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Kay Scarpetta is back, and if you’re looking for a pacey thriller written by a crime fiction legend, you can’t do any better than picking up a copy of Patricia Cornwell’s Livid this weekend. This twenty-sixth book in Cornwell’s beloved series finds chief medical examiner Kay Scarpetta testifying in court as a star witness to a murder trial. Things take a turn for the worse when the judge’s sister is later found murdered in her home, with all the signs of a home invasion, but nothing has been stolen. Chillingly, the victim’s garden has been strewn with dead plants, birds and insects and the method of murder is called into question. Kay is now in a race against the clock to discover the murderer and their methods before things can get worse…

Unputdownable, this latest outing of Cornwell’s beloved medical examiner is sure to delight loyal fans and new readers alike!

Ruth Jones