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Paperback Published on: 02/09/2010
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The first book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. 1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell. Scarpetta is coming to the screen soon, starring Nicole Kidman and Jamie Lee Curtis. 'America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The TimesA serial killer is on the loose in Richmond, Virginia. Three women have died, brutalised and strangled in their own bedroom. There is no pattern: the killer appears to strike at random - but always early on Saturday mornings. So when Dr Kay Scarpetta, chief medical officer, is awakened at 2.33 am, she knows the news is bad: there is a fourth victim. And she fears now for those that will follow unless she can dig up new forensic evidence to aid the police.But not everyone is pleased to see a woman in this powerful job. Someone may even want to ruin her career and reputation . . .If you're a fan of Patricia Cornwell's ground-breaking Kay Scarpetta series, don't forget to order her brand-new Scarpetta thriller, Unnatural Death.Praise for the groundbreaking series: 'One of thebest crime writers writing today' Guardian'Devilishly clever' Sunday Times'The top gun in this field' Daily Telegraph'Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns' Mirror'The Agatha Christie of the DNA age' Express

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780751544398
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 308g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 133 x 28 mm

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really good
When I started reading this book it got more interesting and it's my first time reading reading a Patricia Cornwell and this book is amazing so go and buy ... READ MORE
tom mchugh
Love it! Great book
This book is so gripping! I was hooked from the first page.
A Step back in time!
I 1st read this back in the 90’s and was bowled over by it then! On picking this up again I enjoyed it for different reasons. Firstly because it was like t... READ MORE
Great start to the series!
This is the first book in the Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell. I absolutely loved this book! Patricia is one of my favourite authors, and I hav... READ MORE
Catherine Craig