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Patricia Cornwell


(Patricia Daniels Cornwell)
USA flag (1956 - )

Patricia Cornwell's series of crime novels featuring the forensic examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta are international bestsellers. She is also the author of two police procedurals and the biography of Ruth Graham. She divides her time between Virginia and New York.
 
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Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (1991) : Postmortem
BCA Crime Thriller of the Year Best Novel winner (2008) : Book of the Dead


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"Paul Lindsay is frighteningly good."
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Death Sentence (1998)
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The Experiment (1999)
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Red Wolf (2003)
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The Bone Vault (2003)
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A Death in Vienna (2004)
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Double Cross Blind (2005)
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"Masterfully told, THE DOUBLE CROSS BLIND is a superb WWII thriller. It is haunting and unforgettable."
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Agent X (2011)
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Dark Corners (2015)
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