Patricia Cornwell – Postmortem

Patricia Cornwell – Postmortem was the first novel released by the bestselling author and is also the first story in the Kay Scarpetta series.

This book was published on January 9, 1990 and went on to win the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony and Creasey awards.

Postmortem book description

With this novel, bestselling author Patricia Cornwell created one of crime fiction’s most compelling heroines: gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. Cornwell’s gift for combining cutting edge criminology with nerve-shattering suspense makes this book a true modern classic.

Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human 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.

Patricia Cornwell Postmortem

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