Patricia Cornwell, the mistress of shocking turns, delicious thrills, and state-of-the-art forensic details, returns with Chaos, the remarkable twenty-fourth thriller in her popular high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. When a young woman is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River, it appears she was struck by lightning. Scarpetta decides at the scene that this is no accidental Act of God. When Scarpetta's FBI agent husband and her investigative partner Pete Marino begin receiving suspicious calls, allegedly from someone at Interpol, it becomes apparent that an onslaught of interference and harassment might be the work of an anonymous cyberbully. Even Scarpetta’s brilliant techy niece Lucy can't determine how this person could have access to intimate information few outside the family would have. When a second death occurs hundreds of miles south, it becomes apparent to Scarpetta and those close to her that they are dealing with inconceivable danger.
At this event Cornwell will discuss her Scarpetta series and share more about her interest in exploring mysteries in art and history, such as her theory of the artist Walter Sickert as Jack the Ripper and her funding of art conservation efforts at the Harvard University Art Museums and archaeological excavations at Jamestown. A licensed helicopter pilot and scuba diver, Cornwell actively researches the cutting-edge forensic technologies that inform her work.
Patricia Cornwell is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Her novels have sold more than 100 million copies and have been translated into 36 languages in more than 120 countries. They have won numerous prestigious awards including the Edgar, the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Prix du Roman d'Aventure.
The VIP Experience includes a pre-event reception in the DMA’s Founders Room with Patricia Cornwell, an event ticket with premium reserved seating in Horchow Auditorium, and a pre-signed hardcover copy of Chaos.
Patricia Cornwell will pre-sign copies of Chaos and select backlist titles, which will be available for purchase at the event. There will not be a book signing following the event.