Blow Fly

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G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2003 - Fiction - 465 pages
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And could this request be somehow related to the Louisiana case?" "Her friends and family by her side, Scarpetta must unravel a twisting conspiracy with an international reach and confront the shock of her life - a blow that will force her to question the loyalty and trust of all she holds dear."--BOOK JACKET.

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I have just finished reading Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell, I found they way it is written, narrated to be a nice change from it always being Dr Scarpetta's view of everything, it was a thrilling and energetic story and many exciting and jaw-dropping twists and turns that you think you can see coming then something throws you off the scent, then it changes with out you even seeing it coming, everything changes the evidence changes, the suspects, victims become more involved and all the while Scarpetta is still being her calm, cool, collect self that makes every change interesting and more desirable. This book was different from Cornwell's others as this one was Scarpetta in a different light, home, environment around different people and the same people, this book in my opionon is one of her bests, i have read the scarpetta series and am sure this book will inspire and delight even the skeptics. 

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Sigh. Well, it was airplane reading that lasted a little longer than the flights. Frustrating, because I think Cornwell is capable of slightly better writing. The book is a walking definition of MELODRAMA! Read full review

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Patricia Cornwell's most recent number-one bestsellers include Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper-Case Closed, The Last Precinct, and Isle of Dogs. Her earlier work includes Postmortem-the only novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure in a single year-and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the year's best crime novel of 1993. Her fictional chief medical examiner, Dr. Kay Scarpetta, won the 1999 Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author. Cornwell helped establish the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine, the first forensic training facility of its kind in the nation, and serves as the Institute's Chairman of the Board.

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