James Patterson

Born on 22 March, 1947, James Patterson is the author of the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club and Daniel X books. One of the bestselling authors in the world, he has sold over 300 million copies of his books and was the first writer to sell 1 million eBooks. Many of James’ books have been adapted into major films including Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls.

James Patterson previously worked in advertising and was already a bestselling author when he quit to write full time in 1996. He was also the founder of the James Patterson Page Turner Awards and is a keen advocate of children’s reading. He founded ReadKiddoRead.com, a website that aims to help parents and teachers choose the right books for their children.


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James Patterson Books

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    17th Suspect (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    17th Suspect is the seventeenth book in James Patterson and Maxine Paetro's Women's Murder Club series and finds Detective Lindsay Boxer investigating a series of methodical yet unpredictable shootings of the homeless in San Francisco.

    An encounter with a confidential informant leads her to disturbing conclusions - something has gone very wrong inside the police department itself....

    Lindsay follows the case into terrifying terrain, even though she knows this case could cost her everything. This is another page-turner from one of the world's favourite authors.
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    Dog Diaries (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    A hilarious illustrated novel from the bestselling author of the Middle School series Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I've been waiting ages to tell my story, and now it's finally happening! Being Rafe's dog isn't always easy, but it is always EXCITING! I've got so much to tell you about: The amazing Catch-A-Doggy-Bone kennel My favorite places for hiding snacks And my ultimate nemesis - THE VACUUM CLEANER! All the most important parts of a dog's life.
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    Deadly Cargo (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. We have to go out, but we don't have to come back. When a distress call is received at the Casco Cove Coast Guard Station in Alaska, Rick O'Neill readies his team for a rescue mission. In the storm-tossed freezing waters they find the foundering Russian cargo ship, but when they try to make contact they receive no response. Boarding what appears to be a deserted vessel, O'Neill begins to realise that nothing on this ship is as it seems, and he may have just led his team into a trap.
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  • BUGDG

    Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    'James Patterson is the Einstein of fiction and has solved the equation for storytelling: Adventure + Science = AWESOME!' Tom Fletcher 'Any young readers out there interested in science and adventure ... this book is brilliant!' Tim Peake, astronaut James Patterson has teamed up with the world's most famous genius to entertain and inspire a generation of children - with the first and only children's adventure series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives. Max Einstein is a typical 12-year-old. She... Goes to college every day Plays speed chess in the park Builds inventions that help the homeless And talks to Albert Einstein All normal stuff, right? Until one day when Max is recruited by a mysterious organisation! Their mission: solve some of the world's toughest problems using science. She's helped by a diverse group of young geniuses from around the globe as they invent new ways to power the farthest reaches of the planet. But that's only if the sinister outfit known as The Corporation doesn't get to her first...
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    Bodyguard (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. The Most Eligible Bachelor on Capitol Hill has met his match. Abbie Whitmore is good at her job. She knows how to protect people, and she's always right - until Congressman Jonathan Lassiter comes along. The presidential hopeful refuses to believe that his politics have put him in danger, yet Abbie's determined to keep him safe. But how can she protect him while she's guarding her heart?
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  • AIYOU

    I, Alex Cross (Audio)

    James Patterson

    Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that his niece, Caroline, has been found brutally murdered. Cross vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that Caroline was mixed up in one of Washington's wildest scenes. And she was not this killer's only victim. The hunt for her murderer leads Alex and his girlfriend, Detective Brianna Stone, to a place where every fantasy is possible, if you have the credentials to get in. Alex and Bree are soon facing down some very important, very protected, very dangerous people in levels of society where only one thing is certain - they will do anything to keep their secrets safe. As Cross closes in on the killer, he discovers evidence that points to the unimaginable - a revelation that could rock the entire world. With the unstoppable action, unforeseeable twists, and edge-of-your-seat suspense that only a James Patterson thriller delivers, "I, Alex Cross" is the master of suspense at his sharpest and best.
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    Invisible (Audio)

    James Patterson

    Everyone thinks Emma Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emma has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her nightly recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emma's ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison 'Books' Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emma finds a piece of evidence he can't afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day - and they're all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes?
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  • ALKOB 9 years +

    Middle School: the Worst Years of My Life (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he's got an ace plan for the best year ever, if he can pull it off. With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school's oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class - 5,000 points! Running in the hallway - 10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm - 50,000 points! But when Rafe's game starts to catch up with him, he'll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he's finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he's been avoiding.
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    Juror No. 3 (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    Juror No. 3 is a Sunday Times bestselling thriller from one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time, James Patterson.

    Ruby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar - and she faces an impossible task defending a college football star accused of murder. The victim is a young woman from one of the town's oldest families, and Rosedale's upper crust are howling for blood.

    Then news breaks of a second murder, and lurid, intertwining investigations unfold. Ruby discovers that no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women on the jury. They may be hiding the biggest secret of all...
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    NYPD Red 5 (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    The fifth book in the bestselling NYPD Red series by James Patterson.

    At The Pierre's Cotillion Room in New York, the richest of the rich gather to raise money for those less fortunate. The mayor is there, along with Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the elite NYPD Red task force providing security.

    The night is ruined when a fatal blast rocks the room, stirring up horrifying memories of 9/11. Is it terrorism or homicide?

