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Patricia Cornwell

1956 - Today

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Patricia Cornwell (born Patricia Carroll Daniels; June 9, 1956) is an American crime writer. She is known for her best-selling novels featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, of which the first was inspired by a series of sensational murders in Richmond, Virginia, where most of the stories are set. The plots are notable for their emphasis on forensic science, which has influenced later TV treatments of police work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patricia Cornwell has received more than 1,082,764 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Patricia Cornwell is the 1,505th most popular writer (up from 1,542nd in 2019), the 1,845th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,779th in 2019) and the 175th most popular American Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Patricia Cornwell ranks 1,505 out of 5,794Before her are Karl-Maria Kertbeny, Ruy González de Clavijo, Paul Goma, John Webster, David Grossman, and Robert Wilson. After her are Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, Dominique Venner, Avianus, Joseph Joubert, Alexander Grin, and Salawat Yulayev.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1956, Patricia Cornwell ranks 47Before her are Ingemar Stenmark, Michael Connelly, David Caruso, John Lydon, Imelda Staunton, and Park Won-soon. After her are Dave Murray, Carlo Urbani, Michael Biehn, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Amado Carrillo Fuentes, and Bakir Izetbegović.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Patricia Cornwell ranks 1,845 out of 15,968Before her are Selena Gomez (1992), Queen Noor of Jordan (1951), William A. Wellman (1896), Judd Hirsch (1935), Edward Weston (1886), and Robert Wilson (1941). After her are Sam Houston (1793), Wild Bill Hickok (1837), John Carradine (1906), Lee Remick (1935), Frances Conroy (1953), and Stanley Donen (1924).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Patricia Cornwell ranks 175Before her are Bob Woodward (1943), Nicholas Sparks (1965), Philip José Farmer (1918), Jane Jacobs (1916), Samuel R. Delany (1942), and Robert Wilson (1941). After her are Donald E. Westlake (1933), Marilyn vos Savant (1946), Natalie Clifford Barney (1876), Cornell Woolrich (1903), Elizabeth George (1949), and Robert Silverberg (1935).

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