Book of the Dead
By Patricia Cornwell
(Putnam Adult, Hardcover, 9780399153938, 416pp.)
Publication Date: October 23, 2007
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Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. And the death of a sixteen-year-old tennis star will usher in a string of murders more baffling—and terrifying—than any that have come before.
Patricia Cornwell's most recent bestsellers include Red Mist, Port Mortuary, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper�Case Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortem�the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year�and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain�s prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author.