International bestselling-author Patricia Cornwell talks to Alex Clark about her pulse-pounding thriller, Spin, featuring her brilliant and unusual new heroine, Captain Calli Chase.
Patricia Cornwell is one of world’s best-loved authors, with more than 120 million copies of her books in print and sold in more than 100 countries. Her research is unparalleled for its full and total immersion in the worlds she creates. For her new Captain Chase series, Cornwell travelled all over the US visiting NASA facilities and gained insider access to one of the world’s most secret and impregnable institutions. Along the way she learned to spacewalk, explored the training facilities used by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and worked closely with many NASA scientists and astronauts.