kirstennnnnn (kirstennnnnn) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Cruel and Unusual by Patrica D. Cornwell

book 55:  Cruel and Unusual by Patrica D. Cornwell

This is the fourth Kay Scarpetta medical examiner mystery by Cornwell.  It concerns the fingerprint of an executed murderer ending up at a fresh crime scene after his death and a cover-up involving Dr. Scarpetta's own staff, as well as the prison system and members of local government and law enforcement.  And, in addition to continued brutal murders with unsettling things in common, someone is trying to lay blame at Dr. Scarpetta's doorstep, even forcing her to go before a grand jury to defend her job and maybe her freedom.  This one won a CWA Gold Dagger Award, if that means something to you. ;)
Tags: award winner, murder mystery

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