Patricia Cornwell Message Board

Kathleen posts on 10/21/2009 11:42:52 AM I just got done laboring through "The Front". Up until about three books ago, I savored Cornwell's books, but lately they've been difficult to read because of confusing, choppy writing and shifting points of view where it sometimes take paragraphs for me to figure out who's "talking". Maybe she's bored and trying to shake things up to make it more fun for her? Anyone else have a problem with her new stuff? (Haven't read "Scarpetta" yet-I prefer paperbacks.)
loislab posts on 5/26/2009 1:30:36 PM I don't understand the ending? Who is the mysterious author of the Gotham Gotcha column????
kristip posts on 3/26/2009 1:50:31 AM does anyone understand the ending to Scarpetta? Terri, secret apt, Gotham Gotcha writer, European person running it, Isle of Man? Help!

Martha posts on 3/16/2009 6:01:36 PM I have read two of the Jay Talley series--Blow Fly and Black Notice--but it appears there may be one in the middle I don't have. I can't figure out, what is the title?
constance posts on 3/9/2009 3:16:46 PM loved the last one of patricia cornwell,characters much warmer,plot ok,she is and stays,one of the best. i can hardly wait for the next one. constance.
Marc Hassell posts on 3/2/2009 3:35:11 PM Her writing have turned into very bad soap TV. I always got her book the first day I could.Today,after a glance inside,I did not even bother to read it.
Beverly posts on 3/2/2009 1:09:56 PM Reminds me of soap operas. Children age on them very quickly, but their parents don't. You end up with a college student, whose mother looks to be about 30. But with Scarpetta, her books are far enough apart, I really don't notice the age thing.
Sarah posts on 3/2/2009 12:49:29 PM I think Cornwell has been clear in her use of the age difference between Lucy and how the number of years between books doesnt exactly correlate to the characters' chronological ages. I think in this last one, Scarpetta, Lucy is in her late 20s or early 30s and Kay is in her early 50s...Worked for me, as I loed the book.
Jane posts on 1/15/2009 4:06:16 PM I am interested in an age comparison between Kay and Lucy. Lucy is 10 in the first book and Kay is 40?. This must make Kay about 58 -60 in the latest 2 books. ??
Kerstin Lemke posts on 1/13/2009 2:15:21 PM I am a big fan of PC and I reed all her scarpetta books. Now I am reading blowfly and I am a bit confused. As I was reading the other messages I have noticed other readers felt the same way. The book is a bit boring .We know who is doing the killing and it is like there are different stories not playing together. The on about Benton , Jay and Bev and Lucy.It is just not like her ,the whole book.Like it is written by someone else , not very good and thrilling. I am at page 245 and still hoping it will get better. I am not looking forward to the last three I have left from the series.I am sorry to say this ,I much rather had loved the book just like the other ones.
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