York, will undertake a harrowing chase through cyberspace and the all-too-real streets of the city—an odyssey that will take them at once to places they never knew, and much, much too close to home. Throughout, Cornwell delivers shocking twists and turns, and the kind of cutting-edge technology that only she can provide. Once again, she proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall.

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    Port Mortuary
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 513
  • ISBN : 9780425243602
  • Reader Reviews : 37
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The world's bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell presents the extraordinary eighteenth novel in the Kay Scarpetta series, in which Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could ruin her professionally and personally. Kay Scarpetta has been training at the Dover Port Mortuary, mastering the art of 'virtual autopsy' - a groundbreaking procedure that could soon revolutionise forensic science. And it is not too long before these new skills urgently need to be put into practice. A young man drops dead, apparently from a heart condition, eerily close to Scarpetta's home. But when his body is examined the next morning, there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked in the cooler. When the revolutionary 3D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries unlike any Scarpetta has ever seen, she realizes that this is a case of murder - and that she is fighting a cunning and uniquely cruel enemy. Now it is a race against time to discover who and why before more people die. But that time is running out . . .

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    Postmortem
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781982167981
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Now available in a tall Premium Edition, the novel that introduces one of suspense fiction's most compelling heroines--Dr. Kay Scarpetta--from a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author. Reissue.

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    Fat Ollie's Book
  • Author : Ed McBain
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 0743410335
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • After finishing a murder investigation, Fat Ollie Weeks discovers that his car has been broken into and the manuscript for his new crime novel stolen, sending him on a mission of vengeance to catch the culprit.

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    Food to Die for
  • Author : Patricia Daniels Cornwell,Marlene Brown
  • Publisher : Berkley Trade
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 0425193624
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Collects recipes inspired by scenes from mystery novels involving Kay Scarpetta, including grilled marinated rib-eye steaks from "Postmortem," pollo al limone from "Potter's Field," and peanut butter-chocolate pie from "The Last Precinct."

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    Book of the Dead
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9781101155905
  • Reader Reviews : 50
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to acquire a new meaning. A sixteen-year-old tennis star, fresh from a tournament win Charleston, is found nude and mutilated near Piazza Navona in Rome. The body of an abused young boy is dumped in a desolate marsh. A woman is ritualistically murdered in her multimillion-dollar beach home. Meanwhile, in New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections among the deaths that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible. Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never has she seen a string of death like what she's facing now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names—and the pen may be poised to write her own...

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    The Bone Bed
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781101606636
  • Reader Reviews : 44
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From one of the world’s number top selling crime writers comes the extraordinary twentieth Kay Scarpetta novel. 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 paleontologist’s disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age. When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI forensic psychologist and husband, Benton Wesley, have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel.

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    A Third Scarpetta Omnibus
  • Author : Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 756
  • ISBN : 0316724726
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Detective and mystery stories, American
  • CAUSE OF DEATH - New year's Eve & the final murder scene of Virginia's bloodiest year takes Scarpetta 30 feet below the icy surface of the Elizabeth River. A diver is dead, an investigative reporter, a favourite at the Medical Examiner's office, but was he on the scent of a story or merely diving for sunken trinkets? And why did Scarpetta receive a phone call from someone reporting the death before the police were notified? UNNATURAL EXPOSURE - Scarpetta is on the trail of a serial killer, but the discovery of a 10th corpse shows vital discrepancies & make her wonder if this is a copycat killing. Ghoulish, but not unusual. Then the eleventh body broadcasts a clear and horrifying message: the killer is armed with the most lethal weapon on Earth - smallpox. POINT OF ORIGIN - Scarpetta is called to a burned-out farmhouse where someone has been viciously murdered, but she has another more incendiary horror to face - Carrie Grethen, the killer who nearly destroyed her, has escaped from a secure hospital. Her whereabouts are unknown, but her ultimate destination is not, because she has already told Scarpetta of her deadly plans for revenge.

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    El último reducto / The Last Precinct
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9788490706251
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Una nueva entrega de la saga y la mejor novela de la doctora Kay Scarpetta. Es Navidad, y la forense Kay Scarpetta acaba de perder a su amante, Benton Wesley. El último caso de la detective sigue abierto, pues no se ha conseguido esclarecer la autoría de una serie de asesinatos, achacados al mafioso Chandonne. Una conspiración lleva la situación a límites insospechados, hasta el punto de que Scarpetta puede ser procesada por asesinato. Por otra parte, los indicios apuntan a una posible relación entre los crímenes y la muerte de Benton. Atormentada, Kay Scarpetta se plantea abandonar su trabajo y empezar una nueva vida. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The new era of Scarpetta begins... In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, Patricia Cornwell takes her readers deeper into Kay Scarpetta's heart and soul than ever before.... Thwarting an attack by a suspected serial killer puts Virginia's Chief Medial Examiner Kay Scarpetta in the harsh glare of the spotlight. As her personal and professional lives come under suspicion, she discovers that the so-called Werewolf murders may have extended to New York City and into the darkest corners of her past. A formidable prosecutor, a female assistant district attorney from New York, is brought into the case-and Scarpetta must struggle to make what she knows to be the truth prevail against mounting and unnerving evidence to the contrary. Tested in every way, she turns inward to ask, Where do you go when there is nowhere left?

