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.