Patricia Cornwell Books In Order

Patricia Cornwell is an American crime writer who is known for her best-selling novels featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. The first novel in the series, Postmortem, was inspired by a series of sensational murders in Richmond, Virginia. The majority of Cornwell’s stories are set in Richmond, making it the perfect location for fans of her work to visit! In this blog post, we will discuss the Patricia Cornwell books in order so that you can read them in the correct order. We will also provide some information about each book and what you can expect from them.

Publication Order of Kay Scarpetta Books

  • Postmortem (1990)
  • Body of Evidence (1991)
  • All That Remains (1992)
  • Cruel and Unusual (1993)
  • The Body Farm (1994)
  • From Potter’s Field (1995)
  • Cause of Death (1996)
  • Unnatural Exposure (1997)
  • Point of Origin (1998)
  • Black Notice (1999)
  • The Last Precinct (2000)
  • Blow Fly (2003)
  • Trace (2004)
  • Predator (2005)
  • Book of the Dead (2007)
  • Scarpetta (2008)
  • The Scarpetta Factor (2009)
  • Port Mortuary (2010)
  • Red Mist (2011)
  • The Bone Bed (2012)
  • Dust (2013)
  • Flesh and Blood (2014)
  • Depraved Heart (2015)
  • Chaos (2016)
  • Autopsy (2021)
  • Livid (2022)

Publication Order of Andy Brazil/Judy Hammer Books

  • Hornet’s Nest (1996)
  • Southern Cross (1998)
  • Isle of Dogs (2001)

Publication Order of Captain Chase Books

  • Quantum (2019)
  • Spin (2020)

Publication Order of Winston Garano Books

  • At Risk (2006)
  • The Front (2008)

Publication Order of Picture Books

  • Life’s Little Fable (1999)

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

  • Ruth, A Portrait: The Story of Ruth Bell Graham (1983)
  • Scarpetta’s Winter Table (1998)
  • Food to Die For: Secrets From Kay Scarpetta’s Kitchen (2001)
  • Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper – Case Closed (2002)
  • Chasing the Ripper (2014)
  • Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert (2017)

Publication Order of Anthologies

  • The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction (2002)

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