Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell solves The Mystery of Edwin Drood in new show


A student essay, in which the future Kay Scarpetta author set out to name the killer in Charles Dickens’s unfinished novel, has gone on display in London.  Years before forensic pathologist-sleuth Kay Scarpetta was applying her finely-tuned mind to stopping the serial killers who plague Richmond, Virginia and its environs, her creator Patricia Cornwell was setting her sights on solving a mystery that has frustrated the literary world for more than a century: what happened to Edwin Drood, the protagonist of Charles Dickens’s final, unfinished novel?  More