• 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
  • The Body Farm

    The Body Farm

    The Body Farm

    Patricia Cornwell

    The body farm - a research institute that tests the decomposition of corpses. black mountain, north carolina: a sleepy little town where the local police deal with one homicide a year, if they're unlucky, and where people are still getting used to the idea of locking their doors at night. but violent death is no respecter of venue, and the discovery of the corpse of an 11-year-old girl sends shock waves through the community. dr kay scarpetta, chief medical examiner on a similar case in virginia, is called in to

    Book 5
  • From Potter's Field

    From Potter's Field

    From Potter's Field

    Patricia Cornwell

    Christmas has never been a particularly good time for dr kay scarpetta. although a holiday for most, the festivities always seem to heighten the alienation felt by society's violent fringe; and that usually means more work for scarpetta, virginia's chief medical examiner and consulting forensic pathologist for the fbi.the body was naked, female, and found propped against a fountain in a bleak area of new york's central park. her apparent manner of death points to a modus operandi that is chillingly familar: the gunshot wound to the head, the sections

    Book 6
  • Cause of Death

    Cause of Death

    Cause of Death

    Patricia Cornwell

    It is new year's eve, the last day of virginia's bloodiest year since the civil war. dr. kay scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of ted eddings, an investigative reporter. what kind of story was eddings chasing below the icy surface of the elizabeth river? and why did scarpetta receive a phone call from someone reporting the death before the police were notified? she soon discovers that eddings' murder is merely the first layer of something much deeper --- a

    Book 7
  • Unnatural Exposure

    Unnatural Exposure

    Unnatural Exposure

    Patricia Cornwell

    See alternate cover edition herevirginia medical examiner kay scarpetta has a bloody puzzle on her hands: five headless, limbless cadavers in ireland, plus four similar victims in a landfill back home. is a serial butcher loose in virginia? that's what the panicked public thinks, thanks to a local tv reporter who got the leaked news from her boyfriend, scarpetta's vile rival, investigator percy ring. but the butchered bodies are so many red herrings intended to throw idiots like ring off the track. instead of a run-of-the-mill serial killer, we're dealing

    Book 8
  • Scarpetta's Winter Table

    Scarpetta's Winter Table

    Scarpetta's Winter Table

    Patricia Cornwell

    When dr. kay scarpetta, the intrepid chief medical examiner of virginia, isn't busy solving crimes, she is concocting delicious dishes in her kitchen. in scarpetta's winter table, patricia cornwell takes her readers behind the scenes for intimate glimpses of her three major characters as they come together to celebrate the week between december 26, "the biggest letdown day of the year, " and new year's. on the day after christmas, scarpetta make her special pizza pie and detective pete marino creates his "cause-of-death eggnog" (he uses corn liquor), while lucy

    Book 9.5
  • 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