(Publisher’s Weekly, Dec. 15)
Patricia Cornwell does more than just pen forensic thrillers. The author has lent her name to many philanthropic pursuits in the criinal justice arena. In the last year she donated $1 million each to the Harvard Art Museum for a conservation scientist position and to Jhn jay College of Criminal Justice for a crime scene investimgation academy. Putnam announced one million copies in print for Scarpetta, the 16th novel featuring the titular medical examiner. The publisher also produced an original video that featured scenes of Cornwell at a morgue, piloting her helicopter and at her New York City home.
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