Patricia Cornwell Previews “The Bone Bed”
Author Patricia Cornwell on her latest book.
- Duration 5:32
- Date Oct 18, 2012
Author Patricia Cornwell on her latest book.
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And soul all but but does this interest of yours and forensics.
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Yet she is forensics marriages while doctor K -- had as a forensic pathologist but she's also a forensic expert.
And in the bone -- she has -- headquarters in Cambridge Massachusetts.
Where she does all the forensic testing for the commonwealth and also although autopsy is there.
So that the fun thing about the -- heard you talking about earlier wanna know what a bone -- is which is a good question no it is not a barbecue pit but I guess could be.
It literally is.
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World where to over report longer term and are going well it depends on it -- I won't even go near that went into it anyway and it's worked like dinosaur bones aggregate or millions and millions of years and in the paleontologist go out.
And excavate trying to piece together what d.s creatures looked like and I actually went on -- a -- -- Danny and Donna act right friends of mine called and said.
Your opponent Diana -- is how cool is that -- -- -- act -- a comedian yes and he came roaring out of the woods at the diner date.
Pretend BT Rex by the way that was quite site.
So when we when an excavated 40s70 million -- bones and stay in -- campsite minute trailer with no electricity and I said this a good place to have murders so let's have something -- way over here in Alberta Canada that connects -- -- had a back in Boston engines of with a world of trouble on our hands.
The forensics and when did you do something before it's -- and -- on a -- development.
We -- I started out as a journalist after college I was given the police beat that got me my first exposure to crime like Carlyle recently as and -- North Carolina after all and why are you mad amounts metabolic Graham -- -- frank I live right down the road for I don't yes so.
And what I always wondered was when the body was removed from the crime scene -- -- you -- gory things.
I don't know -- know -- don't I said.
What happens to what are they doing with this so I decided a little later that I -- to -- crime novels -- begin to do do research.
And medical Examiner's office and forensics to answer those questions.
And that was what really appeal to me is is that very intellectual approach -- -- uses science and medicine to.
To solve crime syndicate the debt basically to speak to you tell -- what happens to them.
-- -- -- -- I I'm not sure sooner -- -- Well I've been strong -- novels at act she ever suspected hold a Crane on practically have been writing I'm not sure -- ever really thought that I could I just did.
-- yet it's just a natural way for me to express myself I'm very.
Just for Q we're talking on the air from -- writing is what I need to do to sort of feel like a whole person.
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Does so does interest in and -- forensics.
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Home and emergency just talked briefly.
About your interest in -- because -- an -- on what happened to creepy stuff but.
There's a legitimacy to all of these stories.
-- of his originals record.
Well I do a lot of research so what if I show you how something is -- I'm telling you the truth now if I show you certain type of analysis or an autopsy or.
In the bone bed when scar -- is using a big CT scanner to get.
A three dimensional image of the inside of the body before she does autopsy and showing you exactly how that really works and it's true.
So I did a lot of research for the spoke for exit expected -- did -- -- a lot of time with marine biologists.
-- learning about sea turtles because as a big turtles in this book that -- -- has to deal with.
You're putting on a dry suit going into water tank -- turtles whatever going out on fire boats Coast Guard boats whatever to really describe it very graphically for the reader.