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  • Title: Flesh and Blood
  • Author: Patricia Cornwell
  • ISBN: 9780062325341
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Flesh and Blood By Patricia Cornwell Dr Kay Scarpetta is about to head to Miami for a vacation when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their home Is this a kids game If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted Then she learns there s been a homicide five minutes away A high school teacher was shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his carDr Kay Scarpetta is about to head to Miami for a vacation when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their home Is this a kids game If so, why are all of the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted Then she learns there s been a homicide five minutes away A high school teacher was shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car Yet no one heard or saw a thing.Soon victims surface The shots seem impossible to achieve, yet they are so perfect they cause death in an instant There is no pattern to indicate where the killer will strike next First it was New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast There she comes face to face with shocking news that implicates her niece, Lucy Scarpetta s own flesh and blood.
    Patricia Cornwell
    Patricia Cornwell sold her first novel, Postmortem, in 1990 while working as a computer analyst at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia Postmortem, was the first bona fide forensic thriller It paved the way for an explosion of entertainment featuring in all things forensic across film, television and literature Postmortem would go on to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards as well as the French Prix du Roman d Aventure prize the first book ever to claim all these distinctions in a single year To date, Cornwell s books have sold some 100 million copies in thirty six languages in over 120 countries She s authored twenty nine New York Times bestsellers.Patricia s novels center primarily on medical examiner Kay Scarpetta along with her tech savvy niece Lucy and fellow investigator Pete Marino Celebrating 25 years, these characters have grown into an international phenomenon, winning Cornwell the Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author, the Gold Dagger Award, the RBA Thriller Award, and the Medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters for her contributions to literary and artistic development Fox 2000 bought the rights to Kay Scarpetta Working with producer Liz Friedman, Marvel s Jessica Jones and fellow Marvel EP and Twilight Saga scribe Melissa Rosenberg to develop the film and find Scarpetta a home on the big screen After earning her degree in English from Davidson College in 1979, she began working at the Charlotte Observer Cornwell received widespread attention and praise for her series of articles on prostitution and crime in downtown Charlotte From the Charlotte Observer, Cornwell moved to a job with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia a post she would later bestow upon the fictional Kay Scarpetta When not writing from her Boston home, Patricia tirelessly researches cutting edge forensic technologies to include in her work Her interests span outside the literary Patricia co founded of the Conservation Scientist Chair at the Harvard University Art Museums She appears as a forensic consultant on CNN and serves as a member of Harvard affiliated McLean Hospital s National Council, where she advocates for psychiatric research She s helped fund the ICU at Cornell s Animal Hospital, the scientific study of a Confederate submarine, the archaeological excavation of Jamestown, and a variety of law enforcement charities Patricia is also committed to funding scholarships and literacy programs Her advice to aspiring authors Start writing And don t take no for an answer Social and Digital Outletspatriciacornwell facebook patriciar twitter 1pcornwell instagram 1pcornwell Other areas of expertise interestsForensics Forensic Technologies Ballistics Weapons Explosives Pathology Autopsies Crime Historical and Unsolved Criminal Cases Jack The Ripper Helicopter Piloting Suba Diving Archaeological Excavation Experience

    Flesh and Blood By Patricia Cornwell

    Commentaires:

    Sandy
    I think I continue to read these novels because I enjoyed them so much years ago Not any As with the last few, this one is of the same More of Marino being completely unlikable, of Kay being angry, of Benton being secretive and absent, of Lucy shutting loved ones out, and an ending that felt like Cornwell got tired and just wrapped it up with a strange scene involving scuba diving I found the epilogue interesting than the preceding chapters I think it s time for Scarpetta to retire.

    Eileen Dilbeck
    Remember when Dr Scarpetta ACTUALLY did what her character was supposed to I miss that Now she spends her days defending her family Benton Lucy and friends Marino against those evil villains that are set out to sabotage them In Dust it was Benton in FB it s Lucy again A sniper has killed 4 people Is it part of an Insurance cover up An elaborate scheme to rid the streets of another drug mule A terrorist IDK It s never Really determined WHY these people were selected as targets well, one was prett [...]

    Martin Hensley
    Speaking as a long time Cornwell fan, this may be my last read of her books They have become increasingly self absorbed to the point that there is no longer even a pretense of a plot This one started with a potentially interesting murder weapon, then swiftly degenerated into the usual self aggrandizement The ending was rushed and pulled out of the ether, as if her publisher called in the middle of the night and gave her one hour to finish the book Cornwell has become a prime example of should ha [...]

    Alex is The Romance Fox
    What is going on with this series I have read most of the books and loved the first ones but after book 18, I gave up on this series.Why did I then read book 22 I was kind of missing Kate Scarpetta and thinkinghey the real KS might just be back Well, let me tell you right awaye AIN T Kate flits from one place to another one dead body to another between making fabulous breakfast for Benton, which never gets eaten The plot confused mecha lotipers, suspected terrorists, people being murdered here a [...]

    Whitley Gilbert-webb
    I will start by saying that I read my first Scarpetta novel in 1996 and have FAITHFULLY read every one, some multiple times Simply put, the stories USED to be great, scary, well written fun With amazing characters That being said, I will NEVER EVER purchase another Is Patricia Cornwell incapacitated and someone else writing for her I thought nothing could be worse than Dust and The Bone Bed Wrong This book is a convoluted coundrum of crap I could go on forever discussing the nose dive that Scarp [...]

    Suzette
    Wow I used to love these books This was my last In between ridiculously detailed descriptions of every gourmet food she eats or even thinks about are snide comments about how cheap and unappealing everything around her is because it isn t all antique or top of the line None of it adds to the story which is scattered and sandwiched between garlic and agave and expensive cheese What the heck happened to the professionalism of every single character Why is she concerned with doorknobs that are an [...]

    Carol
    I am so disappointed I ve read all the Kay Scarpetta novels I really didn t care for the last one, Dust, and so hoped this one would be better Alas, It was not to be The plot is very confusingo many things happening, too many murders, and the relationships between them are never clearly resolved Through it all Kay s musings to herself run on and onaining, thinking about those around her as if she, Kay, had the only brain in the bunch In the first novels of the series, the reader knew that Kay wa [...]

    Ashley
    I for no reason that I can see got this for Christmas so I read it and good lord it was bad I wouldn t even bother reviewing it except it was so bad that I feel obligated to tell other people not to read it Don t read it.

    Courtney
    There may be spoilers in here, but really, you shouldn t want to read this book If you insist on reading it anyway and want to be surprised don t read this review I had broken up with Kay Scarpetta, and didn t even remember that I skipped the last book Honestly, the only reason that I picked this up off the library shelf was that it was only 350 pages of potential crap, instead of the 500 pages Cornwell has been turning in recently Scarpetta has turned in to the pettiest, most critical, self cen [...]

    Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    4.5 starsEarlier this year, when I reviewed Dust, I mentioned that my beloved Kay Scarpetta series seems to be getting back on track Keeping a series fresh for no less than 22 installments is something not many authors can do There was certainly a rough patch around the middle when I considered giving up entirely, but these last two books have shown me that Cornwell is still very much in control.Flesh and Blood is, if possible, even suspenseful, even exciting, even gorgeously written Patricia [...]

    Meg
    I ve read all the Kay Scarpetta books, and from early on have been hooked This one begins well and rattles along quite nicely incorporating all the usual things I would expect moody, secretive Lucy, Benton barely featuring except in the shadowy background, and Marino what s happened to Marino He used to be one of my favourite characters and he s turned into a bitter whiner, who does no discernible investigating In actual fact, none of the characters seem to do that much investigating, the crimes [...]

