Patricia Cornwell's latest novel is Port Mortuary (Kay Scarpetta Series #18).
From her Q & A with Anna Metcalfe at the Financial Times:
What book changed your life?Read the complete Q & A.
Probably Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. It’s a magnificent example of the abuse of power and it has fed into all my books.
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Can you remember the first novel you read?
Lord of the Flies stands out mightily in my memory of my early years. It is such a strong statement about the human heart.
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What book do you wish you’d written?
The Silence of the Lambs. It’s a remarkable thriller.