Patricia Cornwell is one of the world’s top crime authors. Her books have been translated into 36 languages in more than 120 countries, and have won numerous prestigious awards — including the Edgar, the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, the Anthony, the Macavity and the Prix du Roman d’Aventures. She is perhaps best known for her Kay Scarpetta series, centered around the intrepid medical examiner, but is also the author of a definitive book about Jack the Ripper, and other fiction series.
Libro de los muertos (Book of the Dead)by Patricia Cornwell
Bestseller Cornwell's 15th novel to feature Dr. Kay Scarpetta (after 2005's Predator) delivers her trademark grisly crime scenes, but lacks the coherence and emotional resonance of earlier books. Soon after relocating to Charleston, S.C., to launch a private forensics lab, Scarpetta is asked to consult on the murder of U.S. tennis star Drew Martin, whose mutilated body was found in Rome. Contradictory evidence leaves Scarpetta, the Italian carabinieri and Scarpetta's lover, forensic psychologist Benton Wesley, stumped. But when she discovers unsettling connections between Martin's murder, the body of an unidentified South Carolina boy and her old nemesis, the maniacal psychiatrist Dr. Marilyn Self, Scarpetta encounters a killer as deadly as any she's ever faced. With her recent switch from first- to third-person narration, Cornwell loses what once made her series so compelling: a window into the mind of a strong, intelligent woman holding her own in a profession dominated by men. Here, the abrupt shifts in point of view slow the momentum, and the reader flounders in excessive forensic minutiae.
Meet the Author
- Boston, MA and New York, NY
- Date of Birth:
- June 9, 1956
- Place of Birth:
- Miami, Florida
- B.A. in English, Davidson College, 1979; King College
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