Patricia Cornwell

Book review: Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta is back on the case


Patricia Cornwell is at the top of her form. Yes, the text is loaded with forensic information on autopsies, guns, bullets and the trajectories of a sharp-shooting sniper’s aim as well as bureaucratic infighting, feuds, fracases and furies. At the same time, her probing of her characters’ psychological depths and motives is elegantly nuanced, evocative and suspenseful. More