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 · 1,080,639 ratings · 33,257 reviews · 107 distinct worksSimilar authors
Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1)

4.02 avg rating — 191,366 ratings — published 1990 — 148 editions
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Cruel & Unusual (Kay Scarpe...

4.12 avg rating — 93,200 ratings — published 1993 — 117 editions
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The Body Farm (Kay Scarpett...

4.05 avg rating — 58,360 ratings — published 1994 — 110 editions
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Body of Evidence (Kay Scarp...

4.01 avg rating — 57,988 ratings — published 1991 — 115 editions
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Point of Origin (Kay Scarpe...

4.02 avg rating — 54,643 ratings — published 1998 — 98 editions
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All That Remains (Kay Scarp...

4.06 avg rating — 54,928 ratings — published 1992 — 119 editions
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Unnatural Exposure (Kay Sca...

4.06 avg rating — 49,386 ratings — published 1997 — 106 editions
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From Potter's Field (Kay Sc...

4.04 avg rating — 48,129 ratings — published 1995 — 114 editions
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Cause of Death (Kay Scarpet...

3.93 avg rating — 40,746 ratings — published 1996 — 25 editions
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Blow Fly (Kay Scarpetta, #12)

3.76 avg rating — 33,970 ratings — published 2003 — 100 editions
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