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Unnatural Exposure
  • Author : Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  • Publisher : Putnam Adult
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 0399142851
  • Reader Reviews : 21
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Returning home from Ireland, where she had been called in to examine the remains of a murder victim whose body was marked by the signature of a cunning serial killer, medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is shocked when another body turns up, this time in a Virginia landfill. Lit Guild, Doubleday, & Mystery Guild Main.

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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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    Unnatural Exposure
  • Author : Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  • Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 0425163407
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a number-one New York Times best-seller, detective Kay Scarpetta returns in a terrifying battle of wits against a vicious, saw-wielding killer no one can see. By the author of Cause of Death. Reprint.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    An Unnatural Life
  • Author : Erin K. Wagner
  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN : 9781250752086
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Murderbot meets To Kill a Mockingbird in Erin K. Wagner's An Unnatural Life, an interplanetary tale of identity and responsibility. The cybernetic organism known as 812-3 is in prison, convicted of murdering a human worker but he claims that he did not do it. With the evidence stacked against him, his lawyer, Aiya Ritsehrer, must determine grounds for an appeal and uncover the true facts of the case. But with artificial life-forms having only recently been awarded legal rights on Earth, the military complex on Europa is resistant to the implementation of these same rights on the Jovian moon. Aiya must battle against her own prejudices and that of her new paymasters, to secure a fair trial for her charge, while navigating her own interpersonal drama, before it's too late. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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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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    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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    Exposure
  • Author : Robert Bilott
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781501172823
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • “For Erin Brockovich fans, a David vs. Goliath tale with a twist” (The New York Times Book Review)—the incredible true story of the lawyer who spent two decades building a case against DuPont for its use of the hazardous chemical PFOA, uncovering the worst case of environmental contamination in history—affecting virtually every person on the planet—and the conspiracy that kept it a secret for sixty years. The story that inspired Dark Waters, the major motion picture from Focus Features starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway, directed by Todd Haynes. 1998: Rob Bilott is a young lawyer specializing in helping big corporations stay on the right side of environmental laws and regulations. Then he gets a phone call from a West Virginia farmer named Earl Tennant, who is convinced the creek on his property is being poisoned by runoff from a neighboring DuPont landfill, causing his cattle and the surrounding wildlife to die in hideous ways. Earl hasn’t even been able to get a water sample tested by any state or federal regulatory agency or find a local lawyer willing to take the case. As soon as they hear the name DuPont—the area’s largest employer—they shut him down. Once Rob sees the thick, foamy water that bubbles into the creek, the gruesome effects it seems to have on livestock, and the disturbing frequency of cancer and other health problems in the area, he’s persuaded to fight against the type of corporation his firm routinely represents. After intense legal wrangling, Rob ultimately gains access to hundreds of thousands of pages of DuPont documents, some of them fifty years old, that reveal the company has been holding onto decades of studies proving the harmful effects of a chemical called PFOA, used in making Teflon. PFOA is often called a “forever chemical,” because once in the environment, it does not break down or degrade for millions of years, contaminating the planet forever. The case of one farmer soon spawns a class action suit on behalf of seventy thousand residents—and the shocking realization that virtually every person on the planet has been exposed to PFOA and carries the chemical in his or her blood. What emerges is a riveting legal drama “in the grand tradition of Jonathan Harr’s A Civil Action” (Booklist, starred review) about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation; and one lawyer’s twenty-year struggle to expose the truth about this previously unknown—and still unregulated—chemical that we all have inside us.

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    Crisis
  • Author : Robin Cook
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 0399153578
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Shocked and humiliated by a medical malpractice lawsuit, physician Craig Bowman receives help from his estranged brother-in-law, medical examiner Jack Stapleton, who discovers trouble after exhuming the body of Craig's alleged victim.

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    Unnatural Issue
  • Author : Mercedes Lackey
  • Publisher : Titan Books
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781783293940
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Richard Whitestone is an Elemental Earth Master. Blaming himself for the death of his beloved wife in childbirth, he has sworn never to set eyes on his daughter, Suzanne. But when he finally sees her, a dark plan takes shape in his twisted mind-to use his daughter's body to bring back the spirit of his long-dead wife.

