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The Scarpetta Factor

by Patricia Cornwell

Berkley | August 31, 2010 | Mass Market Paperbound |

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In the extraordinary new novel by Patricia Cornwell-the world''s #1 bestselling crime writer-forensic expert Kay Scarpetta is surrounded by familiar faces, yet traveling down the unfamiliar road of fame. A CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. But the glare of the spotlight could make Kay a target for the very killers she would put behind bars...

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 592 Pages, 4.33 × 7.48 × 1.18 in

Published: August 31, 2010

Publisher: Berkley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425236285

ISBN - 13: 9780425236284

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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The Scarpetta Factor

The Scarpetta Factor

by Patricia Cornwell

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 592 Pages, 4.33 × 7.48 × 1.18 in

Published: August 31, 2010

Publisher: Berkley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0425236285

ISBN - 13: 9780425236284

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In the extraordinary new novel by Patricia Cornwell-the world''s #1 bestselling crime writer-forensic expert Kay Scarpetta is surrounded by familiar faces, yet traveling down the unfamiliar road of fame. A CNN producer wants her to launch a TV show called The Scarpetta Factor. But the glare of the spotlight could make Kay a target for the very killers she would put behind bars...

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 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 Scarpetta's Winter Table and Food to Die For; a children's book Life's Little Fable; and non-fiction works like Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed.
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