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Subject: Patricia Cromwell's books inspired CSI?
Date Posted: 5/18/2008 8:04 PM ET
Member Since: 5/6/2007
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Thats what I heard from the co worker who loaned me a couple of her books. I have never heard of this author, she writes crime scene investigation stories with the same main character a medical examiner named Kay Scarpetta.... sort of like the Alex Cross novels by james Patterson.

Anyway the stories are awesome - very fast moving and graphic. I plan on reading the rest of her novels.

Date Posted: 5/18/2008 9:19 PM ET
Member Since: 12/16/2007
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Her newest, The Front is due out May 20th. She will also be appearing on Good Morning America the same day. But The Front isn't a Kay Scarpetta novel. It's the 2nd with Win Garano. At Risk was the first in this new series. The next Kay Scarpetta, titled merely Scarpetta is expected to be out in October.

Last Edited on: 5/18/08 9:27 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/21/2008 2:34 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2008
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I have been reading Patricia Cornwell for years and I usually love everything she writes.  She actually has three book series.  I did not like the series with Judy Hammer (Hornet's Nest, Southern Cross, and Isle of the Dogs).  If you plan on reading her books, it is important to read them in order.  Her characters really develop over time and a lot of stuff happens to them.  If you read out of order, you may spoil it for yourself.

Date Posted: 5/21/2008 3:43 PM ET
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Patricia Cornwell is one of my favorite authors!!  I love the Kay Scarpetta books the most, then the Judy Hammer ones.  Unfortunately, I was really disappointed with At Risk.  I think her new one is the next with Win Garano, and for the first time ever I'll wait and get that one used instead of running out and buying it today.

Date Posted: 5/23/2008 9:55 PM ET
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Sherly, that's a good idea. The Front is as bad as At Risk. I just left a review for this one. http://sleepysbook-talk.blogspot.com/