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Patricia Cornwell

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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
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Average rating: 3.88 · 1,038,616 ratings · 31,791 reviews · 93 distinct worksSimilar authors
Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1)

4.01 avg rating — 183,149 ratings — published 1990 — 140 editions
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Cruel & Unusual (Kay Scarpe...

4.12 avg rating — 90,457 ratings — published 1993 — 110 editions
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The Body Farm (Kay Scarpett...

4.04 avg rating — 56,617 ratings — published 1994 — 109 editions
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Body of Evidence (Kay Scarp...

4.01 avg rating — 55,912 ratings — published 1991 — 12 editions
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Point of Origin (Kay Scarpe...

4.02 avg rating — 53,080 ratings — published 1998 — 97 editions
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All That Remains (Kay Scarp...

4.06 avg rating — 52,783 ratings — published 1992 — 112 editions
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Unnatural Exposure (Kay Sca...

4.06 avg rating — 47,754 ratings — published 1997 — 104 editions
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From Potter's Field (Kay Sc...

4.03 avg rating — 46,237 ratings — published 1995 — 112 editions
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Cause of Death (Kay Scarpet...

3.93 avg rating — 39,598 ratings — published 1996 — 105 editions
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Blow Fly (Kay Scarpetta, #12)

3.75 avg rating — 32,826 ratings — published 2003 — 90 editions
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“Do no harm and leave the world a better place than you found it.”
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“rain slowly slides down the glass as if the night is crying.”
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“I wouldn't want to assume that all men are like you. If I did, I know I would give them up entirely”
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