for all the gracious comments on my March Selection Dreaming in Hindi. I was so inspired by all the FABulous pieces of creativity from the ARC creative ones. Special Mahalo to Darcy at art-and-sole.blogspot.com who continues to amaze!
My selection for April is RED MIST by Patricia Cornwell (A Scarpetta Novel).
This is Cornwell's 19th in the Scarpetta suspense series (2011, hardcover-512 pages)
|Altered book art journal double page spread|
Savannah Clues on Left...Prison Bars on Right
layers...layers...and even more layers!
I am a fan of the Scarpetta series and Cornwell's nonfiction offering Portrait of a Killer (2002). RED MIST is a sequel to her previous novel Port Mortuary (2010)...the mist is her tie in. These are fast reads for me because I am familiar with the characters and their dysfunctional relationships. All the usual suspects are back in Red Mist...along with Kay, we welcome back Benton (FBI hubbie), Lucy (niece), Marino (homicide detective) & Jamie Berger (prosecutor).
|Close-up of Savannah, Georgia Clues & Textures|
This novel is told from Scarpetta's POV. Her dialogues are laced with insecurities, paranoias and self-doubt. Red Mist starts slow as Cornwell describes in detail the Savannah setting and prison characters. The pace picks up in the second half as more bodies are discovered, but then the mystery wraps up too quickly in the last pages...to be continued in Cornwell's next book The Bone Bed... perhaps?
|Letters veiled in white tissue & painted|
"evil alchemist who turns a drug meant to heal into a potion of suffering and death." Did this 'alchemist' do the world a favor?
Rating: 4 out of 5
|I embedded the grey moss like those hanging in Savannah Trees|
on the left journal page.
The 'hinahina' or 'Pele's hair' grows in my garden.
Hawaiian Phrase inspired by Red Mist.
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