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By Patricia Cornwell

" Quel régal de retrouver Scarpetta en texte intégral ! "  Le Nouvel Observateur

 Le livre :
Une romancière à succès qui a fui l’homme qui los angeles harcèle depuis des mois est retrouvée violée et égorgée à Richmond. Ainsi démarre pour Kay Scarpetta, professional légiste, une enquête sur un crime aussi alambiqué qu’étrange. Ses recherches sont perturbées par des témoignages incohérents et des rencontres déplaisantes. À cela s’ajoutent l. a. disparition du dernier manuscrit de l. a. victime et sa mystérieuse relation avec un écrivain renommé. Alors que Scarpetta examine les indices, son enquête, commencée dans un laboratoire au milieu des microscopes et des lasers, se transforme peu à peu en un cauchemar qui finit par être le sien…

L’auteur :
Patricia Cornwell est née à Miami, en Floride. Elle est membre émérite de l’Académie internationale du John Jay university de justice pénale qui concentre ses recherches sur les scènes de crime. Elle a contribué à fonder l’Institut de sciences médico-légales de Virginie. Elle est aussi membre du conseil nationwide de l’hôpital McLean, affilié à Harvard, où elle défend los angeles reason de l. a. recherche en psychiatrie. Son most appropriate roman, Postmortem, remporta dans los angeles même année cinq des plus importants prix distinguant un roman policier. En 2008, Patricia Cornwell a été le best auteur américain à recevoir le prestigieux prix du Galaxy British ebook Award, récompensant le meilleur mystery de l’année pour Registre des morts. Scarpetta, L’instinct du mal, et Havre des morts font partie de ses récents best-sellers internationaux. Elle réside los angeles plupart du temps dans le Massachusetts.

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I paused for breath. "I've got it right, haven't I? " Pynchon only shrugged. " he asked, and walked out of my life. D. dissertations about me they said would come flooding in. I was going to be explicated, which was good. I was going to be deconstructed, which wasn't so good. It was a tough job, being a canonical author. But somebody had to do it. / ' , " < ' » ; > <•» i 2 The Master's Pieces: On Canon Formation and the African-American Tradition W illiam Bennett and Allan Bloom, the dynamic duo of the new cultural right, have become the easy targets of the cultural left—which I am defining here loosely and generously, as that uneasy, shifting set of alliances formed by feminist critics, critics of so-called minority discourse, and Marxist and poststructuralist critics generally, the Rainbow Coalition of contemporary critical theory.

And that's why it is sometimes necessary to remind ourselves of the distance from the classroom to the streets. Academic critics write essays, "readings" of literature, where the bad guys (for example, racism or patriarchy) lose, where the forces of oppression are subverted by the boundless powers of irony and allegory that no prison can contain, and we glow with hard-won triumph. We pay homage to the marginalized and demonized, and it feels almost as if we've righted a real-world injustice. I always think of the folktale about the fellow who killed seven with one blow.

Estelle stared at me for what seemed like a long time. Then she worked her fingers into her hair and started working it free. It was a wig. The eyelashes went next, then she ran a towel under the tap and scrubbed off her makeup. She fished out the stuffed brassiere last of all. The transformation was astonishing. Before me stood a perfectly ordinary-looking man in his early fifties, his dark hair beginning to gray. I began to shake. "You're —you're. . " "Thomas Pynchon," he said in a baritone.

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