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The Resource Cruel and unusual : a novel, Patricia D. Cornwell

Cruel and unusual : a novel, Patricia D. Cornwell

Label
Cruel and unusual : a novel
Title
Cruel and unusual
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Patricia D. Cornwell
Title variation
Cruel and unusual
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 11:05 P.M. Convicted murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell is pronounced dead in the Commonwealth of Virginia's electric chair. In the morgue, Dr. Kay Scarpetta has been waiting for Waddell's body. It's a strange feeling, preparing for an autopsy before the subject is dead. But Scarpetta's been here before. As Virginia's chief medical examiner, she knows the tension of watching the clock as the execution hour draws near. Waddell's death isn't the only newsworthy event on this cold
  • December night. Three hours after thirteen-year-old Eddie Heath goes out to a convenience store to buy a can of soup, his nude, grotesquely wounded body is found propped against a dumpster. Waddell's execution, the attack on Eddie - the two events seem unrelated until Scarpetta and Richmond police lieutenant Pete Marino remember that Waddell arranged his victim in a strikingly similar position to Eddie's. And then there's a new murder, the most puzzling of all. The crime
  • scenes yield few clues: old bloodstains, fragments of feather, and - most baffling - a bloody fingerprint that points Scarpetta to the one suspect who could not possibly have committed this murder. And somewhere in Virginia's corridors of power, perhaps even in her own office, lurks an enemy who will destroy Scarpetta unless she can produce the proof that will clear her name. With some help from her seventeen-year-old niece, computer whiz Lucy, as well as from her loyal
  • friend Lieutenant Marino and FBI agent Benton Wesley, Scarpetta musters all her forensic expertise and investigative skills to uncover shocking secrets that will have vast repercussions. Cruel and Unusual moves bestselling author Patricia D. Cornwell in dramatic new directions, confirming the extraordinary range and power of this gifted, prizewinning writer
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cornwell, Patricia Daniels
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scarpetta, Kay (Fictitious character)
  • Women detectives
  • Medical examiners (Law)
  • Serial murders
  • Women detectives
  • Medical examiners (Law)
  • Serial murders
  • Richmond (Va.)
  • Virginia
Label
Cruel and unusual : a novel, Patricia D. Cornwell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm430101329
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780684195308
Lccn
92032684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)430101329
  • (Sirsi) a1207634
Label
Cruel and unusual : a novel, Patricia D. Cornwell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm430101329
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9780684195308
Lccn
92032684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)430101329
  • (Sirsi) a1207634

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