In Conversation with Patricia Cornwell
Monday 24 October 2016, 7.00 - 8.00pm, De Montfort Hall, Leicester
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.
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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.