Patricia Cornwell

Where I stand

11/25/2014

Amazon Publishing has released an essay by bestselling author Patricia Cornwell, which documents her investigation of Jack the Ripper for her 2002 title, Portrait of a Killer. “Chasing the Ripper,” published today as a Kindle Single by Amazon imprint Thomas & Mercer, is priced at $1.99. More

Patricia Cornwell on her latest book ‘Flesh and Blood’

11/24/2014

Author Patricia Cornwell weighs in on flying helicopters, Senator John McCain and her latest book ‘Flesh and Blood.’ More

HarperCollins Campaign Streams New Book One Word at a Time

11/22/2014

To increase engagement around a new thriller, HarperCollins “spritzed” it one word at a time on a digital billboard at one of London’s busiest train stations. For the past two weeks, London commuters have been able to read Patricia Cornwell’s latest thriller, Flesh and Blood, for free on a digital billboard at the Liverpool Street […]

Patricia Cornwell on writing and her character Kay Scarpetta

11/21/2014

Patricia Cornwell is a pioneer of the genre of forensic psychological thrillers, and perhaps best known for her series following medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. More

Guns, gay marriage and a real-life murder: The private life of thriller writer Patricia Cornwell

11/21/2014

Patricia Cornwell has sold over 100 million books, owns an upscale apartment in Boston, a private helicopter, and has a personal fortune somewhere north of $75 million. So, naturally, she is telling me about her money worries. More

Nikki chats with Patricia Cornwell

11/20/2014

Nikki chats it up with the vastly popular Patricia Cornwell on the release of her 22nd novel in the Dr. Kay Scarpetta series “FLESH AND BLOOD” which is in stores now! Listen below! More

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

11/18/2014

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 Boston-based one, hits shelves this week. More

Interview: Authors Patricia Cornwell and Anne Rice

11/16/2014

The stories Patricia Cornwell and Anne Rice tell have little in common. One writes about seeking justice for the dead; the other prefers exhuming the secrets of the undead. More Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/books/miami-book-fair-international/article3955143.html#storylink=cpy

Dr. Kay Scarpetta returns in a new forensic crime adventure

11/15/2014

Author Patricia Cornwell has come a long way since her days as a crime reporter for the Charlotte Observer and a computer analyst at the chief medical examiner’s office in Richmond, Va More

Flesh and Blood: A Fascinating Talk With Patricia Cornwell

11/13/2014

Patricia Cornwell is the internationally bestselling and award-winning author of 33 books, the most famous and widely read being the 22 novels of the “Kay Scarpetta” series. More

Patricia Cornwell’s ‘Flesh and Blood’

11/12/2014

The twenty-second novel to feature the indelible Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Flesh and Blood marks Cornwell’s first book with William Morrow—and reunites her with Editor David Highfill. A forensics expert credited with introducing the genre, the author has also written five non-Scarpetta novels, two cookbooks, a biography, and a case study on the Jack the Ripper […]

Patricia Cornwell launches book tour in Wilton

11/10/2014

Keeping a popular mystery series fresh and exciting for 22 books isn’t easy. Patricia Cornwell is nearing the 30th anniversary of her novels about forensic investigator Kay Scarpetta and longtime readers should be both thrilled and jolted by the new book, “Flesh and Blood” More

A great interview with The Charlotte Observer, where I started.

11/09/2014

A persistent Patricia Cornwell publishes 22nd Scarpetta novel — Patricia Cornwell is taking calls from one reporter after the other – bam-bam-bam – 15 minutes apart – from her penthouse apartment in Boston, which overlooks Boston Harbor.  More

Meet Dr. Kay Scarpetta

11/08/2014

In 1990, Postmortem was published to huge critical acclaim, winning a plethora of awards including the Edgar (US) and John Creasey (UK) Awards for Best First Novel. This was the first book in Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta series.  More.

The latest about Flesh And Blood

11/07/2014

Patricia Cornwell’s books featuring her forensic sleuth Kay Scarpetta have been bestsellers for years, since her debut Post Mortem in 1990 inaugurated what is now a 22-book sequence.  More

Off to a good start!

