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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 de Patricia Cornwell

Postmortem (1990) 7,188 cópias
The Body Farm (1994) 6,377 cópias
From Potter's Field (1995) 5,729 cópias
Cause of Death (1996) 5,604 cópias
Cruel and Unusual (1993) 5,598 cópias
All That Remains (1992) 5,547 cópias
Body of Evidence (1991) 5,510 cópias
Blow Fly (2003) 5,406 cópias
Point of Origin (1998) 5,379 cópias
Black Notice (1999) 5,371 cópias
Trace (2004) 5,202 cópias
Unnatural Exposure (1997) 5,201 cópias
The Last Precinct (2000) 5,172 cópias
Predator (2005) 4,792 cópias
Book of the Dead (2007) 4,366 cópias
Scarpetta (2008) 3,493 cópias
Hornet's Nest (1996) 3,366 cópias
At Risk (2006) 2,957 cópias
The Scarpetta Factor (2009) 2,882 cópias
Southern Cross (1999) 2,681 cópias
Isle of Dogs (2001) 2,568 cópias
Port Mortuary (2010) 2,402 cópias
Red Mist (2011) 2,072 cópias
The Front (2008) 1,916 cópias
The Bone Bed (2012) 1,781 cópias
Dust (2013) 1,462 cópias
Flesh and Blood (2014) 1,442 cópias
Depraved Heart (2015) 1,209 cópias
Chaos (2016) 1,006 cópias
Autopsy (2021) 560 cópias
Quantum (2019) 454 cópias
Livid (2022) 436 cópias
Scarpetta's Winter Table (1998) 354 cópias
Unnatural Death (2023) 188 cópias
Spin (2021) — Autor — 147 cópias
Chasing the Ripper (2014) 70 cópias
Life's Little Fable (1999) 50 cópias
Livid (2022) 12 cópias
Kay Scarpetta Series (1990) 8 cópias
Blow Fly, Part 2 (2003) 5 cópias
All That Remains [abridged] (2007) 4 cópias
Blow Fly, Part 1 (2003) 4 cópias
At Risk / The Front (2008) 3 cópias
Identity Unknown 2 cópias
Sem título 2 cópias
Onnatuurlijke oorzaak (2023) 2 cópias
Kalmankalpea 1 exemplar(es)
Cornwell Patricia 1 exemplar(es)
Gr©œn d©œd (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Cause innaturali (2024) 1 exemplar(es)
Fronta (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Body Of Evidence 1 exemplar(es)
Star Quest 1 exemplar(es)
Touch of Darkness 1 exemplar(es)
Split Image (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
NE RREZIK 1 exemplar(es)
Spin (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Lavoura de Corpos 1 exemplar(es)
The Body Farm Bok # 5 1 exemplar(es)
Harlequin 1 exemplar(es)
Book 4 1 exemplar(es)
Scarpetta, Part 1 1 exemplar(es)
Scarpetta, Part 2 1 exemplar(es)
Konseki 1 (痕跡 上) 1 exemplar(es)
Konseki 2 (痕跡 下) 1 exemplar(es)
Predator, Part 1 1 exemplar(es)
Predator, Part 2 1 exemplar(es)
Link 1 exemplar(es)
Portrait of a Killer 1 exemplar(es)
Trace / Predator 1 exemplar(es)
Point Of Sale Book # ( 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
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)
Pequena biografia
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



Kroongetuige. Door: Patricia Cornwell.

Een Cornwell lezen is weten wat je krijgt. Dat geeft wat rust als tegenwicht voor de spanning ;) Sterke vrouwen (Kay en Lucy natuurlijk maar deze keer ook Tron en Annie), droom-mannen Benton en Marino, een tegenwerkende secretaresse, een paar mysterieuze moorden, lekker eten en veel drinken,…

Toch blijft het verrassend; vorige keer deed ik in mijn broek voor exoskeletten deze keer voor microgolven (meer verklap ik niet). Dat maakt de boeken van Patricia Cornwell extra goed voor mij: ze slaagt er telkens in om met iets nieuws te komen waar ik nog nooit van gehoord heb maar vanaf dan wel bang voor ben :)

Kroongetuige leest vlot, haalt je even met je hoofd uit het hier en nu en kost maar 10 euro. 10! Dat is goedkoper dan naar de cinema gaan. Over film gesproken: er komt een tv-serie aan over Kay Scarpetta, met Nicole Kidman en Jamie Lee Curtis: woehoe! Maar eerst lekker lezen.
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Els04 | outras 13 resenhas | May 15, 2024 |
Postmortem was Patricia Cornwell's first novel featuring Kay Scarpetta, the fierce coroner with a lion's share of beauty, intelligence, skill, and a mental bent for solving puzzles: how did this person die?, and who is killing women in Richmond? That's what's happening this year: a monster of a murderer is ritualistically slaying powerful women in the Richmond, VA area, and is doing so with careful calculation and the ability to remove all the clues of his presence. DNA evidence is in its early days, so Scarpetta and her team need to use all their talents to put a net around the killer. Of course, Scarpetta's involvement, and her resemblance to the other murdered women puts her in the killer's sights.

Postmortem was an excellent first novel, and I think that it's the finest one that Cornwell ever wrote, which is why this is probably my third or fourth reading of the book.
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ahef1963 | outras 106 resenhas | May 8, 2024 |
Another great installment in the Kay Scarpetta series. I was a little disappointed by the reveal and I am hopeful that this story line won't last for too many books. I am not a super huge fan of that character and would love for this to be wrapped up quickly.
Shauna_Morrison | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 28, 2024 |



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