Interview with Patricia Cornwell

Elise Cooper: Since your main characters involve the police do you want to give a shout out to them? Patricia Cornwell: Yes, and those in the military as well. As with all professional groups, there are bad and unethical people, but there are also those, for the most part, who did exactly what they should do and do a fine job. The cops I know are not like the ones in the videos. The ones I know are those who you would want showing up at your house if something terrible happened. EC: You seem to be very supportive of those in the police? PC: I have donated money to help the police train, because we need to help these people who keep us safe....

Review of Patricia Cornwell’s CHAOS

CHAOS Patricia Cornwell Book 24 in the Kay Scarpetta series William Morrow Nov 15th, 2016   CHAOS by Patricia Cornwell has a “chaotic” plot.  This book fascinatingly shows how people are losing control. In some ways technology has made lives easier, while in other ways it has taken away someone’s independence.  Cornwell shows in this absorbing thriller how that can happen. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center’s Director, is receiving anonymous poems that are on the bizarre side from a cyber bully known as Tailend Charlie. In her professional life she must find out why two people died after being struck by lightning, including...

DEPRAVED HEART by Patricia Cornwell Reviewed

DEPRAVED HEART Patricia Cornwell William Morrow October 27th, 2015 Depraved Heart by Patricia Cornwell combines suspense with modern day forensics to make a riveting story.  This is the 25th anniversary of the hugely popular Dr. Kay Scarpetta series.  People forget that Cornwell was on the forefront, one of the people most credited for launching the interest in forensic research, about a decade before the CSI TV Show. Having worked in a Medical Examiner’s office Cornwell is able to create an informative and realistic story.  In her latest novel she not only explores a murder, but also examines government overreach, the influence of...

Patricia Cornwell: The DEPRAVED HEART Interview

DEPRAVED HEART is a psychological thriller full of suspense.  There are two plot lines, one a possible murder Dr. Kay Scarpetta is investigating, and the other has video links of her niece that threaten to destroy her entire world and everyone she loves. Elise Cooper:  Is it hard to write a series for twenty-five years? Patricia Cornwell:  I would say it is very interesting to have a series out this long.  You start to create a biography of the character.  With each new book you want to tell readers something about Scarpetta that defines her better.  You start creating scenes that happened long before you even started the series, such as...

Patricia Cornwell writing pilot for CBS

Patricia Cornwell, bestselling author the Kay Scarpetta novels, is creating a new series for CBS. The proposed drama would center on Angie Steele, a very smart, unusual detective San Diego Major Crimes detective with skeletons in her closet. Gretchen Berg  and Aaron Harberts will along with Cornwell, produce the series. Berg and Harberts have worked together on numerous TV shows, including REVENGE, WOMEN’S MURDER CLUB and PUSHING DAISIES. Cornwell has one original project in development at ABC and has had three novels adapted for cable.