• Body of Evidence

    Body of Evidence

    Body of Evidence

    Patricia Cornwell

    After months of menacing phone calls and feeling that her every move is being watched, successful writer beryl madison flees key west when a terrifying message is scratched on her car. but the very night she returns to richmond, she deactivates her burglar alarm and opens her door to someone who nearly decapitates her. why did she let him in, wonders chief medical examiner dr. kay scarpetta? and, why is beryl's latest manuscript missing? persuing the answers involves scarpetta in the murder of another writer - beryl's jealous mentor. while

    Book 2
  • Predator

    Predator

    Predator

    Patricia Cornwell

    Scarpetta, now freelancing with the national forensic academy in florida, digs into a case more bizarre than any she has ever faced, one that has produced not only unusual physical evidence, but also tantalizing clues about the inner workings of an extremely cunning and criminal mind.she and her team --- pete marino, benton wesley, and her niece, lucy --- track the odd connections between several horrific crimes and the people who are the likely suspects. as one psychopath, safely behind bars and the subject of a classified scientific study at

    Book 14
  • Dust

    Dust

    Dust

    Patricia Cornwell

    Massachusetts chief medical examiner kay scarpetta has just returned from working one of the worst mass murders in u.s. history when she’s awakened at an early hour by detective pete marino. a body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of mit and it’s suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineer gail shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy cambridge bar. it appears she’s been murdered, mere weeks before the trial of her $100 million lawsuit against her former

    Book 21
  • Flesh and Blood

    Flesh and Blood

    Flesh and Blood

    Patricia Cornwell

    It's a sunny morning in cambridge, massachusetts, and also dr. kay scarpetta's birthday. she's about to head to miami for a vacation with benton wesley, her fbi-profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their home. is this a kids' game? and if so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted?her cell phone rings, and detective pete marino tells her there's been a homicide five minutes away. a high school teacher was shot with uncanny precision as he

    Book 22