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Kay Scarpetta is a fictional character and protagonist in a series of crime novels written by Patricia Cornwell (born 1956). She first appears in the 1990 novel Postmortem. The character is based on former Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Marcella Fierro, MD.[1] The series is noted for the use of recent forensic technology in Scarpetta's investigations.

 

Postmortem

Kay Scarpetta #1

Macavity Best First Mystery Novel 1991, Edgar Allan Poe Award Best First Novel 1991

by Patricia Cornwell

Under cover of night in Richmond, Virginia, a human monster strikes, leaving a gruesome trail of stranglings that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst: a deliberate campaign...


Body of Evidence: A Scarpetta Novel

Kay Scarpetta #2

by Patricia Cornwell

Now in a new premium edition, #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell’s suspense fiction classic, featuring gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.

A reclusive author, Beryl Madison finds no...


All That Remains: A Scarpetta Novel

Kay Scarpetta #3

by Patricia Cornwell

With All That Remains, #1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta for the third installment of the classic suspense fiction series that begins...


Cruel and Unusual: A Kay Scarpetta Novel

Kay Scarpetta #4

Gold Dagger Award 1993

by Patricia Cornwell

“A knockout” (People) of a thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.

“Killing me won’t kill the beast” are the last words of rapist-murderer...


The Body Farm

Kay Scarpetta #5

by Patricia Cornwell

#1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in this suspense classic.

Little Emily Steiner left a church meeting late one afternoon and strolled...


From Potter's Field

Kay Scarpetta #6

by Patricia Cornwell

#1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in this suspense classic.

An unidentified nude female sits propped against a fountain in Central Park....


Cause of Death

Kay Scarpetta #7

by Patricia Cornwell

Dr. Kay Scarpetta plunges into the murky depths of a ship graveyard to recover the very human remains of Ted Eddings, an investigative reporter. Together with her niece Lucy and police captain Pete Marino,...


Unnatural Exposure

Kay Scarpetta #8

by Patricia Cornwell

A psychopath with an intimate knowledge of death has an even more intimate knowledge of Kay Scarpetta-and many different plans to kill her.


Point of Origin

Kay Scarpetta #9

by Patricia Cornwell

“Sears its way into the psyche” (ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION) with a NEW PACKAGE and NEW AUTHOR INTRODUCTION.

The clues to a series of remorseless killings go up in smoke—and only Kay Scarpetta can find...


Black Notice

Kay Scarpetta #10

by Patricia Cornwell

The decomposed remains of a stowaway lead Dr. Kay Scarpetta on an international search to Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France—and on a mission that will pull her in two opposite directions: toward protecting...


The Last Precinct

Kay Scarpetta #11

by Patricia Cornwell

The new era of Scarpetta begins…

In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, Patricia Cornwell takes her readers deeper into Kay Scarpetta’s heart and soul than ever before….

Thwarting an attack by a...


Blow Fly

Kay Scarpetta #12

by Patricia Cornwell

Readers are in for the shock of Kay Scarpetta's life.


Trace

Kay Scarpetta #13

by Patricia Cornwell

WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR

Dr. Kay Scarpetta, now freelancing from south Florida, returns to the city that turned its back on her five years ago. Richmond, Virginia’s recently appointed chief medical...


Predator

Kay Scarpetta #14

by Patricia Cornwell

Investigating the disappearance of two sisters in Florida, Dr. Kay Scarpetta follows clues that twist and turn, leading her into the psychopathic depths of a jailed serial killer's mind.


Book of the Dead

Kay Scarpetta #15

by Patricia Cornwell

Kay Scarpetta is starting over with a unique private forensic pathology practice in Charleston, South Carolina. And the death of a sixteen-year-old tennis star will usher in a string of murders more baffling—and...


Scarpetta

Kay Scarpetta #16

by Patricia Cornwell

View our feature on Patricia Cornwell’s Scarpetta.

From America’s #1 bestselling crime writers comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel.

Leaving behind her private forensic pathology practice in...


Port Mortuary

Kay Scarpetta #18

by Patricia Cornwell

The world's bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell presents an extraordinary novel in which Kay Scarpetta is confronted with a case that could ruin her professionally-and personally.


Red Mist

Kay Scarpetta #19

by Patricia Cornwell

With high-tension suspense and cutting-edge technology, Patricia Cornwell—the world’s #1 bestselling crime writer—once again proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall in this remarkable...


The Bone Bed

Kay Scarpetta #20

by Patricia Cornwell

A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand...


Dust

Kay Scarpetta #21

by Patricia Cornwell

From the world's number-one bestselling crime writer comes the extraordinary new Kay Scarpetta novel.

Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta has just returned from working one of the worst mass...


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