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Patricia Cornwell

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The Resume

    (June 9, 1956- )
    Born in Miami, Florida
    Birth name was Patricia Daniels
    Known for her crime novels featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, including 'Postmortem' (1990), 'The Body Farm' (1994), 'The Last Precinct' (2000) and 'Predator' (2005)
    Also wrote 'Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed' (2002)

Why she might be annoying:

    By her late teens, she was anorexic and depressed.
    She was convicted of drunk driving after crashing her Mercedes (1993).
    She reportedly bought and destroyed a painting by Walter Sickert in her quest to prove that the artist was Jack the Ripper.
    She took out full-page ads in two British newspapers to deny that she is obsessed with Jack the Ripper.

Why she might not be annoying:

    She describes her father as an emotionally abusive man who 'wasn't even nice to me on his deathbed.'
    Her first novel 'Postmortem' won the four major awards for crime fiction: the Edgar, Creasy, Anthony and Macavity Awards.
    She provided funding for the Virginia Institute for Forensic Science and Medicine.
    After her same-sex marriage to Staci Gruber, she said, 'I figure that if I'm honest about it, perhaps society will change.'

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    In 2023, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 36 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 26 Votes: 65.38% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 27 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 21 Votes: 61.90% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 43 Votes: 55.81% Annoying