    The crimes keep escalating and the perpetrators may be one of the A-listers that NYPD Red was formed to protect. As Zach and Kylie track a shadowy killer, he masterfully plays out his vendetta and threatens the NYPD Red.
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    Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays! (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    In this follow-up to the hilarious illustrated novel Dog Diaries, Junior has been in the dog house after giving in to his doggy urges when Mom-Lady turned her back and left him alone with the freshly cooked Thanksgiving turkey. Because of this, Junior is determined to make Christmas the best one ever for his pet humans and redeem his GOOD BOY status. Junior has never actually experienced a human Christmas before and his perfect plans get sidelined with the shocking appearance of something called snow, a tree that seems to have sprouted in the middle of the Picture Box Room, and packs of strange humans called Carol who come to the front yard and howl. It all very confusing...
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    The House Next Door (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    Three chilling stories from the world's bestselling thriller writer The House Next Door (with Susan DiLallo): Married mother of four Laura Sherman was thrilled when her new neighbour invited her on some errands. But a few quick tasks became a long lunch - and now things could go too far with a man who isn't what he seems... The Killer's Wife (with Max DiLallo): Six girls have gone missing. Detective McGrath knows the only way to find them is to get close to the suspect's wife... maybe too close. The Witnesses (with Brendan DuBois): The Sanderson family has been forced into hiding after one of them stumbled upon a criminal plot. Or so they think. No one will answer their questions. And the terrifying truth may come too late...
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    Taking the Titanic (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. The greatest story in modern history has a new chapter...Posing as newlyweds, two ruthless thieves board the Titanic to rob its well-heeled passengers. But an even more shocking plan is afoot - a sensational scheme that could alter the fate of the world's most famous ship.
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    A Wedding in Maine (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. The McCullagh Inn is now open for weddings. Jeremy Holland is exactly what Chelsea O'Kane wants in a man. After he proposes, she's ecstatic to host their wedding at the inn they built together. But it isn't long before the secrets from Chelsea's past refuse to stay buried, and they could ruin everything...
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    Radiant (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. He's worth millions, but he's worthless without her. It's been a month since her traumatic break-up with Derick, and Siobhan now lives in Detroit, where she can support herself and her painting career. But suddenly Derick's back after flying halfway across America for her. And though Siobhan's body comes alive at his touch, she doesn't know if she can trust him again...
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    Dazzling (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. She's a starving artist and he's a billionaire playboy...Siobhan came to New York with a purpose: she wants to become a successful artist. To pay her bills in the meantime, she's the hostess at The Stone Room, a bar for the beautiful and the billionaires. She was fine with being on her own - until tech billionaire Derick takes her breath away.
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    The McCullagh Inn in Maine (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. Her second chance at love...Chelsea O'Kane escapes to Maine with fresh bruises. She's ready to begin anew - until she runs into her old flame, Jeremy Holland. As he helps fix up her inn, her heart heals and they rediscover what they once loved about each other. But as the two play house, it starts to seem too good to last...
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    Hunted (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    James Patterson's BookShots. Short, fast-paced, high-impact entertainment. When former SAS captain David Shelley goes looking for an old comrade who has taken to a life on the streets, he finds his friend is dead. An MI5 agent contacts Shelley and arranges a meeting. All the signs point to murder, and the agent believes this is part of something much bigger. The only way Shelley can discover the truth is to put himself on the streets, and into the same danger that got his friend killed.
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    12th of Never (Audio)

    James Patterson

    A baby on the way and two killers on the loose. Will Detective Lindsay Boxer be pushed to breaking point? An eccentric professor walks into Lindsay's homicide department to report a murder that hasn't yet happened. A convicted serial killer wakes from a two-year coma. He says he's ready to tell where the bodies are buried, but does he have a much more sinister plan in mind? Lindsay doesn't have much time to stop a terrifying future from unfolding. But all the crimes in the world seem like nothing when she is suddenly faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss of her life.
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    Maximum Ride (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the 'Flock' - Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel - are just like ordinary kids - only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time - like when Angel, the youngest member of the 'Flock', is kidnapped and taken back to the 'School' where she and the others were genetically engineered by sinister scientists.Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, California, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare - this one involving fighting off the half-human, half-wolf 'Erasers' in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives. Along the way Max discovers from her old friend and father-figure Jeb - now her betrayed and greatest enemy - that her purpose is save the world - but can she?
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    1st to Die (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    The first novel in the Women's Murder Club series. As the only woman homicide inspector in San Francisco, Lindsay Boxer has to be tough. But nothing she has seen prepares her for the horror of the honeymoon murders, when a brutal maniac begins viciously slaughtering newly wed couples on their wedding nights. Lindsay is sickened by the deaths, but her determination to bring the murderer to justice is threatened by her own personal tragedy. So she turns to Claire, a leading coroner, Cindy, a journalist and Jill, a top attorney, for help with both her crises, and the Women's Murder Club is born.
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    2nd Chance (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    The second novel in the Women's Murder Club series. When a little girl is shot on the steps of a San Francisco church, Detective Lindsay Boxer reconvenes the Women's Murder Club. Working with reporter Cindy Thomas, assistant DA Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay tracks a mystifying killer who turns his pursuers into victims. The unorthodox allegiances of the Women's Murder Club lead them to suspect the unexpected - the killer may be an ex-cop. But nothing prepares them for the demented logic behind his choice of victims.
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    Maximum Ride: Nevermore (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    In the beginning, there was maximum ride...A girl. A fighter. A leader. A superhuman with a mission to save the world. She's gone to the ends of the earth seeking her destiny. And now, the end isn't near...It's here.
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    Private Princess (Paperback)

    James Patterson

    The 14th book in the bestselling Private series from one of the best-known authors of all time.

    Head of the world's foremost investigation agency, Jack Morgan, receives an offer he can't refuse when he is invited to meet Princess Caroline, third in line to the British throne.

    The Princess needs Morgan's skills, and his discretion. Sophie Edwards, a close friend of the royal, has gone missing. She must be found before the media become aware of it. Morgan knows there is more to this case than he is being told - but what is the Princess hiding?
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