Cruel and Unusual - Patricia Cornwell

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At 11.05 one December evening in Richmond, Virginia, convicted murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell is pronounced dead in the electric chair.

At the morgue Dr Kay Scarpetta waits for Waddell’s body. Preparing to perform a post mortem before the subject is dead is a strange feeling, but Scarpetta has been here before. And Waddell’s death is not the only newsworthy event on this freezing night: the grotesquely wounded body of a young boy is found propped against a rubbish skip. To Scarpetta the two cases seem unrelated, until she recalls that the body of Waddell’s victim had been arranged in a strikingly similar position.

Then a third murder is discovered, the most puzzling of all. The crime scene yields very few clues: old blood stains, fragments of feather, and – most bailing – a bloody fingerprint that points to the one suspect who could not possibly have committed this murder.

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Cruel and Unusual by Patricia Cornwell

In a very good condition. Some creasing to the spine. See photos for more details.

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Weight 252 g
Dimensions 17.6 × 10.8 × 3.2 cm




Patricia Cornwell