New Book: Patricia Cornwell’s “Flesh and Blood”

20768868We recently posted on Patricia Cornwell’s travels and adventures, including her scuba diving trips in the Bermuda Triangle for research for her well-known crime novels, especially those featuring Dr. Kay Scarpetta. [See previous post Patricia Cornwell on Diving in Bermuda.] Her recent novel, just published this month, Flesh and Blood (2014), is also set in the Caribbean, this time it is South Florida, where Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck in “the murky depths.”

Description: It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for a vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiler husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away. A high school music teacher has been shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing.

In this 22nd Scarpetta novel, the master forensic sleuth finds herself in the unsettling pursuit of a serial sniper who leaves no incriminating evidence except fragments of copper. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims appear to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next. First New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast of South Florida, where Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. And it is there that she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta’s own flesh and blood.

For more information, see http://www.patriciacornwell.com/featured_book/featured/

Also see the author speak about the novel at http://www.wzzm13.com/story/entertainment/2014/11/13/author-patricia-cornwell-book-flesh-blood/18922509/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s