Crime Fiction > Forensic Science

 

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    Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell

Four young women have been found murdered--tortured and strangled in their own beds--all victims of the same brilliant monster. Using a skilled hand and the latest technology in forensic medicine, Kay Scarpetta begins the process of gathering the microscopic clues the latest battered body has to give.

Year: 1990
Genre: Forensic Science

    Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell

Dr. Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. But in this thrilling bestseller, her fresh start ushers in a string of murders more baffling--and terrifying--than any that have come before...

Year: 2007
Genre: Forensic Science

    Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell

Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina, Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City, where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient, Oscar Bane, has specifically asked for her, and when she literally has her gloved hands on him, he begins to talk--and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard.

Year: 2008
Genre: Forensic Science

    The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell

In this provocative thriller, forensic expert Kay Scarpetta is surrounded by familiar faces, yet traveling down the unfamiliar road of fame....

Year: 2009
Genre: Forensic Science

    Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell

In this fast-paced story, a treacherous path from Scarpetta's past merges with the high tech highway she now finds herself on. We travel back to the beginning of her professional career, when she enlisted in the Air Force to pay off her medical school debt and found herself ensnared in a gruesome case of what seemed to be vicious, racially motivated hate crimes against two Americans in South Africa.

Year: 2010
Genre: Cold CaseConspiracyForensic Science

    The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell

A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why.

Year: 2012
Genre: Forensic SciencePaleontology

    Dust by Patricia Cornwell

A body, oddly draped in an unusual cloth, has just been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT, and it’s suspected the identity is that of missing computer engineering grad student Gail Shipton, last seen the night before at a trendy Cambridge bar. It appears she’s been murdered, mere weeks before the trial in her $100 million lawsuit against her former financial manager, and Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta doubts it’s a coincidence.

Year: 2013
Genre: Crime FictionForensic Science

    Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell

The master forensic sleuth finds herself in the middle of a nightmarish pursuit of a serial sniper who seems to leave no evidence except fragments of copper. The shots are so perfect, they cause instant death and seem impossible, and the death scenes aren't crime scenes because the killer was never within hundreds of yards of the victims. The victims seem to have nothing in common, and there is no pattern that might indicate where the Copperhead will strike next.

Year: 2014
Genre: Crime FictionForensic ScienceSerial Killer

    Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell

Dr. Kay Scarpetta is working a suspicious death scene in Cambridge, Massachusetts when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages and seems to be from her computer genius niece Lucy. But how can it be? It's clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost twenty years ago.

Year: 2015
Genre: Forensic SciencePsychological Thriller

    Chaos by Patricia Cornwell

On a late summer evening in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her investigative partner, Pete Marino, respond to a call about a dead bicyclist near the Kennedy School of Government. It appears that a young woman has been attacked with almost superhuman force.

Year: 2016
Genre: Crime FictionForensic ScienceMurder Mystery

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1990Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta, Richmond
2007Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta, South Carolina
2008Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta, New York City
2009The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta
2010Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell Cold Case, Conspiracy, Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta
2012The Bone Bed by Patricia Cornwell Paleontology, Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta
2013Dust by Patricia Cornwell Crime Fiction, Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta
2014Flesh and Blood by Patricia Cornwell Crime Fiction, Serial Killer, Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta
2015Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell Psychological Thriller, Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta, Massachusetts
2016Chaos by Patricia Cornwell Crime Fiction, Murder Mystery, Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta, Massachusetts
2021Autopsy: A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell Serial Killer, Forensic Science, Kay Scarpetta, Virginia

 

 

 


 

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