I just read an excerpt of Patricia Cornwell's new Kay Scarpetta novel, Depraved Heart (isn't that just the best title?) and it was great. I have read several of Patricia Cornwell's books and always enjoy them.
If you're interested in reading the first three chapters, they are here. I love the part in chapter 1 where she says "A select few of us come into this world not bothered by gruesomeness." Having studied to be an embalmer, I can identify with this statement. There are just some people who don't mind being close to death and these are the ones on whom we depend to care for our dead and sometimes find their killers. Scarpetta represents this group perfectly.
There will hopefully be more posts about this book as I am trying to snag an advance copy. Stay tuned.