FLESH AND BLOOD BY PATRICIA CORNWELL

Flesh and blood

( The Serial Sniper )

It’s Dr. Kay Scarpetta’s birthday, and she’s about to head to Miami for vacation with Benton Wesley, her FBI profiled husband, when she notices seven pennies on a wall behind their Cambridge house. Is this a kids’ game? If so, why are all the coins dated 1981 and so shiny they could be newly minted? Her cellphone rings, and Detective Pete Marino tells her there’s been a homicide five minutes away.

A high school music teacher shot with uncanny precision as he unloaded groceries from his car. No one has heard or seen a thing. The shots seem impossible, yet they are so perfect they cause instant death. The victims seem to have had nothing in common, and there is no pattern to show where the killer will strike next.

First New Jersey, then Massachusetts, and then the murky depths off the coast of South Florida, where Scarpetta investigates a shipwreck, looking for answers that only she can discover and analyze. And it is there that she comes face to face with shocking evidence that implicates her techno genius niece, Lucy, Scarpetta’s own flesh and blood.

TITLE: FLESH AND BLOOD
AUTHOR: PATRICIA CORNWELL
Genre: Crime,Thriller, Mystery
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POSTMORTEM BY PATRICIA CORNWELL

PostMortem By Patricia Cornwell

( Someone Wants Her Head )

Chief medical officer for the commonwealth of Virginia,Dr.Kay Scarpetta,the narrator,dwells on her efforts to identify”Mr. Nobody”,the strangler of young women.The doctor devotes days and nights to gathering computer data and forensic clues to the killer,although she’s hampered by men officials anxious to prove themselves superior to a woman.Predictable,Scarpetta’s toil pays off,but not before the strangler attacks her;a reformed male chauvinist,conveniently nearby,saved her.

Under cover of night in Richmond,Virginia,a human monster strikes,leaving a gruesome trail of strangling that has paralyzed the city. Medical examiner Kay Scarpetta suspects the worst:a deliberate campaign by a brilliant serial killer whose signature offers precious few clues. With an unerring eye,she calls on the latest advances in forensic research to unmask the madman. But this investigation will test Kay like no other,because it’s being sabotaged from within – and someone wants her dead.

TITLE: POSTMORTEM
AUTHOR: PATRICIA CORNWELL
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Serial
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LAMENTATION OF A SINNER BY C.J. SANSOM

Summer,1546,King Henry VIII is Catholic councillors engaged in a last and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry’s successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London,and the radical protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake,the catholic party focus their attack on Henry’s sixth wife, Mattew Shardlake’s old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr.

Shardlake’, still haunted by events aboard the warship Mary Rose the year before,is working on the Cotterstoke Will case,a savage dispute between rival siblings. Then,unexpectedly, he is summoned to Whitehall place and asked for help by his old patron,the now beleaguered and desperate Queen,For Catherine Parr has a secret.

She has written a confessional book, Lamentation of a sinner,so radically protestant that if it came to the King’s attention it could bring both her and her sympathizers crashing down. But although the book was kept secret and hidden inside a locked chest in the Queens private chamber,it has-inexplicably-vanished.Only one page has been found,clutched in the hand of a murdered London painter.

Shardlake’s investigations take him on trail that begins among the backstreet print shops of London but leads him a Jack Barak into the dark and labyrinthine world of the politics of the royal count,a world he had sworn never to enter again. Loyalty to the Queen will drive Whitehall Place, where Catholic enemies and protestants friends can equally be dangerous,and the political opportunists, who will follow the wind when it blows, more dangerous than either.

The secrets of Queen Catherine’s books proves to be connected to the terrible death of Anne Askew, while his involvement with the Cotter Stroke litigants threatens to bring Shardlake himself to the stake.

AUTHOR: C.J. SANSOM
TITLE: LAMENTATION
Genre: Mystery-Crime,Historical-Fiction,Mystery,Fiction,Historical-Mystery

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MONUMENT TO MURDER BY MARI HANNAH

Monument To Murder By Mari Hannah

SYNOPSIS

Skeletal remains discovered beneath the fortified walls of a castle on Northumberland’s weather – blasted coastline. DCI Kate Daniels,a no no-nonsense investigator and authoritative boss if ever there was one,calls on a forensic anthropologist to help show the remains. Soon,the bones of a second body discovered. It turns out these belong to two girls buried five years apart.

Meanwhile, newly widowed prison psychologist Emily McCann finds herself drawn into the fantasy of convicted sex offender, Walter Fear on. As his mind games become more and more intense,is it possible that Daniels case has something to do with Hus murderous past?

With his release imminent,what exactly does he have in mind for Emily? As Daniels encounters dead-end after dead-end and the body count rises,it soon becomes clear that someone is hiding more than nie deadly secret…..

 

AUTHOR: MARI HANNAH
TITLE: MONUMENT TO MURDER
Genres: Mystery-crime,Fiction,Mystery,Detective
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