Post Mortem Ein Kay-Scarpetta-Roman

ISBN-10: 0684191415
ISBN-13: 9780684191416
Edition: 1990
List price: $21.00
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Description: The first novel featuring Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta from the #1 bestselling author of Black Notice and Point of OriginWinner of the Edgar Award and the Macavity Award for best first mysteryFour women with nothing in common, united only in  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 1/9/1990
Binding: Children's Board Books 
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100

The first novel featuring Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta from the #1 bestselling author of Black Notice and Point of OriginWinner of the Edgar Award and the Macavity Award for best first mysteryFour women with nothing in common, united only in death. Four brutalized victims of a brilliant monster - a "Mr. Nobody," moving undetected through a paralyzed city, leaving behind a gruesome trail of carnage . . . but few clues. With skilled hands, an unerring eye, and the latest advances in forensic research, an unrelenting female medical examiner - Kay Scarpetta - is determined to unmask a maniac. But someone is trying to sabotage Kay's investigation from the inside. And worse yet, someone wants her dead . . .

Patricia Cornwell was born in Miami, Florida on June 9, 1956. When she was nine years old, her mother tried to give her and her two brothers to evangelist Billy Graham and his wife to care for. For a while the children lived with missionaries since their mother was unable to care for them. After graduating from Davidson College in 1979, she worked for The Charlotte Observer eventually covering the police beat and winning an investigative reporting award from the North Carolina Press Association for a series of articles on prostitution and crime in downtown Charlotte. Her award-winning biography of Ruth Bell Graham, the wife of Billy Graham, A Time for Remembering, was published in 1983. From 1984 to 1990, she worked as a technical writer and a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. While working for the medical examiner, she began to write novels. Although the award-winning novel Postmortem was initially rejected by seven different publishers, once it was published in 1990 it became the only novel ever to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d'Adventure, in one year. She is the author of the Kay Scarpetta series, the Andy Brazil series, and the Winston Garano series. She has also written two cookbooks Scarpetta's Winter Table and Food to Die For; a children's book Life's Little Fable; and non-fiction works like Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed. Her title's Dust and Flesh and Blood made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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