10/28/2014

Ten books to read in November

flesh and blood sneak peak

10/24/2014

You don’t have to have the new iPhone to enjoy this sneak peek of FLESH AND BLOOD in the iBooks store. Start reading now: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/flesh-and-blood/id819199060?mt=11

Fun is coming to CBS!

10/15/2014

 Best-selling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell is writing an original drama pilot for CBS through ABC Studios. She will executive produce the yet-to-be-titled project with Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts. Read more: http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00075939.html#ixzz3HLnK3jfH  

Meet Angie Steele

10/12/2014

CBS has bought a crime drama from one of the genre’s literary experts, bestselling author Patricia Cornwell http://deadline.com/2014/10/patricia-cornwell-crime-writer-drama-pilot-cbs-abc-studios-849512/

Here’s something fun!

08/04/2014

Do you believe the science you read in crime fiction? More

‘Inspirational’ women choose favourite books for Baileys

05/20/2014

Nineteen “inspirational” women, including Caitlin Moran, Dawn O’Porter, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Sandi Toksvig, will mark 19 years of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction by sharing the books by women that have most impacted their lives. More

One of my heroes.

04/18/2014

The “Good Morning America” anchor and author of “Everybody’s Got Something” calls Maya Angelou her literary hero. As a teenager in Mississippi, I identified with her quest for independence. More      

01/25/2014

We ask a celebrity a set of devilishly probing questions – and only accept THE definitive answer. This week it’s novelist Patricia Cornwell’s turn. More

What Liz Smith says about Dust

12/24/2013

At that time in my life I was into wash-and-wear men who required no effort to maintain with no harm done. I wanted men who were easy to clean up after, cheap men, simple men to have sex with, to be served and serviced by, so I could forget what I know for a while.”  […]

Interview with The Star

12/23/2013

Merry Christmas, mystery fans. Here’s what Patricia Cornwell is stuffing into your bloodstained stocking this holiday season with her 21st Kay Scarpetta mystery, Dust. There’s a diabolical killer, high-end corporate espionage, deep psychological trauma, tummy-turning forensics, unbearable suspense and a complex emotional resolution set on — when else? — Christmas Day. Read More    

My Apple event in London

12/20/2013

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Patricia Cornwell Lets Her Characters Speak For Themselves

12/04/2013

NHPR and The Music Hall present Writers on a New England Stage with Patricia Cornwell. Her best-selling Kay Scarpetta crime fiction series introduced millions of readers to forensic pathology – and inspired popular TV shows from CSI to Dexter. After her 21st Scarpetta novel, Patricia Cornwell reflects on the process of turning grisly real-world crimes […]

Patricia Cornwell makes a killing

11/30/2013

(CBS News) Author Patricia Cornwell has been making a killing WRITING about killings – all kinds of killings. Martha Teichner gives us a read on her prolific career: The “Scarpetta Patch” – which represents the scales of justice, a caduceus, and enlightenment – is on Patrician Cornwell’s sleeve. It’s on jewelry. It’s also on her […]

8 best crime books for Autumn

11/30/2013

Looking for a brilliant page turner? Books Editor Joanne Finney recommends 8 addictive thrillers and crime novels. More

What the UK is saying.

11/29/2013

At 5ft 3ins Patricia Cornwell cuts a slight figure next to the two burly security men standing guard at her door. But her bank balance is anything but diminutive. Details of her extravagant lifestyle were laid bare in a bitter court case earlier this year when she was awarded £30million against her financial management company. […]

‘Dust’ by Patricia Cornwell

11/28/2013

The latest outing for Dr. Kay Scarpetta is packed with too-close-for-comfort encounters. The murder mystery that the medical examiner tangles with in “Dust” hits close to Scarpetta’s home, her Cambridge Forensic Center office, her technical wizard of a niece, Lucy Farinelli, and her FBI profiler husband, Benton Wesley. Upping the nail-biting suspense factor is the […]

In my Library: Patricia Cornwell

11/27/2013

In “Dust,” Patricia Cornwell’s latest, intrepid medical examiner Kay Scarpetta tracks down “a new enemy” — people so addicted to fame, they’ll literally kill for some attention. “I wanted to focus on financial crime and the shadowy, greedy people who might be capable of almost anything,” Cornwell tells The Post. “I thought it would be […]

Patricia Cornwell On ‘˜Dust,’™ Sandy Hook, New TV Show

11/23/2013

Patricia Cornwell, the best-selling crime novelist and creator of popular protagonist Dr. Kay Scarpetta, is out with a new book starring Scarpetta called Dust and has a TV pilot on the way. Patricia Cornwell Talks Sandy Hook In Dust, named for the fluorescent colors that manifest upon using an ultraviolent light in forensics, Cornwell made […]

Catch me in the New York Times.

