Patricia Cornwell

Patricia CornwellWebsite: Patricia Cornwell
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Current Residence: Virginia
Setting: Virginia
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Psychological Thriller








Patricia Cornwell (1956-) was born in Miami, FL. She is the author of the Kay Scarpetta Mystery Series. Cornwell graduated from Davidson College. Soon after graduating college, she began working for the Charlotte Observer. Cornwell quickly advanced to writing feature articles and crime reporting. Her character Kay Scarpetta is the Chief Medical Examiner for Virginia. Cornwell is often praised for her attention to detail and extensive research especially regarding forensic medicine and police procedures.



Bone Bed by Patricia CornwellPort Mortuary by Patricia CornwellAt RiskPortrait of a KillerBook of the DeadFood to Die ForScarpetta by Patricia Cornwell


Book List

Win Garano Novels

The Front (2008)
At Risk (2006)


Kay Scarpetta Series
bone Bed (2012)
Port Mortuary (2010)
Scarpetta (2008)
Book of the Dead (2007)
Predator (2005)
Trace (2004)
Blow Fly (2003)
Last Precinct (2000)
Black Notice (1999)
Scarpetta's Winter Table (1998)
Point of Origin (1998)
Unnatural Exposure (1997)
Cause of Death (1996)
From Potter's Field (1995)
Body Farm (1994)
Cruel and Unusual (1993)
All That Remains (1992)
Body of Evidence (1991)
Postmortem (1990)

Judy Hammer Novels

Isle of Dogs (2001)
Southern Cross (1998)
Hornet's Nest (1996)

Non-Fiction

Food to Die For: Secrets from Kay Scarpetta's Kitchen (2001)
Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper--Case Closed (2002)



Patricia Cornwell: Inside the Mind of a Crime Writer

See Patricia Cornwell books with a Florida setting.
See also It Takes Place in Florida: Mystery.

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