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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Scarpetta and her niece, Lucy, are so apparently drop-dead, irresistibly gorgeous and brilliant that they attract a series of serial killers who pursue them and they even drive others in their lives to blowflu criminal acts including Scarpetta’s partner Pete Marino. From his cell on death row, he demands an audience with the legendary Dr.

Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell

I do miss the first person narration of Kay but I can’t say this was a bad entry into the series. Preview — Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Blowcly too much of this book is bound up in retrospective musings about events in previous books. Only you and Lucy know I’m alive. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I write A LOT.

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When Scarpetta heads to Texas to face the Wolfman on death row, everything comes to a head and the eerie sensation Pztricia painted in her past two novels pushes to a higher level. Something to do with Jack the Ripper? Some reviewers considered this to patdicia a “highly suspenseful read in which surprises explode and the characters move to another level of believability.


Then Scarpetta receives news that chills her to the core: This one takes about pages to get going; testing my patience, and about a third of that dredging the minds of prisoners awaiting execution by lethal injection in a Texas jail.

A woman is found dead in a seedy hotel, dressed to go out, keys in her hand. St Louis Post Dispatch. Not really sure if I’d read another novel in the series. This was one of the patridia Scarpetta books that I hadn’t blowfyl yet, and I must say that it doesn’t live up to the expectations that Cornwell set with the earlier Scarpetta books.

Does reading the first 11 books of a series give enough of a reason to read the next 11? Cornwell received widespread attention and praise for her series of articles on prostitution and crime in downtown Charlotte. But she’s become such a sad sack.

The rushed ending reflects this, with the weirdo on the loose and the others despatched with hardly a by-line. I mean, could that Lucy character be ANY more blandly self-obsessed?

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Then she receives news that chills her to the core: She is settling into a new life as a private forensic consultant and is deep into a case that has left colleagues in Louisiana profoundly disturbed. Put some life back into her, Patricia.

Her advice to aspiring authors: I found some problems with it, but I wasn’t as concerned as several other readers were. From his cell on death row, he demands an audience with the cornewll Dr. The character development from book to book is quite good, you really get to know them.


Blow Fly (Kay Scarpetta, #12) by Patricia Cornwell

After all the death and destruction, what sort of endgame could corwell violent psychopath have in mind? Dec 22, Isca Silurum rated it did not like it. That was bad enough. In Blow Fly, Cornwell decides to bring him back and for some reason it rubbed me the wrong way as a long time reader.

Her earlier books put her at the top of the genre, but this one is sad indeed. Jean-Baptiste Chandonne—the vicious and unrepentant Wolfman who pursued her to her very doorstep—has cornwfll to see her. Jul 20, Jerry B rated it it was ok. Lots of characters but the book is well compartmentalized — over chapters.

More alarming, she was hounded in the dornwell and in the courtroom In Blow Fly, Kay Scarpetta stands at the threshold of a new life after her work as Virginia’s Chief Medical Examiner has come to a jarring end. When the coroner in Baton Rouge asks her advice on a cold case concerning an affluent woman found dead of a drug overdose in a seedy hotel, it seems little more than paricia diversion.