Blow Fly: Scarpetta (Book 12) (Paperback)

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This is book number 12 in the Scarpetta series.


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 Times bestseller.

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. Then she receives news that chills her to the core: Jean-Baptiste Chandonne—the vicious and unrepentant Wolfman who pursued her to her very doorstep—has asked to see her. From his cell on death row, he demands an audience with the legendary Dr. Scarpetta. With her friends and family by her side, Scarpetta tries to guess what sort of endgame this madman has in mind—how, if at all, it’s related to the Louisiana case—and then confronts the shock of her life: a blow that will force her to question the loyalty and trust of all she holds dear...

About the Author

Patricia Cornwell is considered one of the world's bestselling crime writers. Her intrepid medical examiner Kay Scarpetta first appeared on the scene in 1990 with Postmortem—the only novel to win the Edgar, Creasey, Anthony, and Macavity awards and the French Prix du Roman d'Aventure in a single year—and Cruel and Unusual, which won Britain's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for the best crime novel of 1993. Dr. Kay Scarpetta herself won the 1999 Sherlock Award for the best detective created by an American author. Ms. Cornwell's work is translated into 36 languages across more than 120 countries.

Praise For…

Praise for Blow Fly

“[A] grisly fast-paced thriller.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Patricia Cornwell is on target—and spectacularly so...a story so compelling that even long-time readers will be stunned by its twists and turns.”—Chicago Tribune

“Like a thriller with overtones of espionage, Blow Fly is a novel of complicated relationships, near-Machiavellian maneuvers and, as usual, picture-perfect scenes in which Scarpetta’s forensic expertise comes into play...Enjoy the show—it’s a good one.”—The Denver Post
“Engaging and horrifying...a book that fans will want to read for the sheer voyeuristic quality of watching the characters they know so well go beyond their limits.”—Houston Chronicle

“This novel adds unpredictable dimensions to the character of Kay Scarpetta and those closest to her, and with its remarkable criminals and shocking climax, it is a must-read, especially for followers of Cornwell and Scarpetta.”—The Tampa Tribune
“This is, in some ways, the most shocking Scarpetta...Highly recommended.”—Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9780425266724
ISBN-10: 0425266729
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2013
Pages: 496
Language: English
Series: Scarpetta