Flesh and Blood

From Margaret Mezzacapo

Author:  Patricia Cornwell

Title:  Flesh and Blood

Here’s the latest Kay Scarpetta novel, giving new meaning to the phrase, “If you’ve read one, you’ve read them all.” The usual cast of characters returns and follows the same predictable formula. Kay’s niece, Lucy, is still brilliant and annoying. Her investigator, Marino, is still obnoxious and annoying. Her husband, Benton, is still impeccably groomed and annoying – you get the picture.  And, of course, there’s a nemesis. Patricia Cornwell’s research remains thorough and helps lend a voice of authenticity to the tale. I’m still a Scarpetta fan and will await the next book, but I sincerely hope Cornwell will shake it up a little.