»In this year of celebrating my 20th Scarpetta novel, I live with the poisonous sting of unwarranted assaults upon my character, and my very identity. I am a changed woman with a different cause, but this much I know. I’m not walking away from this fight, no matter how brutal.«
Patricia Cornwell about the trail for her lawsuit against her former business management company and her view on Barack Obama. Her blogpost at huffingtonpost.com.
»Art and justice are not the same thing, however, and every would-be Encyclopedia Brown poring over A Wilderness of Error will find something special to fixate on or be appalled by: the prosecution’s attempts to suppress Stoeckley’s testimony and their flagrant disrespect for the principle of discovery are just two. Other readers, profoundly wedded to the belief that MacDonald is guilty, will refuse to reconsider. Jeffrey MacDonald’s version of what happened on Feb. 17, 1970, is pretty hard to credit, but it is not impossible.«
Laura Miller about the non-fictional book A Wilderness of Errors: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald by Errol Morris. Her review at salon.com.
„In the standard account, in 1998 four sheriff’s deputies from Harris County (Houston), responding to a false report of someone waving a gun, entered an apartment and, after loudly identifying themselves, found two men — Tyron Garner and John Lawrence — enthusiastically violating the Texas sodomy law.“
David Oshinsky reviews the non-fictional book Flagrant Conduct:The Story of Lawrence v. Texas: How a Bedroom Arrest Decriminalized Gay Americans
by Dale Carpenter. His view on this „stirring and richly detailed account“ of the Lawrence vs. Texas case you can read at the nytimes.com.