Wednesday, May 27, 2009

NPR Talks to Mystery Author James Patterson

James Patterson

Crime novelist James Patterson is featured on this week's All Things Considered on NPR (audio, 4 min 59 sec).

This year, Patterson will release nine books, including his latest, Swimsuit (Little Brown, June 29th). And, as the author tells Michele Norris, he still has more manuscripts in reserve.

"There are, right now, 29 manuscripts sitting there [in my office] in some degree of completion," says Patterson. "It's a lot of material, a lot of stories."

Patterson says his involvement in research depends on the subject that needs investigation. He is more than happy to conduct research in Hawaii — less so when the setting is an urban crack house.

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