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Investigation Discovery joins forces with author James Patterson 
In this Oct. 18, 2012, file photo, James Patterson attends a screening of "Alex Cross" in New York. Investigation Discovery channel is joining forces with bestselling author James Patterson, who will write and executive produce a six-part scripted series for the network. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
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Investigation Discovery channel is joining forces with bestselling author James Patterson, who will write and executive produce a six-part scripted series for the network.

The series will be based on ID-branded true-crime stories written for Patterson's new line of novella-length "BookShots." The portfolio of "BookShots" will be released in conjunction with the on-air 2017 premiere of this series.

Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery and other Discovery networks, called Patterson the network's "partner in crime." Patterson has sold more than 355 million books worldwide.

Each thriller, roughly 150 pages in length, will be available for less than five dollars.

The announcement was made Monday at the Television Critics Association meeting.