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Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta #1)
by Patricia Cornwell

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Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta #1) by Patricia Cornwell Overview

Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the ma Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it's being sabotaged from within—and someone wants her dead.

Patricia Cornwell

About Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta #1) Description

Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, in 1990 while working as a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. Postmortem, was the first bona fide forensic thriller. It paved the way for an explosion of entertainment featuring in all things forensic across film, television and literature. Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony,

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Original Title Post-Mortem ISBN 0743477154 (ISBN13: 9780743477154 ) Edition Language English Series Kay Scarpetta #1 Characters Kay Scarpetta, Pete Marino, Lucy Farinelli, Benton Wesley setting Richmond, Virginia (United States) Virginia (United States) Literary Awards Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel (1991), Anthony Award for Best First Novel (1991), CWA New Blood Dagger (1990), Edgar Award for Best First Novel (1991), John Creasey Memorial Award (1990) ...more Prix du Roman d'Aventures (1992) ...less (132)