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Publisher Description

The first book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. 1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell.

'America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The Times

A serial killer is on the loose in Richmond, Virginia. Three women have died, brutalised and strangled in their own bedroom. There is no pattern: the killer appears to strike at random - but always early on Saturday mornings.

So when Dr Kay Scarpetta, chief medical officer, is awakened at 2.33 am, she knows the news is bad: there is a fourth victim. And she fears now for those that will follow unless she can dig up new forensic evidence to aid the police.

But not everyone is pleased to see a woman in this powerful job. Someone may even want to ruin her career and reputation ...

'The top gun in this field' - Daily Telegraph

'Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns' - Mirror

'The Agatha Christie of the DNA age' - Express

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2008
September 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Jenny Marshall ,

Post-mortem

Very good. Rattles along at a fair pace and no silly pointers to the culprit! All very believable and interesting characters

Tracy888 ,

Good read but ...

A good book but the ending seemed rushed and a little disappointing

Hawk lord ,

Postmortem

I really loved this book mind you all of the Scarpetta books are brilliant I have just one more the spend eve n more money Scarpetta is the most expensive woman I have ever know?

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