Saturday, August 15, 2015


Flesh and Blood

Patricia Cornwell

on Tour August 2015



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.

Book Details:

Genre: Women Sleuths | Crime | Suspense
Published by: William Morrow
Publication Date: 06/30/2015
Number of Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780062325358
Purchase Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble Goodreads

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Author Bio:

Patricia CornwellPatricia Cornwell is recognized as one of the world’s top bestselling crime authors with novels translated into thirty-six languages in more than 120 countries. Her novels have won numerous prestigious awards including the Edgar, the Creasey, the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Prix du Roman d’Aventure. Beyond the Scarpetta series, she has written a definitive book about Jack the Ripper, a biography, and two more fiction series. Cornwell, a licensed helicopter pilot and scuba diver, actively researches the cutting-edge forensic technologies that inform her work. She was born in Miami, grew up in Montreat, North Carolina, and now lives and works in Boston.

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  My thoughts...

Love Patricia Cornwell's books, this one is such a good, suspenseful, crime drama. Love the idea of a tweet announcing someone's murder before it actually happens. From there you need to hold on for an intriguing ride to the finish. A sniper is loose and Dr. Kay Scarpetta is brought into the game right before her scheduled vacation. As the case goes forward she and Detective Marino realize this is more than they realized.

Really enjoyed this fast moving novel, definitely a great summer read.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


Lance Wright said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this latest Scarpetta mystery. Such a terrific series!

Ethan said...

I enjoyed this one all the way up to the end. That cliffhanger just rubbed me the wrong way! Still, I'll definitely be reading Depraved Heart later this year.

Check out my full thoughts on the book if you get a chance:

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