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Body Of Evidence

Part of the Kay Scarpetta series
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The second book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. 1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell. 'America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The TimesA reclusive writer is dead. And her final manuscript has disappeared . . . Someone is stalking Beryl Madison. Someone who spies on her and makes threatening, obscene phone-calls.

Terrified, Beryl flees to Key West - but eventually she must return to her Richmond home.

The very night she arrives, Beryl inexplicably invites her killer in . . . Thus begins for Dr Kay Scarpetta the investigation of a crime that is as convoluted as it is bizarre.

Why would Beryl open the door to someone who brutally slashed and then nearly decapitated her?

Did she know her killer? Adding to the intrigue is Beryl's enigmatic relationship with a prize-winning author and the disappearance of her own manuscript.

As Scarpetta retraces Beryl's footsteps, an investigation that begins in the laboratory with microscopes and lasers leads her deep into a nightmare that soon becomes her own. Praise for the groundbreaking series: 'One of the best crime writers writing today' Guardian 'Devilishly clever' Sunday Times 'The top gun in this field' Daily Telegraph 'Forget the pretenders.

Cornwell reigns' Mirror 'The Agatha Christie of the DNA age' Express

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Product Details
0751544434 / 9780751544435
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
Modern crime
406 p.
20 cm
Quiz No: 216089, Points 15.00, Book Level 5.50,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Scribner; London: Macdonald, 1991.