The writer who has topped the Forbes list of highest-paid authors for three years running has his sights set on a book about Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star who was found dead in prison last week as he served time on a murder conviction.
The AP reports that James Patterson plans a true crim book about Hernandez.
“Little, Brown and Co. told The Associated Press on Thursday that Patterson’s book, not yet titled, is scheduled for early 2018,” the AP reports. “. Patterson is also putting together a collection of true crime stories in partnership with Investigation Discovery, to come out on the TV network and in print next January.”
The report adds: “Patterson, one of the world’s most popular and prolific novelists, said in a statement that he was ‘stunned’ by Hernandez’s death and wanted to know ‘what went wrong.’ He’s donating a portion of his author proceeds to education and reading initiatives.”
Patterson, best known for his series of novels about fictional psychologist Alex Cross, reportedly earned $95 million from his writing projects last year.