The Body Farm
|Format:||Paperback, 400 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 06 July 1995|
The 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 . For more about Patricia Cornwell and her books visit her website at www.patricia-cornwell.com
About the Author
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
|Dimensions: ||17.0 x 11.0 x 2.0 centimeters (0.20 kg)|