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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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Blow Fly is the third and final in a trilogy of books within the series that focuses on recurring and linked, bizarre serial killers and the disintegrating cornwwll and professional lives of the main characters. One of these is Jean-Baptiste Chardonne, of an international crime family; born malformed and covered in hair, who viciously kills women he is unable to copulate with.

Are you kidding me? So for all the descriptions, lead ins, following of the different stories Patricia is also committed to funding scholarships and literacy programs.

I didn’t recognise that I’d already read this when I found it in a charity shop. It also brings to a closure many of the previous novels threads, but not everything. I really used to like Corwell’s books but the Scarpetta series seems to have become more and more ludicrous as time has passed. Book 12 of 16 in the Scarpetta series. Jan 07, James rated it liked it Shelves: Kay Scarpetta who is now in private practice. Fans of the series will not be disappointed by the character development, the action or the meticulous descriptions of crime scenes and bodies.

May 22, Kelly My p Reading through many of the reviews of cornweol book on goodreads it’s impossible to ignore the negative feedback Cornwell received after publishing this bloafly installment of her Kay Scarpetta series.


Jan 19, Lize rated it did not like it Shelves: She’d be a major downer to know. This device not only allows for more characters and their perspectives to come to the fore, but also marks a significant transformation in the way that the novels represent the criminal.

Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell

One fascinating nonfiction bestseller Portrait cronwell a Killer: But at the end of each book she had to get a huge promotion which meant that very quickly the only possible promotion was divinity so then Cornwell decided to blow Scarpetta’s perfect world apart – about as plausibly as the Smersh plots in James Bond.

After all, we’re on page and nothing’s happened yet. Why do I keep reading books that are part of a series that I’ve never read? Not much pqtricia through the entire book of the actual forensic work or investigation.

Point of Origin ends with the brutal murder of Scarpetta’s love interest, Benton Wesley. As these three damaged people go about their lives, the ghost of Benton haunts them all, leaving huge holes in their lives. The Best Books of Those who follow P Cornwell or the Scarpetta series. I love it when writers are brave enough to kill off a main character.

I am almost as mad that he was brought back from the dead as I was that he was killed in the first place.

Please try again later. I was like “wait wait wait I don’t know what the fuss was about this book, as I had received quite a few negative comments in regards to saying it was the worst book etc, but I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it! Twelve books later, Dr. I’m sure it’s all down to money with author and publishers. From his cell on death row, he demands an audience with the legendary Dr. Also by Patricia Cornwell: However “Blow Fly” was a refreshing change.


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Dec 22, Isca Silurum rated it did not like it. Meanwhile, Lucy is forging her own adventure hunting down Cornwell makes many changes to the twelfth novel in the Scarpetta series, easily identifiable to series regulars.

More alarming, she was hounded in the media 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. I found some problems with it, but I wasn’t as concerned as several other readers were.

Cornwell received widespread attention cornwwll praise for her series of articles on prostitution and crime in downtown Charlotte. Over cornwdll Texas, Jean-Baptiste Charbonne strokes his werewolf arms.

Puppies are used as alligator bait. Kay needs a break and takes off to Florida. In this book, Cornwell shifts from writing in first person to third person, omniscient narrator – and it is not an improvement. Penguin Books Read it Forward Read it first. Oct 22, Nanosynergy rated it it was ok Shelves: All the loose ends explained very briefly.

After all the death and destruction, what sort of endgame could this violent psychopath have in mind? May 23, Fredrick Danysh rated it liked it. Cornwell killed him off, but now I’d rather see a more appealing character than him written in, one who doesn’t need a fire built under him, than have Benton back to do little more than contribute to Scarpetta’s already gloom-ridden persona.

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