Patricia Cornwell



Today I returned to the federal courtroom where, two and a half years ago, a jury of our peers returned a verdict in favor of my partner Staci and me for $50.9 million, a wonderful vindication after all that my business managers Anchin Block & Anchin had done to us.  Thirteen months after the verdict, the trial judge decided that he had made certain errors of law, took away our most important claim involving false criminal accusations against me, and granted a new trial. One of the individuals at the very core of that outrageous claim recently joined Anchin’s new law firm, and the judge refused to disqualify that firm despite our protest. Staci and I decided to take control of our own destiny, and move this matter immediately to the United States Court of Appeals by withdrawing the remaining claims in order to pave the way to an immediate appeal. Given that the jury spoke loudly in our favor, we are committed to honoring their decision and ensuring that justice is served.


  1. Darlynn Huneke says:

    Good luck with your law suit. I think that the way you are going is good. Stand tall and move forward.

  2. BETTY CRUMLEY says:

    Stay strong and keep fighting!

  3. Margaret Fox says:

    I am sending prayers to you and Staci for a favorable outcome to your legal problem. Our justice system is so out of control. People basically do whatever they want and get away with it. Wishing you both a victory!

  4. Donna says:

    I hope justice for you and Dr Gruber

  5. Penny says:

    Stick to your guns. Never give up Patricia!

  6. Sheila Adams says:

    I think it’s a disgrace that the law firm has not been disqualified. I wish you both good luck in your appeal.

  7. Nancy says:

    Please don’t give up this fight. I know that you don’t need the money, and that it would be easier on you if you just let it go, but they may be counting on that. Hang in there, you will win, you are on the side of right!

  8. Annette says:

    Justice will prevail. Thoughts for you both.

  9. bill jones says:

    break it off in them girl you are fighting the good and honorable fight to the just end !!!!

  10. Joe Ziganto says:

    I applaud your persistence. In many ways they seem to be playing a game of attrition. The fact that a judge would disrespect a jury decision by claiming legal mistakes on his part leads me to believe that either he is incompetent or that money has changed hands. I commend your strength as I see that you continue to create with this swirling about you but perhaps you are fortunate to have that to keep you mentally refreshed. On a personal note, thank you for continuing to pen your wonderful creations. I love your work. And I wish the best of fortune for you in your continuing battle.

  11. Amy Cooper says:

    As always you have been open and honest with everyone throughout this nightmare ordeal. I admire the poise you have maintained. It is a travesty of justice that this law firm has not been disqualified. I wish you both strength and a speedy resolution with the appeal. You both deserve to have this behind you and be able to move on with your lives.

  12. Annette Dawson says:

    Don’t let them drag you down, hold your head up & stay proud & true.. Best wishes to you both.

  13. Heather says:

    I wish you and Staci good luck! Stick to it and don’t let them win! You deserve justice

  14. Amanda says:

    Justice will prevail! They deserve to pay for what they did to you!!!! Your Scarpetta Army stands behind you 100%!!!!

  15. Tami says:

    Don’t give up the fight. Justice must be served. Good luck!

  16. Lisa says:

    Stand tall and fight on. I am a BIG Fan and hope for a great out come

  17. Lisa Williams says:

    I cannot believe this is happening. But you can and you will see it through! Stay strong Patricia and Staci!

  18. Kathleen Karp says:

    Well finally truth ,justice and real American way finally wins out! Congratulations Patricia!

  19. cindi says:

    Keep on keeping on.dont let go when right around thr corner victory is ALL YALL. GOD BLESS PRAYERS GOING UP FOR YOU..

  20. Bonnie Henry says:

    This favoritism and crooked judicial system!!! Politics. Why our country is where it is. I pray justice will prevail and they get as deserved. Would NEVER miss a Patricia Cornwell book !!!!!!

