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Postmortem by  Patricia Cornwell - Signed First Edition - 1990 - from Brenner's Books - Rare & Collectable (SKU: 008616)


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by Cornwell, Patricia

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New York City: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Fine/Very Fine. 8vo., 293pp. Beautiful First Edition, First Printing, with full number sequence, of the author's first novel (and second book after an earlier biography of Mrs. Billy Graham). First in the tremendously popular series featuring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Square, tight and clean throughout with no discernible wear. Equally attractive unclipped dust-jacket, ($16.95), is fresh and bright with no creases, chipping or tears. Pretty much As New. Flat-signed by the author on the title page. An exemplary copy indeed on one of the high spots of the modern mystery genre and at a great price.


Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1) A series of monstrous stranglings in Richmond, Virginia leaves the city paralyzed with fear. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta begins her investigation, and quickly realizes a terrible pattern is emerging, and someone begins to sabotage her research and wants her dead! Macavity Award for Best First Mystery Novel (1991) , Anthony Award for Best First Novel (1991) , Prix du Roman d'Adventure , Crime Writers' Association New Blood Dagger , Edgar Award for Best First Novel (1991)

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Brenner's Books - Rare & Collectable US (US)
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Cornwell, Patricia
Book condition
Used - Very Fine
Jacket condition
Very Fine
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1st Edition
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York City
Date published
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Signed/Inscribed; Mystery/Suspense/Crime Drama;

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