About the Author
Patricia Cornwell is one of the world’s top crime authors. Her books have been translated into 36 languages in more than 120 countries, and have won numerous prestigious awards — including the Edgar, the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, the Anthony, the Macavity and the Prix du Roman d’Aventures. She is perhaps best known for her Kay Scarpetta series, centered around the intrepid medical examiner, but is also the author of a definitive book about Jack the Ripper, and other fiction series.
Hometown:Boston, MA and New York, NY
Date of Birth:June 9, 1956
Place of Birth:Miami, Florida
Education:B.A. in English, Davidson College, 1979; King College