    Phrynne
    After Dust I actually vowed to stop reading the Kay Scarpetta series but someone gave me this book for free so I thought well I might as well read it And it wasn t too bad Still a bit too much of everyone keeping secrets from everyone else which is a dangerous thing to do when a serial killer is out to get you And all of the main characters are still narcissistic and totally unlikeable But there is a good story in there trying to get out and it gets pretty exciting in parts So three stars from m [...]

    Mona
    Kay Scarpetta is BackI ve been reading the Kay Scarpetta series for a few years now Dr Scarpetta is a forensic pathologist who now runs the CFC, the Cambridge Forensic Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.I didn t start at the beginning of the series and I haven t read all twenty two books but I have read a number of them.Patricia Cornwell writes some of the most thoroughly researched police procedurals around.This is a solid addition to the series, although the ending is ultimately unsatisfying S [...]

    Amy
    WARNING SPOILER ALERT It is official I am finished with this series As far as I am concerned, Cornwell has taken these characters as far as she can, and then she has taken them even farther.This book was a horrible read First, I had a hard time getting into it was finally successful when I jumped in at about page 75 and then when I actually got into it, things just didn t seem to flow Also, towards the end of the story the scuba diving scene that should have been tied to the climax I have no ide [...]

    Holly McIntyre
    I m not sure why I keep reading the Scarpetta novels They have become like exquisite French confections, so beautiful in the shop window, yet curiously unsatisfying when consumed This one unsatisfied in three ways First, it is a cliffhanger I hate cliffhangers And it brings back a character from Lucy s past that sent part of my attention on a wild goose chase do I know this character is this in a previous book did I miss a book somewhere in the series which one It s kind of hard to keep focussed [...]

    Nospin
    I thought I d give Cornwell another chance after several years away from the series Totally not worth it as Kay perfectly prepares gourmet meals in her gourmet kitchen while still being an expert pathologist Of course she is great at being a helicopter pilot a hobby picked up in this book She is too perfect and irritating and Lucy has become an annoyance.Had an editor taken a scalpel to sections of this novel it would ve been vastly improved In a few places the book was interesting thus earning [...]

    James Glass
    The book starts out great A man is shot and killed by a sniper The number 3 is engraved on the side of the recovered casing As Dr Scarpetta and her team search for clues, they realize this isn t the first murder There s very little evidence but enough to know someone is after Scarpetta and her family Cornwell depicts great action combined with vivid scenery Patricia Cornwell novels are hit and miss with me This one was a hit until the last several chapters I didn t like the ending Although not h [...]

    Monnie
    I looked forward to reading this, the 22nd book in the series featuring Dr Kay Scarpetta, a crack medical examiner The previous book, Dust, was Cornwell s best in a while I d grown weary of a whiny Scarpetta whose mostly unfounded paranoia seemed to grow worse by each successive book Turning on my Kindle Fire and loading up this one brought expectations of a return to the Scarpetta of old.I m happy to say I wasn t disappointed yes, Scarpetta continues to think the world revolves around her pouti [...]

    Marianne
    Flesh and Blood is the twenty second book in the Kay Scarpetta series by American author, Patricia Cornwell Kay and Benton are about to leave for a vacation in Florida when Kay spots seven shiny 1981 pennies on the back wall There s a shooting nearby, and Marino turns up quick as a flash to take Kay to the scene Apparently, shooting bears similarities to two in New Jersey On the way, Marino has an argument with a gardener A teenage girl drowns, a nasty insurance agent hangs around a lot, a young [...]

    TammyZautner
    Unfortunately, this is being added to my DNF list, which says a lot because I don t have many books sitting on that list I am not sure if it is the fact that it has been a while since I have read a Scarpetta novel or what, but this book was nothing like I remember the previous books to be Nowhere close to the Kay Scarpetta Patricia Cornwell I knew and loved I didn t even make it half way through before I had to set the book aside and move on I tried once or twice to go back, but totally wasn t h [...]

