Today is all about the letter B in the Crime Fiction Alphabet and the idea behind this meme is to write something related to crime fiction that’s based on the letter of the week. This can be an author, the name of a book or something to do with writing crime fiction. The post should be up by the end of each week. See the rules for the Alphabet in Crime Fiction here. This Meme is run by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise.
Today’s post is about Patricia Cornwell, one of my favourite writers. (Check out her website, it's pretty cool) I enjoy her Kay Scarpetta novels (19 in the series) and the last one I read was From Potter’s field, which surrounded a smart and creepy killer. See my review here.
Cornwell has won numerous awards for her books, including the Gold Dagger Award and the Sherlock Award for Best Detective for Scarpetta’s character.
The Wall Street Journal is credited with writing…"In Kay Scarpetta, Patricia Cornwell has a character as strong as any in popular fiction."
Cornwall worked as a reporter covering crime and then worked at the office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Virginia for six years as a technical writer and then a computer analyst. Her first Scarpetta novel was published in 1990. Scarpetta has written over thirty works of fiction and five non-fiction books.
She has stirred some controversy, both in her personal life and her belief as to the identity of Jack the Ripper.