Patricia Cornwell’s next book–RED MIST–coming 12/6/2011 (updated)

[12.6.11]  To read my review, click here


UK cover

[10.17.2011] Patricia Cornwell posted a picture of the back of the uncorrected proof of RED MIST on her Facebook page. Check out the new head shot.

Backside of uncorrected proofs

[9.9.2011] Patricia Cornwell awared the RBA International Thriller Prize 2011 for RED MIST. Read about it here.

[4.21.2011] What is RED MIST about? Here’s the synopsis of RED MIST from Cornwell’s Facbook page:
RED MIST.  A Scarpetta Novel.

US Cover

As Patricia Cornwell’s remarkable nineteenth novel featuring chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta opens, Scarpetta is driving through Savannah’s low country, on her way to the Georgia Prison for Women. She has agreed to meet with an inmate there, a convicted sex offender and the mother of a vicious and diabolically brilliant killer. Against the advice of her FBI criminal intelligence agent-husband Benton Wesley, Scarpetta is determined to hear this woman out, and to continue on her quest to find out exactly what happened to her former deputy chief, Jack Fielding, murdered six months before.
     The quest is personal, but it is also professional. As the director of the new Cambridge Forensic Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and with her connection to the Department of Defense, Scarpetta has urgent reasons to learn more about a string of grisly killings that she feels are somehow linked to Fielding’s death. The murder of a Savannah family years earlier, a young woman on death row, and then other inexplicable deaths that begin to occur at a breathtaking pace – all of these are related, but who is behind them and why? Driven by inner forces, Scarpetta discovers connections that compel her to conclude that what she thought ended with Fielding’s death and an attempt on her own life is only the beginning of something far more destructive: a terrifying terrain of conspiracy and potential terrorism on an international scale.
     And she is the only one who can stop it.

If you haven’t checked out Cornwell’s facebook page, she’s been doing a regular post called “On the case with Scarpetta” which are pictures/clues of the book she’s writing.  She and her admin also post other news updates include tour dates. I’m hoping she comes through Chicago again if she tours for RED MIST.

[4.7.2011] The cover art for Red Mist has landed on Amazon, both the US and Deutschland sites. The German cover will no doubt change once the international versions are available.

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Putnam Adult (December 6, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0399158022
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399158025

[4.3.2011] While messing around on Books in Print today, I saw that Patricia Cornwell’s next book–Red Mist–is coming out in December 2011!  Funny thing is, is that when I Googled the ISBN number (978-0-399-15802-5), the only sites that came up are German websites and one from the Netherlands.  Go figure.  I checked Amazon and they do have it listed (no cover art or description yet) with a release date of December 6, 2011.

Just wanted to put it out there for all you Cornwell fans.

One comment

  1. I was listening to the Book Report Radio Show by Elaine Charles on a Sunday while she was interviewing Patricia Cornwall and I heard that there is going to be a movie made about Red Mist. Patricia did not right the movie script though but guess what, Angelina Joelie is going to be in the movie playing Scarpetta. I think this is going to be a great movie to watch and Angelina is so gorgeous.

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