Patricia Cornwell

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in Miami, Florida, The United States



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June 2012

Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, in 1990 while working as a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. Postmortem, was the first bona fide forensic thriller. It paved the way for an explosion of entertainment featuring in all things forensic across film, television and literature.

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 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-nine New York Times bestsellers.

Patricia’s novels center primarily on medic

Average rating: 3.9 · 1,361,068 ratings · 46,233 reviews · 337 distinct worksSimilar authors
Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1)

4.03 avg rating — 235,554 ratings — published 1990 — 248 editions
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Cruel & Unusual (Kay Scarpe...

4.13 avg rating — 107,023 ratings — published 1993 — 5 editions
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Body of Evidence (Kay Scarp...

4.04 avg rating — 74,671 ratings — published 1991 — 197 editions
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The Body Farm (Kay Scarpett...

4.06 avg rating — 72,529 ratings — published 1994 — 8 editions
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All That Remains (Kay Scarp...

4.07 avg rating — 67,288 ratings — published 1992 — 193 editions
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Point of Origin (Kay Scarpe...

4.04 avg rating — 62,555 ratings — published 1998 — 149 editions
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Unnatural Exposure (Kay Sca...

4.07 avg rating — 58,159 ratings — published 1997 — 162 editions
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From Potter's Field (Kay Sc...

4.05 avg rating — 57,272 ratings — published 1995 — 8 editions
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Cause of Death (Kay Scarpet...

3.94 avg rating — 49,053 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Blow Fly (Kay Scarpetta, #12)

3.80 avg rating — 40,990 ratings — published 2003 — 154 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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3.95 avg rating — 1,245,105 ratings

Hornet's Nest Southern Cross Isle of Dogs
(3 books)
3.30 avg rating — 36,019 ratings

At Risk The Front
(2 books)
3.33 avg rating — 21,654 ratings

Quantum Spin
(2 books)
3.12 avg rating — 22,071 ratings

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“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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