  21. Heike says:

    It all seems so unbelievable, like a bad movie. And I don’t have words to express how sorry I am that you and Staci have to go through this again. In Germany we have a saying that goes in court it’s not the question if you are right, you have to get right (not sure this translates well). Still, I believe in you. I know you are honest and truthful. I also believe in the powers of believing. And I believe with all my might that you will win again, that justice will be done again because people can try to bend right and justice and truth and who knows what else but if you stay strong, face the storm and walk through fire the win is yours. And I know you are exactly that kind of person. So, I’ll be with you and Staci in thoughts, I’ll send all the good energies I can conjure up, and I will see you win. xx

  22. Sheila Adelmann says:

    Good Luck! Stay strong! Justice will prevail.

  23. Holly Hampton says:

    Hopefully the U.S. Court of Appeals will rule swiftly in your favor and ensure that justice is served!

  24. Thomas M. Fairgood says:

    Best wishes for justice in the Court of Appeals. Everything about this seems wrong to me and I’m hoping you and your partner are victorious.

  25. Bekki Lombard says:

    Good luck ladies! We’re all behind you.

  26. Gloria Genevieve Lee says:

    Keep The Faith, Pat&Staci

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  28. Kathleen Prefontaine says:

    Praying for a favorable outcome for you. Working as a Legal Assistant I hear many instances of judge’s who feel that they have almighty power and either act or fail to act appropriately. Good luck. God speed!

  29. Donna Hill says:

    It is amazing how our justice system makes it so hard for the average American to get justice against big, corrupt corporations. You & Dr. Gruber won once & that should be it. Stand tall and know we stand beside you! Sending positive thoughts your way!

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  31. Lin Holly says:

    Best of luck in this next battle. Justice will win out, just keep fighting. Hold your heads up high and don’t ever give in.

  32. Cindy says:

    Someone MUST have gotten to that “Judge”. That case was sound.

  33. Linda Richter says:

    Seems like it is almost unbelievable, but I empathize with you as we had a lawsuit against a party that purchased our business (and didn’t pay). We won the law suit, but after received a penny. He said he is broke.
    Sounds to me like your judge should be on trial.

  34. Traci says:

    Best of luck to you and your partner. Keep your heads high and stay strong. This will all work out in the end!!

  35. Sandy Prout says:

    Patricia, you both are in my thoughts and prayers. Hope things start to work out in your favor.

  36. Shirley Atwood says:

    I really hope that justice prevails and that this is made right for you, PC and Staci. You both are in my prayers.

  37. Noel says:

    Have you two not been through enough? It is a sad commentary on our Justice system that a Jury’s decision is completely disregarded. Maintain a strong front and continue standing up for yourselves. Prayers and positive vibes to you both!!

  38. Anna Hansson says:

    It pains me that my favourite author have had so much trouble with this law suit. I believe Your innocence and trust in Your honesty. Hopefully this road has finally come to an end for You and Your family, my dear favourite author.

  39. Sherry Swabey says:

    Hope this journey is soon over for you both – may justice prevail!

  40. Marian MacMillan says:

    Never give up when you are in the right. Stay true to the truth and you will prevail. Love your books especially the ones with the Dr. Kay Scarpetta character. She too is a strong woman. Good Luck and stay strong.

  41. Susan Roskell says:

    You go girl….from Down Under..

  42. Loretta Sweeney says:

    Nothing surprises me when it comes to the Judicial System in America – or any other department for that matter! Go get ‘em!!! This is a matter of principle! Pray that justice will prevail…quickly!! God bless!

  43. Lori Rowland says:

    After the legal ordeal my family has just been subjected to I wish you luck. I have very little faith in our justice system. It needs a total over haul. Stay strong and keep fighting

  44. Anne Wood says:

    What a horrific situation you have been through.
    I sincerly hope that justice prevails and that you and Staci get what is surely yours by right. Justice must be served.

  45. meg jones says:

    Best of luck ,the truth always wins

  46. Donna Fairhurst says:

    Stay the course!! Justice will prevail. Thoughts and prayers for you both and your cause!!

