Red Mist, Book 19

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2011 - Fiction - 498 pages
28 Reviews

The new Kay Scarpetta novel from the world's #1 bestselling crime writer.

Determined to find out what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months earlier, Kay Scarpetta travels to the Georgia Prison for Women, where an inmate has information not only on Fielding, but also on a string of grisly killings. The murder of an Atlanta family years ago, a young woman on death row, and the inexplicable deaths of homeless people as far away as California seem unrelated. But Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding's death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale. And she is the only one who can stop it.

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Review: Red Mist (Kay Scarpetta #19)

User Review  - Eyehavenofilter - Goodreads

Something seems to be falling by the wayside here, I'm not sure what it is but these later books are just not as interesting as her earlier books, and they are much more gruesome. I know I'm not the ... Read full review

Review: Red Mist (Kay Scarpetta #19)

User Review  - Anna Mcmullen - Goodreads

This book confused me. Where are the strong, self-possessed women characters? Why does it feel like the author is bored with what she's created? If this was a first reading of Cornwell's work I wouldn't be coming back. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Patricia Cornwell's most recent bestsellers include Port Mortuary, The Scarpetta Factor, and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper-Case Closed. Among her earlier works are Postmortem-the only novel to win five major crime awards in a single year-and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for best detective created by an American author.

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