Black Notice

Black Notice

The discovery of the decomposed body of a stowaway aboard a cargo ship leads Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta to a perilous international odyssey on a mission that could destroy her career and threatens her own life.

Author: Patricia Daniels Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425175405

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

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The discovery of the decomposed body of a stowaway aboard a cargo ship leads Chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta to a perilous international odyssey on a mission that could destroy her career and threatens her own life.
Categories: Fiction

Black Notice

Black Notice

Scarpetta (Book 10) Patricia Cornwell. personal car was but suspected she wouldn't show up in it, anyway. I pulled open the heavy wooden door of Buckhead's and was greeted by carefree voices and ice clinking in glasses as the bartender ...

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101203774

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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In this #1 New York Times bestseller Dr. Kay Scarpetta is on a deadly mission that will pull her in two opposite directions: toward protecting her career or toward the truth... Remains were all that was left of the stowaway. He arrived in Richmond’s Deep Water Terminal—the ghastly cargo of a ship from Belgium. The decomposed body gives Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta no clues to its identity—or the cause of death. But an odd tattoo soon leads her on an international search to Interpol’s headquarters in Lyon, France—and towards a confrontation with one of the most savage killers of her career...
Categories: Fiction

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Encyclopedia of the American Novel

Novelsfeaturing Judy Hammerfocuson Hammer'sCharlotte, North Carolina, police department; they include Hornet's Nest(1997), Southern Cross (1998), andIsle of Dogs (2001). Dr. Scarpettareturns in Cornwell's mostrecent novel,Blow Fly ...

Author: Abby H. P. Werlock

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438140698

Category: American fiction

Page: 4202

View: 399

Praise for the print edition:" ... no other reference work on American fiction brings together such an array of authors and texts as this.
Categories: American fiction

Great Women Mystery Writers

Great Women Mystery Writers

Although there is a mystery plot in Black Notice, which involves Scarpetta's being targeted by an international crime family and its son, known as “The Werewolf,” who is afflicted with hypertrichosis, the novel is mostly about grief and ...

Author: Elizabeth Blakesley Lindsay

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

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Surveys the lives and works of some 90 contemporary women mystery writers, who are among the most popular authors read today.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Unofficial Patricia Cornwell Companion

The Unofficial Patricia Cornwell Companion

... the seventh Scarpetta novel (July). Publishes An Uncommon Friend: The Authorized Biography of Ruth Bell Graham, a reprinting of her first book under a new title. ... Publishes Black Notice, the tenth Scarpetta novel (August).

Author: George Beahm

Publisher: Renaissance Books

ISBN: 9781429970730

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 289

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The Unofficial Patricia Cornwell Companion is the first and only book devoted to this bestselling author and her beloved heroine, forensic pathologist Dr. Kay Scarpetta. It's the definitive work on Cornwell--encompassing all the details of her life, her body of work, and the deep and intriguing relationship between the two. Including numerous interviews and articles about Cornwell's work, a number of rare photographs of the author and her world, as well as a detailed discussion of each title, the Companion is a fact-packed encyclopedia for the millions of readers who've become hooked on Scarpetta and her creator. Fans will delight in the true insider's look at Richmond, the city Kay Scarpetta calls home, as well as a thorough examination of the geography of Cornwell's world. A glossary of forensic terminology and a guide to the characters who appear in each novel round out the book, making it a useful reference tool in addition to a revealing look at a reclusive author. All in all, The Unofficial Patricia Cornwell Companion is a must-read for each of Patricia Cornwell's millions of fans.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Twentieth Century Crime Fiction

Twentieth Century Crime Fiction

This tendency is greatly exacerbated by the physical and psychic wounds that Scarpetta acquires. ... The Last Precinct is a novel that begins by unravelling the ending of the previous Scarpetta book, Black Notice, and the sense ...

