We’re thrilled to welcome Patricia Cornwell to Piccadilly on her UK visit to celebrate publication of Unnatural Death. Kay Scarpetta returns for one of her most shocking and engrossing cases yet, as two campers wanted by federal law enforcement are found savagely murdered in the Northern Virginia wilderness.
In 1990, Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, while working at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. An auspicious debut, it went on to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity Awards, as well as the French Prix du Roman d’Aventures – the first book ever to claim all these distinctions in a single year. Growing into an international phenomenon, the Scarpetta series won Cornwell the Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author, the Gold Dagger Award, the RBA Thriller Award, and the Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her contributions to literary and artistic development. Today, Cornwell’s novels and iconic characters are known around the world. Beyond the Scarpetta series, Cornwell has written the definitive nonfiction account of Jack the Ripper’s identity, cookbooks, a children’s book, a biography of Ruth Graham, and three other fictional series based on the characters Win Garano, Andy Brazil, and Captain Callie Chase.
Chris Whitaker is the award-winning author of Tall Oaks, All the Wicked Girls and We Begin at the End. All three books were published to widespread critical acclaim, with Tall Oaks going on to win the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award. An instant New York Times bestseller and the #1 Indie Next Pick, We Begin at the End was the 2021 winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award, the Ned Kelly Best International Crime Award, and the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. It was shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2021 and the Goodreads Choice Mystery and Thriller 2021, and was also a Waterstones Thriller of the Month, a Barnes & Noble Book Club Pick and a Good Morning America Buzz Pick.
Please note: Book and ticket option includes a copy of Unnatural Death (RRP £22) which will be available for collection on the day.