The Scarpetta Factor

In this provocative thriller, forensic expert Kay Scarpetta is surrounded by familiar faces, yet traveling down the unfamiliar road of fame.

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110114890X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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In this provocative thriller, forensic expert Kay Scarpetta is surrounded by familiar faces, yet traveling down the unfamiliar road of fame.... It is the week before Christmas. A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta—despite her busy schedule and her continuing work as the senior forensic analyst for CNN—to offer her services pro bono to New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events, culminating in an ominous package—possibly a bomb—showing up at the front desk of the apartment building where she and her husband, Benton, live. Soon the apparent threat on Scarpetta’s life finds her embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionaire with whom her niece, Lucy, seems to have shared a secret past. Scarpetta’s CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. Given the bizarre events already in play, she fears that her growing fame will generate the illusion that she has a “special factor,” a mythical ability to solve all her cases. She wonders if she will end up like other TV personalities: her own stereotype.

The Scarpetta Factor

Kay Scarpetta--now a senior forensic analyst for CNN--becomes embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionairess with whom her niece Lucy seems to ...

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Kay Scarpetta--now a senior forensic analyst for CNN--becomes embroiled in a surreal plot that includes a famous actor accused of an unthinkable sex crime and the disappearance of a beautiful millionairess with whom her niece Lucy seems to have shared a secret past.

The Scarpetta Factor

It is the week before Christmas.

Author: Patricia Daniels Cornwell

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ISBN: 9781408452752

Category: Forensic pathologists

Page: 679

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It is the week before Christmas. The effects of the credit crunch have prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta to offer her services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. But in no time at all, her increased visibility precipitates a string of dramatic and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr, who has vanished and is presumed dead.

The Scarpetta Factor

Kay Scarpetta offers her services pro bono to the New York City medical examiner's office, in addition to her duties as CNN's senior forensic analyst, which seems to trigger a series of unsettling events, including an apparent death threat.

Author: Patricia Daniels Cornwell

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ISBN: 9781594134135

Category: Forensic pathologists

Page: 848

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Kay Scarpetta offers her services pro bono to the New York City medical examiner's office, in addition to her duties as CNN's senior forensic analyst, which seems to trigger a series of unsettling events, including an apparent death threat.

Patricia Cornwell Reading Order

If you are a Kay Scarpetta series fan, this book guide is made for your, to keep track of the series and to read each one in the best reading order.

Author: Mobile Library

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ISBN: 8827594469

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If you are a Kay Scarpetta series fan, this book guide is made for your, to keep track of the series and to read each one in the best reading order. You get all 24 titles listed in order of release date, well ordered, referenced and with complete details in this practical guide of Kay Scarpetta series in reading order. Get to know way more about the series in this guide where you get summary of the books, covers, dates, titles, dates, all that and more in this handy guide that you can also use as checklist of all the Patricia Cornwell Scarpetta series books. Enjoy more all Kay Scarpetta in order, using this useful list of every Patricia Cornwell title in that series - get ready to enter the fantastic world of Kay Scarpetta series, but do it the correct order! Complete, accurate and updated to 2018, this is the essential book guide for all Kay Scarpetta fans.

Trace

Now freelancing from south Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia, the city that turned its back on her five years ago.

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101585153

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Now freelancing from south Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to Richmond, Virginia, the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Investigating the death of a young girl, she must follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak-and to reveal the sad truth that may be more than even she can bear.

Portrait Of A Killer Jack The Ripper Case Closed

In Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed, Cornwell combines the rigorous discipline of twenty-first century police investigation with forensic techniques undreamed of during the late Victorian era to solve one of the most ...

