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  • Published: 22 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787460669
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

All-American Murder




The shocking true story of Aaron Hernandez – a sports star, his deadly crimes and his explosive trials

THE NEW YORK TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER
He had it all. A $40 million NFL contract. Fame. Adoration.
Until he was convicted of murder, and jailed for life without parole.
A true story told by the master of crime fiction, All-American Murder is the tale of Aaron Hernandez, once the NFL's youngest player, a star for the New England Patriots and a Super Bowl veteran. His every move played out in the headlines, and yet he led a secret life – one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast?

This explosive account of the rise and fall of a life cut short in the dark shadow of fame, culminating in Hernandez's own untimely death behind bars, is built on original, in-depth reporting. Was Hernandez a victim himself, suffering violence-inducing brain damage from the sport that meant everything to him – or was he just a heartless killer?
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‘The man behind the hugely popular Alex Cross series has interviewed those closest to Hernandez to get the full, winding story on the NFL star turned murderer.’ Sun

‘Patterson unravels Hernandez’s complicated and troubling story.’ CBS News

'This disturbing true-crime thriller is another fast and captivating Patterson read.' USA Today

  • Pub date: 22 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787460669
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

James Patterson

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.

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Praise for All-American Murder

“The man behind the hugely popular Alex Cross series has interviewed those closest to Hernandez to get the full, winding story on the NFL star turned murderer.”

Sun

“Patterson unravels Hernandez’s complicated and troubling story.”

CBS News

“This disturbing true-crime thriller is another fast and captivating Patterson read.”

USA Today


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All-American Murder is the first book to fully investigate the shocking story of Aaron Hernandez – from his meteoric rise in the world of American football to his first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own untimely death.

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