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The Scarpetta Factor

  • Patricia Cornwell
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  • ISBN-10: 1594134138
  • ISBN-13: 9781594134135
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs ( .79 kgs)
  • 678 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released September 2010
  • Bestsellers

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A New York Times Bestseller

A tanking economy has prompted Dr. Kay Scarpetta to offer her services pro bono to New York City’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. In no time at all‚ her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of unexpected and unsettling events. She is asked live on the air about the sensational case of Hannah Starr‚ who has vanished and is presumed dead. Soon Scarpetta’s finds herself embroiled in a surreal plot … Given the bizarre events already in play‚ she fears that her growing fame will generate the illusion that she has a “special factor‚” a mythical ability to solve all her cases. She wonders if she will end up like other TV personalities: her own stereotype.

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“… solid … one of Cornwell’s stronger recent efforts.”— Publishers Weekly

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Instructor Supplements

Scarpetta  (ISBN-10: 1594133484 | ISBN-13: 9781594133480)

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston‚ South Carolina‚ Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City‚ where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient‚ Oscar Bane‚ has specifically asked for her‚ and when she literally has her gloved hands on him‚ he begins to talk — and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard.

The injuries‚ he says‚ were sustained in the course of a murder … that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true‚ and it is he who is being spied on‚ followed and stalked by the actual killer? The one thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered — and more violent deaths will follow. Gradually‚ an inexplicable and horrifying truth emerges: Whoever is committing the crimes knows where his prey is at all times. Is it a person‚ a government? And what is the connection between the victims?

Price: $15.99

Trace: A Scarpetta Novel  (ISBN-10: 1594131104 | ISBN-13: 9781594131103)

A New York Times Bestseller

Trace is the heart-stopping new Dr. Kay Scarpetta thriller from America's number-one bestselling crime writer.

Now freelancing from South Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago. She travels to Richmond, Virginia, at the odd behest of the recently appointed Chief Medical Examiner who claims that he needs her help. When she arrives she finds that her former lab seems neither as organized nor as well run as it once was. Then Scarpetta is faced with solving the death of a fourteen-year-old girl despite the smallest pieces of evidence - traces that only the most thorough hunters can identify. It's up to her to follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak - and reveal the sad truth that may be more than she can bear.

  • Patricia Cornwell divides her time between New York City and Florida
  • Patricia Cornwell is an award-winning novelist whose books have consistently appeared on the New York Times bestseller list
  • Dr. Kay Scarpetta won the 1999 Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author
  • Kay Scarpetta made her debut in Cornwell's first novel, the internationally acclaimed Postmortem, which won the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d'Adventure in a single year
  • Cruel and Unusual won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the year's best crime novel of 1993
  • Cornwell has since written 12 more books featuring Scarpetta

Price: $13.95

Red Mist  (ISBN-10: 159413555X | ISBN-13: 9781594135552)

A New York Times bestseller
A Globe and Mail bestseller

Cornwell’s work has been translated into 32 languages across more than 35 countries. She is regarded as one of the top international bestselling authors.

Her most recent bestsellers include Port Mortuary The Scarpetta Factor‚ and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper — Case Closed. Among her earlier works are 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 best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author. This is Patricia Cornwell’s 19th novel to feature forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta.

Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief‚ Jack Fielding‚ murdered six months earlier‚ Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women‚ where an inmate has information not only on Fielding but on a string of grisly killings. The years-old murder of an Atlanta family‚ a young woman on death row‚ and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers compelling connections …

Price: $15.99

Port Mortuary  (ISBN-10: 1594134790 | ISBN-13: 9781594134791)

A New York Times Bestseller

Patricia Cornwell brings Kay Scarpetta together with Marino‚ Benton‚ and Lucy in a way that is reminiscent of the early novels. The point of view is Scarpetta’s‚ and this is her story.

As the chief of the new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts‚ a joint venture of the state and federal governments and MIT‚ Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could shut down her new facility and ruin her personally and professionally. A young man drops dead‚ apparently from a cardiac arrhythmia‚ eerily close to Scarpetta’s new home. But the next morning there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was locked inside the center’s cooler.

