The real Scarpetta retires

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  1. AdoraBlue

    AdoraBlue I've been known to be a little too "woo-woo."

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  3. pixies

    pixies Former Member

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    I use to love those books! I never knew they were based on someone other than Cornwell.
    The real *Scarpetta* is an amazing woman! Good for her.
     
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    chicoliving Former Member

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    Thanks for posting this AdoraBlue! I read this the other day and thought it was just a great summation of her career. Kinda funny too! I guess you'd have to have a good sense of humor to keep the balance. I loved the story about the snakes lol I'd a been outta there too! I also like what she had to say about her patients.

     
  5. SeekingJana

    SeekingJana Active Member

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    Wow, just finished reading the latest Scarpetta installment, along with Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhone's T is for Tresspass. Both were very good, IMO.

    Not to go too far OT but Grafton touched upon the subjects of elder abuse and child abuse, which was a huge departure from her usual " read it in 2 hours" formula. I have read all the Alphabet series and this new one is well worth buying.

    I hope Patricia Cornwell will continue her Kay Scarpetta series.. I want to keep reading about Kay, Benton, Pete Marino, and Lucy. They're a part of my life after so MANY years. :)
     
  6. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    Thanks for posting this article. Although I think the quality of the books has declined, Scarpetta felt like a real person I knew for many years. Patricia Cornwell has definitely fed the addiction to crime, punishment, mystery, and whodunnit in my brain!

    What a great story. The real "Scarpetta" sounds like a neat lady and someone I'd love to know in person. I hope she enjoys many happy years of retirement with her honey.
     
  7. Elphaba

    Elphaba Defying Gravity...

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    I collect first run Cornwell/Scarpetta novels... love love LOVE that series and like Angelmom, to me Scarpetta always felt like a real person. To the real "Scarpetta", I hope her retirement is one of peace and enjoyment... many props to her for inspiring Patricia to create such a strong female character working in the science world.
     
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    Bobbisangel New Member

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    Can you tell me the name of Cornwell's latest Scarpetta book...please. I've read all of the others and just love them. Also really like Grafton. Haven't read that one though. I doubt that Cornwell will drop Scarpetta...she makes her a lot of money...lol.
     
  9. MeoW333

    MeoW333 New Member

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    This was a wonderful post! It was great to read about the real woman, behind Cornwell's Scarpetta series!! I always loved her books!! I was also wondering the name of the last one, wasn't she supposed to be having one come out (either just did or is going to that is a Scarpetta).
     
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    DEPUTYDAWG Active Member

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    Yes, thank you for posting this article!
    I LOVE the Kay Scarpetta books! I think they are the first series of books I really started reading (then got into the Sue Grafton books later).

    Fierro sounds like a real hoot - I'd love to meet her in person, or see her if she were to ever speak at something. What a neat lady.

    Here's to many years of retirement bliss for her and her hubby of 41 years, Bob!
     
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    Floh Former Member

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    Happy retirement to the real Scarpetta! :dance:

    as for Cornwell's books featuring Scarpetta, for me they went downhill from The Last Precinct onwards. i loved the first few in the series.

    i do enjoy Cornwell's cookery book, Food to Die for. :)
     
  12. drew

    drew Member

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    The latest Scarpetta book is called Book of The Dead

    I, also, love Cornwell's cookbook, Food to Die for, the crabcakes are fabulous!
     

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