Patricia Cornwell

1956 - Today

Patricia Cornwell

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 937,304 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,545th most popular writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 940k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.19

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Twitter Activity

Notable Works

Page views of Patricia Cornwells by language


Among writers, Patricia Cornwell ranks 1,543 out of 4,883Before her are Gabriel Naudé, Thoinot Arbeau, Bharata Muni, Robert Faurisson, A. E. van Vogt, and Khushal Khattak. After her are Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Agrippa d'Aubigné, Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué, Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy, Vita Sackville-West, and Régis Debray.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1956, Patricia Cornwell ranks 49Before her are Michael Connelly, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, John Lydon, Larry Bird, Aileen Wuornos, and Bakir Izetbegović. After her are Andrus Ansip, Michael Biehn, Dave Murray, Almazbek Atambayev, Boris Trajkovski, and Joan Allen.

Others Born in 1956

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Patricia Cornwell ranks 1,779 out of 12,171Before her are Hank Williams (1923), Aileen Wuornos (1956), Michael Spence (1943), Robert Downey Sr. (1936), Marvin Harris (1927), and John Mauchly (1907). After her are Harry Stack Sullivan (1892), Gary Busey (1944), Selena Gomez (1992), Steve Vai (1960), Calamity Jane (1852), and Lee Remick (1935).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Patricia Cornwell ranks 180Before her are Nicholas Sparks (1965), Robert Silverberg (1935), Philip José Farmer (1918), Ed McBain (1926), Betty Friedan (1921), and James Oliver Curwood (1878). After her are Jane Jacobs (1916), Herman Wouk (1915), Ken Wilber (1949), Frederik Pohl (1919), Donald E. Westlake (1933), and Upton Sinclair (1878).