Proving that life can be more dramatic than art, Cornwell entered into an affair with married FBI Agent Margo Bennett. She had met Bennett at an FBI academy where she had been doing research for the Kay Scarpetta books. The affair went on for two years and would not have been made public except for the fact that Margo’s husband found out about the affair in 1996 and was subsequently taken into custody for a number of charges including attempted homicide on his wife and the kidnapping of their church pastor. Cornwell married again in 2005 to a psychiatry professor at Harvard named Staci Ann Gruber. They live together currently in Boston, Massachusetts.
Patricia Cornwell is an American fiction crime writer. She was written thirty seven books, including fiction, non-fiction, and a children’s book. She has sold over 100 million copies of her books. She has written many series, including the Doctor Kay Scarpetta books about a female medical examiner for Virginia. Other series include the Andy Brazil and Judy Hammer series, the Win Garano series, and an Omnibus that refers to the Scarpetta novels.