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Cornwell, Patricia Daniels

Massachusetts State Investigator Win Garano is given one of his most challenging cases yet when he is asked to investigate the death of a young British woman murdered more than forty years ago. Assumed to be a victim of the Boston Strangler, blind Janie Brolin was raped and left for dead in 1962

Paperback, Book. English. Detective and mystery stories.
Published London: Sphere, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Patricia Cornwell
ISBN: 0751539651, 9780751539653
Note: Originally published: New York: Putnam's; London: Little, Brown.
Physical Description: 229 p. ; 18 cm.
Subject: Government investigators Massachusetts Fiction.; Cold cases (Criminal investigation) Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 5.2
Interest Level: UY
Points: 6
Quiz Number: 216092

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.