Home > Collectibles > Signed Books > Authors A - C >

Cornwell, Patricia | Portrait of a Killer | Signed First Edition Copy
Portrait of a Killer | Cornwell, Patricia | Signed First Edition Book


 
PORTRAIT OF A KILLER by Patricia Cornwell
AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER BOOK


First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author. 2002 NY: Putnam ISBN 9780399149320
VJ Books Price $39.99

Purchase this book and earn 1000 points --> Learn more about MyRewards


Availability: Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours

Book Description
 

PORTRAIT OF A KILLER by Patricia Cornwell - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK

See all titles by Patricia Cornwell.

Crime fiction writer Cornwell adds yet another volume to the Jack the Ripper literature.

"I knew the identity of a murderer and couldn't possibly avert my gaze," declares bestselling author and Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine chairman of the board Patricia Cornwell. Claiming to have cracked the unsolved case of Jack the Ripper, the author, combining superb investigative skills and meticulous research with modern technology, presents strong, albeit largely circumstantial, evidence as to the true culprit in this uncharacteristic work of nonfiction.

Cornwell's man is the handsome, educated actor-cum-artist Walter Richard Sickert, and she delves into his life, probing the psychological pain and sexual deformity which led to his "impotent fury", transporting readers to 19th century England, and bringing an authentic, resonating flavor to the era and to the desperate lives of London's "unfortunates" who became the killer's prey.

Despite some over-detailed readings of medical records, laws and police reports, as well as descriptive accounts of Cornwell's experiences re-opening the case, it turns potentially dry material into an enthralling exploration of the physical evidence, including DNA tests commissioned by Cornwell are presented and new clues are sought in the accounts of the murders of the Ripper's victims.

Assurance of Quality
VJ Books provides the finest in signed first editions and collectible books. In so doing, we consistently inspect and grade each book using professional standards. Every dust jacket is placed in acid-free archival quality acetate. Prior to leaving our warehouse, each item is prepared to ensure safe delivery.

Share your knowledge of this book with other customers... Be the first to write a review

Browse for more books in the same category as this item:

Collectibles > Signed Books > Authors A - C
Mysteries > A - C
Books by Author > Search By Author > Cornwell, Patricia
Collectibles > Signed Books
Mysteries
Collectibles
New Coupon Category