Price: $15.99

The Bone Bed  (ISBN-10: 1594136572 | ISBN-13: 9781594136573)

A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In Alberta‚ Canada‚ an eminent paleontologist disappears from a dinosaur dig site‚ and at the Cambridge Forensic Center Kay Scarpetta receives a grisly communication that gives her reason to expect that this may be her next case. Then a body is recovered from Boston Harbor that reveals bizarre trace evidence suggesting a link to unsolved cases. Who is behind all this? And whom can she trust? Scarpetta fears she may be on her own this time …

Price: $15.99

Student Supplements

Scarpetta  (ISBN-10: 1594133484 | ISBN-13: 9781594133480)

A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in Charleston‚ South Carolina‚ Kay Scarpetta accepts an assignment in New York City‚ where the NYPD has asked her to examine an injured man on Bellevue Hospital’s psychiatric prison ward. The handcuffed and chained patient‚ Oscar Bane‚ has specifically asked for her‚ and when she literally has her gloved hands on him‚ he begins to talk — and the story he has to tell turns out to be one of the most bizarre she has ever heard.

The injuries‚ he says‚ were sustained in the course of a murder … that he did not commit. Is Bane a criminally insane stalker who has fixed on Scarpetta? Or is his paranoid tale true‚ and it is he who is being spied on‚ followed and stalked by the actual killer? The one thing Scarpetta knows for certain is that a woman has been tortured and murdered — and more violent deaths will follow. Gradually‚ an inexplicable and horrifying truth emerges: Whoever is committing the crimes knows where his prey is at all times. Is it a person‚ a government? And what is the connection between the victims?

Price: $15.99

Trace: A Scarpetta Novel  (ISBN-10: 1594131104 | ISBN-13: 9781594131103)

A New York Times Bestseller

Trace is the heart-stopping new Dr. Kay Scarpetta thriller from America's number-one bestselling crime writer.

Now freelancing from South Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago. She travels to Richmond, Virginia, at the odd behest of the recently appointed Chief Medical Examiner who claims that he needs her help. When she arrives she finds that her former lab seems neither as organized nor as well run as it once was. Then Scarpetta is faced with solving the death of a fourteen-year-old girl despite the smallest pieces of evidence - traces that only the most thorough hunters can identify. It's up to her to follow the twisting leads and track the strange details in order to make the dead speak - and reveal the sad truth that may be more than she can bear.

  • Patricia Cornwell divides her time between New York City and Florida
  • Patricia Cornwell is an award-winning novelist whose books have consistently appeared on the New York Times bestseller list
  • Dr. Kay Scarpetta won the 1999 Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author
  • Kay Scarpetta made her debut in Cornwell's first novel, the internationally acclaimed Postmortem, which won the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d'Adventure in a single year
  • Cruel and Unusual won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the year's best crime novel of 1993
  • Cornwell has since written 12 more books featuring Scarpetta

Price: $13.95

Red Mist  (ISBN-10: 159413555X | ISBN-13: 9781594135552)

A New York Times bestseller
A Globe and Mail bestseller

Cornwell’s work has been translated into 32 languages across more than 35 countries. She is regarded as one of the top international bestselling authors.

Her most recent bestsellers include Port Mortuary The Scarpetta Factor‚ and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper — Case Closed. Among her earlier works are 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 best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author. This is Patricia Cornwell’s 19th novel to feature forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta.

Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief‚ Jack Fielding‚ murdered six months earlier‚ Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women‚ where an inmate has information not only on Fielding but on a string of grisly killings. The years-old murder of an Atlanta family‚ a young woman on death row‚ and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers compelling connections …

Price: $15.99

Port Mortuary  (ISBN-10: 1594134790 | ISBN-13: 9781594134791)

A New York Times Bestseller

Patricia Cornwell brings Kay Scarpetta together with Marino‚ Benton‚ and Lucy in a way that is reminiscent of the early novels. The point of view is Scarpetta’s‚ and this is her story.

As the chief of the new Cambridge Forensic Center in Massachusetts‚ a joint venture of the state and federal governments and MIT‚ Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could shut down her new facility and ruin her personally and professionally. A young man drops dead‚ apparently from a cardiac arrhythmia‚ eerily close to Scarpetta’s new home. But the next morning there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was locked inside the center’s cooler.

Price: $15.99

The Bone Bed  (ISBN-10: 1594136572 | ISBN-13: 9781594136573)

A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

In Alberta‚ Canada‚ an eminent paleontologist disappears from a dinosaur dig site‚ and at the Cambridge Forensic Center Kay Scarpetta receives a grisly communication that gives her reason to expect that this may be her next case. Then a body is recovered from Boston Harbor that reveals bizarre trace evidence suggesting a link to unsolved cases. Who is behind all this? And whom can she trust? Scarpetta fears she may be on her own this time …

Price: $15.99