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Dust : Scarpetta Novels : Book 21 - Patricia Cornwell

Dust

Scarpetta Novels : Book 21

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Published: 12th November 2013
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Scarpetta is on the trail of a killer in the new outstanding novel by the bestselling author of THE BONE BED.

After working on one of the worst mass killings in US history, Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta returns home to recover, but an unsettling call drives her straight back to work. The body of a young woman has been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT, draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike. A preliminary examination reveals that the body is covered in a fine dust that under ultra-violet light fluoresces blood-red, emerald-green and sapphire-blue, and physical evidence links this to another series of disturbing homicides in Washington, DC. As she pieces together the fragments of evidence, Scarpetta discovers that the cases connect, yet also seem to conflict, drawing herself and her team deeper into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organised crime, and shocking corruption at the highest level.

Dust is a thrilling, gripping tour de force featuring one of the most iconic, original and compelling characters in crime fiction today.

About the Author

Patricia Cornwell's first crime novel, Postmortem, was published in 1990 and became the first novel to win all the major crime awards in a single year. In 2008 Cornwell won the Galaxy British Book Awards' Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year - the first American ever to win this award. In 2011 she was awarded the Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.Often interviewed on US national television as a forensic consultant, Cornwell is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine; a founding member of the National Forensic Academy; a member of the Advisory Board for the Forensic Sciences Training Program at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, NYC and a member of the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital's National Council, where she is an advocate for psychiatric research.Fox have acquired the film rights to the Scarpetta novels, featuring Angelina Jolie as Dr Kay Scarpetta. Cornwell's books are translated into thirty-six languages across more than fifty countries, and she is regarded as one of the major international bestselling authors.

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      3.0

      i wasnt wrapped in this book

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      • Difficult To Follow
      • Not What I Expected

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      this book was hard to get into if you hadnt read earlier books of hers ,then you didnt know who the people were.Ihave read most of her novels and have enjoyed them immensly.

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          Very slow to get into, too much reminiscing and probably her worst book. Felt she wrote it just to put a book out in 2013. Love this author one of my favorites. I felt this was the worst she has wrote.

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            Delivery on time

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            4.0

            I just love books

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              A perfectly formed thriller Sun

              ISBN: 9781847445322
              ISBN-10: 1847445322
              Series: Scarpetta Novels
              Audience: General
              Format: Hardcover
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 528
              Published: 12th November 2013
              Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.5  x 4.0
              Weight (kg): 0.82

              Patricia Cornwell

              Patricia Cornwell's series of crime novels featuring the forensic examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta are international bestsellers. She is also the author of two police procedurals and the biography of Ruth Graham. She divides her time between Virginia and New York.

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