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New month means new highlighted authors from the Best Sellers Club! November’s authors are Catherine Coulter for fiction and Patricia Cornwell for mystery.
Our November fiction author is Catherine Coulter. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and two cats. She is an avid football fan and loves to travel, hike, and read. Coulter is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 86 novels. She writes both historical romance and suspense thrillers. She began her career writing historical romances. Coulter is well-known for her highly successful FBI Suspense Thriller series, which has sold over 4 million copies and has spent nine weeks on the New York Times list. Coutler is frequently known as one of the pillars of the thriller genre. She also started the Brit in the FBI series in 2013 with JT Ellison.
Coulter’s newest book is Vortex, published in August of 2021. Vortex is book 25 in her FBI Thriller series.
Curious what this book is about? Check out the following description provided by the publisher:
In the latest installment in Catherine Coulter’s #1 New York Times bestselling FBI Thriller series, agents Sherlock and Savich find themselves dealing with powerful pieces of the past that could have dire consequences in the present.
Seven years ago, Mia Briscoe was at a frat party with her best friend Serena when a fire broke out. Everyone was accounted for except Serena. She was never heard from or seen again. Now Mia is an investigative journalist covering the political scene in New York City, but she hasn’t given up trying to find out what happened to her friend that night. When an old photo taken at the frat party gives her clues, Mia realizes she knows just where to look. She enlists FBI agent Sherlock’s help to uncover a sinister string of events going all the way back to that disastrous party. But some very powerful—and very dangerous—people will do anything to keep the past buried.
CIA Operative Olivia Hildebrandt is a team leader on a mission in Iran to exfiltrate a betrayed undercover operative. She’s nearly killed by an exploding grenade and saved by a team member. After leaving Walter Reed Hospital, not only has that team member disappeared but two men come to her house to kill her. Savich believes their attack on Olivia is a direct result of the compromised mission in Iran. What intelligence was at stake? Who betrayed them? Savich quickly finds he is now a target himself and unseen enemies will stop at nothing, including murder.
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Our November mystery author is Patricia Cornwell. She is a New Tork Times bestselling author who has sold over 100 million books in thirty-six languages in over 120 countries. Cornwell’s first novel was Postmortem, the first forensic thriller. Cornwell is most well known for her Kay Scarpetta series. These novels focus on medical examiner Kay Scarpetts as well as her tech-savvy niece Lucy and her fellow investigator Pete Marino. She has also begun two other series based on Win Garano, a Boston detective, and Andy Brazil, a Charlotte reporter. In addition to her adult ficiton, Cornwell has also written multiple nonficiton titles, including one about Jack the Ripper and two cookbooks. She has also written a children’s book and a biography of Ruth Graham. Cornwell currently lives in Boston, but was born in Miami and grew up in North Carolina.
Cornwell’s latest book is Autopsy, which is to be published on November 30, 2021. Autopsy is book 25 in the Kay Scarpetta series.
Curious what this book is about? Below is a description provided by the publisher.
Scarpetta is back! In this twenty-fifth in the electrifying, landmark #1 bestselling thriller series chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta hunts an ingenious killer who has mastered cutting-edge science for the most nefarious ends.
Forensic pathologist Kay Scarpetta has returned to Virginia as the chief medical examiner. Finding herself the new girl in town once again after being away for many years, she’s inherited an overbearing secretary and a legacy of neglect and possible corruption.
She and her husband Benton Wesley, now a forensic psychologist with the U.S. Secret Service, have relocated to Old Town Alexandria where she’s headquartered five miles from the Pentagon in a post-pandemic world that’s been torn by civil and political unrest. Just weeks on the job, she’s called to a scene by railroad tracks where a woman’s body has been shockingly displayed, her throat cut down to the spine, and as Scarpetta begins to follow the trail, it leads unnervingly close to her own historic neighborhood.
At the same time, a catastrophe occurs in a top secret private laboratory in outer space, and at least two scientists aboard are found dead. Appointed to the highly classified Doomsday Commission that specializes in sensitive national security cases, Scarpetta is summoned to the White House Situation Room and tasked with finding out what happened. But even as she works the first crime scene in space remotely, an apparent serial killer strikes again. And this time, Scarpetta could be in greater danger than ever before.
In this latest novel in her groundbreaking Kay Scarpetta series, Patricia Cornwell captivates readers with the shocking twists, high-wire tension, and forensic detail that she is famous for, proving once again why she’s the world’s #1 bestselling crime writer.
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