In Conversation with Patricia Cornwell

Monday 24 October 2016, 7.00 - 8.00pm, De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Patricia Cornwell

Join us for a very special book event with Patricia Cornwell, the queen of forensic crime writing.

In partnership with Literary Leicester 2016, we are delighted to announce the latest speaker in our Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series.

Don’t miss this rare evening with one of the best-selling crime writers in the world. Patricia Cornwell comes to the University of Leicester with her new Kay Scarpetta novel, Chaos, the 24th novel featuring her iconic forensic expert, Dr Kay Scarpetta. It's your chance to get a thrilling insight into how she writes her novels, her in-depth research and to hear her own fascinating story. There is a chance for you to submit your questions to Patricia and buy a copy of her new book Chaos. The event is free to attend.

How To Book

Tickets are free but only available in person or by phone from the De Montfort Hall Box Office.  Tel: 0116 233 3111
There is a limit of 4 tickets per household.
Venue: De Montfort Hall
Directions: Map

Patricia Cornwell's Latest Book 'Chaos'
#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns with the remarkable twenty-fourth thriller in her popular high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.

In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning—except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center's director and chief, decides at the scene that this is no accidental Act of God.

Her investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie. Though subsequent lab results support Scarpetta's conclusions, the threatening messages don't stop. When the tenth poem arrives exactly twenty-four hours after Elisa's death, Scarpetta begins to suspect the harasser is involved, and sounds the alarm to her investigative partner Pete Marino and her husband, FBI analyst Benton Wesley.

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I am thrilled to be coming to Leicester to take part in the Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series for University of Leicester. I followed the excavation of Richard III and the University's brilliant work in archaeology, DNA, anthropology and mystery-busting science in general. I can't wait to return to the forensic mecca of Leicester for the event!
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How to book your tickets

By Phone

De Montfort Hall Box Office is available on 0116 233 3111 from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 6pm.

Sunday opening hours vary according to performances, please contact during standard opening hours to confirm.

In Person

The De Montfort Hall Box Office is open from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 6pm, until 8pm when there is an evening performance.

The Box Office is closed on Sunday and Bank Holidays unless there is a performance. 

Tickets can also be obtained from the Visit Leicester Centre, Gallowtree Gate, Leicester LE1 5AD
Telephone 0116 299 4444 or go to the Visit Leicester website.
Monday to Saturday - 9.30am to 5.30pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays - 10am to 4pm
Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day