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    The Complete Patricia Cornwell Companion
  • Author : Glenn Louis Feole,Don Lasseter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0425201317
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • A definitive guide to the works of the best-selling creator of the Kay Scarpetta thrillers supplies book-by-book synopses, along with excerpts, trivia, character portraits, descriptions of settings, analyses of the real-life forensic science behind the fiction, a biography of Cornwell, and more. Original.

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    Calypso
  • Author : Ed McBain
  • Publisher : Pan
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0330262009
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction in English - American writers, 1945- - Texts
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    Precinct Puerto Rico
  • Author : Steven Torres
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1429981881
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Near Rincón, Puerto Rico, 1987. Even a tropical paradise may have its little murders. In his years as sheriff of Angustias, a small town nestled in Puerto Rico's mountainous heart, Luis Gonzalo has seen his share of violence. People kill for love and money in Angustias just as they do anywhere else. But it is during a visit to his wife's family in the seaside town of Rincón that Gonzalo encounters his greatest challenge. A midnight call brings Gonzalo to a beach where bodies are washing ashore, victims of a shipwreck, victims of the illegal traffic in humans from the Dominican Republic. When he discovers evidence that the shipwreck was no accident, that the ship's captain was murdered, Gonzalo's life is threatened. When he discovers proof that Puerto Rican police were involved in the deaths of the illegal immigrants, the lives of his wife and children are threatened. The murder of one of his deputies brings Gonzalo no closer to the bottom of this mystery-- a mystery no other law enforcement agency wants to help him solve. The first in a series of police procedural mysteries featuring Luis Gonzalo and the citizens and cops of Angustias, Precinct Puerto Rico: Book One is a brilliant beginning to a continuing story from a long overdue locale.

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    Money, Money, Money
  • Author : Ed McBain
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780743217675
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • It is Christmas in the city, but it isn't the giving season. A retired Gulf War pilot, a careless second-story man, a pair of angry Mexicans, and an equally shady pair of Secret Service agents are in town after a large stash of money, and no one is interested in sharing. The detectives at the 87th are already busy for the holidays. Steve Carella and Fat Ollie Weeks catch the squeal when the lions in the city zoo get an unauthorized feeding of a young woman's body. And then there's a trash can stuffed with a book salesman carrying a P-38 Walther and a wad of big bills. The bad bills and the dead book salesman lead to the offices of a respected publisher, Wadsworth and Dodds. This is good news for Fat Ollie, because he's working on a police novel -- one written by a real cop -- and he's sure it's going to be a bestseller.

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    The Choirboys
  • Author : Joseph Wambaugh
  • Publisher : Delta
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780307482884
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap—each has his horror story, his bad dream, his nightshriek. He is afraid of his friends—he is afraid of himself.”—New York Times Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they’re haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch–shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. “A master storyteller . . . authenticity oozes from this book . . . freewheeling and chilling and certainly Wambaugh's best.”—Houston Chronicle

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    The Precinct
  • Author : Frank J Barbiere
  • Publisher : Dynamite
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9781524100636
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  • Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • In the sprawling, steampunk metropolis of the big city, it’s up to one group to keep the peace and uphold the law: the officers of The Precinct! Mortimer Hill is a veteran officer who has busted his fair share of criminals, but when a high-ranking official ends up dead and mechanical monsters start causing trouble, he’ll need to use all his wits to get to the heart of the mystery. Alongside his new partner Josephine Winters, a representative from the enigmatic Alchemy Academy, Mort will face the biggest case of his career... and the most dangerous! Join writer Frank J. Barbiere (The Howling Commandos of SHIELD, Avengers World, Five Ghosts) and Crizam Zamora (Swords of Sorrow: Black Sparrow & Lady Zorro) on an action-packed adventure full of mystery and magic, set in the world of Bill Willingham's steampunk epic, Legenderry!

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    Patricia Cornwell FIVE SCARPETTA NOVELS
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9781101538975
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “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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    From Potter's Field
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0425204693
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In From Potter's Field, #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell enters the chilling world of Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta—and a bold, brilliant killer from her past. Upon examining a dead woman found in snowbound Central Park, Scarpetta immediately recognizes the grisly work of Temple Brooks Gault. She soon realizes that Gault's murders are but a violent chain leading up to one ultimate kill—Scarpetta herself.

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    Dust
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN : 9780425270042
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • 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 is that of missing computer engineering grad student Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she’s been murdered, mere weeks before the trial in her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial manager, and Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta doubts it’s a coincidence. She also fears the case may have a connection with her computer genius niece, Lucy. In Dust, Scarpetta and her colleagues are up against a force far more sinister than a sexual predator who fits the criminal classification of a “spectacle killer.” The murder of Gail Shipton soon leads deep into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organized crime, and shocking corruption at the highest levels.

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    The Lost Years
  • Author : Mary Higgins Clark
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781849837149
  • Reader Reviews : 629
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The brand new spine-tingling thriller from the world's favorite thriller writer A fantastically page-turning new thriller from the world's favourite thriller writer, featuring all the twists, turns and chillingly close-to-the-bone storylines that her millions of fans know and love. Praise for Mary Higgins Clark: 'I adore Mary Higgins Clark' Karin Slaughter 'Teeming with tantalizing twists, Clark's crackling tale of identity theft, revenge, and murder is a tempting and thought-provoking thriller' Booklist