Black Notice by Patricia Cornwell

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The decomposed remains of a stowaway lead Dr. Kay Scarpetta on an international search to Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France—and on a mission that will pull her in two opposite directions: toward protecting her career or toward the truth.


About Patricia Cornwell

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Patricia Cornwell is one of the world’s major internationally bestselling authors, translated into over thirty-five languages in more than 120 countries. She is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Sciences and Medicine; a founding member of the National Forensic Academy; a member of the Advisory Board for the Forensic Sciences Training Program at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York City; and a member of the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital’s National Council, where she is an advocate for psychiatric research. In 2008, Cornwell won the Galaxy British Book Awards’ Book Direct Crime Thriller of the Year—the first American to win this prestigious award. In 2011, she was awarded the medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. Her most recent bestsellers include Port Mortuary, The Scarpetta Factor, The Front, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortem—the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year—and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain’s Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author.
Published August 1, 2000 by Berkley. 468 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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It's like a splash of cold water on a hot day to be plunged, after the irritating third-person satire of Cornwell's last novel, Southern Cross (1998), back into the bracing narration of medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.

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The latest adventure from Patricia Cornwell's no nonsense heroine Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is yet another example of how a solid thriller can be made even better when adapted for audio.

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At the beginning of Patricia Cornwell's latest thriller, BLACK NOTICE, she resurrects beloved character Benton Wesley --- Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta's lover --- with a haunting letter from beyond the grave.

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