Signed, first edition, hardcover books for the prudent collector
"In the popular, profitable and packed world of women crime writers, Cornwell has leap to the front." - USA Today
"In Kay Scarpetta, Patricia Cornwell has a character as strong as any in popular fiction." - The Wall Street Journal
Patricia Cornwell as she appears on the dust jacket of her 2008 release, SCARPETTA. Photo by Debra Gingrich, Copyright 2008 by CEI Enterprises Inc.
These are two Debra Gingrich (Copyright 2007 & 2008) photos of Patricia Cornwell from the dust jackets of her 2007 release, BOOK OF THE DEAD (left photo) and her 2008 release, THE FRONT .
This photo of Cornwell posing in the guise of her lead character Kay Scarpetta, a Virginia medical examiner, was taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz and published in the May 1997 issue of Vanity Fair magazine for an article titled: Death Becomes Her, written by Judy Bachrach.. The photo appears distorted because of the page fold in the magazine.
Dr. Staci Gruber (photos at left) wed Patricia Cornwell in a February 2005 same sex marriage ceremony in Massachusetts. Dr.Gruber is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University and the Associate Director of the Neuroimaging Center at the McClean Research Hospital in Massachusetts.
Patricia Cornwell with former President George Bush and his wife Barbara at their home in Kennybunkport, Maine. (Date of photo unknown)
Cornwell with Dr. Bill Bass at his University of Tennessee forensic anthropology lab (The Body Farm) in Knoxville, Tennessee. Cornwell made the facility famous in her novel, THE BODY FARM.
Cornwell meeting with Dr. Bill Bass, University of Tennessee forensic anthropologist, for work on her 2003 novel BLOW FLY.
Cornwell (above left) at a 2003 booksiging in Boston for BLOW FLY and signing at a 2005 appearance in Connecticut for her novel PREDATOR.
One of the many versions of the Patricia Daniels Cornwell signature.
A few fortunate collectors have her signature as "Patsy Daniels Cornwell."
The cover from Cornwell's first novel, POSTMORTEM. It introduced her lead character, Dr. Kay Scarpetta and is the only novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony and Macavity Awards in the same year .
The future author at age 2 in Miami, Florida
The Patricia D. Cornwell Bibliography (Under Construction)
A Time for Remembering - The Ruth Bell Graham Story - Harper & Row - 1983
Ruth - A Portrait - The Story of Ruth Bell Graham - Doubleday - 1997
Postmortem - Scribners 1991
Winner of the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony & Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d'Adventure
Body of Evidence -Scribners 1991
All That Remains -Scribners 1992
Cruel & Unusual -Scribners 1993
The Body Farm -Scribners 1994
From Potter's Field -Scribners 1995
Cause of Death - Putnam - 1996
Hornet's Nest -Putnam, January 1997
Unnatural Exposure -Putnam, July 1997
Point of Origin - Putnam, July 1998
Southern Cross - Putnam, January 1999
Black Notice - Putnam - 1999
The Last Precinct - November 2000
Isle of Dogs - 2001
Blow Fly -G. P. Putnam's Sons, October 1., 2003
Trace -Putnam, September 2004
Cornwell's 2004 signature on our first edition, hardcover copy of TRACE which is for sale at our bookstore at www.Abebooks.com.
Predator, October 25., 2005
At Risk - 2006
Book of the Dead - 2007
The Agenda - 2008
The 2008 book, TWISTED TRIANGLE, which details the dramatic true tale of illicit love, attempted murder and FBI corruption. Written by veteran journalist Caitlin Rotherwith former FBI agent John Hess.. Published by Jossey-Bass, Copyright 2008.
Patricia Cornwell and FBI agent Marguerite Bennett (above left) were linked in a 1990's lesbian love affair. The involvement is the subject of a 'tell all' book shown above titled TWISTED TRIANGLE.
The pair are shown here at Hogan's Alley at Quantico, Virginia in April 1992.
Cornwell had met Margo Bennett while taking an FBI training course in Quantico, Va. According to Twisted Triangle, a slow flirtation developed between the two women, with Cornwell bestowing some generous gifts. Eventually they kissed (“Plain nerve endings going Fourth of July bonkers… I was mush,” is how Bennett effusively describes it), and slept together.
Bennett works presently as a Captain for the campus police at the University of California at Berkeley.
Patricia Cornwell with Ruth Bell Graham and world famous Evangelist Billy Graham and their dog Barney as they posed for this dust jacket photo for RUTH - A PORTRAIT, published in 1997. Cornwell grew up near the Graham home in Montreat, North Carolina and is a close friend of the family. Ruth Bell Graham passed away on 14 June 2007 at the age of 87.
Patricia D. Corwell's signature on our first edition copy of THE BODY FARM, published by Ssribner's. The author signed at a Barnes & Noble sponsored event in Richmond, Virginia on Sat., 24 September 2004.
Cornwell in a 1997 dust jacket photo by John Earle which appeared on an omnibus collection of the author's first three novels. The edition was published by Smithmark Publishers of New York.
Photo by John Earle
Patricia Cornwell was born on June 9, 1956, in Miami, Florida, and grew up in Montreat, North Carolina.
She graduated from Davidson College in 1979, and began working at the Charlotte Observer, rapidly advancing from listing television programs to writing feature articles to covering the police beat. She won an investigative reporting award from the North Carolina Press Association for a series of articles on prostitution and crime in Charlotte.
A Time for Remembering, her award-winning biography of Mrs. Billy Graham, was published in 1983. From 1984 to 1990 she worked as a computer analyst and technical writer at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia.
Her first crime novel, Postmortem, was published by Scribner's in 1990. Following rejections by seven major publishing houses, it became the first novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman díAventure in a single year.
In Postmortem, Dr. Kay Scarpetta was introduced to the world by Cornwell as the intrepid Chief Medical Examiner of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
In 1999, Cornwell's own ' Dr. Scarpetta' won the Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author.