Andrew Gross is an American thriller novelist with four New York Times bestsellers. He is best known for his work with suspense author James Patterson.
Gross’s books feature close family bonds, relationships marked by loss or betrayal, and high emotional resonance, all leading to more significant crimes and cover-ups. They were all published by William Morrow, a HarperCollins imprint.
|Real Name||Andrew Gross|
|Date of Birth||May 18, 1952|
|Age (as in 2022)||70 years|
|Birthplace||New York City|
|Hometown||Manhattan, United States of America|
|School||Barnard School for Boys|
|Collage/University||* Graduated in Middlebury College with a degree in English in 1974,
* Master's degree in Business Policy from Columbia University.
|Educational Qualification||Master's degree in Business Policy|
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|Relationships & Affairs|
|Wife||Lynn Gross [m. 1982]|
|Net Worth [approx.]||$1.5 million|
Early Life of Andrew Gross
Andrew Gross is a well-known writer born in the United States on May 18, 1952. Andrew Gross was born in 1952 in New York City. He was raised in Manhattan and went to the Barnard School for Boys.
On his mother’s side, his father and grandfather were successful clothing manufacturers who ran the Leslie Fay Companies, named after his mother. Andrew Gross’s zodiac sign is Taurus, according to astrologers.
Andrew Gross began his writing career in the rag trade, a decidedly circuitous path to becoming an international best-selling author. With his 18th novel, Button Man (Minotaur, September), he tackles the burgeoning garment industry in 1930s New York City, fusing the real and the fictional.
He deftly combines real-life mobsters—Lepke, Luciano, Dutch Schultz, Anastasia—with his fictional characters, notably the brothers Morris, Sol, and Harry.
Based on his grandfather, he has a feel for the material, a memory of the time, and a solid attachment to his characters, notably Morris. It’s a powerful book written at a breakneck pace and jam-packed with memorable scenes.
Gross graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in English in 1974. He met Lynn on a blind date in New York City in 1979, and they married three years later. Columbia University awarded him a master’s degree in Business Policy in 1982.
After a two-year stint as a dress buyer in Denver, he established Ebeneezer’s, a stew-and-soup fast food pilot. He ultimately returned to work for the Leslie Fay Companies, his family’s publicly traded apparel company.
Gross took over the struggling arm of the iconic ski and tennis brand, Head NV Sportswear, in 1984, and by 1989, had repositioned it as the number one upscale producer of tennis and ski apparel in the United States.
Another brand in Europe, before departing for a more significant role at Leslie Fay (which then had close to a billion dollars in annual sales and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange).
“Sometimes the toughest thing about being in a family company is that it’s filled with your own family,” Gross says, and he left in 1991 to pursue his opportunities at Le Coq Sportif, a boutique tennis/golf brand, and Sun Ice, Inc., a Canadian skiwear manufacturer, the latter “ending poorly and abruptly” and “hastening my writing career.”
Gross attended the University of Iowa’s Writers Program. Hydra (1998), a political thriller, took him three years to complete a draft. Gross met with Patterson and discussed the early ideas for the Women’s Murder Club series.
Patterson explained that the head of his publishing house had forwarded Gross’s unpublished manuscript to him with the words “This guy does women well!” scratched on the cover. Patterson and Gross teamed up in less than a week.
Gross collaborated with Patterson on several books in this series, such as Second Chance and Third Degree, debuting at the top of the charts. They then collaborated on various themes, co-authoring the bestsellers The Jester, Lifeguard, and Judge and Jury.
Career as an Individual
Gross left Patterson in 2006 to pursue a solo writing career. The Blue Zone first appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List in the United States in 2007. The Dark Tide (2007) was followed a year later and was shortlisted for Thriller of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association.
The fictional detective Ty Hauck of Greenwich, Connecticut, who has become the lead character in Gross’s corruption and political conspiracy-based bestsellers Don’t Look Twice, and Reckless was featured in The Dark Tide.
Gross left Ty Hauck in 2011 to write “Eyes Wide Open”, based on two personal stories from his past.
Andrew agreed to introduce Ty Hauck in January 2014 and began writing One Mile Under (ISBN 9780061655999) in 2015. In 2016, he released The One Man, a World War II thriller. According to Kirkus, the book is “Gross’ best work yet.”
Button Man is a 2018 novel about public corruption, extortion, and labor racketeering in the 1930s New York garment industry. Gross’s maternal grandfather, Fred P. Pomerantz (1901-86), was a garment manufacturer who stood up to mobsters like Lepke Buchalter, Jacob Shapiro, and Emanuel Weiss.
Relationship, Wife & Affairs
Andrew Gross married Lynn Gross, according to our records. They both have three kids named- Kristen, Matt, and Nick.
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Andrew Gross’s Net Worth
Andrew is one of the wealthiest and most famous writers. According to our calculations, Andrew Gross’s net worth is around $1.5 million. He is best known for his work with suspense author James Patterson, and they have co-written bestselling novels such as Judge & Jury, Lifeguard, and The Jester.
He has no intention of retiring. He and his wife Lynn split their time between a house in Westchester County and a condo in Florida; his three children are grown and doing well, and he and his wife travel frequently, but he works at his computer daily.