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Identity Unknown

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8th October 2024

Price: £29.99

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Selected: Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405562355

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THE THRILLING NEW KAY SCARPETTA MYSTERY FROM THE WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER

Summoned to an unnerving, abandoned theme park to retrieve a body, Dr Kay Scarpetta is devastated to learn that the victim is a man she once loved. While teaching in Rome during the early days of her career, Scarpetta had a love affair with acclaimed astrophysicist Sal Giordano that led to a lifelong friendship.

The murder scene is bizarre, with a crop circle of petals around the body, and Giordano’s skin is strangely red. Scarpetta’s niece Lucy believes he was dropped from an unidentified flying craft. Scarpetta knows an autopsy can reveal the dead’s secrets, but she is shocked to find her friend seems to have deliberately left her a clue.

As the investigators are torn between suspicions of otherworldly forces, and of Giordano himself, Scarpetta detects an explanation closer to home that, in her mind, is far more evil . . .

Reviews

HEAT
Slick, fast-paced and brilliant
DAILY TELEGRAPH
The top gun in this field
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
When it comes to forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell
SUN
One of the all-time greats of this genre
DAILY TELEGRAPH
The top gun in this field
MAIL ON SUNDAY
The queen of the forensic thriller
HEAT
Cornwell really is in a league of her own
MAIL ON SUNDAY
The queen of the forensic thriller
SUN
Cutting-edge
MIRROR
Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns
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PRAISE FOR UNNATURAL DEATH
BOOKLIST
An especially good entry in the series
ANDREA MARA
Classic Cornwell with an up-to-the-minute twenty-first-century plot - an intoxicating blend that proves Scarpetta is still queen of the autopsy and Cornwell is still queen of crime fiction. An utterly thrilling roller coaster ride
CHRIS WHITAKER
A chilling, thrilling, macabre masterpiece. Unnatural Death is Patricia Cornwell at her mesmerising finest. The best just got better
EXPRESS
The Agatha Christie of the DNA age
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PRAISE FOR PATRICIA CORNWELL
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PRAISE FOR PATRICIA CORNWELL
MIRROR
Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns
BBC
A pioneer of the genre of forensic psychological thriller
SUNDAY TIMES
Astonishing . . . Thirty years on, there's still no other crime writer like her
THE TIMES
America's most stimulating and chilling writer of crime fiction
M. J. ARLIDGE
Sinister, surprising and utterly unputdownable. Cornwell at her brilliant best
GUARDIAN
One of the best crime writers writing today
EXPRESS
The Agatha Christie of the DNA age
GUARDIAN
One of the best crime writers writing today
SUNDAY TIMES
Thirty years on, there's still no other crime writer like her
THE TIMES
America's most stimulating and chilling writer of crime fiction