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By Patricia Daniels Cornwell. 2013
After working on one of the worst mass killings in US history, Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta returns home to… recover, but an unsettling call drives her straight back to work. The body of a young woman has been discovered inside the sheltered gates of MIT, draped in ivory linen and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike. 2013.
By Mo Hayder. 2006
In a pleasant London neighbourhood, a man and his wife are found tied up in their own home and their… young son has disappeared. Jack Caffery is called in to investigate, but a similar tragedy from his own past makes it impossible for him to be scientifically detached. Descriptions of sex, violence and explicit strong language. 2001.
By Patricia Daniels Cornwell. 2009
Despite their troubled past, detective Pete Marino works again with pathologist Kay Scarpetta, her husband, and her niece, to expose… the sadistic sexual psychopath who killed a graduate student who was a dwarf. Meanwhile someone trashes Scarpetta’s reputation online. Violence, strong language, and some explicit descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.
By Jeffery Deaver. 2003
When a killer flees the scene of a homicide at a prestigious Manhattan music school and locks himself in a… classroom, the police have him surrounded within minutes. A scream rings out, followed by a gunshot. The police break down the door. The room is empty. The ambitious Sachs, and the quadriplegic Rhyme, must work together to ferret out a master illusionist they've dubbed "the conjurer" and prevent a terrifying act of vengeance that could become the greatest vanishing act of all. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. Sequel to "Stone monkey", followed by “The twelfth card”. 2003. (Lincoln Rhyme ; 5)
By Karin Slaughter, Bernard Ferry. 2013
" Suite à un appel anonyme à Lena Adams, le corps d'une jeune femme est découvert au fond du lac… glacé de Grant. Un mot griffonné sur une feuille de papier semble indiquer qu'il s'agit d'un suicide. Pourtant, il apparaît bien vite qu'il n'en est rien : Allison Spooner, 21 ans, a été poignardée dans le cou et enchaînée à des parpaings avant d'être abandonnée aux eaux du lac. C'est dans ces circonstances que Sara Linton, après une longue absence, revient en ville pour voir sa famille. Entraînée par une spirale d'événements, elle se retrouve mêlée à cette sordide affaire de meurtre. Le principal suspect, arrêté alors que Lena et ses hommes fouillaient la chambre de la victime, demande à la voir, mais lorsqu'elle arrive au commissariat, il est déjà trop tard : le garçon gît sans vie dans sa cellule, son cri d'innocence barbouillé sur les murs. Quelque chose cloche dans la déposition du suspect et Sara, qui n'a aucune confiance en Lena, appelle le Georgia Bureau of Investigation qui dépêche sur les lieux l'agent spécial Will Trent. Mais celui-ci se heurte aors à un mur de silence, car Grant County est une petite communauté qui protège ses secrets. Et la seule personne qui pourrait révéler la vérité est morte. " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Broken.
By Kathy Reichs. 2015
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan investigates what looks to be a typical missing person case, only to find herself digging up… bones possibly left by a serial killer, a cult, or perhaps something not entirely of this world. Bestseller. 2015.
By Jeffery Deaver. 2013
When a U.S. government sniper kills a suspected American terrorist, private investigator Lincoln Rhyme is tasked with building a case… against those involved. Violence and strong language. Sequel to “The burning wire”, followed by “The skin collector“. 2013.
By Jeffery Deaver. 2015
A new type of serial killer is stalking the streets of New York - one more devious and disturbing than… ever before. They call this butcher The Skin Collector: a tattooist with a chamber of torture hidden deep underground. But instead of using ink to create each masterpiece, the artist uses a lethal poison which will render targets dead before they can even entertain the prospect of escape. Drafted in to investigate, NYPD detective Lincoln Rhyme and his associate Amelia Sachs have little to go on but a series of cryptic messages left etched into the skin of the deceased. 2015.
By Patricia Daniels Cornwell. 2009
It is the week before Christmas. The effects of the credit crunch have prompted Dr Kay Scarpetta to offer her… services pro bono to New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. But in no time at all, her increased visibility seems to precipitate a string of dramatic and unsettling events. Sequel to "Scarpetta", followed by "Port Mortuary". 2009.
