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In Flesh and Blood, Kay Scarpetta notices seven shiny pennies, had nothing in common, but seem to have a connection to Scarpetta herself. The ending in Flesh And Blood should leave much open to speculation. .. see how the relationship between Marino and Scarpetta continued. Kay Scarpetta is a fictional character and protagonist in a series of crime novels written by Since then she had a serious relationship with Mark James, who died in a relationships which last a few books and then end with little explanation. . Red Mist (); The Bone Bed (); Dust (); Flesh and Blood ().
Anne, the radiologic expert, is dating Luke. Alex Delgado is the forensic anthropologist. Ernie Koppel is the cowboy from Texas who is the most senior microscopist and trace evidence examiner. Michael Orland was a plumber who died and his Twitter account, Copperhead, has been hijacked. Gerry Everman is the police commissioner with an in with Benton. Officer Collier died because the FBI chose not to share information. Morriston, New Jersey PD Jack Kuster is the lead investigator and a master forensic firearms instructor with some great insight on Kay.
Broward County, Florida Dr. Abe Raine is medical examiner and a former quarterback for Notre Dame. Joanna Cather is his wife and a psychologist with problems at Emerson Academy.
Emerson is also the school Nari is suing. Leo Gantz is a troubled teen Cather has been counseling. Angelina Brown was a neighbor. Mary Sapp is a realtor with few morals.
Sarah Angiers is Doctor John L. Patty Marisco was a realtor who was murdered. Gracie Smithers is fourteen-year-old accidental drowning victim, Dr. Dick Segal only appeared to be a suicide five years ago; his father, Jack, though is still furious.
Artur Ruiz was a construction worker. She is blonde and a sharp dresser, although always professional. As a young girl, she watched her father die slowly from leukemia and the experience has remained with her ever since, translating into her everyday work life, where she is surrounded by death. She is a perfectionist, an incredibly hard worker completely immersed in her work.
Scarpetta loves to cook, particularly Italian food. She makes everything from scratch, including pasta and bread, and has a beautiful, custom-built restaurant kitchen in her home. She was married once, to Tony Benedetti; they divorced about 6 years before the beginning of the first novel set inPostmortem.
Since then she had a serious relationship with Mark James, who died in a bombing in a London Tube station in the novel Cruel and Unusual and later Benton Wesley, who was supposedly killed in Point of Origin but later reappeared. By the beginning of 's ScarpettaBenton and Kay are married.
In addition to a large custom-built house that includes a restaurant kitchen, a great roomand a mud roomScarpetta also drives a new Mercedeswhich she replaces often: He is not killed in it but near it. She can't bear to drive it after his death, so she trades it in for a nearly identical car. She resigns after the events of The Last Precinct and relocates to Florida to become a private forensic consultant. If you can recreate a situation in your mind about what happened to someone, how that person died, there's a better chance it won't happen to you.
I think it's part of the life-force compelling us to look death in the face. We're the only animal with an understanding that someday we'll die. I think we all want to make our temporary stay on this planet less mysterious, more knowable. We want to learn what happened here, so we'll feel less vulnerable about the same thing happening to us.
Flesh and Blood (Kay Scarpetta, #22) by Patricia Cornwell
It's the kind of curiosity that propels us to study monsters. More than million copies of your books have been sold; they've been translated into 36 languages and are available in countries. After all this success, what has surprised you most about writing? What's surprised me most is the very process of creativity. I've been fascinated by where ideas come from. I feel when we really open ourselves up to our urges and get our conscious brains out of the way, we're almost channeling things from areas we don't begin to understand.
It's both a scary and amazing experience. I've been repeatedly surprised how secret parts of my mind are creating something without my conscious knowledge. Hemingway was very aware of this phenomenon. He had an ironclad habit: He wanted to give his sub-conscious mind enough time to work on the story.
That continues to surprise and amaze me: It even goes to the issue of genetic memory. We channel things creatively that really come from someplace that's part of our genome, our primal heritage.
Flesh and Blood: A Fascinating Talk With Patricia Cornwell
What do you love most about writing? I love the way it keeps me company. I find no matter what's going on in my life, I don't have to wait on somebody else to fill my time or give me satisfaction. If I have an hour or two, I can sit at my desk, open something I'm working on and be transported to the same world I want to take the readers.
I probably developed that ability for a very good reason. As a child, writing was my best friend. If I wrote a poem or an illustrated short story, or described the scenery while I looked out over a valley in North Carolina where I was brought up, it made me feel less by myself. I think being on this planet is a lonely experience and without imagination, it's very isolating.
For me, writing has been a gift. Creative expression is a great coping mechanism. If you're sad, scared or lonely, much as I was as a child, writing was my retreat. I played sports and all that, but the thing that healed my soul and touched those parts of me nothing else could, had to come from within myself. If you can reach inside yourself and create something--a painting, a drawing, a book-- it can be healing and very life affirming.
Who are the authors you read these days? I'm an eclectic reader. I read a lot of biographies. I love non-fiction, especially history. It has to be something very engaging; otherwise, my attention will wander. If you could have dinner with any five people, living or dead, from history, politics, or literature, who would they be. I'd love to have dinner with Dickens.
I'd love to have dinner with Agatha Christie. I'd love to have met Lincoln. I'm so sorry I never got to meet Truman Capote.