Cruel and Unusual - Patricia Cornwell

Cruel and Unusual

By Patricia Cornwell

  • Release Date: 2009-12-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 378 Ratings


“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 medical examiner 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...


  • My Favorite Scarpetta thus far!

    By loup- garou
    This was the book that started my addiction to Patricia Cornwells work. It continues to be a favorite as I work through the rest of her books. Highly recommend this one!
  • Excellent book

    By jab0731
    This wan an excellent book to read kept me on the edge of my seat
  • Outstanding book!!!!

    By Crysgibs
    Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Truley awesome

    By nick21smith
    I absolutely LOVE all the Scarpetta books. Each one leaves you wanting more!
  • Another great scarpetta

    By Jennifer Griffin
    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.