Author: Lee Horsley

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191557897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

View: 211

Twentieth-Century Crime Fiction aims to enhance understanding of one of the most popular forms of genre fiction by examining a wide variety of the detective and crime fiction produced in Britain and America during the twentieth century. It will be of interest to anyone who enjoys reading crime fiction but is specifically designed with the needs of students in mind. It introduces different theoretical approaches to crime fiction (e.g., formalist, historicist, psychoanalytic, postcolonial, feminist) and will be a useful supplement to a range of crime fiction courses, whether they focus on historical contexts, ideological shifts, the emergence of sub-genres, or the application of critical theories. Forty-seven widely available stories and novels are chosen for detailed discussion. In seeking to illuminate the relationship between different phases of generic development Lee Horsley employs an overlapping historical framework, with sections doubling back chronologically in order to explore the extent to which successive transformations have their roots within the earlier phases of crime writing, as well as responding in complex ways to the preoccupations and anxieties of their own eras. The first part of the study considers the nature and evolution of the main sub-genres of crime fiction: the classic and hard-boiled strands of detective fiction, the non-investigative crime novel (centred on transgressors or victims), and the 'mixed' form of the police procedural. The second half of the study examines the ways in which writers have used crime fiction as a vehicle for socio-political critique. These chapters consider the evolution of committed, oppositional strategies, tracing the development of politicized detective and crime fiction, from Depression-era protests against economic injustice to more recent decades which have seen writers launching protests against ecological crimes, rampant consumerism, Reaganomics, racism, and sexism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Patricia Cornwell FIVE SCARPETTA NOVELS

Patricia Cornwell FIVE SCARPETTA NOVELS

PATRICIA CORNWELL FIVE SCARPETTA NOVELS Cause of Death Unnatural Exposure Point of Origin Black Notice Trace Patricia Cornwell TITLES BY PATRICIA CORNWELL SCARPETTA SERIES PORT MORTUARY THE SCARPETTA. Front Cover.

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101538975

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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“When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell," says The New York Times Book Review. From the author of The Bone Bed and Flesh and Blood, his set offers five novels in the #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring Kay Scarpetta: Cause of Death; Unnatural Exposure; Point of Origin; Black Notice; and Trace.
Categories: Fiction

Four Scarpetta Novels

Four Scarpetta Novels

Blow Fly “[A] grisly fast-paced thriller . . . utterly chilling.” —Entertainment Weekly “Patricia Cornwell is on target—and spectacularly so— with her latest Kay Scarpetta thriller, a story so compelling that even longtime readers will ...

Author: Patricia Cornwell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101157749

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

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Four books in the #1 New York Times bestselling series by the author of Flesh and Blood featuring Kay Scarpetta--"an awesome force in the field of forensic science.” (New York Times Book Review) Includes The Last Precinct, Predator, Blow Fly, and Book of the Dead.
Categories: Fiction

The Complete Patricia Cornwell Companion

The Complete Patricia Cornwell Companion

Gaults death in From Potters Field (p. ref), although there was no mention of the year in that novel. On the second day (p. ref), Scarpetta flies by ... On day nine (p. ref), Scarpetta is checking on trace evidence at the morgue.

Author: Glen L. Feole

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101204894

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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One of today's hottest writers, Patricia Cornwell has pushed the envelope with her popular character Kay Scarpetta, her cutting-edge nonfiction work, Portrait of a Killer, and her own TV appearances covering investigations into Jack the Ripper and the mysterious death of Princess Diana. Now, devoted fans can delve into her life and work with this definitive guide. The Complete Patricia Cornwell Companion features: Book-by-book synopses with excerpts and little-known facts An examination of Cornwell's life, writing accomplishments, and forensic expertise Character portraits of both good guys and bad guys-from Kay Scarpetta, Pete Marino, and Andy Brazil to the cold-hearted killers A handy in-depth chronology of all her novels The many connections between the author's life history and her fascinating fiction A comprehensive list of settings-from Tangier Island to Paris Forensic detection "shop talk" and procedures
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction

Deviance in Contemporary Crime Fiction

Later novels in the series also emphasise the killer who targets Scarpetta herself. In the context of Black Notice (2000a) (a novel also analysed in Chapter 4), the tenth novel in the series, a physically and psychologically monstrous ...

Author: C. Gregoriou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230207219

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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This book explores the three aspects of deviance that contemporary crime fiction manipulates: linguistic, social, and generic. Gregoriou conducts case studies into crime series by James Patterson, Michael Connelly and Patricia Cornwell, and investigates the way in which these novelists correspondingly challenge those aforementioned conventions.
Categories: Literary Criticism