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At risk

At risk

Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

'At Risk' is a novel filled with all the chilling suspense, rich characters and trademark forensics that have made Patricia Cornwell an international phenomenon. But what she does with those ingredients is a revelation

Paperback, Book. English. Detective and mystery stories.
Published London: Sphere, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 075153871X, 9780751538717
Note: Originally published: New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons; London: Little, Brown, 2006.
Physical Description: 229 p. ; 18 cm.
Subject: Cold cases (Criminal investigation) Tennessee Knoxville Fiction.; DNA fingerprinting Fiction.; Public prosecutors Fiction.; Government investigators Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.5
Interest Level: UY
Points: 6
Quiz Number: 216091

Author note

Patricia Cornwell's first crime novel, Postmortem , was published in 1990 and became the first novel to win all the major crime awards in a single year. In 2008 Cornwell won the Galaxy British Book Awards' Books Direct Crime Thriller of the Year - the first American ever to win this award. In 2011 she was awarded the Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.

Often interviewed on US national television as a forensic consultant, Cornwell is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine; a founding member of the National Forensic Academy; a member of the Advisory Board for the Forensic Sciences Training Program at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, NYC and a member of the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital's National Council, where she is an advocate for psychiatric research.

Fox have acquired the film rights to the Scarpetta novels, featuring Angelina Jolie as Dr Kay Scarpetta. Cornwell's books are translated into thirty-six languages across more than fifty countries, and she is regarded as one of the major international bestselling authors.


This sparky novella-length work... is read with aplomb by Kate Reading. There are two great characters, crackling with suppressed chemistry
Sunday Times||Kate Reading's telling of AT RISK keeps the listener hooked from the start
Waterstone's Books Quarterly||The pace is cracking.
DAILY MIRROR||This book is just as exciting as one of the author's Scarpetta thrillers and is thrilling from start to finish.