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Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell - Signed First Edition - 1990 - from Armadillo Alley Books (SKU: 0013)

Postmortem

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Postmortem

by Patricia Cornwell

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Fine/Fine
ISBN 10
0684191415
ISBN 13
9780684191416
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NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED. Like New. 1st/1st with full number line beginning with "1". Pre-publication, association edition inscribed by Cornwell with full name on the half-title page to a former co-worker at the Virginia State Laboratory in Richmond Virginia. "To Mary Lea, Best Wishes, Patricia Daniels Cornwell 1989." Book has mild slant from reading otherwise tight with good corners and clean boards. Textblock is clean with no writing, bookplate or marks and not BCE, ex-library or remaindered. Faint foxing to side fore-edges. A bend on page 214 where the page was dog-eared. Dust jacket is unclipped ($16.95) with mild toning to upper flaps. Original seller provided a 1991 VDGS (Virginia Department of General Services) newsletter about their now-famous employee. A lovely copy. Protected in a Brodart Mylar cover. Winner of the 1991 Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

The provenance of this copy of POSTMORTEM:

I contacted the seller to ask about the circumstances of the signing and have added her scanned email reply (with email address and last name protected)

Synopsis

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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Details

Bookseller
Armadillo Alley Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
0013
Title
Postmortem
Author
Patricia Cornwell
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition / First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0684191415
ISBN 13
9780684191416
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1990
Bookseller catalogs
First Editions; Association Copy; Inscribed; Signed Books;

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