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Dust

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24th April 2014

Price: £8.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751547597

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The twenty-first book in the Kay Scarpetta series, from No. 1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell.

‘America’s most chilling writer of crime fiction’ The Times


After working on one of the worst mass killings in US history, Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta returns home to recover, but an unsettling call drives her straight back to work.

The body of a young woman has been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT, draped in an unusual cloth and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer’s first strike. A preliminary examination reveals that the body is covered in a fine dust that under ultra-violet light fluoresces blood-red, emerald-green and sapphire-blue, and physical evidence links this to another series of disturbing homicides in Washington, DC.

As she pieces together the fragments of evidence, Scarpetta discovers that the cases connect, yet also seem to conflict, drawing herself and her team deeper into the dark world of designer drugs, drone technology, organised crime, and shocking corruption at the highest level.

Dust is a thrilling, addictive novel featuring one of the most iconic, original and compelling characters in crime fiction today.

Praise for the groundbreaking series:

‘One of the
best crime writers writing todayGuardian

Devilishly cleverSunday Times

The top gun in this fieldDaily Telegraph

Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reignsMirror

The Agatha Christie of the DNA ageExpress

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Reviews

BBC
A pioneer of the genre of forensic psychological thriller
Sunday Times
Devilishly clever
New York Times Book Review
When it comes to forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell
The Times
Cornwell's books run on a cocktail of adrenaline and fear
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Praise for Patricia Cornwell
Mirror
Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns
Guardian
One of the best crime writers writing today
Daily Telegraph
The top gun in this field