Download The Scarpetta Collection Volume I ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to The Scarpetta Collection Volume I book pdf for free now.
From the author who virtually invented the forensic thriller comes this much-anticipated omnibus volume that features her first two novels, "Postmortem" and "Body of Evidence," that introduced Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta to the book-reading world.
All that remains : A serial killer is loose in Richmond, and leaving few clues. Cruel and unusual : The convicted killer has been executed, but the murders continue and the executed man's fingerprints are found at a new crime scene.
International publishing sensation Patricia Cornwell's legion of readers will welcome this omnibus edition of her third and fourth megabestselling Kay Scarpetta novels, All That Remains and Cruel & Unusual. These two novels, presented here complete and unabridged, helped to confirm Patricia Cornwell's status as queen of the forensic thriller and one of the world's top bestselling authors. All That Remains A killer is stalking young lovers. Taking their lives and leaving just a tantalizing clue. When the bodies of young couples start turning up in remote woodland areas, Dr. Kay Scarpetta's task as Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner is made more difficult by the effects of the elements. Eight times she must write that the cause of death is undetermined. But when the latest young woman to go missing is the daughter of one of America's most powerful women, Kay also finds herself prey to political pressure and press harassment. The killings must stop. Now. Scarpetta soon discovers that someone is withholding vital evidence, or even faking it. Meanwhile, a cunning sadistic killer is still at large. Cruel & Unusual At 11:05 one December evening in Richmond, Virginia, convicted murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell is pronounced dead in the electric chair. At the morgue, Dr. Kay Scarpetta has been waiting for Waddell's body. Preparing to perform a postmortem before the subject is dead is a strange feeling for Scarpetta, but she has been here before. And Waddell's death is not the only newsworthy event on this freezing night: the grotesquely wounded body of a young boy is found propped against a garbage Dumpster. To Scarpetta, the two cases seem unrelated, until she recalls that the body of Waddell's victim had been arranged in a strikingly similar position. Was Waddell innocent? Is someone else out there, who may attack again?
Author : Patricia Cornwell
ISBN : 0316911259
Genre : Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character)
File Size : 59.85 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 897
Read : 626
This volume contains Postmortem and Body of Evidence, the first two Dr Kay Scarpetta novels. In Postmortem, a serial killer is on the loose in Richmond, Virginia, and in Body of Evidence, someone is stalking Beryl Madison.
Author : Bernard Alger Drew
ISBN : 9781598844450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 70.34 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 524
Read : 907
Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. * Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters * Contains over 60 author photographs * A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles
The sixteenth book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. 1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell. 'America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The Times Leaving behind her forensic pathology practice in South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta takes up an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured patient in a psychiatric ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk - and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard. He says his injuries were sustained in the course of a murder ... that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true, and it is he who is being spied on, followed and stalked by the actual killer? The only thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered - and that more violent deaths will follow... Praise for Patricia Cornwell 'Slick, fast-paced and brilliant' Heat 'Cutting-edge' Sun 'A pioneer of the genre of forensic psychological thriller' BBC 'America's most stimulating and chilling writer of crime fiction' The Times 'Devilishly clever' Sunday Times 'She is a brilliant writer and I was absolutely gripped' Mail on Sunday 'The top gun in this field' Daily Telegraph 'Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns' Mirror 'The Agatha Christie of the DNA age' Express 'One of the best crime writers writing today' Guardian 'Few writers match Patricia Cornwell when it comes to writing crime and her latest Scarpetta novel is one of her best' Daily Express 'When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell' New York Times Book Review
Dr. Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. But in this thrilling #1 New York Times bestseller, her fresh start ushers in a string of murders more baffling—and terrifying—than any that have come before... The Book of the Dead is the morgue log, the ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to acquire a new meaning. A sixteen-year-old tennis star, fresh from a tournament win Charleston, is found nude and mutilated near Piazza Navona in Rome. The body of an abused young boy is dumped in a desolate marsh. A woman is ritualistically murdered in her multimillion-dollar beach home. Meanwhile, in New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections among the deaths that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible. Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never has she seen a string of death like what she's facing now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names—and the pen may be poised to write her own...
