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Patricia Cornwell

Autor(a) de Postmortem

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About the Author

Patricia Cornwell was born in Miami, Florida on June 9, 1956. When she was nine years old, her mother tried to give her and her two brothers to evangelist Billy Graham and his wife to care for. For a while the children lived with missionaries since their mother was unable to care for them. After mostrar mais graduating from Davidson College in 1979, she worked for The Charlotte Observer eventually covering the police beat and winning an investigative reporting award from the North Carolina Press Association for a series of articles on prostitution and crime in downtown Charlotte. Her award-winning biography of Ruth Bell Graham, the wife of Billy Graham, A Time for Remembering, was published in 1983. From 1984 to 1990, she worked as a technical writer and a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. While working for the medical examiner, she began to write novels. Although the award-winning novel Postmortem was initially rejected by seven different publishers, once it was published in 1990 it became the only novel ever to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d'Adventure, in one year. She is the author of the Kay Scarpetta series, the Andy Brazil series, and the Winston Garano series. She has also written two cookbooks entitled Scarpetta's Winter Table and Food to Die For; a children's book entitled Life's Little Fable; and non-fiction works like Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Patricia Cornwell

Postmortem (1990) 7,160 exemplares
The Body Farm (1994) 6,349 exemplares
From Potter's Field (1995) 5,688 exemplares
Cause of Death (1996) 5,581 exemplares
Cruel and Unusual (1993) 5,579 exemplares
All That Remains (1992) 5,524 exemplares
Body of Evidence (1991) 5,490 exemplares
Blow Fly (2003) 5,384 exemplares
Point of Origin (1998) 5,352 exemplares
Black Notice (1999) 5,339 exemplares
Unnatural Exposure (1997) 5,170 exemplares
Trace (2004) 5,167 exemplares
The Last Precinct (2000) 5,138 exemplares
Predator (2005) 4,772 exemplares
Book of the Dead (2007) 4,334 exemplares
Scarpetta (2008) 3,473 exemplares
Hornet's Nest (1996) 3,346 exemplares
At Risk (2006) 2,935 exemplares
The Scarpetta Factor (2009) 2,861 exemplares
Southern Cross (1999) 2,665 exemplares
Isle of Dogs (2001) 2,560 exemplares
Port Mortuary (2010) 2,380 exemplares
Red Mist (2011) 2,037 exemplares
The Front (2008) 1,893 exemplares
The Bone Bed (2012) 1,754 exemplares
Dust (2013) 1,451 exemplares
Flesh and Blood (2014) 1,427 exemplares
Depraved Heart (2015) 1,199 exemplares
Chaos (2016) 992 exemplares
Autopsy (2021) 546 exemplares
Quantum (2019) 449 exemplares
Livid (2022) 418 exemplares
Scarpetta's Winter Table (1998) 355 exemplares
Unnatural Death (2023) 173 exemplares
Spin (2021) — Autor — 145 exemplares
Chasing the Ripper (2014) 67 exemplares
Life's Little Fable (1999) 48 exemplares
Postmortem AND All That Remains (2003) 23 exemplares
Predator [Abridged Audiobook] (2005) 19 exemplares
Blow Fly [Abridged Audio Book] (2003) 19 exemplares
Livid (2022) 12 exemplares
Kay Scarpetta Series (1990) 8 exemplares
Blow Fly, Part 2 (2003) 5 exemplares
Blow Fly, Part 1 (2003) 4 exemplares
All That Remains [abridged] (2007) 4 exemplares
At Risk / The Front (2008) 3 exemplares
O Vespeiro (Portuguese Edition) (2000) 2 exemplares
Onnatuurlijke oorzaak (2023) 2 exemplares
Identity Unknown 2 exemplares
Second Chance Tuesday 2 exemplares
NE RREZIK 1 exemplar
Link 1 exemplar
Spin 1 exemplar
Gr©œn d©œd (2015) 1 exemplar
Fronta (2009) 1 exemplar
Split Image (2010) 1 exemplar
Touch of Darkness 1 exemplar
Star Quest 1 exemplar
Cause innaturali (2024) 1 exemplar
Harlequin 1 exemplar
Trace / Predator 1 exemplar
Cornwell Patricia 1 exemplar
Book 4 1 exemplar
Scarpetta, Part 1 1 exemplar
Scarpetta, Part 2 1 exemplar
Predator, Part 1 1 exemplar
Predator, Part 2 1 exemplar
Lavoura de Corpos 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

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Cornwell, Patricia Carroll Daniels
Outros nomes
קורנוול, פטרישה דניאלס
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Miami, Florida, USA
Locais de residência
Miami, Florida, Verenigde Staten
Davidson College (BA | 1979 | English)
technical writer (Office of Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia)
computer analyst
Gruber, Staci (spouse)

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Her first crime novel, Postmortem, was published by Scribner’s in 1990. Initially rejected by seven major publishing houses, it became the first novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d’Aventure in a single year. In Postmortem, Cornwell introduced Dr. Kay Scarpetta as the intrepid Chief Medical Examiner of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1999, Dr. Scarpetta herself won the Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author



For some reason, this book just could NOT hold my attention. I was disappointed because I had so looked forward to reading it.
thatnerd | 93 outras críticas | Mar 2, 2024 |
This was a good story; I love that there were so many forensic details included when Kay was investigating the body and the crime scene(s). This reminded me of the older Scarpetta novels and I miss this in the newest novels.
Shauna_Morrison | 12 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |



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