James Patterson is preparing to write a true crime book about Aaron Hernandez.
In a released statement, Patterson said that the story had caught his attention and he wants to understand it.
Hernandez had been a NFL star when he was arrested for murder in 2013.
Convicted on April 15, 2015, he later committed suicide while in prison, on April 19, 2017.
The murder conviction was not the first violent incident that he been connected to.
Patterson plans to have the book out in the first quarter of 2018.