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 John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, the Anthony, the Macavity and the Prix du Roman d'Aventures. 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, North Carolina, and now lives and works in Boston.
Praise for Chaos "Thrilling.... Readers new to Cornwell will find themselves involved from the very first page, as will the veterans. Chaos is one book you should not miss."--Bookreporter.com "While Scarpetta's character has flaws, she is still a powerful female protagonist and she offers the reader an amazing calculating approach to investigation. I am always amazed at the passion that she has for her position. . . . A fast engaging read."--Dad of Divas Reviews on Chaos "There is a quiet intensity to Ms. Cornwell's writing that compels you to read, then the eeriness sets in. . . . With CHAOS, once again Patricia Cornwell mesmerizes with her astounding scientific knowledge, her keen ear for dialogue and the human psyche, all woven together flawlessly."--FreshFiction.com on Chaos "[An] absorbing thriller."--Blackfive.net on Chaos "Patricia Cornwell has created characters with real emotions and life experiences, and she provides them with more than enough danger to make things interesting. Dr. Scarpetta has become a good friend."--MysteryPlayground.net on Chaos "Lots of cutting-edge forensic detail and some revelatory character moments."--Publishers Weekly on Chaos