Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New from Patricia Cornwell - "Port Mortuary"

Patricia Cornwell has been named the world's #1 bestselling crime writer. Cornwell was raised in North Carolina and began working as an investigative reporter at the Charlotte Observer shortly after college. Later she worked as a technical writer for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond, Virginia. In her first crime novel, Postmortem, she introduced Dr. Kay Scarpetta as a Chief Medical Examiner. Cornwell has written a series of bestsellers featuring Kay Scarpetta. Her novels have won worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. In April 2009, Fox acquired the film rights to the Scarpetta novels, featuring Angelina Jolie as Dr.Kay Scarpetta.

Cornwell is a founder of the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine. She often says, "It is important to me to live in the world I write about. If I want a character to do or know something, I want to do or know the same thing." That's what I call dedication. It certainly seems that Cornwell enjoys the subjects that she writes about. Her writing shows that she is fully engrossed in the characters and stories.

Today, Cornwell released her 18th novel, Port Mortuary. It is a fast-paced story that is told from Kay Scarpetta's point of view. The story takes place on the Dover Air Force Base where Scarpetta is working to master the art of CT-assisted virtual autopsy. A murder case emerges that could shut down Scarpetta's work and ruin her career. She works hard to find out the perpetrator before more people die. This novel brings Scarpetta, the main character, together with characters from previous novels. I saw her interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America this morning. It sounds like a great book to read this winter.

Port Mortuary is available in print and audio at www.thequalitycorner.com. Buy your copy today!

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