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Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
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Jan 19, 11

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** spoiler alert ** "Blow Me" would have been a better title. What has happened to Patricia Cornwell? Her earlier books put her at the top of the genre, but this one is sad indeed. I understand better than most how hard it is to keep the writing on a series fresh, but this radical departure was like going to my favorite Italian restaurant and finding they were now serving hot dogs and pretzels. Very little Scarpetta, no forensics, and I was lost half the time because it's been a while since I read the previous book.

And insane plot twists--Benton Wesley is back from the dead, and Lucy and Marino have known about it all along; the Wolfman escapes from death row in a manner that requires more suspension of disbelief than I'm capable of, and the ending is rushed together in about two pages, as though she got tired of it. They say the next one is better, but had I read this as the first example of her work, I'd read no more.
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