Patricia Cornwell
AUTHOR

Patricia Cornwell

In 1990, Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, while working at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. An auspicious debut, it went on to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure prize - the first book ever to claim all these distinctions in a single year.

Today, Cornwell's novels and now iconic characters, medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, her niece Lucy and fellow investigator Pete Marino, are known all over the world. Beyond the Scarpetta series, Patricia has written a definitive account of Jack the Ripper's identity, cookbooks, a children's book, a biography of Ruth Graham, and two other fiction series based on the characters Win Garano and Andy Brazil.

Cornwell was born in Miami, grew up in Montreat, North Carolina, and now lives and works in Boston.

Visit the author's website at: www.patriciacornwell.com

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Best Sellers

    • Ripper

    • The Secret Life of Walter Sickert
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Mary Stuart Masterson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 434
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 372
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 370

    Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert made a name for himself as a painter in Victorian London. But the ghoulish nature of his art - as well as extensive evidence - points to another name....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I thought this was a new book.

    • By Stephanie on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Postmortem

    • A Scarpetta Novel
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,326
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,017
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,014

    Four young women have been found murdered—tortured and strangled in their own beds—all victims of the same brilliant monster....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Forgot how much I loved the old Scarpetta novels

    • By Janie on 03-29-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Chaos

    • A Scarpetta Novel
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,602
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,432
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,429

    In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, 26-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Another chance, another disappointment.

    • By Lonna on 11-24-16

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Depraved Heart

    • A Scarpetta Novel, Book 23
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,758
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,600
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,595

    Patricia Cornwell delivers the newest engrossing thriller in her high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Depraved heart

    • By Linda on 10-28-15

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Body of Evidence

    • A Scarpetta Novel
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 978
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 965

    Late one night Beryl Madison turns off her burglar alarm, puts down her gun and opens her door to the man who has stalked and terrorized her for months....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well writen & performed. Kept me guessing .

    • By Ray on 12-01-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • All That Remains

    • A Scarpetta Novel
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 955
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 948

    A serial killer is stalking Virginia’s young lovers, taking their lives and taunting police with a single clue: a jack of hearts....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good early one...

    • By karen on 01-10-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Flesh and Blood

    • A Scarpetta Novel, Book 22
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,403
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,240
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,246

    It's Dr. Kay Scarpetta's birthday, and 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 Cambridge house. Is this a kids' game?....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Series badly needs to change focus

    • By GH on 11-25-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Cruel and Unusual

    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 762
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 644

    When an executed murderer’s fingerprints turn up at a new crime scene, Kay Scarpetta investigates. Prepare for the kind of riveting suspense this best-selling author delivers so well....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting

    • By Gloria on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Bone Bed

    • Scarpetta, Book 20
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,372
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,167

    A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A tedious disappointment - Don't Bother!

    • By GH on 10-25-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Dust

    • Kay Scarpetta, Book 21
    • By: Patricia Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Kate Reading
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,426
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,248
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,242

    After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Way too much angst

    • By Cindy on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $33.60

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