Blow Fly - Patricia Cornwell

Blow Fly

By Patricia Cornwell

  • Release Date: 2003-10-13
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 411 Ratings


A cold case turns red-hot when a death-row inmate renews his acquaintance with Dr. Kay Scarpetta in this “utterly chilling” (Entertainment Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller.

Settling into her new life as a private forensic consultant, Kay Scarpetta agrees to investigate a cold case in Louisiana—the baffling eight-year-old murder of a woman with a history of blackouts and violent outbursts. Then she receives news that chills her to the core: Jean-Baptiste Chandonne—the vicious and unrepentant Wolfman who pursued her to her very doorstep—has asked to see her. From his cell on death row, he demands an audience with the legendary Dr. Scarpetta. With her friends and family by her side, Scarpetta tries to guess what sort of endgame this madman has in mind—how, if at all, it’s related to the Louisiana case—and then confronts the shock of her life: a blow that will force her to question the loyalty and trust of all she holds dear...


  • Hairy beast

    By sallielm
    I can’t continue reading her books until there is a continuation to tell what happened to the little boy and the hairy beast. I am in limbo.
  • Twisted

    By Mud flat
    Very little foreseeable, hard to imagine how she cooked up the plot and characters.
  • Blow Fly

    By kathywamsley
    I have always enjoyed this author from the first book to this book. At times I have even reread a few of her books. Thanks k
  • Scientist’s Mystery

    By rokn-doc
    This book is filled with mystery and intrigue and is seen from the vantage point of a scientist (Scarpelli) who emphasized the minute detail of her investigation. It all makes logical sense and adds the advantage of speaking through a pathologist.
  • Blow Fly

    By Lindanellbug
    A little disappointed in some of the ranting was hard to keep strait so therefor a hard to follow. The ending is disappointing unless there is a sequel that lets the reader know the little boy is safe. Is there
  • Scarpetta the Witch

    By Anne Beaver
    The book is fair. If it was your intention to make everyone hate Scarpetta by the end of the second chapter, congratulations: you have succeeded mightily. My dislike for her has grown with each book, but within the first two chapters of this book you've managed to take that dislike to new heights. I only hope that you do not possess any of her "characteristics", except maybe her cooking abilities. Even though I do not like the main character and never have, I do enjoy most of the other characters most of the time and that is why I have continued to read this series. The one thing I do not understand is how the age gap between Lucy and Scarpetta keeps getting smaller and smaller. All of the discrepancies with the ages of the main characters are quite confusing and annoying. I realize you have every right to write them as you wish, but Scarpetta should be in her 70's with regards to the latest book.
  • Great book!!!!

    By Crysgibs
    Left me hanging. What's next?