The Bone Bed

The Bone Bed

Scarpetta (Book 20)

by Patricia Cornwell

Paperback / softback Age range: 18+ years old Publication Date: 03/09/2013

RRP  $18.99 $17.25
A woman has vanished while digging a dinosaur bone bed in the remote wilderness of Canada. Somehow, the only evidence has made its way to the inbox of Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta, over two thousand miles away in Boston. She has no idea why. But as events unfold with alarming speed, Scarpetta begins to suspect that the paleontologist's disappearance is connected to a series of crimes much closer to home: a gruesome murder, inexplicable tortures, and trace evidence from the last living creatures of the dinosaur age.

When she turns to those around her, Scarpetta finds that the danger and suspicion have penetrated even her closest circles. Her niece Lucy speaks in riddles. Her lead investigator, Pete Marino, and FBI forensic psychologist and husband, Benton Wesley, have secrets of their own. Feeling alone and betrayed, Scarpetta is tempted by someone from her past as she tracks a killer both cunning and cruel.
ISBN:
9780425261361
9780425261361
Category:
Thriller / suspense
Age range:
18+ years old
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
03-09-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
482
Dimensions (mm):
188x107x30mm
Weight:
0.25kg
Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell is recognized as one of the world's top bestselling crime authors with novels translated into thirty-six languages in more than 120 countries.

Her novels have won numerous prestigious awards including the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, Macavity, and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure prize. Beyond the Scarpetta series, Patricia has written fiction and non-fiction, including a definitive book about Jack the Ripper.

A licensed helicopter pilot and scuba diver, Cornwell actively researches the cutting-edge forensic technologies that inform her work. She was born in Miami, grew up in Montreat, NC, and now lives and works in Boston.

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