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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 9, 2013.
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Author Cornwell wins $50.9M verdict against money-management firm

Author Cornwell wins $50.9M verdict against money-management firm

BOSTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Novelist Patricia Cornwell says she won in a federal court in Boston a $50.9 million judgment against her former accounting and business management firm.
Novelist Patricia Cornwell says firm misspent her $89 million

Novelist Patricia Cornwell says firm misspent her $89 million

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Crime novelist Patricia Cornwell testified in federal court in Boston that her former financial advisers improperly invested and spent $89 million of her money.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 9, 2012.
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Madsen to star in TV's 'Hornet's Nest'

Madsen to star in TV's 'Hornet's Nest'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network TNT says it has ordered a TV movie based on Patricia Cornwell's crime novel "Hornet's Nest."
Painting by alleged Ripper up for sale

Painting by alleged Ripper up for sale

LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A painting by Walter Sickert, the man U.S. mystery novelist Patricia Cornwell has identified as Victorian-era serial killer Jack the Ripper, is up for sale.
Sunjata, Gish sign up for Cornwell roles

Sunjata, Gish sign up for Cornwell roles

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Andie MacDowell, Daniel Sunjata, Diahann Carroll and Annabeth Gish will star in the small-screen adaptations of two Patricia Cornwell novels.
Jolie in talks to play Kay Scarpetta

Jolie in talks to play Kay Scarpetta

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Angelina Jolie is in talks to play crime-solving heroine Kay Scarpetta in a film based on Patricia Cornwell's blockbuster novels.
Lifetime to adapt two Cornwell books

Lifetime to adapt two Cornwell books

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Lifetime Television announced Monday it signed a deal with popular U.S. crime novelist Patricia Cornwell to bring two of her books to the small screen.

Novelist Patricia Cornwell helps police

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., June 27 (UPI) -- Murder mystery writer Patricia Cornwell has helped a Florida police department revive the investigation of a brutal 1994 killing.

Author says has solved Diana's death

LONDON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- American crime writer Patricia Cornwell has reportedly uncovered new evidence in the deaths of Princess Diana and her boyfriend, Dodi Fayed.
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American author Patricia Cornwell attends the "British Book Awards" at Grosvenor House in London on April 9, 2008. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)
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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.

A descendant of abolitionist and writer Harriet Beecher Stowe, Cornwell was born in Miami, Florida to Marilyn and Sam Daniels. Her father was one of the leading appellate lawyers in the United States and served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black. Cornwell later traced her own motivations in life to the emotional abuse she says she suffered from her father, who walked out on the family on Christmas Day 1961.

In 1961, Cornwell's family moved to Montreat, North Carolina, where her mother was hospitalized for depression. Cornwell and her brothers, Jim and John, were placed in the foster care system. Cornwell attended King College in Bristol, Tennessee, before transferring to Davidson College, where she graduated with a B.A. in English.

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