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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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    Trace
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9781101585153
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    Cruel and Unusual
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781439187531
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  • 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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    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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    Chaos
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 9780062436726
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell.” —New York Times Book Review [PLEASE BOX:] CHAOS From the Ancient Greek (χάος or kháos) A vast chasm or void. Anarchy. The science of unpredictability. On a late summer evening in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her investigative partner, Pete Marino, respond to a call about a dead bicyclist near the Kennedy School of Government. It appears that a young woman has been attacked with almost superhuman force. Even before Scarpetta’s headquarters has been officially notified about the case, Marino and Scarpetta’s FBI agent husband, Benton Wesley, receive suspicious calls, allegedly from someone at Interpol. But it makes no sense. Why would the elite international police agency know about the case or be interested? It soon becomes apparent that an onslaught of harassment might be the work of an anonymous cyberbully named Tailend Charlie, who has been sending cryptic communications to Scarpetta for over a week. Even Lucy, her brilliant tech-savvy niece, can’t trace who it is or how this person could have access to intimate information. When a second death shocks Scarpetta to her core, it becomes apparent she and those close to her are confronted with something far bigger and more dangerous than they’d ever imagined.

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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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    Ancient Among Us
  • Author : Edward Savio
  • Publisher : Battle for Forever
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 163124017X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Alexander X and his friends have had stadiums collapse on them and ancient teachers follow them; they have driven cars through buildings and had entire streets blown up around them. They've been chased, beaten, drugged, and nearly sliced in two by falling sheets of glass. And that...was just on Saturday.Now, they must do whatever it takes to escape Elam Khai and flee the country. As they search for answers and Alexander's father, they will meet new allies, be confronted by new foes, and uncover more details of the plot that would protect the future for the very few by destroying it for everyone else.Humor, action, and history combine as Ancient Among Us propels us to the moment where everything changes. Nothing about this will be simple or easy.Wil Wheaton returns to narrate volume two in the Battle for Forever series.

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    Acecho Virtual / Unnatural Exposure
  • Author : Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  • Publisher : Atlantida Editorial S.A.
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9500819945
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Un thriller aterrador en el que las pistas no aparecen y el asesino lanza sus amenazas por el ciberespacio.

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    Communities in Action
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 583
  • ISBN : 9780309452960
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Medical
  • In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

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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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    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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    Is Superman Circumcised?
  • Author : Roy Schwartz
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 9781476644417
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  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Superman is the original superhero, an American icon, and arguably the most famous character in the world--and he's Jewish! Introduced in June 1938, the Man of Steel was created by two Jewish teens, Jerry Siegel, the son of immigrants from Eastern Europe, and Joe Shuster, an immigrant. They based their hero's origin story on Moses, his strength on Samson, his mission on the golem, and his nebbish secret identity on themselves. They made him a refugee fleeing catastrophe on the eve of World War II and sent him to tear Nazi tanks apart nearly two years before the US joined the war. In the following decades, Superman's mostly Jewish writers, artists, and editors continued to borrow Jewish motifs for their stories, basing Krypton's past on Genesis and Exodus, its society on Jewish culture, the trial of Lex Luthor on Adolf Eichmann's, and a future holiday celebrating Superman on Passover. A fascinating journey through comic book lore, American history, and Jewish tradition, this book examines the entirety of Superman's career from 1938 to date, and is sure to give readers a newfound appreciation for the Mensch of Steel!

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    Unnatural Selection
  • Author : Mara Hvistendahl
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN : 9781459614574
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Birth control
  • "Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don't seem terribly grim, but in ten years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time those children reach adulthood, their generation will have twenty-four million more men than women. The prognosis for China's neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females "missing" from its population. Gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia, affecting Georgia, Eastern Europe, and cities in the U.S. where there are significant immigrant populations. The world, therefore, is becoming increasingly male, and this mismatch is likely to create profound social upheaval. Historically, eras in which there have been an excess of men have produced periods of violent conflict and instability. Mara Hvistendahl has written a stunning, impeccably-researched book that does not flinch from examining not only the consequences of the misbegotten policies of sex selection but Western complicity with them"--

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    Ruth, A Portrait
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780307765147
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Ruth Bell Graham is known as the wife of evangelist Billy Graham. It was Ruth who influenced Billy, as his most trusted life-partner. In Ruth, a Portrait, we meet this fascinating and remarkable woman. Brimming with anecdotes, this is a breathtaking journey, with stops at many of this century's epoch-making events. The childhood years of the future Mrs. Billy Graham were spent light-years away--in the China of the 1920s and 1930s. The daughter of medical missionaries, she and her family were caught in a crucible of unspeakable hardship; in addition to pestilence and plague, there was the unstable political and military turmoil surrounding the Nationalist government, the Communists, and the Japanese invaders. These hazardous realities shaped Ruth Bell and her family, a family inured to difficulties, but buoyed up by their deep belief in God's abiding will. Virtually raised by the Grahams, the author is a repository of Ruth Bell Graham's stories and has seen firsthand the spirit of this courageous woman. Patricia Cornwell not only gives readers a full, rounded, and intimate portrait of Ruth Bell Graham, but also insight into the life of the Graham family and particularly Billy Graham.

