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POSTMORTEM (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries)

POSTMORTEM (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries)

POSTMORTEM (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries)
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POSTMORTEM (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries)

by Patricia Cornwell

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  • Hardcover
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Scribners, 1990-01-09. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. Signed hardcover, Scribners, First Printing, 1990, ISBN 0684191415. First edition, first printing - with full numberline counting down to 1. Author signature on SEPARATE piece of paper laid in. This is the first printing of the first trade edition, NOT the book club edition or later printing. Patricia Cornwell's first novel, the first in the Kay Scarpetta mystery series. Fine dustjacket - no edgewear, bright and glossy - original price of $16.95 intact on front flap. Very small scuff to middle of front panel. Very Good book, quarter bound red boards with black cloth and silver lettering to spine. Clean and bright inside and out, no markings of any kind. Binding is solid, though with some lean.


With this novel, bestselling author Patricia Cornwell created one of crime fictionâÈçs most compelling heroines: gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. CornwellâÈçs gift for combining cutting edge criminology with nerve-shattering suspense makes this book a true modern classic. Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye, she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other, because itâÈçs being sabotaged from withinâÈ'and someone wants her dead.


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POSTMORTEM (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries)
Patricia Cornwell
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First Edition
Place of Publication
New York
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Forensics Mystery Fiction Pathology Murder Medical Medicine Police Series
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33 oz

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