Best Addictive Thrillers and Crime Novels of Patricia Cornwell

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Award Winning Books

If you are someone who is not fond of novels and who has never read a book in his or her life then for you the best author to start with is Patricia Cornwell. The books of Patricia Cornwell mostly revolve around crime and suspense. The language used by Patricia is simple and you will be able to read her novels with ease. In the headings below I have shared some of the best Crime Novels written by Patricia.

The Book of the Dead

The novel was written back in the year 2007. The book is the part of the famous Scarpetta series and to be precise it is the 15th one in the series. The book has been written in the third person style and was published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, Berkley Books and Sphere Books. Like all other Scarpetta series, the book revolves around crime and mystery.

Blow Fly

The book is the part of the Dr. Kay Scarpetta series and was published back in the year 2001. The book was published by G. P. Putnam’s Sons. In this book, Kay has left her home in Richmond and is now living in Florida. Blow Fly is an absolute thriller and it involves the characters of Nic Robillard, Kay Scarpetta, Pete Marino, Rocco Caggiano and Jean-Baptiste Chandonne.

Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed

The Portrait of a killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed” is the product of the brilliant mind which Patricia Cornwell has. It is more of a nonfiction book based on the theory that the famous painter by the name of Walter Sickert was the 19th century serial killer famously known as Jack the Ripper. The novel was published back in the year 2002 and since then has been read by millions of people all over the world.

All That Remains

After the instant hit of “Body of Evidence” the next novel Patricia wrote was “All That Remains”. The novel was published in the year 1992 and has around 416 pages full of thrill. It is the third book in the famous series of Dr Kay Scarpetta. The book is based on Colonial Parkway Killer. The killer was suspected to have killed eight people in Virginia.

Hornet’s Nest

The title of this novel refers to Charlotte, North Carolina which was once the epicenter of rebellion during the America Revolutionary war. The book was published in 1997, and revolves around three brilliant characters namely Andy Brazil, Virginia West and Judy Hammer.

Point of Origin

Point of Origin is also the part of the famous Scarpetta series. It was the ninth book in the series. The book was published back in the year 1998 and contains 416 pages. The novel becomes exciting when Scarpetta finds a dead body beneath the debris of a fire hit Farm House. The book is an excellent reading material.


Apart from Patricia Cornwell, there are many other brilliant crime writers which the world has seen, check this one to know about them. I hope after reading this article, you will surely move one step closer to reading books. The books which I have mentioned are mind blowing and will surely make you jump out of your bed.