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Unlike Cornwell's usual fare, Southern Cross is driven almost exclusively by an interest in these strange personalities and their surreal hometown, rather than in fast-paced thrills. The novel becomes a satire on city politics, Southern culture, the ever-tense relationship between the police and the public, and the struggles of the average man and woman with computer technology. Cornwell does fall down in a few places. First, her description of the computer virus that somehow infects police department Web sites from Richmond to New York seems a bit far-fetched. Also, her narrative, divided among three major characters, loses its focus and sags at several points. In the end, though, Southern Cross is redeemed by Cornwell's inimitable renderings of police work and the quotidian life of Richmond's many odd denizens. --Patrick O'Kelley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The plot and story line are too contrived and don't pull you in.
I don't like wasting money and will waste not another cent OR library time reading any more of Patricia Cornwell's books.
I have read all of Patricia Cornwell's books which I thoroughly enjoyed. but Southern Cross was a huge disappointment.
Entertaining, but not a Kay Scarpetta Whodunit. Patricia Cornwell brings back the characters of Judy Hammer, Virginia West and Andy Brazil to help clean up the police department in... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Renata Maslowski
What can i say Pat Cornwell is daggone entertaining and this book doesn't disappoint..I have read everyone of her mysteries... GREAT STUFF I recommend themPublished 2 months ago by Dante
It was good, kept you wanting more. it seems ending was a little lacking.Published 2 months ago by Elsa Rosado
Not as good as the other Andy Brazil. i do like the familiar characters though. The humor seemed less sharp.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am a mystery fiction fanatic, and I really enjoy the Cornwell series, including the Brazil ones! Great way to pass a day at the beach!Published 7 months ago by Earle Williams
Wish Patricia Cornwell would write more books about Andy Brazil. There are only three and I loved them all. Really!Published 9 months ago by ldr322
I had read the first book of this series, focusing on the Chief Judy Hammer and Andy Brazil, several years ago and I admit that, being accustomed to follow the adventures of Kay... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Anakina