672 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.6 in
September 29, 2009
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1439172056
ISBN - 13: 9781439172056
About the Book
Cornwell's legion of fans will welcome this omnibus edition of her third and fourth bestselling Kay Scarpetta novels, "All That Remains" and "Cruel & Unusual." These two novels helped to confirm the author's status as queen of the forensic thriller.
From the Publisher
Fans of Patricia Cornwell, the megastar who virtually invented the forensic thriller, will rejoice to see her first two novels, Postmortem and Body of Evidence, as well as her third and fourth novels, All That Remains and Cruel & Unusual, in these much-anticipated omnibus volumes. Hugely successful when they were first published, these are the novels that introduced Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta to the book-reading world.
About the Author
Patricia Cornwell is an award-winning novelist whose books have consistently appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. Cornwell was born in Florida in 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. Cornwell was a police reporter for The Charlotte Observer and worked in the chief medical examiner's office in Richmond, Virginia, for six years as a computer analyst. She also volunteered to ride with the police during homicide investigations. 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 it became the only novel ever to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards, and the French Prix du Roman d'Adventure, in one year. She is also the only woman in the United States to receive England's most prestigious crime-writing award, the Gold Dagger. Cornwell's novels are both national and international bestsellers. They have been translated into several foreign languages. Some of her novels are Body of Evidence, All That Remains, Cruel & Unusual, The Body Farm, From Potter's Field, Unnatural Exposure, Hornet's Nest, and A Time for Remembering, a biography of Ruth Bell Graham, the wife of Billy Graham.