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OCTOBER 9, 2023

James Patterson and the late Michael Crichton are teaming on a novel, and now it has a title and pub date. The duo has combined global sales in excess of 675 million books, so we can expect a monster screen auction to erupt early next year.

Hachette Book Group’s Little, Brown and Company will release Eruption on Monday, June 3, with Hachette Book Group CEO Michael Pietsch calling it “one of the most spectacular meetings of minds in literary history.

DECEMBER 7, 2023

James Patterson is at home in Florida, where the world’s best-selling author and his wife are preparing to host Thanksgiving, though he’s more than happy to talk to Los Angeles magazine about his latest thriller, Alex Cross Must Die — the 32nd full-length novel featuring the D.C.-area detective.

DECEMBER 15, 2022

Over 15 years after his death, one more Michael Crichton novel is set to be released with help from James Patterson. The prolific author will complete an unfinished novel by Crichton, which will be published by Little, Brown & Co., according to The Wall Street Journal. The plot reportedly revolves around the pending eruption of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, which threatens a cache of chemical weapons that "can destroy not just the island, but the entire world.

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