The Body Farm

By: Cornwell, Patricia

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Signed by the Patricia Cornwell. Quarter bound in publisher's black cloth of cream cloth boards, orange gilt lettering on spine. Cornwell ( Body of Evidence ; All That Remains ) casts a wider, surer narrative net in the latest case set for her increasingly complex heroine, Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia. As an FBI consultant, Scarpetta investigates the North Carolina murder of 11-year-old Emily Steiner, whose mutilation suggests the M.O. of an escaped killer met previously in Cruel and Unusual. Forensic clues from the body's second autopsy prompt Scarpetta to request that certain experiments be made at the University of Tennessee's Decay Research Facility, known as the Body Farm. Meanwhile, she, Pete Marino of the Richmond, Va., police, and her new love interest, FBI Unit Chief Benton Wesley investigate the apparent suicide (from autoerotic asphyxiation) of the local FBI agent in charge of the case. Then, Scarpetta's computer-whiz niece Lucy, working at FBI headquarters at Quantico, is charged with violating security. During her travels between North Carolina and Virginia, Scarpetta worries about both the less-than-forthcoming Lucy and Marino, who becomes emotionally entangled with Emily's beautiful stricken mother. Results at the Body Farm lead her to a convincing, if abrupt, resolution. Deeper characterization and a more intricate plot mark this fifth in a consistently compelling series. . Both the volume and the unclipped dust jacket are in perfect, unmarked condition. AS NEW/AS NEW. Kay Scarpetta Mysteries Series. Vol. 5. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 320 pp. Signed by Author

Title: The Body Farm

Author Name: Cornwell, Patricia

Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Science, Medicine & Technology, Mystery,

Edition: Second Edition. 1

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1994

ISBN Number: 0684195976

ISBN Number 13: 9780684195971

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 8634

Keywords: Mystery Suspense horror Medicine; Medical Thriller signed books