Red Mist: Scarpetta (Book 19) Paperback – Sep 4 2012
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“When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Cornwell has created a character so real, so compelling, so driven that this reader has to remind herself regularly that Scarpetta is just a product of an author’s imagination.”—USA Today
“Scarpetta is one of the most believable characters in crime fiction.”—The Vancouver Sun
About the Author
Patricia Cornwell is one of the world’s major internationally bestselling authors, translated into more than thirty-five languages in more than 120 countries. She is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine; a founding member of the National Forensic Academy; a member of the Advisory Board for the Forensic Sciences Training Program at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, New York City; and a member of the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital’s National Council, where she is an advocate for psychiatric research. In 2008, Cornwell won the Galaxy British Book Awards’s Book Direct Crime Thriller of the Year—the first American to win this prestigious award. In 2011, she was awarded the medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Ministry of Culture in Paris. Her most recent bestsellers include Port Mortuary, The Scarpetta Factor, The Front, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper—Case Closed. Her earlier works include Postmortem—the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year—and Cruel & Unusual, which won Britain’s Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author.See all Product Description
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magnificant author . There was a time I stayed up all night to finish her books.. now
I am saddened to lose that gift she bestowed upon us. And the booksigning post was very
disheartening indeed :(
Jack Fielding was murdered, shot in the head by his and Kathleen Lawler's daughter, Dawn Kincaid, and Scarpetta hopes that by meeting with Lawler she can find some answers to his aberrant behaviour and try to assuage her own guilt over his death.
But nothing goes to plan, and nothing is as it seems. When Scarpetta meets with Lawler, she is passed a piece of paper with a mobile phone number. And when she calls, she's shocked to find herself talking to Ms Jaime Berger: high profile New York District Attorney, and her niece Lucy's estranged lover. Somehow, Pete Marino is also involved and then the death of Kathleen Lawler results in its own investigation, which involves both Kay Scarpetta's husband and niece. When will the killings stop, and who is behind them?
I enjoyed this series far better when Kay Scarpetta was helping solve the crimes, not caught up in the centre of them. It's all too convoluted, soap opera-ish and angsty for me, and I think I'll stop my Scarpetta journey here. So long, and thanks for the memories.
Most recent customer reviews
Typical Cornwell -- mysterious, tense, great characters with all their flaws.Published 4 months ago by Suzan Schmekel
Very repetitive, poorly edited and the guilty party is the oldest soap opera cliché in the book. ... And I don't mean the butler.Published 11 months ago by Nora C.
Never long enough. Always looking forward to the next one. When it's ready we'll be vey much Looking forward to it.Published 18 months ago by Sheila on Kindle
I got this almost a year ago, had a baby, haven't had a chance to finish it. Can't really review it.Published on June 7 2013 by hopp2it
Don't get me wrong. I'm a PC fan, but this wasn't her best. She doesn't seem to have any idea what to do with Marino. The "twins" bit is overworked. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2013 by Ronald E. Dines