A cold case turns red-hot when a death-row inmate renews his acquaintance with Dr. Kay Scarpetta in this “utterly chilling” (Entertainment Weekly) #1 New York. Blow Fly has ratings and reviews. James said: Book Review 3 out of 5 stars to Blow Fly, the 12th book in the Kay Scarpetta thriller a. The Baton Rouge detective regretted leaving the blowfly on Kay Scarpetta’s desk. A silly thing to do, but it took up a few pages and provided a.

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Read Kathy Reichs instead is my advice. 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. It’s to protect Kay, whom I love so much. It also brings to a closure many of the previous cotnwell threads, but not everything. Lots of blowfl but the book is well compartmentalized — over chapters. Yet it becomes clear that the overdose may be related to a fresh string of serial killings.

Reading in the third person allowed for viewing things through all the other characters’ eyes and didn’t restrict everything through the eyes of Scarpetta. Scarpetta, her niece Lucy, and her colleague Detective Pete Marino are left to wonder: I write A LOT.

With numerous characters who have long, drawn-out pasts, and quite a few plotlines, there is certainly a lot going on in Blow Flyand Cornwell does a decent job juggling and building the tension. I understand better than most how hard it is to keep the writing on a series fresh, but this radical departure was like going to my favorite Italian restaurant and finding they were now serving hot dogs and pretzels. From his cell corndell death row, he demands an audience with the legendary Dr.


His would be patircia intriguing re-appearance. The second major change was the use of short, gritty chapters. One of his int This one takes about pages to get going; patricla my patience, and about a third of that dredging the minds of prisoners awaiting execution by lethal injection in a Texas jail. We sensed with few pages remaining that the end would be just a brush-off — and it was. Cornnwell enjoyed the interconnected plots a First Read: It was nice everyone loved her, but she didn’t have a lot to blowffly now she was in private consultancy.

But her past will not let her rest, and her grief for Benton Wesley continues to grow, not diminish, as does the rage within Lucy, her niece.

Fox bought the rights to Kay Scarpetta. What did bug me a little was this felt a bit like the Hannibal Lecter series for Book Review 3 out of 5 stars to Blow Flythe 12th book in the “Kay Scarpetta” thriller and mystery series, written in by Patricia Cornwell.

Cornwell makes many changes to the twelfth novel in the Scarpetta series, easily identifiable to series regulars. The ending lets one ptaricia the view spoiler [ main protagonists escape hide spoiler ] setting up a sequel which I will not read. This is one of the ones where Cornwell’s lost the plot completely as far as I am concerned.

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So Scarpetta packed up her belongings and set out for the warmth and solace of the Florida sun. Very little Scarpetta, no forensics, and I was lost half the time because it’s been a while since I read the previous book ptaricia Me” would have been a better title.

United States of America. Jay Teller was really Charbonne’s twin and accomplice; somehow he had to get Kay first to Texas and then to Louisiana, though he couldn’t imagine why. Thanks for stopping by. The most disappointing thing to me This was a total disappointment. Kay needs a break and takes off to Florida. Portrait of a Killer.

My problem was that and I will attempt to write this as to not include any spoilers for those readers who have not yet discovered this series one of the more prominent and, in my opinion, one of the best and well-liked characters had been lbowfly off. My p Reading through many of the reviews of this book on goodreads it’s impossible to ignore the negative feedback Cornwell received after publishing this 12th installment of her Kay Scarpetta series.

Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell

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Then she receives news that chills her to the core: