All that Remains and Cruel and Unusual - Patricia Cornwell - AudioBook CD
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All that Remains
A serial killer is loose in Richmond, specializing in appealing young couples whose bodies are invariably found in the woods months later — minus their boots andsocks. Chief Medical Officer Dr Kay Scarpetta finds herself monitoring a killer whoscrupulously eliminates every clue, rendering all her forensic abilities useless. This time it's her courage and intuition found on the line in a race against time.
Cruel and Unusual - Patricia Cornwell
"Killing me won't kill the beast" are the last words of rapist-murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell, created 4 days before his performance. But they can't explain how Dr. Kay Scarpetta finds Waddell's fingerprints on another crime scene — after she'd done his autopsy. If this really is some kind of game, Scarpetta appears to become the target. And if the upcoming victim is somebody she knows, the punishment is cruel and unusual...
About the Author Patricia Cornwell
Patricia Cornwell is the writer of the favored series of crime novels, various featuring the fictional heroine "Dr. Kay Scarpetta", a health examiner.
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 started composing a biography of Billy Graham's spouse. They divorced soon thereafter.
Cornwell has created many 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 previous FBI agent, tried to murder his spouse, Marguerite, in 1996 because he thought that she had had an affair 4 years earlier with Cornwell.
The Scarpetta novels include a good deal of detail on forensics. The answer to the secret normally is found in the forensic research of the murder victim's corpse, although Scarpetta does considerably more field research and confrontation with suspects than real-life health examiners. The novels are considered to have influenced the development of favored TV series on forensics, both fictional, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and documentaries, including Cold Case Squad.
Procedural details are piece of the allure of her novels. Cornwell herself worked at a crime lab in Virginia as a technical author and computer analyst but not in any official healthcare or forensics capability. Her tries 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 along with a crime novelist.
Other extensive themes in the Scarpetta novels include wellness in general; individual protection and security; food; and family. Although scenes within the novels happen in a range of places around the U.S. and (less commonly) internationally, the city of Richmond, Virginia qualities prominently.
Besides the Scarpetta novels, Cornwell has created 3 more light-hearted authorities fictions featuring Andy Brazil, and a amount of functions of non-fiction.
Jack the Ripper
Cornwell has been included in a continuing, self-financed look for evidence to help her theory that painter Walter Sickert was Jack the Ripper. She published Portrait of the Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed in 2002 to much controversy, specifically in the British art globe, where Sickert's function is admired, and among Ripperologists, who criticize her techniques and conclusions. See Portrait of the Killer for further info. But, Cornwell denies a Jack the Ripper obsession in full-page advertisements in 2 British magazines.