Author : Book List Guru
ISBN : 9781537828985
Genre : Reference
File Size : 49.6 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 346
Read : 775
PATRICIA CORNWELL BOOKS IN ORDER How To Make Great Thrillers Even Better! This ebook is the most comprehensive Patricia Cornwell book order and checklist available: • Kay Scarpetta series in order • Andy Brazil series in order • Win Garano books in order • a complete list of short stories, standalone novels & nonfiction. By knowing the Kay Scarpetta book order, you’ll enjoy Patricia Cornwell’s books far more. Plus, this ebook is yours to keep on whatever reading device you have – tablet, phone, computer, or ereader – so the info you need is always right at your fingertips. WHY IS SERIES ORDER IMPORTANT? You’ll enjoy a series far more if you know the correct book order. • You’ll experience characters developing as the series progresses. • You’ll witness plot twists, which impact future stories, in the correct timeline. • You’ll meet interesting new characters at the right moment. • You’ll discover where each book fits in the series to enjoy the overarching plotline. Patricia Cornwell Books in Order helps you to read the Kay Scarpetta books in order, just as Patricia Cornwell intended. NO MORE BOOK SEARCHES With Patricia Cornwell Books in Order on your ereader, you’ll have no more problems with: • Books not numbered • Misleading publication dates • Changed titles • Prequels and stories released out of sequence… Everything is right there on your ereader, just when you need it. THE SERIES ORDER SERIES – BOOK LISTS ON STEROIDS! Featuring the best authors today, this series of ebooks is way more than a mere collection of lists. Each ebook has a vast array of Special Features which no other reading list has. b”” SPECIAL FEATURE #1 – No More Book Searches/bbrThrough special web links, you can access every book the author has ever published – with just ONE CLICK!brbrb”” SPECIAL FEATURE #2 – Best Story Order/bbrWhenever applicable, titles are listed both by the publication date AND the best reading order, i.e., books, prequels, and short stories are arranged for maximum reading pleasure (sometimes called chronological order).brbrb”” SPECIAL FEATURE #3 – Give Your Books A Star Rating/bbrUnique to these ebooks, you can rate any book you read right on your ereader.brbrb”” SPECIAL FEATURE #4 – Your Personal Checklist/bbrEach ebook allows you to track what you read. At a glance, you’ll see just where you are in a series.brbrb”” SPECIAL FEATURE #5 – Lightning-Fast Updates/bbrUpdates are made for each new release, so your checklist will always be up-to-date.brbrb”” SPECIAL FEATURE #6 – Author Fact File/bbrGet everything you always wanted to know about your favorite author in one bite-sized chunk.brbrb”” SPECIAL FEATURE #7 – Useful Book Info/bbrWhere appropriate, information about movie adaptations, co-authors, etc., is included.brbrb”” SPECIAL FEATURE #8 – Page Count/bbrEach book’s page count is listed so you can see how long every book is.brbrb”” SPECIAL FEATURE #9 – Alternative Titles/bbrWhere applicable, alternative titles are listed so you don’t buy a book you’ve already read, saving you time, money, and frustration.brbrb”” SPECIAL FEATURE #10 – Yours To Keep/bbrUnlike other similar publications, you don’t have to pay for these ebooks – just grab them!
Author : Judith A. Overmier
ISBN : 9781317717799
Genre : Religion
File Size : 21.95 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 431
Read : 434
Unravel the mystery of fostering a vibrant mystery collection for your library patrons! Whodunnit? Managing the Mystery Collection: From Creation to Consumption reveals just who is responsible—for providing high-quality library mystery collections to fans. This resource takes you through the complicated process, from creating a mystery story to getting it to the library bookshelf and your patrons—all with clear explanations and no plot twists. Authors, readers, critics, scholars, and librarians give you an interdisciplinary inside look at the production and collection of one of the most popular genres in literature, the mystery. This unique book comprehensively explains how a mystery story journeys a surprisingly winding way to reach an avid reading public. No red herrings here though. Acquisitions and collection development resources are provided along with effective strategies that will help librarians to sift through the clues on how to bring life to their mystery collections. Examinations of various subgenres of the mystery are provided, such as romance and Native American mysteries, as well as an enlightening discussion of the links between mysteries, libraries, and interest groups. Managing the Mystery Collection brings you: mystery writer Barbara Fister describing the creative process insights about Sisters in Crime—an organization that promotes mysteries authored by women—and its special relationship with libraries and librarians a detailed introduction to buying and selling books online Web and print resources guidance for the acquisition of mysteries for the younger mystery reader development of a collection of ethnic mysteries the creation of special collections of Sherlock Holmes and author Conan Doyle extensive listings of subgenre titles and details of popular series an organization that networks creators, fans, and scholars of detective and mystery fiction and more! Managing the Mystery Collection: From Creation to Consumption solves the mystery behind the step-by-step process it takes to provide readers with what they want—access to a collection of perplexing, well-written mysteries. This is perfect for public and academic librarians with an interest in building quality collections of mysteries; library school faculty teaching courses in collection building, popular culture and libraries, genre literature, and special collections; and students of those fields.
“When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell," says The New York Times Book Review. From the author of The Bone Bed and Flesh and Blood, his set offers five novels in the #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring Kay Scarpetta: Cause of Death; Unnatural Exposure; Point of Origin; Black Notice; and Trace.
Author : George Parker Anderson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119464324
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 41.70 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 874
Read : 350
Essays on authors whose lives span the twentieth century and serve as examples in the complex evolution of an immensely popular genre that has been greatly affected by market forces. Their careers and works reveal changing perspectives on crime and punishment in American society and culture.