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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0425204693
ISBN-13: 9780425204696
Sku: 31193420
Publish Date: 9/1/2005
Pages:  384
Age Range:  22 to UP
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Christmas Eve was cold and treacherous with black ice, and crime crackling on scanners. (from the first line)
Featuring a new Introduction by the author, this classic thriller reunited Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta with Temple Gault, the bold, brilliant killer from Scarpetta's past whose new murders are but a violent chain leading up to one kill--Scarpetta herself. Reissue.
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In From Potter's Field, #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell enters the chilling world of Virginia's Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta?and a bold, brilliant killer from her past.

Upon examining a dead woman found in snowbound Central Park, Scarpetta immediately recognizes the grisly work of Temple Brooks Gault. She soon realizes that Gault's murders are but a violent chain leading up to one ultimate kill?Scarpetta herself.

Dr. Kay Scarpetta matches wits with a sadistic killer who infiltrates the FBI's top-secret artificial intelligence system and closes in on Scarpetta herself.
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Dr. Kay Scarpetta tackles a New York murder and unravels the series of events preceding the heinous crime, using the only available evidence--the body.
Author Bio
Patricia Cornwell
Patricia Cornwell is no stranger to the morgue. In researching her often violent suspense novels, she ensures authenticity in her work by frequently accompanying medical examiners as they perform autopsies. Also contributing to the accuracy of her novels is her experience working as a crime reporter, and as a records auditor in the Richmond, Virginia medical examiner's office. Cornwell exploded onto the mystery scene in 1990 with "Post Mortem", one of the most critically acclaimed debuts ever, and the first novel to win an Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award and the John Creasey Award all in one year. Cornwell's initial inspiration to write came from her close neighbor and friend, Ruth Bell Graham, the wife of evangelist Billy Graham. Cornwell's first book, a biography of Graham, was published in 1983. Ironically the book caused a rift in their relationship, but Cornwell followed it with a series of mysteries that would make her famous and wildly successful.

Patricia Cornwell is no stranger to the morgue. In researching her often violent suspense novels, she ensures authenticity in her work by frequently accompanying medical examiners as they perform autopsies. Also contributing to the accuracy of her novels is her experience working as a crime reporter, and as a records auditor in the Richmond, Virginia medical examiner's office. Cornwell exploded onto the mystery scene in 1990 with "Post Mortem", one of the most critically acclaimed debuts ever, and the first novel to win an Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award and the John Creasey Award all in one year. Cornwell's initial inspiration to write came from her close neighbor and friend, Ruth Bell Graham, the wife of evangelist Billy Graham. Cornwell's first book, a biography of Graham, was published in 1983. Ironically the book caused a rift in their relationship, but Cornwell followed it with a series of mysteries that would make her famous and wildly successful.

Praise

Washington Post Book World
"Creepy complications, combined with the downright macabre atmosphere of this tale make 'From Potter's Field" a frantic and, at times surreal thriller."

Kirkus Reviews
"...nobody can make the details of forensic investigation as riveting..."

Publishers Weekly
"...a compelling, fast-moving tale, written in highly compressed style..." 06/05/1995

New York Times Book Review
"Scarpetta...with her edgy intelligence, remains one of the most satisfactory heroines of popular ficiton." - Elise O'Shaughnessy 08/20/1995

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0384
Product attributePublisher:   Berkley
Product attributeSeries Part:   6
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