Patricia Daniels Cornwell (* 9. Juni 1956 in Miami, Florida) ist eine US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Erfinderin der Romanfiguren Kay Scarpetta sowie des Trios Judy Hammer, Andrew Brazil und Virginia West.
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An investigative reporter is found dead in Virginia’s icy waters …New Year’s Eve and the final murder scene of Virginia’s bloodiest year takes Scarpetta thirty feet below the Elizabeth River’s icy surface. A diver, Ted Eddings, is dead, an investigative reporter who was a favourite at the Medical Examiner’s office. Was Eddings probing the frigid depths of the Inactive Shipyard for a story, or simply diving for sunken trinkets?
Band 7 der Scarpetta Serie. “A standout…Gripping reading…So hard to put down your arms will tingle with intimations of rigor mortis before you reach the smashing climax.” (Newsday) (269 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 384 Seiten noch günstig?
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A sadistic serial killer, the weapon a deadly virus Dublin, Ireland and Richmond, Virginia: separated by thousands of miles – linked by murder. For Dr Kay Scarpetta a lecture stint in Ireland provides the perfect opportunity to find out if the murders on both sides of the Atlantic are indeed connected. Five dismembered, beheaded bodies were found in Ireland five years ago – now four have been discovered in the States.
Band 8 der Scarpetta Serie. “This book contains the type of story and characters that has made Patricia Cornwell one of the best mystery writers today. She points your imagination in a certain direction and then nourishes it so it can run wild.” (Leserin) (363 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 388 Seiten noch günstig?
Dr Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner and consulting pathologist for the federal law enforcement agency ATF, is called out to a farmhouse in Virginia which has been destroyed by fire. In the ruins of the house she finds a body which tells a story of a violent and grisly murder.
Band 9 der Scarpetta Serie. “Creepy doings …The technical material…continues to fascinate.” (The Wall Street Journal) (412 Rezensionen / 4,3 Sterne), 420 Seiten noch günstig?
The case begins when a cargo ship arriving at Richmond, Virginia’s Deep Water Terminal from Belgium is discovered to be transporting a locked, sealed container holding the decomposed remains of a stowaway. The post mortem performed by the Chief Medical Examiner, Kay Scarpetta, initially reveals neither a cause of death nor an identification.
Band 10 der Scarpetta Serie. “The author’s darkest and perhaps best.” (San Francisco Examiner) (1.018 Rezensionen / 4,1 Sterne), 468 Seiten noch günstig?
Physically and psychologically bruised by her encounter with the killer Chandonne, Dr Kay Scarpetta has to leave her home in the hands of the police team investigating the attack. She finds shelter with an old friend, Anna Zenner, but it is not the haven of security she needs when she discovers that Anna has been sub-poenaed to appear before a Grand Jury which is investigating Scarpetta for murder.
Band 11 der Scarpetta Serie. “The first few chapters were so sad, Kay, Marino and Lucy were all in such bad places emotionally but hang in there because the story accelerates like a freight train and has a fantastic ending!” (Leserin) (1.018 Rezensionen / 4,1 Sterne), 476 Seiten noch günstig?
After her resignation as Virginia’s Chief Medical Examiner and the horrifying events which threatened her life in THE LAST PRECINCT, Kay Scarpetta has abandoned her elegant home in Richmond and is quietly living in Florida, beginning to get some balance back in her life and slowly establishing herself as a private forensic consultant. But her past won’t let her rest, and her grief for Benton Wesley continues to grow, not diminish, as does the rage within Lucy, her niece.
Band 12 der Scarpetta Serie. “This is, in some ways, the most shocking Scarpetta installment . . . Fans will definitely want it, though. Highly recommended.” (Library Journal) (825 Rezensionen / 3,4 Sterne), 492 Seiten noch günstig?