Kay Scarpetta (Book 1)

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Black Mountain had always been a quiet town, until the day the inhabitants found a dead 11-year-old girl in a state of decomposition. Strangely enough, a similar case had occurred in Virginia too, and not even Kay Scarpetta, the heroine of Patricia Cornwell's cops, had managed to solve it.

Called Black Mountain, Scarpetta realizes that that body is just the tip of an iceberg. And only an internship at Quinta dos Cadaveres will put her on the right path... Another extraordinary police officer from the renovating O Fio da Navalha collection.


The relentless downpour, which began at dawn, beat the lilies to naked stalks, and blacktop and sidewalks were littered with leaves. There were small rivers in the streets, and newborn ponds on playin...

About the Author:

Patricia Cornwell is recognized as one of the worldÕs top bestselling crime authors with novels translated into thirty-six languages in more than 120 countries.

Her novels have won numerous prestigious awards including the Edgar, the Creasey, the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Prix du Roman dÕAventure. Beyond the Scarpetta series, Cornwell has written a definitive book about Jack the Ripper, a biography, and two more fiction series among others.

Cornwell, a licensed helicopter pilot and scuba diver, actively researches the cutting-edge forensic technologies that inform her work. She was born in Miami, grew up in Montreat, NC, and now lives and works in Boston.

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