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    The Unofficial Patricia Cornwell Companion
  • Author : George Beahm
  • Publisher : Renaissance Books
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 9781429970730
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • The Unofficial Patricia Cornwell Companion is the first and only book devoted to this bestselling author and her beloved heroine, forensic pathologist Dr. Kay Scarpetta. It's the definitive work on Cornwell--encompassing all the details of her life, her body of work, and the deep and intriguing relationship between the two. Including numerous interviews and articles about Cornwell's work, a number of rare photographs of the author and her world, as well as a detailed discussion of each title, the Companion is a fact-packed encyclopedia for the millions of readers who've become hooked on Scarpetta and her creator. Fans will delight in the true insider's look at Richmond, the city Kay Scarpetta calls home, as well as a thorough examination of the geography of Cornwell's world. A glossary of forensic terminology and a guide to the characters who appear in each novel round out the book, making it a useful reference tool in addition to a revealing look at a reclusive author. All in all, The Unofficial Patricia Cornwell Companion is a must-read for each of Patricia Cornwell's millions of fans.

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    The Art of Detective Fiction
  • Author : NA NA
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781349627684
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Science
  • In the hands of many of the great writers, the unravelling of mystery is only one strand within a complex project. Other things get unravelled, too - the belief in a rationally explicable world, in the beneficent, ordering force of culture and civilization. Constantly the detective story delights in muddying the waters, in acknowledging the omnipresent possibilities of anarchy and carnage. As a genre, it is supremely able to combine popular appeal with the ability to disturb, provoke and challenge the reader. The essays in this volume all pay tribute to, and seek to account for, the astonishing durability of the detective story as a narrative genre. They range generously, taking a variety of theoretical approaches and including detective fiction in languages other than English, but particular attention is paid to the 'Golden Age' of English detective story-writing and to the 'hard-boiled' American version of the genre. This is a collection that will appeal to the scholar and to the devotee alike; to all those, in fact, who cannot resist the lure of finding out whodunit.

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    Invasion
  • Author : Robin Cook
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9780425219577
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Robin Cook's "pressure cooker of a thriller" (Booklist) takes medical technology into a new realm, where everything we know about the human body-and the universe we live in-is about to be challenged.

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    Unnatural Magic
  • Author : C. M. Waggoner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781984805850
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A “brilliant and terrifically fun”* debut novel brings an enchanting new voice to fantasy. Onna can write the parameters of a spell faster than any of the young men in her village school. But despite her incredible abilities, she’s denied a place at the nation’s premier arcane academy. Undaunted, she sails to the bustling city-state of Hexos, hoping to find a place at a university where they don’t think there’s anything untoward about providing a woman with a magical education. But as soon as Onna arrives, she’s drawn into the mysterious murder of four trolls. Tsira is a troll who never quite fit into her clan, despite being the leader’s daughter. She decides to strike out on her own and look for work in a human city, but on her way she stumbles upon the body of a half-dead human soldier in the snow. As she slowly nurses him back to health, an unlikely bond forms between them, one that is tested when an unknown mage makes an attempt on Tsira’s life. Soon, unbeknownst to each other, Onna and Tsira both begin devoting their considerable talents to finding out who is targeting trolls, before their homeland is torn apart… *Kat Howard, Alex Award-winning author of An Unkindness of Magicians

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    Bowker's Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 2996
  • ISBN : 083524749X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Read and download full book Bowker's Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007

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    Post Exposure
  • Author : Ctein
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis US
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : UOM:39015049716452
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Photography
  • "This new edition has been expanded and updated to provide the reader with even more insights into achieving quality prints. The book now includes: a section on the differences in producing prints with various enlarger heads; and updated "Tricks of the Trade" chapter, covering safelight fogging, adequate wash steps in reversal print processing, and using litho film masks for dodging and burning-in: and new coverage on split-filter printing and the use of Sistan, as well as over 30 additional illustrations."--BOOK JACKET.

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    A Scarpetta Omnibus
  • Author : Patricia Daniels Cornwell
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 1020
  • ISBN : 0316857076
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Detective and mystery stories, American
  • In the three novels that comprise this second omnibus, Dr Kay Scarpetta's skills are sorely tested as she investigates murders taking place in locations as far apart as North Carolina and New York City. The book incorporates the third, fourth and fifth Scarpetta novels.

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    Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters
  • Author : United Nations
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 9780821380505
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • "A combination of case studies, data on many scales, and application of economic principles...[this report] provides an understanding of the relative roles of the market, government intervention, and social institutions in determining and improving both the prevention and the response to hazardous occurrences."-Kenneth J. Arrow, Nobel Prize in Economics, 1972