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101204443

Category: True Crime

Page: 528

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Now updated with new material that brings the killer's picture into clearer focus. In the fall of 1888, all of London was held in the grip of unspeakable terror. An elusive madman calling himself Jack the Ripper was brutally butchering women in the slums of London’s East End. Police seemed powerless to stop the killer, who delighted in taunting them and whose crimes were clearly escalating in violence from victim to victim. And then the Ripper’s violent spree seemingly ended as abruptly as it had begun. He had struck out of nowhere and then vanished from the scene. Decades passed, then fifty years, then a hundred, and the Ripper’s bloody sexual crimes became anemic and impotent fodder for puzzles, mystery weekends, crime conventions, and so-called “Ripper Walks” that end with pints of ale in the pubs of Whitechapel. But to number-one New York Times bestselling novelist Patricia Cornwell, the Ripper murders are not cute little mysteries to be transformed into parlor games or movies but rather a series of terrible crimes that no one should get away with, even after death. Now Cornwell applies her trademark skills for meticulous research and scientific expertise to dig deeper into the Ripper case than any detective before her—and reveal the true identity of this fabled Victorian killer. In Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed, Cornwell combines the rigorous discipline of twenty-first century police investigation with forensic techniques undreamed of during the late Victorian era to solve one of the most infamous and difficult serial murder cases in history. Drawing on unparalleled access to original Ripper evidence, documents, and records, as well as archival, academic, and law-enforcement resources, FBI profilers, and top forensic scientists, Cornwell reveals that Jack the Ripper was none other than a respected painter of his day, an artist now collected by some of the world’s finest museums: Walter Richard Sickert. It has been said of Cornwell that no one depicts the human capability for evil better than she. Adding layer after layer of circumstantial evidence to the physical evidence discovered by modern forensic science and expert minds, Cornwell shows that Sickert, who died peacefully in his bed in 1942, at the age of 81, was not only one of Great Britain’s greatest painters but also a serial killer, a damaged diabolical man driven by megalomania and hate. She exposes Sickert as the author of the infamous Ripper letters that were written to the Metropolitan Police and the press. Her detailed analysis of his paintings shows that his art continually depicted his horrific mutilation of his victims, and her examination of this man’s birth defects, the consequent genital surgical interventions, and their effects on his upbringing present a casebook example of how a psychopathic killer is created. New information and startling revelations detailed in Portrait of a Killer include: - How a year-long battery of more than 100 DNA tests—on samples drawn by Cornwell’s forensics team in September 2001 from original Ripper letters and Sickert documents—yielded the first shadows of the 75- to 114 year-old genetic evid...

Port Mortuary

As the chief of the Cambridge Forensic Center, Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could shut down her new facility and ruin her personal and professional life.

Author: Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425243602

Category: Fiction

Page: 494

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As the chief of the Cambridge Forensic Center, Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could shut down her new facility and ruin her personal and professional life. By the #1 best-selling author of The Scarpetta Factor. Reprint. A best-selling novel.

Fictional Death and Scientific Truth

To further stress the importance of science in The Scarpetta Factor, it often is compared to alternative “authorities.” The novel contains strong criticism ...

Author: Kerstin Bergman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476624836

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 11

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In this article, the author explores the relationship between science and truth in forensic crime fiction by analysis of narrative and media-specific constituents of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–) and Patricia Cornwell’s The Scarpetta Factor (2009). Despite the different media, both are found to establish a strong bond between science and truth, and readers/viewers are encouraged to assume that this also is the case in the external world. This article originally appeared in Clues: A Journal of Detection, Volume 30, Issue 1.

Book of the Dead

... Notice The Bone Bed Point of Origin Red Mist Ummatural Exposure Port Mortuary Cause of Death The Scarpetta Factor From Potter's Field Scarpetta The Body ...

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101155906

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Dr. Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. But in this thrilling #1 New York Times bestseller, her fresh start ushers in a string of murders more baffling—and terrifying—than any that have come before... The Book of the Dead is the morgue log, the ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to acquire a new meaning. A sixteen-year-old tennis star, fresh from a tournament win Charleston, is found nude and mutilated near Piazza Navona in Rome. The body of an abused young boy is dumped in a desolate marsh. A woman is ritualistically murdered in her multimillion-dollar beach home. Meanwhile, in New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections among the deaths that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible. Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never has she seen a string of death like what she's facing now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names—and the pen may be poised to write her own...

Port Mortuary

... Cause of Death Unnatural Exposure Point of Origin Black Notice The Last Precinct Blow Fly Trace Predator Book of the Dead Scarpetta The Scarpetta Factor ...

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748117091

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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The eighteenth book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. 1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell. 'America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The Times Kay Scarpetta has been training at the Dover Port Mortuary, mastering the art of 'virtual autopsy' - a groundbreaking procedure that could soon revolutionise forensic science. And it is not too long before these new skills urgently need to be put into practice. A young man drops dead, apparently from a heart condition, eerily close to Scarpetta's home. But when his body is examined the next morning, there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked in the cooler. When the revolutionary 3D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries unlike any Scarpetta has ever seen, she realizes that this is a case of murder - and that she is fighting a cunning and uniquely cruel enemy. Now it is a race against time to discover who and why before more people die. But that time is running out . . .

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors

1 (2009), includes Postmortem and Body ofEvidence The Scarpetta Factor (2009) Port Mortuary (2010) Winston Garano Series At Risk (2006) The Front (2008) ...

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598844458

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 439

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Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. * Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters * Contains over 60 author photographs * A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles

Red Mist

ALSO BY PATRICIA CORNWELL THE SCARPETTA NOVELS Postmortem Body of Evidence All ... Book of the Dead Scarpetta The Scarpetta Factor Port Mortuary ANDY BRAZIL ...

