Since the first novel was published in 1990, Patricia Cornwell and her creation, Kay Scarpetta, have become household names and she has earned widespread critical acclaim. She has helped to establish the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine and serves as its Chairman of the Board.
'When she is this good, she is hard to beat.' New Statesman 'Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns.' Mirror 'A tremendous read' Sunday Telegraph 'This powerful story of Scarpetta's nemesis tightens up the tension and the body count...' Independent On Sunday