    Reeda
    I admit the the last couple of books have not been as good as they were in the beginning, but I love these characters I enjoyed this one but I admit that the ending has me worried From a simple explanation earlier in the book, the last word, SNAP left me with a feeling of dread Please don t let it be what I think it means.Will be looking forward to the next book with trepidation.

    Jean
    3 1 2 starsLike many long time readers of Patricia Cornwell s Kay Scarpetta novels, I have a love hate relationship with her books The series began with Postmortem, followed by Body of Evidence and All That Remains Dr Scarpetta and her brilliant niece, Lucy Farinelli were amazing characters, and Cornwell fans just couldn t get enough of these wonderful books But somewhere along the way, the characters lost their shimmer, the plots became murky, and the overall texture was like overcooked pasta.S [...]

    Barbara Mitchell
    I ve been reading Patricia Cornwell s Kay Scarpetta series for many years I feel like I know Scarpetta and the other regular characters personally so I always look forward to their next adventure One of the characters though has always stretched my powers of belief too far Scarpetta s niece Lucy is just too brilliant, too rich, too strong, too everything Everyone else has faults that make them believable In Flesh and Blood Lucy is acting strangely and suspiciously, and it begins to look like som [...]

    Lee
    1.5 stars This series of books used to be one of my favourites but it recent years the stories have not felt strong and simply full of coincidence or people trying to hurt Scarpetta family so than in earlier cases This one is the weakest to date, and admittedly it took me a few hours to get 20 pages in because of the hilariously embarrassing opening scene between Kay and Benton.In total there was four bodies and there was not the kind of autopsy scenes that were interesting, instead favouring h [...]

    Jaksen
    New review to come I posted this, must have deleted in error I didn t delete this My review is on here, but not on this particular page So I am posting it here for a second time and in a second place Won this through a giveaway.This was my first novel by Cornwell, and yep, I had to pick Book 22 in a series Well, I ve done this before with other writers and wanted to immediately go back and read from Book 1 I am not sure if I want to do that in this case.First of all, Cornwell writes from a puzzl [...]

    Jaksen
    Won this through a giveaway.This was my first novel by Cornwell, and yep, I had to pick Book 22 in a series Well, I ve done this before with other writers and wanted to immediately go back and read from Book 1 I am not sure if I want to do that in this case.First of all, Cornwell writes from a puzzling kind of first person POV I want to call it saturated first person If she were writing on an old Remington or Olivetti typewriter like I used to do , she would have quickly worn out and or broken o [...]

    Matt
    After a long journey with Cornwell last winter, in which I found myself learning all about the wonderfully complex Kay Scarpetta, I returned to read the latest in the collection Set to celebrate her birthday, Scarpetta discovers an odd collection of seven shiny pennies on the wall in her backyard, all struck in 1981 After a call comes in regarding a random shooting, Scarpetta s plans of vacationing down in Miami set sail As she gets involved in the case, Scarpetta discovers that someone is sure [...]

    Robin
    What a strange book Don t think I ve ever read a thriller in which the baddie doesn t appear Not once At all.Which creates a hole There is a lot of speculation and discussion and musing once Kay Scarpetta has finally resolved the mystery, but the story is so focused on the chief medical examiner rather than creating any suspense that it becomes extremely boring Who is this evildoer What is their relationship with their accomplice This could have given the story a fresh dimension There s been a l [...]

    Skip
    Maybe 3.5 stars I liked this one better than recent Kay Scarpetta novels, where I felt Cornwall s characters had become the story, rather than their intrepid crime solving While there was certainly of that, there was two interesting murders a long range sniper shot with signature bullets and an accidental drowning, which needed to be solved In one case, there allegations of student teacher impropriety and a lawsuit, while in the other, there was the troubled son of a Congressman The two stories [...]

    John Bastin
    It s a good enough book, but with an unsatisfactory ending, like you ve been carried to this point in the story and then just dropped I suppose it s a way for the author to build up desire for the next Scarpetta book, but for someone who doesn t regularly read her, it s a very good reason not to bother.

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