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Cruel and Unusual

Book 4, Scarpetta - Scarpetta 4

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“A knockout” (People) of a thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta.

“Killing me won’t kill the beast” are the last words of rapist-murderer Ronnie Joe Waddell, written four days before his execution. But they can't explain how Dr. Kay Scarpetta finds Waddell's fingerprints on another crime scene—after she’d performed his autopsy. If this is some sort of game, Scarpetta seems to be the target. And if the next victim is someone she knows, the punishment will be cruel and unusual...

From Publishers Weekly

Feb 27, 1995 – This fourth mystery to feature Virginia Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kay Scarpetta was a 12-week PW bestseller.

Customer Reviews

Excellent book

This wan an excellent book to read kept me on the edge of my seat

Truley awesome

I absolutely LOVE all the Scarpetta books. Each one leaves you wanting more!

Another great scarpetta

I began reading the Scarletta novels just last week. I'm about 10 years behind I know ! However I have read the first four this week and they, like this title are all fantastic! I feel however old titles like this , that you can pay 5$ for In paperback shouldn't cost 10$ on iTunes. Come down on price and I will buy ten more.

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Cruel and Unusual
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: Dec 01, 2009
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 4, Scarpetta
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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