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Unnatural Death

On sale

23rd November 2023

Price: £29.99

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Selected: Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405557283

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THE BREATHTAKING NEW KAY SCARPETTA THRILLER FROM THE 120-MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER

Two mauled bodies in the woods. Two top secret autopsies. The most chilling case of Scarpetta’s career . . .

In this thrilling new instalment of the #1 bestselling series, chief medical examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta finds herself in a Northern Virginia wilderness examining the remains of two campers wanted by federal law enforcement.

The victims have been savaged beyond recognition, and other evidence is terrifying and baffling, including a larger-than-life footprint.

After one of the most frightening body retrievals of her career, Scarpetta must discover who would commit murders this brutal, and why.

‘A sinister mystery from one of the all-time greats of the genre’
SUN

‘A chilling, thrilling, macabre masterpiece. Unnatural Death is Patricia Cornwell at her mesmerising finest. The best just got better’
CHRIS WHITAKER, author of WE BEGIN AT THE END

‘An edge-of-the-seat mystery, packed with twists’
DAILY MAIL

‘Sinister, surprising and utterly unputdownable. Cornwell at her brilliant best’
M. J. ARLIDGE, author of EYE FOR AN EYE

‘Cornwell really is in a league of her own’
BOOK OF THE WEEK, HEAT

‘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’
ANDREA MARA, author of NO ONE SAW A THING

‘Cornwell proves once again why she is a crime writer still at the top of her game’
WOMAN’S WEEKLY

Reviews

THE TIMES
America's most stimulating and chilling writer of crime fiction
MAIL ON SUNDAY
The queen of the forensic thriller
DAILY TELEGRAPH
The top gun in this field
CRIME MONTHLY
Terrifying
DAILY MAIL
This case is one of her most striking . . . an edge-of-the-seat mystery, packed with twists
TAKE A BREAK
Thrilling
SUNDAY TIMES
Astonishing . . . Thirty years on, there's still no other crime writer like her
BOOKLIST
An especially good entry in the series
WOMAN'S WEEKLY
In this macabre and consuming novel, Cornwell proves once again why she is a crime writer still at the top of her game
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
HOT PRESS
A gripping crime thriller with delightfully unexpected twists . . . Both fans of the Scarpetta novels and newcomers to the series alike will find much to enjoy
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
When it comes to forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell
HEAT
Slick, fast-paced and brilliant
BOOK OF THE WEEK, HEAT
Cornwell really is in a league of her own
GUARDIAN
One of the best crime writers writing today
CHRIS WHITAKER
A chilling, thrilling, macabre masterpiece. Unnatural Death is Patricia Cornwell at her mesmerising finest. The best just got better
SUNDAY POST DUNDEE
A tale so terrifying you'll be afraid to go into the woods this Hallowe'en
SUN
A sinister mystery from one of the all-time greats of this genre
SUN
Cutting-edge
EXPRESS
The Agatha Christie of the DNA age
BEST
Another clever-crafted chiller from the queen of the forensic thriller
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PRAISE FOR PATRICIA CORNWELL
BBC
A pioneer of the genre of forensic psychological thriller
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PRAISE FOR UNNATURAL DEATH
MIRROR
Forget the pretenders. Cornwell reigns
M. J. ARLIDGE
Sinister, surprising and utterly unputdownable. Cornwell at her brilliant best
FABULOUS
With plot twists you won't see coming, this is a frightening, timely thriller