Patricia Cornwell Message Board
James posts on 10/29/2007 9:41:14 PM
I've just read the first half dozen chapters of P.C.'s latest book, Book of the Dead. I've been a fan of hers for years and have read everything she wrote, but I'm profoundly disappointed in this one. It's far more about relationships than mysteries. The dialogues between her and Benton, Lucy and Marino are tiring. I'm going to sell the book back to a second hand book store.
Jason K. posts on 10/23/2007 4:54:18 PM
Did anyone get a chance to check her out on Good Morning America this morning...it was a great interview...and she released a big spoiler about the new book. Really interesting.
Leigh Malone posts on 10/23/2007 12:11:55 AM
Does anyone know how many chapters are in the book "The Last Precinct"? Thank you!
Jason K. posts on 10/18/2007 11:27:18 AM
Hey, I'm working with the group promoting Patricia Cornwell's new book "Book of the Dead" it again features the intriguing Kay Scarpetta, and another riveting story go along with it. It hits stores on October 23rd. But you can pre-order on Amazon right now.
James posts on 10/16/2007 1:37:19 PM
I have always been interested in Jack the ripper and have read many many theories about who he was. I am surprised that in naming the Artist Walter Sickert as the ripper, Patricia Cornwell has made no mention about the very very popular "conspiracy" theory which involves Walter Sickert, William Gull, The Duke of Clarence and the very well documented theory that the ripper murders were a cover up by the establishment to disguise the murder of Mary Kelly, and make it look as if she was just another victim of a deranged serial killer, because of her knowledge of Annie Elizabeth Crook, and the birth of Alice Crook. If Annie Crook did in fact meet the Duke of Clarence while as is widely beleived working as a model for Walter Sickert perhaps Walter Sickert's murderous ways were indeed well known to the establishment. It would be then a very easy matter to point him in the direction of Mary Kelly. The name Kelly is also connected to other ripper victims, were these a case of mistaken identity? It is known fact that Annie Crook gave birth to an illegitmate daughter Alice. It is a known fact that she was lobotomised and rendered an imbecile. Walter Sickert is said to have witnessed the abduction when he returned to his studio at 15 cleveland street. In some stories Sickert is said to have witnessed a marriage between The duke of Clarence and Annie Crook, and the other witness is said to be Mary Kelly. Annie was taken to guys hospital after being abducted where she was operated upon by Sir William Gull to destroy her memory. Mary Kelly is said to have blackmailed the authorities If any of this is true, or even if it isn't I am surprised that Patricia Cornwell did not even mention it. She did not also mention that Joseph Sickert, Walter Sickert's son, told a story which he later said was a hoax, and collaborated with Stephen Knight in a book called "Jack the ripper the final solution" In this book Walter Sickert is deeply implicated in the murders. and states that the Duke of Clarence met and fell in love with Annie Crook when he met her when he was a regular visitor to Walter Sickert's studio. Patricia Cornwell says that Sickert had no children and was incapable of fathering a child, so is it untrue that Joseph Gorman is the illegitimate son of Walter Sickert??
Joe posts on 10/11/2007 8:36:05 PM
I just reread BODY OF EVIDENCE. It still is gripping. Eve Steele had mentioned awhile back this it was her favorite of the Scarpetta series so I finally reread it. Loved it. . . . I've been reading Sue Grafton's alphabet series. They're similar to Ross MacDonald mysteries. Like MacDonald's stories, they're set in Santa Barbara, have quite a few characters and it's always s srprise which one of them turns out to be the bad guy in the end. The detective iw a likeable female with a fun sense of humor. If anyone is looking for something to read, the Sue Grafton books are enjoyable, but they don't grab one the way the Scarpetta books do. . . . Some other people here made some suggestions to me and I will try them eventually. The thing with the alphabet series is that once you start going down the alphabet, it's hard to stop and not go on to the next letter. She's written down through S. . . . . THE BOOK OFTHE DEAD is suppose to come out later this month.
Coop posts on 10/11/2007 7:49:00 PM
PC writes awesome material. I especially enjoyed Blowfly. Keep it up!
InSide posts on 10/9/2007 8:54:45 PM
her books are great! the "bad words" in her books are what makes them so real, people talk like that and it makes sence that marino would for example. the gore and details about the deaths, and about when kay is doing her job is perfect i love it! hello people after all this is a mystery - thriller AND kay IS a medical examiner. honestly! and the "homo-sexuality" like lucy being gay is perfect it just goes with her char so good and makes it seem realistic , there are people like that and its perfect the way she writes about people that mistreat lucy or what lucy has to go thru because of her choice of sexuality is realistic, patricia did a great job on all her books i congratulate her and for all her research
vidgrl007 posts on 9/19/2007 7:12:36 PM
i dont know quite why u attacked pc like that and unless u live in a bubble where everything is oh so perfect.she is a lot cleaner than some ive read.is that all u read is the dirty parts.u can pick apart any author.maybe she isnt ur bag.not everyone likes the same things.with that being said hope u find an author u can truly like.
eve posts on 9/19/2007 5:36:31 PM
what a prude!
and you can't spell
it's spread, not spred
like read, not red
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