Patricia Cornwell

Kay Scarpetta Returns in Flesh and Blood, by Patricia Cornwell


For nearly 25 years, Patricia Cornwell has been delighting mystery/thriller fans with one of the genre’s greatest female characters and greatest detectives in general. Kay Scarpetta endures because Cornwell has crafted her as a complex, living, breathing character, and then placed her in some of the most creative and exciting mystery plots of the modern age. Her newest thriller, Flesh and Blood, is number 22 in the series, and just as gripping or inventive as those that came before it. Read a Scarpetta thriller, and you’re likely a fan for life. Here are five reasons why. More