Cruel and Unusual

Cruel and Unusual

Paperback Scarpetta Novels

By (author) Patricia Cornwell

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  • Publisher: Sphere
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 197mm x 29mm | 290g
  • Publication date: 2 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0751544531
  • ISBN 13: 9780751544534
  • Sales rank: 89,189

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The fingerprints say the murderer is the man who's just been executed ...At 11.05 one December evening in Richmond, Virginia, convicted murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell is pronounced dead in the electric chair. At the morgue Dr Kay Scarpetta waits for Waddell's body. Preparing to perform a post-mortem before the subject is dead is a strange feeling, but Scarpetta has been here before. And Waddell's death is not the only newsworthy event on this freezing night: the grotesquely wounded body of a young boy is found propped against a rubbish skip. To Scarpetta the two cases seem unrelated, until she recalls that the body of Waddell's victim had been arranged in a strikingly similar position ...

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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.