Patricia Cornwell is recognized as one of the world's top bestselling crime authors with novels translated into thirty-six languages in more than 120 countries. Her novels have won numerous prestigious awards including the Edgar, the Creasey, the Anthony, the Macavity, and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure prize. Beyond the Scarpetta series, Patricia has written a definitive book about Jack the Ripper, a biography, and two more fiction series among others. Cornwell, a licensed helicopter pilot and scuba diver, actively researches the cutting-edge forensic technologies that inform her work. She was born in Miami, grew up in Montreat, NC, and now lives and works in Boston.
Praise for Chaos: `Slick, fast-paced and brilliant' Heat Praise for Patricia Cornwell & the Kay Scarpetta novels: `Cutting-edge' Sun `A pioneer of the genre of forensic psychological thriller' BBC `America's most stimulating and chilling writer of crime fiction' The Times `Devilishly clever' Sunday Times `She is a brilliant writer and I was absolutely gripped' Mail on Sunday `The top gun in this field' Daily Telegraph `Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns' Mirror `The Agatha Christie of the DNA age' Express `One of the best crime writers writing today' Guardian `Few writers match Patricia Cornwell when it comes to writing crime and her latest Scarpetta novel is one of her best' Daily Express `When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell' New York Times Book Review `Dazzling... After reading Cornwell's thriller, most others will pale in comparison' Milwaukee Journal Sentinel