General fiction, Mysteries and crime stories, Forensic fiction, Women sleuths
The discovery of the corpse of an eleven-year-old girl sends shock waves through the small community of Black Mountain, a sleepy little town in North Carolina. Dr Kay Scarpetta, working on a similar case in Virginia, is called in to… apply her forensic skills to this latest atrocity, but the apparent simplicity of the case proves something of a poisoned chalice. Contains violence. 1994.