  47. John Winston says:

    What or WHO possesses a Judge to change his mind 13 months after a trial!? How or why in our criminal justice system are they even allowed to do this!? And I was so happy for you and Staci at that trials end with the awards in your favor. Truly…..two of the nicest people I’ve ever known in my life time having to go through this emotional rollercoaster of unjustice is whats CRIMINAL!

  48. Pamela Edwards says:

    Patricia & Staci , wishing you both the best with this . May justice prevail !

  49. Peggy Doerschuck says:

    You are one dynamic lady. I truly believe that you will receive the justice you so rightly deserve. Hang ‘Scarpetta’ tough!

  50. Deb Lefler says:

    I hope this outrageous miscarriage of justice is rectified soon. Good luck to both of you!

  51. Dawn says:

    Prayers are with you and Staci for a victory. My partner and I love your books

  52. Sharon says:

    Praying for you and Staci to succeed and you find favor where needed…

  53. Georgia says:

    Is there anything your fans can do to help? Wishing that the Appeals Court finally brings you the justice you deserve.

  54. Tonya says:

    prayers for a much deserved victory!

  55. Kim Holland says:

    I hope you and Staci receive justice in your favor. Keeping ya’ll in my prayers!!

  56. Cyndi Watson says:

    You go!!! Keep up the fight and hopefully justice will prevail!!

  57. Michelle C. says:

    Stay your course, and fight the fight for yourselves…those of us who could no longer fight, support you…!!!!

  58. Matthew Snelleksz says:

    Maybe your next book involves a serial killer who targets financial advisors and unfortunately Kay doesn’t catch them!

  59. Gwyn Harrison says:

    Good luck to you both.

  60. Vicki Shand Horn says:

    Nothing should stand in the way of Justice: those allowing the miscarriage should also pay a price. There is something fundamentally wrong (at the core) as you point out. How is it that people are allowed to be so cavalier with others lives and no come back. It happens all to often and we should not stand back and feel there is nothing we can do to change it. I wish had had the resources to stand my ground recently. Stand for what is right – those with mo morals or ethics need to lose.

  61. Sean Gilmartin says:

    If you don’t stand up for your rights no one else will. I wish you and your partner success in your case.
    Injustice must be fought wherever it is found!

  62. Don Green says:

    Best of luck. I know when we spoke last we thought that all of this would be behind you. Unbelievable how the judicial system works sometimes.

  63. BJ White says:

    Just this: The wheels of justice grind slowly but they grind exceedingly fine. It is the wheel of karma we are talking about here. This is not right and they know it, the people knew but the judge??? Well back to the truth again and it will out!

  64. Jeanne Miller says:

    Left my thoughts under the comments section.

  65. Coni Brandt says:

    It seems to me that when there is an injustice, the courts will drag, and drag, and drag claims for so long that the plaintiff oftentimes just gives up (which is what they are hoping for). Hang in there!!! Right is right and wrong is wrong and you and Staci have been so wronged and deserve for a solid right. I hope this is finalized this year so you guys can go forward with your lives.

  66. ingrid van Calsteren says:

    This ia horrible outcome voor Staci and you.But don’t give up. All your fans think about you. Lots of luck, courage and strenght for you.

  67. Anne says:

    Best of luck for your continuing fight.

  68. Margaret says:

    Stay strong. Praying that the powers that be rule in your favor. Don’t give up. Right will prevail!

  69. Debbra Stone says:

    Good for you both you deserve this win. Good luck fighting the rest of the way, and please Dr. Kay Scarpetta alive and well.

  70. Angie merritt says:

    The judge should be investigated sounds like foul play is at hand! I hope you wonderful ladies get the justice you deserve! Stay Strong ladies!

  71. becky says:

    Can’t believe that’s even legal! Keep the faith. His justice will prevail!!

  72. Margaret says:

    Good luck. Hope you succeed. BTW, Love your books.

  73. Marilyn says:

    May victory be swift for you and Staci.
    The “system”, no matter what it is, depends on people to just give up because it’s easier than filling out the paperwork.
    I never give up, I fight for my justice, no matter how small.

  74. Beverly says:

    Wishing you great success!

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