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 · 795,391 ratings · 22,106 reviews · 81 distinct works · Similar authors
Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1)
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 136,677 ratings — published 1990 — 111 editions
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Cruel & Unusual (Kay Scarpe...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 73,438 ratings — published 1993 — 101 editions
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The Body Farm (Kay Scarpett...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 45,853 ratings — published 1994 — 98 editions
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Body of Evidence (Kay Scarp...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 45,186 ratings — published 1991 — 95 editions
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Point of Origin (Kay Scarpe...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 43,044 ratings — published 1998 — 83 editions
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All That Remains (Kay Scarp...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 40,687 ratings — published 1992 — 98 editions
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Unnatural Exposure (Kay Sca...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 39,671 ratings — published 1997 — 91 editions
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From Potter's Field (Kay Sc...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 35,822 ratings — published 1995 — 94 editions
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Cause of Death (Kay Scarpet...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 32,113 ratings — published 1996 — 91 editions
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Blow Fly (Kay Scarpetta, #12)
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 27,067 ratings — published 2003 — 80 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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3.9043465433620366 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 725,358 ratings

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Andy Brazil (3 books)
3.1975944341810463 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 25,441 ratings

At Risk The Front
Winston Garano (2 books)
3.287342709104367 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 13,510 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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