Patricia Cornwell

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Patricia Cornwell

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Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, while working as a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. At her first signing, held during a lunch break from the morgue, Patricia sold no copies of Postmortem and fielded exactly one question – an elderly woman asked her where she could find the cookbooks.

Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d’Aventure prize – the first book ever to claim them all these distinctions in a single year. To date, Cornwell’s books have sold some 100 million copies in thirty-six languages in over 120 countries. She’s authored twenty-three New York Times bestsellers.

Patricia’s novels cent

Average rating: 3.85 · 787,089 ratings · 21,843 reviews · 87 distinct works · Similar authors
Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1)
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 135,106 ratings — published 1990 — 110 editions
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Cruel & Unusual (Kay Scarpe...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 72,833 ratings — published 1990 — 99 editions
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The Body Farm (Kay Scarpett...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 45,432 ratings — published 1994 — 97 editions
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Body of Evidence (Kay Scarp...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 44,731 ratings — published 1991 — 95 editions
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Point of Origin (Kay Scarpe...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 42,615 ratings — published 1998 — 82 editions
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All That Remains (Kay Scarp...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 40,264 ratings — published 1992 — 96 editions
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Unnatural Exposure (Kay Sca...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 39,319 ratings — published 1997 — 90 editions
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From Potter's Field (Kay Sc...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 35,435 ratings — published 1995 — 93 editions
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Cause of Death (Kay Scarpet...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 31,821 ratings — published 1996 — 90 editions
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Blow Fly (Kay Scarpetta, #12)
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 26,838 ratings — published 2003 — 78 editions
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More books by Patricia Cornwell…
Postmortem Body of Evidence All That Remains Cruel & Unusual The Body Farm From Potter's Field Cause of Death
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3.903361701475784 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 718,059 ratings

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Andy Brazil (3 books)
3.196358598852167 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 25,265 ratings

At Risk The Front
Winston Garano (2 books)
3.2857142857142856 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 13,398 ratings

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date: November 17, 2014 06:00PM
location: Miami Book Fair, Miami, FL,, The United States
description: Admission tickets will be required for entrance into this presentation. Tickets are $15 for the general audience (plus a $2 handling fee charged by our ticketing provider, IMG Tickets).
date: November 15, 2014 07:00PM
location: Ethical Society of St. Louis, MO, The United States
description: Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books present an evening with New York Times bestseller Patricia Cornwell, who will sign and discuss "Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel."

$30 admits one and includes one copy of "Flesh and Blood." $35 admits two, includes one copy of "Flesh and Blood," and $5 is rebatable towards the purchase of a second copy of "Flesh and Blood" at the event.

More of Patricia's books…
“Do no harm and leave the world a better place than you found it.”
Patricia Cornwell

“rain slowly slides down the glass as if the night is crying.”
Patricia Cornwell, Trace

“I wouldn't want to assume that all men are like you. If I did, I know I would give them up entirely”
Patricia Cornwell, The Body Farm
tags: love, men


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