Patricia Cornwell Message Board

Jacqui posts on 3/7/2008 5:35:46 PM I am a great fan of Patricia Cornwell but I am very disappointed at one thing: In an earlier book of hers,(cant remember the exact book)(point of origin?) Benton Wesley dies, but now in her latest book of Oct 2007, he is very much alive! This is rather confusing and I am losing my interest in patricia cornwell's books. I followed all her books but I must admit this is really putting me off.
Anonymous posts on 3/7/2008 12:58:54 PM I'd like a honest vote, raise of hands how many of you would pick up a book on werewolves, vampires, magicians or cupid Psyche.
Maxima posts on 3/6/2008 6:47:47 PM I wonder why you're posting on this site Susan, since it is devoted to those of us who like her work. I think a lot of people had trouble when she switched from first to third person but i personally prefer it, since I can now see things from all of the characters perspectives. I think she's amazing and I just read that she made a huge donation to crime scene investigator eduction too-fantastic. I NEVER hear about other authors doing things like that.

susan posts on 2/25/2008 10:58:57 AM While I loved Cornwell's earlier books, I find that the last four or five, are awful. The characters as well as the story lines are flat, predictable and boring. Cornwell's writing has always been rather ethereal; neither her characters nor her story lines are credible, and her storytelling seems to hover above this world like thin smoke, never touching the ground. Compare her writing to say, Dennis Lehane, who has an absolute knack for getting the reader involved in the nitty gritty of life, and Cornwell always falls short.
TM posts on 12/30/2007 9:24:12 PM Loved Book of the Dead; I think it may be her best so far. Did anyone see the article on her in the Guardian newspaper, a UK publication? When asked who in the world she admired most and why, she replied "Hilary Clinton, for her courage". A really cool question and answer type interview that you should check out if you're a fan..I think there's a link to it on her website.
inSide posts on 12/4/2007 4:02:18 AM wow almost done with all of her books, i love them all! i wish the chars were real! patricia worked hard on each book, great information and facts! people who hate are just jealous! kant wait to read her new book!
LikestheBooks posts on 11/19/2007 12:44:40 PM I don't know about Kay since Cornwell clearly patterned her physically very much after herself (age, hair, build), but Eva Green (from "Casino Royale") would possibly make a good Lucy (with a dye job) and perhaps a better Carrie Grethen. Another possibly good Grethen would be Rhea Durham (Mark Wahlberg's fiancee) since she has the proper age, dark hair (that Carrie had in the first book in which she appeared) and patrician beauty (sharp, fine aristocratic features) with the potential to look evil as well. You can Google for pics of course.
Mews posts on 11/18/2007 6:26:15 PM A real must-read, Cornwell's latest is absolutely fantastic. Suspenseful and engrossing, this one involves lots of forensic science but also shows major changes and developments in her main characters. No spoilers here, but there is a cliffhanger with one character that has me anxious for the next one. Don't hesitate-read this one now!
Jason K. posts on 11/16/2007 4:32:38 PM There are rumors that scarpetta may not make it much longer...but those are only rumors as far as I know. FYI: Book of the Dead is currently on both US and International bestseller lists.
Justin posts on 11/13/2007 8:27:25 PM Maybe i'm the only one wondering this but.... when is Jean Baptiste Chandonne coming back? The Werewolf guy? I mean, didn't he break out of prison solely to hunt down Kay and kill her? But she has written three books since his escape and no mention of him in any of them... I find this very odd. A friend of mine believes that he is dead, and was "taken care of" by his father. I just don't know about this. I would think he would be mentioned again at least to say he was dead if he truly was. If anyone can help thanks a lot!
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