Book
French

Scarpetta

Title
Scarpetta
Author
Patricia Cornwell
Language
French
Original language
English
Original title
Scarpetta
Publisher
Place of publishing unknown: Deux Terres, 2009
503 p.
ISBN
9782848930640

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Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 13 times in Flemish libraries

About Patricia Cornwell

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Patricia Cornwell (born Patricia Carroll Daniels; June 9, 1956) is an American crime writer. She is known for her best-selling novels featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, of which the first was inspired by a series of sensational murders in Richmond, Virginia, where most of the stories are set. The plots are notable for their emphasis on forensic science, which has influenced later TV treatments of police work. Cornwell has also initiated new research into the Jack the Ripper killings, incriminating the popular British artist Walter Sickert. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies.

Early life

A descendant of abolitionist and writer Harriet Beecher Stowe, Cornwell was born on June 9, 1956 in Miami, Florida, second of three children, to Marilyn (née Zenner) and Sam Daniels. Her father was one of the leading appellate lawyers in the United States and served as a law clerk to Supr…Read more on Wikipedia