Crime writer Patricia Cornwell is famous for her books on the life of a fictional medical examiner. Now, she has her own personal drama unfolding in federal court.
Cornwell is suing her former financial management company and business manager for negligence and breach of contract. She claims they cost her millions in investment losses and unaccounted for revenues during their 4½-year relationship.
The Boston trial has opened a window into the life of Cornwell, who sits in the courtroom while her spending habits and wealth are described for the jury.
Cornwell says in her lawsuit that problems caused by Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP and former Anchin principal Evan Snapper were so distracting that they caused her to miss a book deadline for the first time in her career.
Lawyers for Anchin and Snapper deny the accusations and say Cornwell was a "demanding" client.