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Postmortem

Postmortem

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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 4th September 2008

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780748109500