Patricia Cornwell


While reading Isle of Dogs, it occurred to me that the book is an homage to Robert Ludlum. That author took two times out from his regular spy type novels to write Road to Gandolfo and Road to Omaha, both spoofs on his own genre. That Patricia Cornwall would do the same, shortly after Ludlum's death, seems more than coincidence to me.

>>By Carmel   (Wednesday, 23 Apr 2003 19:57)

Great authoress. Kay Scarpetta is a unique character whose expertise in her field holds your interest as well as enhances your knowledge. I've read all the books and find that the only problem is there aren't more to read. Note to the Author: write faster.

>>By Steven Donaldson   (Thursday, 29 May 2003 01:23)

I'm looking for tv movies based on Cornwell's books?

>>By Evelyn   (Saturday, 12 Jul 2003 18:40)

I have just finished reading Body of Evidence which is my 7th Cornwell novel read.
I was going donw her list of Scarpetta series in numerival order so that I can fill in the gaps after I finish Post Mortem. My problem is that Unatural Exposure is number 8 (good book) and Point of Origin is # 10 (also a great book). There is no book listed anywhere as number 9 in the Scarpetta series. Isn't that a bit odd?

>>By ri   (Wednesday, 31 Dec 2003 01:27)

I did read somewhere on the NET that they were discussing the making of Cornwell books into movies. This has been more than likely over a year ago. I searched for awhile this evening and couldnt find anything. If anyone has any information I would love to hear about it.

>>By NUKERUNNERnME   (Tuesday, 10 Feb 2004 05:30)

Excellent author, lots of detailed forensics, but I think I liked her earlier works a bit better than some of the later.

>>By mrgerry   (Wednesday, 11 Aug 2004 22:59)

You people cannot be serious. cornwall is a nice fluff read when one needs to put to mind to sleep. I've read all of her books, and by the way , all of Ludlums. There is no comparison. If you want a good mystery, try Michael connelly or go back and discover Elmore Leonard.

>>By willwrite   (Thursday, 12 Aug 2004 09:38)

I have been reading patricia cornwell nw since the beginning. After she killed off her first villian (Gault) and lost (supposedly) Wesley I found it difficult to get back into her reads. However, now I have read Trace, and Lucy does not seem to be quite so manic, I think I am falling in love with her again !!!

>>By bundle   (Tuesday, 23 Nov 2004 16:01)

I have only read blowfly and i didn't really like it that much. Initially I found it hard to get into because it was written in the present tense which always seems clumsy to me. Then I began to get used to the style it was written in and even began to enjoy it until it was all so hastily wrapped up at the end. It left me wondering exactly what had happened.Are they all like this, building and building until BAM its over.

>>By Crazybeth   (Monday, 5 Sep 2005 19:12)

i cant believe you are compering cornwell to ludlum.
Don't take me wrong, i like both of them and read all of ludlums books and most of cornwells as well.
however ,one is a phycologicaly based spy orientation based on the political situation in the world relating to the actual situation even if not portrait in trues and the other is a forensic investigation with all the sauce of a personal life of the hero thrown in to the works.
both write books that draw you in instantly but in a different way and that is as much as theyr have in common.
on top of it ludlum research when it come to geography is quite on the spot while there is no such case or better said no need for it in patricias books as theyr are predominanly placed in the US.
ludlum takes you all over the world thrugh all the continents and introduces different characters through his writings and different works.
i have to admitt i am looking forward to the release of the fifth bourne book despite the fact that it wont be the original ludlum. i have to admitt he is the only writer that has spit out a book after book even after his deth.
i was a bit cinical when the first one comme out and was prepared to be disipointed but it not happened so far.
if anything it has given the books a new kind of energy but still keeping with the principal style.
patricia's books are wery different and writen in a different style at least to me, and i enjoy reading both authors in theyr own rights simmilar but wastly different.

>>By 2323adriana   (Sunday, 4 Feb 2007 01:21)

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