Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell began working as a reporter with The Charlotte Observer in 1979 and after a series of newspaper jobs, she eventually become a reporter covering crime.

It was while working on her first novel in 1984, about a male detective that she met the female medical examiner in Richmond who was to become the inspiration for her character of Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Cornwell took a job in the medical examiner’s office shortly thereafter, working first as a technical writer, then as a computer analyst.

Also around this time, Ms. Cornwell began volunteering with the Richmond Police Department.
It was Postmortem, written in 1990, but based on a series of real-life strangulations that occured in Richmond in the summer of 1987, that firmly launched Patricia Cornwell’s career as a renown American crime writer.

Postmortem won her numerous awards including the American Edgar Award.

Her crime novels have greatly influenced the television industry to develop popular fictional TV series such as the as Quincy, M.E., CSI, NCIS, and documentary series such as Forensic Files, Cold Case Files, Crime 360, etc.

Cornwell has written other books such as the Andy Brazil series, the Win Garano series, books about Jack the Ripper, a biography of Ruth Bell Graham (wife of televangelist Billy Graham) and a couple of cookbooks.

Patricia Cornwell…Scarpetta Series. Dr. Kay Scarpetta is a medical examiner who uncovers clues with the use of forensic science, to not just uncover the cause of death of the victims that come into her morgue, but to assist Detective Pete Marino in field investigations and often confrontations with the killer(s). Her Scarpetta series, (from first book)

Her latest book Quantum features a new heroine, a NASA pilot who is also a quantum physicist and cybercrime investigator.

My personal favorites are her Scarpetta novels, but Cornwell’s real-life investigation into unmasking the identity of the mysterious Jack the Ripper is gripping, as she makes her case as to who she believes was history’s most notorious murderer.

Official Patricia Cornwell Website


By:  Mary Bittick

Postmortem

Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta Book 1) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta Book 1) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Body of Evidence

Body of Evidence: Scarpetta 2 (Kay Scarpetta) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Body of Evidence: Scarpetta 2 (Kay Scarpetta) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)


All That Remains

All That Remains Hardcover – August 17, 1992

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
All That Remains 

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Cruel and Unusual

Cruel and Unusual: Scarpetta 4 (Kay Scarpetta) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Cruel and Unusual: Scarpetta 4 (Kay Scarpetta) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

The Body Farm

The Body Farm Hardcover – September 12, 1994

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
The Body Farm

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

From Potter’s Field

From Potter's Field: Scarpetta 6 (Kay Scarpetta) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
From Potter’s Field: Scarpetta 6 (Kay Scarpetta)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Point of Origin

Point of Origin: Scarpetta (Book 9) (Kay Scarpetta) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Point of Origin: Scarpetta (Book 9) (Kay Scarpetta)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Black Notice

Black Notice: Scarpetta (Book 10) (Kay Scarpetta) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Black Notice: Scarpetta (Book 10) (Kay Scarpetta)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

The Last Precinct

The Last Precinct: Scarpetta (Book 11) (Kay Scarpetta) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
The Last Precinct: Scarpetta (Book 11) (Kay Scarpetta)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Blow Fly

Blow Fly: Scarpetta (Book 12) (Kay Scarpetta) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author
Blow Fly: Scarpetta (Book 12) (Kay Scarpetta)

by Patricia Cornwell (Author)

Trace

Trace Hardcover – September, 2004

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Trace

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Predator

Predator: Scarpetta (Book 14) (Kay Scarpetta) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Predator: Scarpetta (Book 14) (Kay Scarpetta)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Book of the Dead

Book of the Dead: Scarpetta (Book 15) (The Scarpetta Series) Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Book of the Dead: Scarpetta (Book 15) (The Scarpetta Series)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Scarpetta

Scarpetta: Scarpetta (Book 16) (The Scarpetta Series) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Scarpetta: Scarpetta (Book 16) (The Scarpetta Series)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

The Scarpetta Factor

The Scarpetta Factor: Scarpetta (Book 17) (Kay Scarpetta) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
The Scarpetta Factor: Scarpetta (Book 17) (Kay Scarpetta)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Port Mortuary

Port Mortuary (Kay Scarpetta, No. 18) Hardcover – November 30, 2010

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Port Mortuary (Kay Scarpetta, No. 18)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Red Mist

Red Mist: Scarpetta (Book 19) (Kay Scarpetta) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Red Mist: Scarpetta (Book 19) (Kay Scarpetta)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

The Bone Bed

The Bone Bed (Scarpetta) Hardcover – October 16, 2012

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
The Bone Bed (Scarpetta)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Dust

Dust (Kay Scarpetta Book 21) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Dust (Kay Scarpetta Book 21)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel (Kay Scarpetta Book 22) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Flesh and Blood: A Scarpetta Novel (Kay Scarpetta Book 22)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Depraved Heart

Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel (Kay Scarpetta Book 23) Kindle Edition

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Depraved Heart: A Scarpetta Novel (Kay Scarpetta Book 23)

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

Chaos

Chaos (A Scarpetta Novel) Hardcover – Large Print, November 15, 2016

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)
Chaos (A Scarpetta Novel) 

by Patricia Cornwell  (Author)

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