James Patterson Drops a New True-Crime Series

Author is launching 'very special' 3-part series on Fox Nation streaming service
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 1, 2024 9:07 AM CDT
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Author James Patterson poses for a portrait in New York on Aug. 30, 2016.   (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)

James Patterson is launching a true-crime series on the streaming service Fox Nation. Unsolved With James Patterson, hosted by the bestselling author, premieres Monday and will air in three segments. According to Fox Nation, Patterson's series will include a trio of unsolved homicide cases: the death of a Louisiana schoolteacher who became increasingly unstable and locked down in her home with guns and cameras before being found with a shotgun wound to the head; a Utah student who joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and soon after disappeared; and an altruistic San Francisco resident who disappeared and was later found dismembered.

"I was totally gripped by these cases," Patterson said in a statement, per the AP. "The fact that they are real-life stories—and that we may help bring justice to the victims and their families—is very special." The series will include interviews with friends, relatives, and law enforcement officials. Patterson, whose books have sold more than 400 million copies, has written numerous thrillers, along with nonfiction books about the Kennedys and John Lennon, among others.

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