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Cornwell, Patricia. HORNETS NEST - Little,Brown & Co. 1997

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Hornets Nest by Patricia Cornwell. 1997 - Little,Brown & Co.. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, Hornets Nest by Patricia Cornwell, published in 1997 by Little,Brown & Co..

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Title Hornets Nest
Author Patricia Cornwell
Publisher Little,Brown & Co.
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 1996
ISBN 0316882534
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 375
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.68

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by no mention of later editions on the copyright page.

The book has red boards and black lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are yellowing but with no other marks, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Patricia Cornwell

"It is important to me to live in the world I write about" says Patricia Cornwell. "If I want a character to do or know something, I want to do or know the same thing." The award-winning former crime reporter for the Charlotte Observer spent six years working for the Virginia Chief Medical Examiner's Office and as a volunteer police officer before she wrote her first Dr. Kay Scarpetta novel, Postmortem.

Postmortem received outstanding international acclaim and made her the only author ever to win five major mystery awards in a single year on both sides of the Atlantic for a first novel. Nine subsequent Scarpetta novels become international bestsellers, together with Food to Die For and Scarpetta's Winter Table. She is a graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina and she is also the author of three police procedural novels and A Time for Remembering, a biography of Ruth Graham, wife of the evangelist. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut, and she supports several institutions that are concerned with forensic research, victim's support, and animal rescue.

Synopsis of this title

Summertime and the violence is swarming. Deputy Chief Virginia West has a mood to match the heat in the city of Charlotte. Another out-of-town businessman has been found murdered in his hire car, a wise-ass detective has taken her parking slot, the new police headquarters still resembles a construction site and her boss is telling her to go out on patrol as escort to Andy Brazil, a rookie reporter on the local paper

However, he's not the only cause of West's increased nicotine intake: departmental in-fighting, court appearances, and a never-ending stream of burglaries, busts, and bodies--the tension and tedium of police work--begin to take their toll.

Reviews of this title


'Fast moving, gripping and hugely entertaining'
Sunday Telegraph

'A riveting, stay-up-all-night chellier. Hugely enjoyable.'

'Gripping plot, great characters, and ironic humour.'

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