By Kathy Reichs. 2012
A hospital report sends forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan to a patient’s apartment, where she finds the corpses of three newborns.… Tempe and her two ex-lovers search for the infants’ mother. In remote Northern Canada the investigators stumble upon a related mystery involving diamond rights. Strong language and some violence. 2012. (Dr. Temperance Brennan mystery ; 15)
By Kathy Reichs. 2011
Charlotte, North Carolina. As NASCAR enthusiasts arrive for Race Week, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is asked to identify the body… found by the speedway. Brennan’s unofficial investigation leads to a long-missing female race-car driver and her boyfriend. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex and explicit descriptions of violence. Bestseller. 2011. (Dr. Temperance Brennan mystery)
By Kathy Reichs. 2010
Medical examiner Temperance Brennan and her daughter, along with Brennan's ex-lover and his daughter, become entangled in a case where… past and present collide. Three bodies are identified as John Lowery - an American soldier declared dead in 1968 in Vietnam. Violence. Bestseller. 2010. (Dr. Temperance Brennan mystery)
By Patricia Daniels Cornwell. 2010
Kay Scarpetta has been training at the Dover Port Mortuary, mastering the art of 'virtual autopsy' - a groundbreaking procedure… that could soon revolutionise forensic science. And it is not too long before these new skills urgently need to be put into practice. A young man drops dead, apparently from a heart condition, eerily close to Scarpetta's home. But when his body is examined the next morning, there are stunning indications that he may have been alive when he was zipped inside a pouch and locked inside the cooler. Sequel to "The Scarpetta factor", followed by "Red mist". 2010.
By Patricia Daniels Cornwell. 2011
Kay Scarpetta has arranged to meet an inmate at the high-security Georgia Prison for Women. Against advice, she is determined… to hear this woman out - she believes the prisoner may hold some answers to the murder of her former deputy. But soon she finds connections to a string of grisly killings. Sequel to "Port Mortuary", followed by "The bone bed". 2011.
By Patricia Daniels Cornwell. 2007
Dr. Kay Scarpetta leaves Florida and moves to Charleston, South Carolina, to open a private forensic pathologist practice along with… niece Lucy and investigator Pete Marino. The team takes on the case of a teenaged tennis star murdered in Rome. Violence and strong language. Bestseller. 2007. (Dr. Kay Scarpetta mysteries ; 15)
By Kathy Reichs. 2014
For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away. The killer of young women. The… monster. And the one who has now come back. Feeding on fear, grief, and rage. Killing again. Killing girls. Getting closer. Coming for Tempe. 2014.
By Kathy Reichs. 2007
A young girl's skeleton found in New Brunswick reminds forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan of her own Acadian childhood friend… who disappeared in her teens. Meanwhile Tempe's former lover, detective Andrew Ryan, is investigating a serial killer who may be connected to Tempe's case. Strong language, and descriptions of violence. Bestseller. 2007. (Temperance Brennan mysteries ; 10)
By Patricia Daniels Cornwell. 1999
Robbery, murder, incompetence and not enough parking spaces - just another day in the life of a big city's police… department. Judy Hammer investigates as a virus crashes the police computer, freezing screens with a design of blue fish - the same one a gang called the Pikes claim is their symbol. Strong language. 1999.
By Patricia Daniels Cornwell. 2000
In this sequel to "Black notice" (DC21800), Dr. Kay Scarpetta has escaped death from the serial killer "werewolf" and continues… investigating crimes committed by his French syndicate. But then the doctor herself faces a murder accusation. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2000. (Dr. Kay Scarpetta mysteries ; 12)
By Kathy Reichs. 2001
A plane crashes in the mountains of North Carolina and forensic scientist Tempe Brennan undertakes routine identification of the victims.… The discovery of a severed foot well away from the main site suggests that apart from the air tragedy, another corpse lies hidden somewhere. 2001.