From Potter's Field: Scarpetta 6 (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 2, 1995 - Fiction - 416 pages
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#1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in this suspense classic.

An unidentified nude female sits propped against a fountain in Central Park. There are no signs of struggle. When Dr. Kay Scarpetta and her colleagues Benton Wesley and Pete Marino arrive on the scene, they instantly recognize the signature of serial killer Temple Brooks Gault. Scarpetta, on assignment with the FBI, visits the New York City morgue on Christmas morning, where she must use her forensic expertise to give a name to the nameless—a difficult task. But as she sorts through conflicting forensic clues, Gault claims his next victim. He has infiltrated the FBI’s top secret artificial-intelligence system developed by Scarpetta’s niece, and sends taunting messages as his butchery continues, moving terrifyingly closer to Scarpetta herself.

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Review: From Potter's Field (Kay Scarpetta #6)

User Review  - Emily-Jane Orford - Goodreads

You can't judge a book by its cover. Certainly not if it's highlighted with the label: #1 New York Times Best Seller. What do they do with these labels? Sell them. They must. It certainly doesn't say ... Read full review

Review: From Potter's Field (Kay Scarpetta #6)

User Review  - Francis P. - Goodreads

Top Dog Book(s) Review – Cornwell, Patricia: “From Potters Field”; Cornwell, Patricia: “Port Mortuary” There are myriad unread books lying around my house from who knows where. I came across “From ... Read full review

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Page 6 - He walked with sure steps through snow, which was deep in Central Park, and it was late now, but he was not certain how late. Toward the Ramble, rocks were black beneath stars, and he could hear and see his breathing because he was not like anybody else.
Page 22 - Paul Tucker avait été nommé à la tête de la police de Richmond six mois plus tôt mais je ne l'avais que brièvement croisé qu'à une occasion, lors d'une réception (Une mort sans nom, p.
Page 22 - I did not tell him he could call me Kay, because after many years of being a woman in a world such as this, I had learned.

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About the author (1995)

“It’s important for me to live in the world I want to write about,” says Patricia Cornwell, “If I want a character to do or know something, I try to do or know the same thing.” The award-winning former police reporter spent time working both as an employee of the Virginia Chief Medical Examiner’s Office and as a volunteer police officer before she wrote her first Kay Scarpetta novel, Postmortem. Her preparation paid off—Postmortem was the first novel ever to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, Macavity, and French Prix du Roman d’Aventure awards in one year. She has followed that up with ten other bestselling novels featuring Kay Scarpetta. She then began a new series with her #1 New York Times bestsellers Hornet’s Nest and Southern Cross. She is also the author of two cookbooks, Scarpetta’s Winter Table and Food to Die For; A Time for Remembering, a biography of Ruth Bell Graham, wife of evangelist Billy Graham; a children’s book, Life’s Little Fable; and her #1 bestselling work of nonfiction, Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed. She lives in New York City.

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