Patricia Cornwell


Flesh And Blood (2014)

It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing.

In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the unsettling pursuit... Read More >

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Author Patricia Cornwell has been moving and shaking up her veteran medical examiner Kay Scarpetta

There were no forensic TV shows when Patricia Cornwell created chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta in 1990, but the fictional doctor is going strong 24 years later as "Flesh and Blood," the 22nd Scarpetta book and the second... Read More >

Interview: Authors Patricia Cornwell and Anne Rice

But the best-selling authors, who appear separately Monday at Miami Book Fair International, have done groundbreaking work in their respective genres (suspense and horror). They’ve each built a... Read More >