Patricia Cornwell with Jamie Lee Curtis

Friday, October 30, 2015
An Evening with Patricia Cornwell
in conversation with Jamie Lee Curtis

discussing the writing life and her new novel
Depraved Heart 

Ann and Jerry Moss Theatre
New Roads School

Herb Alpert Educational Village
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404

$20 General Admission seat
$43 General Admission Seat + Cornwell’s book
$53 Reserved Section Seat + Cornwell’s book

Please note this event will include a dramatic reading by Jamie Lee Curtis followed by a conversation with Patricia Cornwell.

**During the evening, there will be a special performance of the song Life Is Good with American Idol Musical Director Michael Orland and singer-songwriter Staci Gruber. 

Patricia Cornwell is one of the world’s top bestselling crime authors with novels translated into thirty-six languages in more than 120 countries. Her novels have won numerous prestigious awards including the Edgar, the Creasey, the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Prix du Roman d’Aventure.  Cornwell, a licensed helicopter pilot and scuba diver, actively researches the cutting-edge forensic technologies that inform her work. 

Depraved Heart is the  latest novel in her bestselling series featuring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta. Scarpetta is working a highly suspicious death scene in an historic home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when an emergency alert sounds on her phone. A video link lands in her text messages, immediately begins playing… and seems to be from her niece Lucy. But how can it be? It’s clearly a surveillance film of Lucy taken almost twenty years ago.

Cornwell launches these unforgettable characters on an intensely psychological odyssey that includes the bizarre death of a Hollywood mogul’s daughter, wreckage on the bottom of the sea in the Bermuda Triangle, a grisly gift left in the back of a crime scene truck, and videos from the past that threaten to destroy Scarpetta’s entire world and everyone she loves. The diabolical presence behind what unfolds seems obvious—but strangely, not to the FBI. Certainly that’s the message they send when they start harassing Lucy and begin building a case that could send her to prison for the rest of her life. Visit her website.

Jamie Lee Curtis made her film debut in 1978 by starring as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s Halloween. A big hit, the film established her as a notable actress in horror, and she subsequently starred in Halloween II, The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train, and Roadgames. Curtis has since compiled a body of work that spans many genres, including the cult comedy films Trading Places, for which she won a BAFTA Award; A Fish Called Wanda, and True Lies, for which she won a Golden Globe.

Curtis is returning to the small screens this fall in the new Fox series Scream Queens, a slasher series also starring Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Oliver Hudson, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande.