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Post-mortem

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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This award-winning novel based on Richmond's real-life "South Side Strangler" case introduced Virginia's chief medical examiner, Kay Scarpetta, and launched Cornwell's career.
Authors: Cornwell, Patricia Daniels
Title: Post-mortem
Publisher: New York : Pocket Star Books, 2010, c1990
Edition: Pocket Start Books pbk.ed
Characteristics: 440 p. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Patricia Cornwell
Notes: Originally published: New York : Scribner, c1990
Summary: This award-winning novel based on Richmond's real-life "South Side Strangler" case introduced Virginia's chief medical examiner, Kay Scarpetta, and launched Cornwell's career.
Alternate Title: Postmortem
ISBN: 1439148120
9781439148129
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CORNWELL 2010
Subject Headings: Virginia Fiction Medical examiners (Law) United States Fiction Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Medical examiners (Law)
Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character)
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Patricia Cornwell changed the Mystery genre with lead character, Kay Scarpetta, whose role as forensic anthropologist pioneered a new perspective on crime and detection while capitalizing on the growing popularity of female detectives. - Novelist


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Oct 18, 2010
  • blossom21 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The first in a series invoving Kay Scarpetta the medical examiner. The author won several prizes for this book: Edgar, Creasey, Anthony etc. and it is well worth a read.

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