Contributor biographical information for Portrait of a killer : Jack the Ripper-- case closed / Patricia Cornwell.


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Patricia Cornwell's most recent number-one bestsellers include The Last Precinct and Isle of Dogs. Her earlier work includes Postmortem-the only novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure in a single year-and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the year's best crime novel of 1993. Her fictional chief medical examiner, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, won the 1999 Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author. Cornwell helped establish the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, the first forensic training facility of its kind in the nation, and serves as the Institute's Chairman of the Board. Visit the Institute's website vifsm.org and Cornwell's own website at patriciacornwell.com.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Jack, -- the Ripper.
Sickert, Walter, -- 1860-1942.
Serial murders -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Whitechapel (London, England) -- History.