Scarpetta (novel)

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First edition
Author Patricia Cornwell
Country United States
Language English
Series Kay Scarpetta Mysteries
Genre Crime novel
Publisher G. P. Putnam's Sons
Publication date
December 2, 2008
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 512 (first edition, hardback)
ISBN 0-399-15516-3 (first edition, hardback)
OCLC 213308424
Preceded by Book of the Dead
Followed by The Scarpetta Factor

Scarpetta is a novel by Patricia Cornwell. It was published in 2008 by G. P. Putnam's Sons. The book is a continuation of Cornwell's popular Kay Scarpetta series.


Dr. Kay Scarpetta is called in to examine a Bellevue Hospital patient in New York City. The patient, Oscar Bane, tells Scarpetta that he has been framed for a murder he did not commit by somebody who is stalking him.

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