Patricia Cornwell's series of crime novels featuring the forensic examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta are international bestsellers. She is also the author of two police procedurals and the biography of Ruth Graham. She divides her time between Virginia and New York.
'There can be little doubt that Cornwell is America's most stimulating and chilling writer of crime fiction. But even she will find it difficult to better The Body Farm.' The Times 'There are passages in Cornwell's novels which stop you in their tracks ... [she] deploys prose like a scalpel' Literary Review 'The pathologist of human evil' Observer