Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell’s ‘Flesh and Blood’


The twenty-second novel to feature the indelible Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Flesh and Blood marks Cornwell’s first book with William Morrow—and reunites her with Editor David Highfill. A forensics expert credited with introducing the genre, the author has also written five non-Scarpetta novels, two cookbooks, a biography, and a case study on the Jack the Ripper murders, Portrait of a Killer. A #1 New York Times bestseller, Cornwell is the recipient of numerous international accolades; her debut, Postmortem, is the only title to have won the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony and Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d’Aventure in a single year, and is currently in development as a major motion picture from Fox 2000. Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author. More