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748118934

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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The nineteenth book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. 1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell. 'America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The Times Kay Scarpetta has arranged to meet an inmate at the high-security Georgia Prison for Women. The prisoner is a convicted sex offender and the mother of a vicious and diabolically brilliant killer. Against advice, Scarpetta is determined to hear this woman out - she believes she may hold some answers to the murder of her former deputy. But soon she finds connections to a string of grisly killings, including the slaughter of a Savannah family years earlier. She can see a pattern to these killings, but who is behind them and why? As she learns more, Scarpetta is compelled to conclude that this is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it...

Blow Fly

Scarpetta (Book 12) Patricia Cornwell. —The Tampa Tribune “Both thrilling ... —Library Journal Praise for the novels of Patricia Cornwell The Scarpetta Factor.

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101155922

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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A cold case turns red-hot when a death-row inmate renews his acquaintance with Dr. Kay Scarpetta in this “utterly chilling” (Entertainment Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller. Settling into her new life as a private forensic consultant, Kay Scarpetta agrees to investigate a cold case in Louisiana—the baffling eight-year-old murder of a woman with a history of blackouts and violent outbursts. Then she receives news that chills her to the core: Jean-Baptiste Chandonne—the vicious and unrepentant Wolfman who pursued her to her very doorstep—has asked to see her. From his cell on death row, he demands an audience with the legendary Dr. Scarpetta. With her friends and family by her side, Scarpetta tries to guess what sort of endgame this madman has in mind—how, if at all, it’s related to the Louisiana case—and then confronts the shock of her life: a blow that will force her to question the loyalty and trust of all she holds dear...

Body of Evidence

KAY SCARPETTA NOVELS BY PATRICIA CORNWELL Chaos Depraved Heart Flesh and Blood Dust The Bone Bed Red Mist Port Mortuary The Scarpetta Factor Scarpetta Book ...

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Pocket Books

ISBN: 1982153911

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell’s suspense fiction classic, featuring gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. A reclusive author, Beryl Madison finds no safe haven from months of menacing phone calls—or the tormented feeling that her every move is being watched. When the writer is found slain in her own home, Kay Scarpetta pieces together the intricate forensic evidence—while unwittingly edging closer to a killer waiting in the shadows.

Crime Writers

... 70 The Scarecrow (Connelly), 30 Scarpetta (Cornwell), 32–33 Scarpetta, Kay (fictitious character, Cornwell), 33 The Scarpetta Factor (Cornwell), ...

Author: Elizabeth Haynes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591589142

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. * A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre * Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book * Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature * A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors

Postmortem

KAY SCARPETTA NOVELS BY PATRICIA CORNWELL Chaos Depraved Heart Flesh and Blood Dust The Bone Bed Red Mist Post Mortuary The Scarpetta Factor Scarpetta Book ...

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439187517

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Discover the “dazzling…fascinating” (Los Angeles Times) novel that launched the New York Times bestselling Kay Scarpetta series from #1 bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell. Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because it’s being sabotaged from within—and someone wants her dead.


Murder on the Half Shelf

They are: No Love Lost or The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham; Patricia Cornwell's The Scarpetta Factor or Port Mortuary, and Fade Away or Back Spin ...

Author: Lorna Barrett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101586893

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Tricia Miles—owner of Haven’t Got a Clue, the best mystery bookstore in Stoneham, New Hampshire—once again plays amateur sleuth as she is unexpectedly reunited with a man from a chapter of her life she closed long ago… The town of Stoneham is a haven for bookstores, but it is sadly lacking in bed-and-breakfasts. Fortunately Pippa and Jon Comfort’s Sheer Comfort Inn is about to open, and the couple has offered some locals a free night as a trial run. But it won’t be so easy to sleep after Tricia makes two startling discoveries: Pippa’s murdered body in the backyard, and the fact that Pippa’s husband, Jon, is actually Harry Tyler, a man Tricia loved—and believed dead—for nearly twenty years. Though Harry is the prime suspect, Tricia doesn’t believe him capable of murder, even though he’s led a life of lies. Especially when she discovers that Pippa had a few secrets of her own—some that may have been worth killing for. Includes recipes.

Red Mist

Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where she discovers connections to a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and ...

Author: Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Publisher: Audiogo

ISBN: 9781445886817

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 659

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The world's #1 bestselling crime writer sends chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta on a quest to discover what happened to her murdered deputy chief. And what she finds in Savannah, Georgia, is only the beginning of something far more destructive. Available in a tall Premium Edition.