Book of the Dead
By Patricia Cornwell
(Berkley, Mass Market Paperback, 9780425216255, 528pp.)
Publication Date: September 2, 2008
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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.