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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781408728697

Price: £22

ON SALE: 23rd November 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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THE BREATHTAKING NEW KAY SCARPETTA THRILLER FROM THE 120-MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER

Two mauled bodies in the woods. Two top secret autopsies. The most chilling case of Scarpetta’s career . . .

In this thrilling new instalment of the #1 bestselling series, chief medical examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta finds herself in a Northern Virginia wilderness examining the remains of two campers wanted by federal law enforcement.

The victims have been savaged beyond recognition, and other evidence is terrifying and baffling, including a larger-than-life footprint.

After one of the most frightening body retrievals of her career, Scarpetta must discover who would commit murders this brutal, and why.

‘A sinister mystery from one of the all-time greats of the genre’
SUN

‘A chilling, thrilling, macabre masterpiece. Unnatural Death is Patricia Cornwell at her mesmerising finest. The best just got better’
CHRIS WHITAKER, author of WE BEGIN AT THE END

‘An edge-of-the-seat mystery, packed with twists’
DAILY MAIL

‘Sinister, surprising and utterly unputdownable. Cornwell at her brilliant best’
M. J. ARLIDGE, author of EYE FOR AN EYE

‘Cornwell really is in a league of her own’
BOOK OF THE WEEK, HEAT

‘Classic Cornwell with an up-to-the-minute twenty-first-century plot. An intoxicating blend that proves Scarpetta is still queen of the autopsy and Cornwell is still queen of crime fiction’
ANDREA MARA, author of NO ONE SAW A THING

‘Cornwell proves once again why she is a crime writer still at the top of her game’
WOMAN’S WEEKLY

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Reviews

Astonishing . . . Thirty years on, there's still no other crime writer like her
SUNDAY TIMES
When it comes to forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Cornwell really is in a league of her own
BOOK OF THE WEEK, HEAT
This case is one of her most striking . . . an edge-of-the-seat mystery, packed with twists
DAILY MAIL
PRAISE FOR PATRICIA CORNWELL
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A chilling, thrilling, macabre masterpiece. Unnatural Death is Patricia Cornwell at her mesmerising finest. The best just got better
CHRIS WHITAKER
Classic Cornwell with an up-to-the-minute twenty-first-century plot - an intoxicating blend that proves Scarpetta is still queen of the autopsy and Cornwell is still queen of crime fiction. An utterly thrilling roller coaster ride
ANDREA MARA
A pioneer of the genre of forensic psychological thriller
BBC
A tale so terrifying you'll be afraid to go into the woods this Hallowe'en
SUNDAY POST DUNDEE
America's most stimulating and chilling writer of crime fiction
THE TIMES
Thrilling
TAKE A BREAK
PRAISE FOR UNNATURAL DEATH
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A sinister mystery from one of the all-time greats of this genre
SUN
The top gun in this field
DAILY TELEGRAPH
In this macabre and consuming novel, Cornwell proves once again why she is a crime writer still at the top of her game
WOMAN'S WEEKLY
With plot twists you won't see coming, this is a frightening, timely thriller
FABULOUS
The Agatha Christie of the DNA age
EXPRESS
An especially good entry in the series
BOOKLIST
Terrifying
CRIME MONTHLY
Another clever-crafted chiller from the queen of the forensic thriller
BEST
Slick, fast-paced and brilliant
HEAT
A gripping crime thriller with delightfully unexpected twists . . . Both fans of the Scarpetta novels and newcomers to the series alike will find much to enjoy
HOT PRESS
One of the best crime writers writing today
GUARDIAN
Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns
MIRROR
Cutting-edge
SUN
The queen of the forensic thriller
MAIL ON SUNDAY
Sinister, surprising and utterly unputdownable. Cornwell at her brilliant best
M. J. ARLIDGE