All That Remains | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Charles Champlin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of All That Remains.
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Critical Review by Charles Champlin

SOURCE: Champlin, Charles. “Criminal Pursuits.” Los Angeles Times Book Review (20 September 1992): 8.

In the following positive excerpt, Champlin explores Cornwell's detailed use of forensic procedures in All That Remains.

Patricia Cornwell has taken a controlling interest in the latest sub-genre of crime fiction: forensic procedurals. Cornwell's third novel about Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Richmond's chief medical examiner (All That Remains, is already a best-seller, offered by three book clubs and two audiocassette firms.

As before, the abundant forensic detail, rich this time in the eloquent revelations of microscopic fibers and DNA analysis of blood and tissue, has a lurid fascination along with its impressive testimony about the new tools crime-solvers have on their side. Dick Tracy's wrist radio no longer quite measures up.

A serial killer, operating over a period of years, with...

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