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Book of the Dead 

Book of the Dead (2007)
(Book 15 in the Kay Scarpetta series)
A novel by Patricia Cornwell

 
Awards
BCA Crime Thriller of the Year
The "book of the dead" is the morgue log, the ledger in which all cases are entered by hand. For Kay Scarpetta, however, it is about to have a new meaning. Fresh from her bruising battle with a psychopath in Florida, Scarpetta decides it's time for a change of pace-not only personally and professionally, but geographically. Moving to the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, she opens a unique private forensic pathology practice, one in which she and her colleagues-including Pete Marino and her niece, Lucy-offer expert crime-scene investigation and autopsies to communities that lack local access to competent death investigation and modern technology.

It seems like an ideal situation, until the new battles start-with local politicians, with entrenched interests, with someone whose covert attempts at sabotage are clearly meant to run her out of town. And that's even before the murders and other violent deaths begin.

A young man from a well-known family jumps off a water tower. A woman is found ritualistically murdered in her multi-million-dollar beach home. The body of an abused young boy is discovered dumped in a desolate marsh. Meanwhile, in distant New England, problems with a prominent patient at a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric hospital begin to hint at interconnections that are as hard to imagine as they are horrible.

Scarpetta has dealt with many brutal and unusual crimes before, but never a string of them as baffling, or as terrifying, as the ones that face her now. Before she is through, that book of the dead will contain many names-and the pen may be poised to write her own.

The first name in forensics. The last name in suspense. Once again, Patricia Cornwell proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : Hardback
Title: Book of the Dead (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1405615338 / 9781405615334 (UK edition)
Publisher: AUDIOGO
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2007 : Hardback
Title: Book of the Dead
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0399153934 / 9780399153938 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

October 2007 : Hardback
Title: Book of the Dead (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries)
Author(s): Patricia D. Cornwell
ISBN: 0786290072 / 9780786290079 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2007 : Hardback
Title: Book of the Dead
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 074810786X / 9780748107865 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little Brown Book
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 2007 : Hardback
Title: BOOK OF THE DEAD (A SCARPETTA NOVEL)
Author(s): PATRICIA CORNWELL
ISBN: 0748107878 / 9780748107872 (UK edition)
Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 2007 : Hardback
Title: Book Of The Dead (Scarpetta Novels)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0316724238 / 9780316724234 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   Amazon CA   

2007 : Hardback
Title: Book of the Dead
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0748108033 / 9780739487921 (UK edition)
Publisher: G P PUTNAM & SON
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

April 2008 : Paperback
Title: Book of the Dead (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1594132704 / 9781594132704 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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September 2008 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Book of the Dead (Kay Scarpetta, No 15)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 042521625X / 9780425216255 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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April 2007 : Paperback
Title: Book Of The Dead (Scarpetta Novels)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0751534056 / 9780751534054 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon   

2007 : Paperback
Title: Book Of The Dead (Scarpetta Novels)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0751540749 / 9780751540741 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon   

April 2008 : Paperback
Title: Book of the Dead
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0425216217 / 9780425216217 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2007 : Paperback
Title: Book Of The Dead (Scarpetta Novels)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0316724254 / 9780316724258 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2008 : Audio CD
Title: Book of the Dead (A Scarpetta Novel)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0143143816 / 9780143143819 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 2007 : Audio CD
Title: Book Of The Dead Abridged Compact Disc
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0143059130 / 9780143059134 (UK edition)
Publisher: Putnam Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

October 2007 : Audio Cassette
Title: Book Of The Dead
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 1405502088 / 9781405502085 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2007 : Audio CD
Title: Book Of The Dead (A Scarpetta Novel) (Scarpetta Novels)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 140550207X / 9781405502078 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

October 2007 : Audio CD
Title: Cornwell, Patricia; Reading, Kate (Nrt)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0143059149 / 9780143059141 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

September 2008 : Kindle edition
Title: Book of the Dead (Scarpetta Novels)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: B002TZ3CUO
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2008 : Kindle edition
Title: Book of the Dead (A Scarpetta Novel)
Author(s): Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: B000W94G2W
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   

 


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