Crime writer Patricia Cornwell sues finance firm for millions

Sarah Coles
Patricia Cornwell
Patricia Cornwell

Patrician Cornwell, the writer who created medical examiner Dr Kay Scarpetta, and sold over 100 million books featuring her heroine, is currently in court. She is suing a firm of financial advisers and a business manager who she says lost her millions and saw her fortune reduced to just $13 million.

So what happened? How could all this money go missing?