By Dan Heching
April 07, 2017 at 03:46 PM EDT
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Literary heavyweight Stephen King couldn’t help himself from commenting on a curious find on Friday, regarding a picture of promotional material for fellow heavyweight James Patterson’s new novel.

The curious bit, of course, is that James Patterson is quoted next to the book co-written by James Patterson… talking about James Patterson. “I think The Black Book is my best work in 20 years. Better than Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls,” the blurb reads.

After King’s slightly snarky tweet, a mini-flurry of additional tweets from writers and screenwriters came down the pike. See the flier and the tweets below.

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Patterson and David Ellis’ The Black Book, released last month, follows cop Billy Harney as he takes on a case involving three victims in a luxurious bedroom, and one missing black book. Representatives for Patterson did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.

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