Port Mortuary (Kay Scarpetta #18)

Author(s): Patricia Cornwell


A New York Times Bestseller -- Patricia Cornwell brings Kay Scarpetta together with Marino, Benton, and Lucy in a way that is reminiscent of the early novels. The point of view is Scarpetta's, and this is her story.As the chief of the new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts, a joint venture of the state and federal governments and MIT, Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could shut down her new facility and ruin her personally and professionally. A young man drops dead, apparently from a cardiac arrhythmia, eerily close to Scarpetta's new home. But the next morning there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was locked inside the center's cooler.


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'A thrilling read' Best 'Long, terse and brilliant...Cornwell, who has already won more prizes than you can shake a stick at, seems to be getting better and better' City AM 'A gripping read made more chilling by Cornwell's note that the sci-fi technology she's describing actually exists' Metro 'A bountiful offering from one of crime fiction's most celebrated authors...arguably her most accessible book in more than a decade' Hartford Books Examiner 'Sports the author's customary expertise' Independent 'A worthy addition to the Scarpetta canon... it proves that Cornwell's not running out of ideas for her "unflinching and impervious... immutable and unrelenting" forensic pathologist, who - thankfully - is showing no signs just yet of retiring' Observer 'This is vintage Cornwell, full of the technical detail that fascinates her fans' Irish Independent 'A complex tale of unravelling conspiracy theories' Irish Times 'Patricia Cornwell is back to her best in one of the finest Scarpetta novels yet' RTE Guide

Patricia Cornwell's first novel, POSTMORTEM, was published in 1990 and won five international awards. Her Scarpetta novels have since become Number One bestsellers throughout the world.

General Fields

  • : 9780751543926
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Sphere
  • : March 2011
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patricia Cornwell
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 813/.54
  • : 496