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‘Delta Karen’ Patricia Cornwall Is Not Crime Author Patricia Cornwell

Best-selling writer Patricia Cornwell wants the world to know she’s not the so-called “Delta Karen.” The famed crime novelist took to Twitter to clear her name. She wrote in part, “This isn’t me.” Cornwell is referring to a woman named Patricia Cornwall, an actress, former NFL cheerleader and airline passenger who was involved in a recent in-flight disturbance. What a difference one letter can make!
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There are some mysteries Patricia Cornwell, crime novelist and creator of Kay Scarpetta, can't crack

More than 30 years after her debut — and five years after we last saw her in the bestselling novel "Chaos" — Dr. Kay Scarpetta is back in a big way. First, there's "Autopsy," the 25th installment in the acclaimed series. Then, there's the long-awaited upcoming television adaptation, with Jamie Lee Curtis on board as producer. And the woman behind all the murder, mayhem and mystery is the Edgar and Sherlock Award-winning Patricia Cornwell. One of the true pioneers in modern crime fiction, Cornwell joined us recently for a Salon Talks conversation about solving crime in space, bringing Scarpetta to television and the one surprising mystery she can't crack. Watch the video here, or read a Q&A of our talk below.

Author Patricia Cornwell Has Another Bestseller with Autopsy

Bestselling Author Patricia Cornwell wasn’t sure if she’d ever revisit her famed character Kay Scarpetta again after seeming to have retired the character in 2016. Five years later and a whole of inspiration later, Scarpetta is back in a new novel called Autopsy. This time the adventure returns Scarpetta to Virginia where she’s back at the Medical Examiners Office. But she’s also close to Washington D.C where Scarpetta will be drawn into the most unlikely case of her career, aboard the International Space Station. Patricia Cornwell tells us that she was curious what it might take to investigate a murder in space and she set out in her research to find out, factually, how it could be done. Patricia Cornwell was our guest on Wake Up Tri-Counties on Tuesday.

Patricia Cornwell resurrects beloved Kay Scarpetta for 'Autopsy'

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Best-selling crime novelist Patricia Cornwell thought she was done with writing books for good, until the coronavirus pandemic struck and with it, inspiration for a new novel featuring the U.S. author's much-loved character, medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. "Autopsy", published on Tuesday, is Cornwell's 25th Scarpetta novel,...

Thriller Author Patricia Cornwell On Her 25th Kay Scarpetta Book, ‘Autopsy,’ NASA Research And Adapting The Series With Jamie Lee Curtis

Prolific thriller author Patricia Cornwell’s latest release, out today from William Morrow & Company, is the up-to-the-minute Autopsy, the 25th installment in the Scarpetta series, which began in 1990 with Postmortem. This relaunch of the series, following 2016’s Chaos, offered Cornwell a new research frontier—NASA, with a plotline finding forensic pathologist Dr. Kay Scarpetta back in Virginia as chief medical examiner and living near the Pentagon “in a post-pandemic world that’s been torn by civil and political unrest.” Scarpetta has to remotely investigate a potential crime in outer space along with another murder in a novel that takes her into the White House Situation Room and beyond as she tracks down a killer.