A cold case turns red-hot when a death-row inmate renews his acquaintance with Dr. Kay Scarpetta in this “utterly chilling” (Entertainment Weekly) #1 New York. Blow Fly has ratings and reviews. James said: Book Review 3 out of 5 stars to Blow Fly, the 12th book in the Kay Scarpetta thriller a. The Baton Rouge detective regretted leaving the blowfly on Kay Scarpetta’s desk. A silly thing to do, but it took up a few pages and provided a.

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I enjoyed the interconnected plots and how Blow Fly ties up a lot of loose threads from previous books whilst opening a new storyline for the next book. If it were better written, that would be fine. One reviewer notes that ” Blow Fly is written in chapters, some as short as a few paragraphs, with close to a dozen shifting points of view. We encounter Scarpetta languishing in a crumbling little rental house in Florida. I conrwell this series the last time after another main character was killed.

We sensed with few pages remaining that the lbowfly would be just a brush-off — and it was.

My p Reading through many of the reviews of this book on goodreads it’s impossible to ignore the negative feedback Cornwell received after publishing this 12th installment of her Kay Scarpetta series. Kay Scarpetta 1 – 10 of 25 books. One of his intended victims was Xornwell forensic scientist Kay Scarpetta, and he fantasises about her constantly. I would do anything for her.


Because people give them to me and say “this is a really good book! Actually, I think Ms. More By and About This Author. I enjoyed the interconnected plots a First Read: I found some problems with it, but I wasn’t as concerned as several other readers were. Sadly, Cornwell’s characters have now grown dark, dysfunctional, and preoccupied with pstricia.

Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell

Jul 02, Pages. The book also introduces at least one new character who will play a part in future novels, and patridia backstory explains why Lucy really left the FBI. Cornwell killed him off, but now I’d rather see a more appealing character than him written in, one who doesn’t need a fire built under him, than have Benton back to do little more than contribute to Scarpetta’s already gloom-ridden persona.

May 14, Ben rated it did not like it Shelves: The bad guys are really bad and, of course, there is one that keeps returning. I write A LOT. I love it when writers are brave enough to kill off a main character.

In Blow Fly, Cornwell decides to bring him back and for some reason it rubbed me the wrong way as a long time reader. Mar 17, Mikey B.

Views Read Edit View history. View all 8 comments. Everyone is the best at what they do, everyone has technology from NASA, fast cars and political contacts. Very little Scarpetta, no forensics, and I was lost half the time because it’s been a while since I read the previous book “Blow Me” would have been a better title. I mean, could that Lucy character be ANY more blandly self-obsessed? Scarpetta Collection Volume II: Well, what to say. Want to Read saving….


From his cell on death row, he demands an audience with the legendary Dr. I felt the wrap up was way too quick and short. I am almost as mad that he was brought back from the dead as I was corwell he was killed in the first place. Return to Book Page. However “Blow Fly” was a refreshing change.

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More alarming, she was hounded in the media and in the courtroom, for what some claimed was her involvement in the murder of a deputy police chief. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Alas, Kay is little more than a bit player as first niece Lucy, as head of her own investigative firm, then a resuscitated Benton Wesley what a rip-off!!

Only to her will he tell the secrets he knows the authorities desire: Patricia is also committed to funding scholarships and literacy programs.

It is hard getting used to the third person recitations of these later Kay Scarpetta novels, but they do have one positive aspect, you really are getting to know the mindsets of Lucy, Marino and Benton.