Patricia Cornwell. Hornet’s Nest. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1996.

Best-selling novelist Patricia Cornwell sets this mystery in Charlotte, “a city of ambition and change.” During an especially hot summer in the Queen City, a number of tourists are gruesomely murdered, and all are left with the same mark of an hourglass on their bodies. A serial killer is clearly at work. Police chief Judy Hammer and her deputy Virginia West battle city politics while they work with young Charlotte Observer reporter Andy Brazil to uncover the facts of the case. As the police procedural unfolds, Cornwell describes the physical and cultural landscape of North Carolina’s largest city.

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Filed under 1990-1999, 1996, Cornwell, Patricia, Mecklenburg, Mystery, Piedmont

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