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The Body Farm

Part of the Kay Scarpetta series
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The fifth book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. 1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell. 'America's most chilling writer of crime fiction' The TimesThe Body Farm - a research institute that tests the decomposition of corpses. Black Mountain, North Carolina: a sleepy little town where the local police deal with one homicide a year, if they're unlucky, and where people are still getting used to the idea of locking their doors at night. But violent death is no respecter of venue, and the discovery of the corpse of the corpse of an 11-year-old girl sends shock waves through the community.

Dr Kay Scarpetta, Chief medical Examiner on a similar case in Virginia, is called in to apply her forensic skills to this latest atrocity, but the apparent simplicity of the case proves something of a poisoned chalice - until Scarpetta finds enlightenment through the curious pathologists' playground known as the Body Farm . . . 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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0751544582 / 9780751544589
Paperback / softback
813.6
13/01/2011
United Kingdom
English
Modern crime
374 p.
20 cm
Quiz No: 216086, Points 14.00, Book Level 5.50,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Scribner's; London: Little, Brown, 1994.