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Postmortem. by  Patricia CORNWELL - First Edition - 1990 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 74281)


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by CORNWELL, Patricia

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1990. First edition, first printing. Octavo. Original red boards, black cloth backstrip, titles to spine gilt. With dust jacket. A fine copy in the jacket.


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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CORNWELL, Patricia
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons,
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About Peter Harrington

Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.


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