11/22/2013

The author of the Scarpetta novels, most recently “Dust,” plans to write her memoirs, but not anytime soon: “I will want my story told with glaring, unflinching honesty.” Tell us about your favorite book of the year. Chris Kyle’s “American Sniper.” It’s an amazingly detailed account of fighting in Iraq — a humanizing, brave story […]

Patricia Cornwell, Crime Novel Author, Opens Up About Her Sexuality

11/18/2013

Crime novelist Patricia Cornwell opened up about her sexuality in a HuffPost Live appearance this week. “For me, I feel it’s important to own anything that’s the truth,” said the openly gay Cornwell, whose books include The Last Precinct and Dust. “I don’t ever want dirty secrets in my closet.” Watch Video

Patricia Cornwell: My writing had to change – it’s psychopathic teens not serial killers who scare people today

11/18/2013

Crime writer Patricia Cornwell has sold more than 100milion books and is the brains behind medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. What is Dust, featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, about? It opens when Scarpetta’s just come back from a terrible case – the equivalent of the Newtown massacre, a mass murder by firearms. More

Cornwell writes 21st Scarpetta mystery

11/16/2013

NEW YORK — Patricia Cornwell never runs out of ideas for her intrepid forensic investigator, Kay Scarpetta. “Cybercrime is now a really big deal, and so Scarpetta is inevitably going to get involved in crimes that have to do with the Internet, or the high technology with communications,” the best-selling author said during a recent […]

Patricia Cornwell book excerpt: Inside the hunt for a killer

11/11/2013

(CBS News) In Patricia Cornwell’s “Dust,” the author continues the story of Kay Scarpetta in the twenty-first installment of her wildly popular series. In “Dust,” readers are re-introduced to the Scarpetta, chief medical examiner and the director of the Cambridge Forensic Center in Cambridge, Mass., where she coaxes the truth out of dead bodies and […]

Patricia Cornwell on a New England stage

11/09/2013

PORTSMOUTH — The Writers on a New England Stage series welcomes #1 New York Times bestselling crime writer Patricia Cornwell with the latest installment in her wildly popular Kay Scarpetta series, DUST, on Thursday, Nov. 14. The 7:30 p.m. event in The Music Hall’s Historic Theater in downtown Portsmouth includes an author presentation and on-stage […]

ABC Buys Crime Drama From Patricia Cornwell, Matt Gross & Stephanie Sengupta

11/06/2013

Bestselling novelist Patricia Cornwell, best known for her Kay Scarpetta series, is behind another crime franchise with a strong female character at the center, this time for TV. ABC has put in development Greta Stone, a drama project based on an original idea by Cornwell. Co-written by Cornwell and Law & Order alumna Stephanie Sengupta, […]

Welcome to my crime room.

11/03/2013

Patricia Cornwell, who has sold at least 100 million books, has to be one of the best-selling crime writers alive. She also may have solved the mystery of Jack the Ripper, a theory she details in her 2002 book, “Portrait of a Killer.” It’s absolutely certain that her series of novels starring Dr. Kay Scarpetta, […]

Books: New and noteworthy

11/11/2012

1. Dust: A Scarpetta Novel by Patricia Cornwell (Putnam, fiction, on sale Nov. 12) What it’s about: In this 21st installment in a series, medical examiner Kay Scarpetta becomes involved in a serial killer case her husband, an FBI profiler, is investigating. More

New & Notable: Patricia Cornwell’s ‘Dust’

11/10/2012

Bestselling author Patricia Cornwell’s books are known for their authenticity, vivid storytelling, cutting-edge science and unforgettable characters. Speaking of unforgettable, forensic whiz Kay Scarpetta returns in Dust, the 21st installment of the uber-popular series. She’s the chief medical examiner and director of the Cambridge Forensic Center in Cambridge, Mass. She’s just finished working the mass […]