Know Your History – 9th June – Patricia Cornwell

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On this day… 9th June, 1956 – Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell (born Patricia Carroll Daniels; June 9, 1956) is a contemporary American crime writer. She is widely known for writing a popular series of novels featuring the heroine Dr. Kay Scarpetta, a medical examiner. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies.

On Writing

By living in the world I write about. I am constantly patricia cornwellexposing myself to the real people and technology, and I push myself to go to the next level personally. For example, I will drive a Lucy car, get further helicopter training, and of late am getting my advanced certification in scuba diving.

Did You Know?..

Cornwell spent £2million on works by Walter Sickert, one of the greatest British painters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, in a bid to prove that he was Jack The Ripper. For more info see this express article.


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