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Cornwell, Patricia. PORT MORTUARY - Little,Brown & Co. 2010

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Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell. 2010 - Little,Brown & Co.. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a fine dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Port Mortuary by Patricia Cornwell, published in 2010 by Little,Brown & Co..

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Title Port Mortuary
Author Patricia Cornwell
Publisher Little,Brown & Co.
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2010
ISBN 9781408702352
Cover Price 18.99
No. Pages 496
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.83

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

The book has black boards and silver lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The fine dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £18.99.

Overall a fine 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

Kay Scarpetta has been training at the Dover Port Mortuary, mastering the art of 'virtual autopsy' - a groundbreaking procedure that could soon revolutionise forensic science. And it is not too long before these new skills urgently need to be put into practice. A young man drops dead, apparently from a heart condition, eerily close to Scarpetta's home. But when his body is examined the next morning, there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked inside the cooler.

When the revolutionary 3D radiology scans reveal more shocking details about internal injuries unlike any Scarpetta has ever seen, Scarpetta realizes that this is a case of murder - and that she is fighting a cunning and uniquely cruel enemy. Now it is a race against time to discover who and why before more people die. But that time is running out . . .

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A thrilling read (Best)

Long, terse and brilliant...Cornwell, who has already won more prizes than you can shake a stick at, seems to be getting better and better (City AM)

A gripping read made more chilling by Cornwell's note that the sci-fi technology she's describing actually exists (Metro)

A bountiful offering from one of crime fiction's most celebrated authors...arguably her most accessible book in more than a decade (Hartford Books Examiner)


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