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Blow Fly

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Blow Fly

By Patricia Cornwell

Berkley Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425266724, 478pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2013

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Description
Settling into her new life as a private forensic consultant, Kay Scarpetta agrees to investigate a cold case in Louisiana the baffling eight-year-old murder of a woman with a history of blackouts and violent outbursts. Then she receives news that chills her to the core: Jean-Baptiste Chandonne the vicious and unrepentant Wolfman who pursued her to her very doorstep has asked to see her. From his cell on death row, he demands an audience with the legendary Dr. Scarpetta. With her friends and family by her side, Scarpetta tries to guess what sort of endgame this madman has in mind how, if at all, it's related to the Louisiana case and then confronts the shock of her life: a blow that will force her to question the loyalty and trust of all she holds dear


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 Books 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 Red Mist, Port Mortuary, The Scarpetta Factor, The Front, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper. 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."


Praise For Blow Fly

“[A] grisly fast-paced thriller…utterly chilling.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Patricia Cornwell is on target—and spectacularly so…a story so compelling that even long-time readers will be stunned by its twists and turns.”—Chicago Tribune

“Like a thriller with overtones of espionage, Blow Fly is a novel of complicated relationships, near-Machiavellian maneuvers and, as usual, picture-perfect scenes in which Scarpetta’s forensic expertise comes into play…Enjoy the show—it’s a good one.”—The Denver Post
 
“Engaging and horrifying…a book that fans will want to read for the sheer voyeuristic quality of watching the characters they know so well go beyond their limits.”—Houston Chronicle

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