TICKETED: Patricia Cornwell, author of Unnatural Death, in conversation with Emiko Tamagawa

*Please note that the venue for this event has changed! This event is now taking place in store at Porter Square Books (25 White St. Cambridge, MA 02140). We are also pleased to now offer virtual access tickets to the livestream of this event. Please see below for details.*

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome crime writer Patricia Cornwell for the launch of her new Scarpetta novel, Unnatural Death! WBUR Here & Now producer Emiko Tamagawa will join the author in conversation. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 28 at 7pm in-store at Porter Square Books (25 White St. Cambridge, MA 02140). 

Tickets include entry for one to this event, as well as one signed copy of Unnatural Death. Virtual access event tickets include access to the livestream and recording of the event, as well as one signed copy of Unnatural Death. Purchase your ticket to attend below!

Two mauled bodies in the woods. Top secret autopsies. The most chilling cases of Scarpetta’s career.

In this thrilling new installment of Patricia Cornwell’s #1 bestselling Scarpetta series, chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta finds herself in a Northern Virginia wilderness examining the remains of two campers wanted by federal law enforcement.
The victims have been savaged beyond recognition, and other evidence is terrifying and baffling, including a larger-than-life footprint.  
After one of the most frightening body retrievals of her career, Scarpetta must discover who would commit murders this savage, and why.


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. Cornwell continues exploring the latest space-age technologies and threats relevant to contemporary life. Her interests range from the morgue to artificial intelligence and include visits to Interpol, the Pentagon, the U.S. Secret Service and NASA. Cornwell was born in Miami. She grew up in Montreat, North Carolina, and now lives and works in Boston.

Emiko Tamagawa is a Senior Producer at Here and Now where she produces arts and culture segments. She studied psychology and drama at Yale and Brandeis, and toured colleges and high schools with her one-woman show about the Japanese-American internment before turning to radio.

Event date: 

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140


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