Sunday, December 11, 2011
Through Scarpetta's Eyes: my interview with Patricia Cornwell
From the CSI franchise to Body of Proof, Bones, and dozens more TV shows that fill the nightly line-ups, it's easy to see that once Cornwell let the forensic/pathology/scientific side of crime fiction out of the box, it's something that has really taken hold for creators, readers, and viewers worldwide.
I had a very enjoyable half an hour chatting with Cornwell about a variety of topics, by phone, while she was touring the United Kingdom in support of her latest Kay Scarpetta novel, RED MIST.
Today, a feature article I wrote based on the interview was published in the Sunday Star-Times, New Zealand's most widely-read Sunday newspaper. If you are in New Zealand, you can read the article on page F8 of the Culture magazine in the newspaper. Go and grab a copy - there's plenty of other interesting stories in today's issue as well.