Prolific author James Patterson turns out a minimum of two novels a year, either on his own or with someone from his stable of co-authors. His speciality is crime fiction, and his literary creations include several sleuths _ police detectives and private eyes. Popular characters are repeated. For those that don't catch on, it's a one-off.
Guilty Wives by James Patterson and David Ellis 534pp, 2013 Arrow paperback. Available at Asia Books and leading bookshops, 350 baht.
This reviewer is under the impression that when there's a co-author, Patterson comes up with the plot and the co-author develops it. The stories have discernibly different styles. Some plots are better developed than others, but all hold the reader's interest, and they feature Patterson's trademark: containing well over 100 chapters.
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