Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 25/10/2022
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It's All In The Little Details. Exactly Why I Read Scarpetta.
Wow, how do Scarpetta & Marino get into so much trouble? The case she has just given evidence in is high profile with a lot of protestors out for her blo... READ MORE
Nicole @hemelwstones


Chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta is the reluctant star witness in a sensational murder trial when she receives shocking news. The judge's sister has been found dead. At first glance, it appears to be a home invasion, but then why was nothing stolen, and why is the garden strewn with dead plants and insects? Although there is no apparent cause of death, Scarpetta recognizes tell-tale signs of the unthinkable, and she knows the worst is yet to come. The forensic pathologist finds herself pitted against a powerful force that returns her to the past, and her time to catch the killer is running out...

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781408725818
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 576g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 164 x 34 mm

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So great to be back with Scarpetta!
Patricia Cornwell is one of my favourite authors, and I have read most of her books over the years, so I was so excited to get this new book! I loved it a... READ MORE
Catherine Craig
Another tightly plotted high energy forensic crime thriller from Cornwell
My thanks to Little, Brown Book Group U.K. Sphere for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Livid’ by Patricia Cornwell. This is Book 26 in Cornwell’s popular crime s... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
Scarpetta nearly back to her old self!
Kay , Lucy and Marino are back and this book doesn’t disappoint. Kay is an expert witness in a high profile court case , and it’s not going well the prose... READ MORE
Zoe Hitchen
A fabulous immersive and compelling read. I loved it.
Oh, wow! I’m such a fan of this author, from her first book ‘Post-mortem’ published in 1990 to this cracking read. I appreciate the subject matter of a Chi... READ MORE
Sharon Adair
Top Class
Livid is only my third instalment in this fabulous series by Patricia Cornwell and it was another corker! I really need to make more inroads into this seri... READ MORE
Bridget East
Another Great Scarpetta Novel.
I am a huge fan of Patricia Cornwell's books and was not disappointed with this the latest in the Dr Kay Scarpetta series. Chief medical examiner Scarpetta... READ MORE
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