Shopping Cart 0 Items (Empty)

Patricia Cornwell Audio Treasury: Body of Evidence - Post-Mortem - Audio Books

Brand New Audio Books 

Body of Evidence - Patricia Cornwell

Post-Mortem - Patricia Cornwell

both read by Lindsay Crouse

More Patricia Cornwell Audio Books click here

AudioBooks at the House of Oojah Australia and New Zealand

 Brand New: abridged  (Abridged) Still shrink wrapped 5 CDs 

Body of Evidence - Patricia Cornwell

A reclusive writer is dead, and her final manuscript has disappeared...

Someone is stalking Beryl Madison. Someone who spies on her and makes threatening, obscene phone calls. Terrified, Beryl flees to Key West—but eventually she must return to her Richmond home. The very night she arrives, Beryl inexplicably invites her killer in...

Thus begins for Dr. Kay Scarpetta the investigation of a crime as convoluted as it is bizarre.Why would Beryl open the door to someone who brutally slashed and then neatly decapitated her? Did she know her killer? Adding to the intrigue is Beryl's enigmatic relationship with a prizewinning author and the disappearance of her own manuscript.

As Scarpetta retraces Beryl's footsteps, an investigation that begins in the laboratory with microscopes and lasers leads her deep into a nightmare that soon becomes her own.

Post-Mortem - Patricia Cornwell

The first Dr. Kay Scarpetta novel.

A serial killer is on the loose in Richmond, Virginia. Three women have died, brutalized and strangled in their own bedrooms. There is no pattern: the killer appears to strike at random—but always early on Saturday mornings.

So when Dr Kay Scarpetta, chief medical examiner, is awakened at 2:33 a.m., she knows the news is bad: there is a fourth victim, and she fears now for those that will follow unless she can dig up new forensic evidence to aid the police.

But not everyone is pleased to see a woman in this powerful job. Someone may even want to ruin her career and reputation...


About the Author Patricia Cornwell

(From Wikipedia) Patricia Cornwell (born Patricia Carroll Daniels on June 9, 1956) is the author of a popular series of crime novels, many featuring the fictional heroine "Dr. Kay Scarpetta", a medical examiner.

Biographical information

She was born in Miami, Florida. She is a descendant of Harriet Beecher Stowe.Shortly after graduating Davidson College (in North Carolina), she married her English Professor Dr. Charles Cornwell, 17 years her senior. Dr. Cornwell left his tenured professorship to become a preacher, and Patricia began writing a biography of Billy Graham's wife. They divorced shortly thereafter.

Cornwell has made several notable charitable acts, including funding scholarships to the University of Tennessee's National Forensics Academy, Davidson College's Creative Writing Program, and donating her collection of Walter Sickert paintings to Harvard University.

Eugene Bennett, a former FBI agent, attempted to murder his wife, Marguerite, in 1996 because he thought that she had had an affair four years earlier with Cornwell.

Her writing

The Scarpetta novels include a great deal of detail on forensics. The solution to the mystery usually is found in the forensic investigation of the murder victim's corpse, although Scarpetta does considerably more field investigation and confrontation with suspects than real-life medical examiners. The novels are considered to have influenced the development of popular TV series on forensics, both fictional, such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and documentaries, such as Cold Case Squad.

Procedural details are part of the allure of her novels. Cornwell herself worked at a crime lab in Virginia as a technical writer and computer analyst but not in any official medical or forensics capacity. Her attempts to portray herself as an expert in those fields have caused some bad feelings from those who have actual training and licensing, including Kathy Reichs, who is both a board-certified forensic anthropologist and a crime novelist.

Other significant themes in the Scarpetta novels include health in general; individual safety and security; food; and family. Although scenes from the novels take place in a variety of locations around the U.S. and (less commonly) internationally, the city of Richmond, Virginia features prominently.

Besides the Scarpetta novels, Cornwell has written three more light-hearted police fictions featuring Andy Brazil, as well as a number of works of non-fiction.


Jack the Ripper

Cornwell has been involved in a continuing, self-financed search for evidence to support her theory that painter Walter Sickert was Jack the Ripper. She published Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed in 2002 to much controversy, especially within the British art world, where Sickert's work is admired, and also among Ripperologists, who criticize her methods and conclusions. See Portrait of a Killer for further information. However, Cornwell denies a Jack the Ripper obsession in full-page ads in two British newspapers.

List of works

Note: these are Scarpetta novels unless otherwise noted.

* A Time for Remembering (1983; non-fiction; biography of Ruth Bell Graham; later reissued as Ruth: A Portrait)
* Postmortem (1990)
* Body of Evidence (1991)
* All That Remains (1992)
* Cruel and Unusual (1993)
* The Body Farm (1994)
* From Potter's Field (1995)
* Cause of Death (1996)
* Hornet's Nest (1997; Andy Brazil)
* Unnatural Exposure (1997)
* Point of Origin (1998)
* Scarpetta's Winter Table (1998)
* Black Notice (1999)
* Southern Cross (1999; Andy Brazil)
* Life's Little Fable (1999; children's book)
* The Last Precinct (2000)
* Isle Of Dogs (2001; Andy Brazil)
* Food to Die For: Secrets from Kay Scarpetta's Kitchen (2002; non-fiction)
* Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed (2002; non-fiction)
* Blow Fly (2003)
* Trace (2004)
* Predator (2005)
* At Risk (2006) 


Body of Evidence - Patricia Cornwell  ------------- Post-Mortem - Patricia Cornwell ---- AudioBooks

Retail: $29.95
On Sale: $27.95
You Save: 7%
Stock Info: In stock-ready to post today.
$8.95 shipping Australia-wide
Item Options

Gift Wrapping

gift wrappingGift Wrapping - please select gift wrapping for each item you want wrapped

You Might Also Like...

Kryptronic Internet Software Solutions