Patricia Cornwell

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Patricia Cornwell

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in Miami, Florida, The United States



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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

Average rating: 3.87 · 949,964 ratings · 27,952 reviews · 96 distinct works · Similar authors
Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1)

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 166,244 ratings — published 1990 — 127 editions
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Cruel & Unusual (Kay Scarpe...

4.11 avg rating — 84,435 ratings — published 1993 — 104 editions
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The Body Farm (Kay Scarpett...

4.04 avg rating — 53,018 ratings — published 1994 — 103 editions
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Body of Evidence (Kay Scarp...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 52,129 ratings — published 1991 — 102 editions
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Point of Origin (Kay Scarpe...

4.01 avg rating — 49,743 ratings — published 1998 — 90 editions
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All That Remains (Kay Scarp...

4.04 avg rating — 48,026 ratings — published 1992 — 106 editions
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Unnatural Exposure (Kay Sca...

4.05 avg rating — 45,154 ratings — published 1997 — 92 editions
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From Potter's Field (Kay Sc...

4.01 avg rating — 42,280 ratings — published 1995 — 107 editions
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Cause of Death (Kay Scarpet...

3.93 avg rating — 37,107 ratings — published 1996 — 100 editions
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Blow Fly (Kay Scarpetta, #12)

3.74 avg rating — 30,625 ratings — published 2003 — 87 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.”
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
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