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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

  • 13-Minute Murder

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BZSHI
    Paperback
    A thrilling new collection from the bestselling author of The President is Missing. 13-MINUTE MURDER WITH SHAN SERAFIN: Michael Ryan can kill anybody in just minutes - from the first approach to the clean escape. An anonymous client offers Ryan a rich payout to assassinate a target in Harvard Yard. It's exactly the last big job he needs to walk away from his life as a hit-man. But the hit goes horribly wrong, and now his beloved wife Maria is missing. Now the world's fastest hit-man sets out for one last score: revenge. And every minute counts. DEAD MAN RUNNING WITH CHRISTOPHER FARNSWORTH: Dr Randall Beck is an eccentric psychiatrist with a terminal disease. This makes him fearless, which comes in handy when a patient is murdered before his eyes - a patient with an unspeakable secret. KILL AND TELL WITH SCOTT SLAVEN: Famous film director Wayne Tennet stands accused by his stepdaughter of crossing the line. Falsely, he swears. Now his life and career hang in the balance. But why would she lie?
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  • Juror No. 3

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BUMTJ
    Paperback
    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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  • Target: Alex Cross

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BYIPG
    Paperback
    From one of the biggest-selling writers of all time, this fast-paced thriller is the 26th book in the Alex Cross series.

    People from across the nation line the streets of Washington D.C. to mourn the unexpected death of the President. Alex Cross is left reeling by this tragedy as he is hit by painful memories of the loss of his first wife.

    A senator is assassinated in the heart of Washington and the shock of the attack puts immense pressure on the police. And as Chief of Detectives, Alex's wife Bree Stone is given an ultimatum: solve the case or lose her job.

    The new President calls on Alex to lead an unparalleled FBI investigation to help capture America's most wanted criminal. But after a terrifying chain of events, the entire country is plunged into chaos...
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  • Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BUGDG
    Paperback
    '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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  • Deadly Cargo

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BGJZD
    Paperback
    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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  • Dazzling

    James Patterson

    Product Code: ATAJD
    Paperback
    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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  • 17th Suspect

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BRYVV
    Paperback
    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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  • A Wedding in Maine

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AWYEM
    Paperback
    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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  • The House Next Door

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BXYSI
    Paperback
    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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  • Invisible

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AMOFL
    Paperback
    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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  • The Midnight Club

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BGTVU
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    'Are you from the Midnight Club?' New York cop John 'Stef' Stefanovitch was left widowed and wheelchair-bound after local crime boss 'the Grave Dancer' brutally shot him and his wife. Now, Stef's looking at the Grave Dancer's shattered body in a high-end Manhattan brothel. Before his murder, the Grave Dancer was heard speaking of the Midnight Club - a mysterious and secretive group of crime lords who are rumoured to control organised crime around the world. As more criminals turn up dead, the shadowy Midnight Club are believed to be behind the killings. But when men like that are threatened, everyone is in danger...
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  • Taking the Titanic

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AZKSQ
    Paperback
    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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  • Bodyguard

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AWDCC
    Paperback
    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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  • Revenge

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BRLKW
    Hardback
    From the author of Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller, The President is Missing. MURDER Former SAS soldier David Shelley was part of the most covert operations team in the special forces. Now settling down to civilian life in London, he has plans for a safer and more stable existence. But the shocking death of a young woman Shelley once helped protect puts those plans on hold. BETRAYAL The police rule the death a suicide but the grieving parents can't accept their beloved Emma would take her own life. They need to find out what really happened, and they turn to their former bodyguard, Shelley, for help. REVENGE When they discover that Emma had fallen into a dark and seedy world of drugs and online pornography, the father demands retribution. But his desire for revenge will make enemies of people that even Shelley may not be able to protect them from, and take them into a war from which there may be no escape.
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  • Miracle at St Andrews

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BWIWW
    Hardback
    Travis McKinley's golfing career is over. After a string of poor performances he crashes out of the US Senior Tour and faces a future of watching the game he loves from the sidelines. In a bid to escape, Travis decides to take his family on a long-awaited trip to the UK - a pilgrimage to the world-renowned golf courses of Scotland. Travis dreams of treading the hallowed fairways of St Andrews, where the game began. But when an opportunity to play in the Scottish Open unexpectedly presents itself, Travis can't believe his luck. Could he have one last shot at the big time on the most famous course of all?
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  • Invisible

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AKOIW
    Audio
    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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  • Judge and Jury

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AASEE
    Paperback
    James Patterson spins a heart-pounding legal thriller that pits two people against the most vicious and powerful mobster since John Gotti. Andie DeGrasse, aspiring actress and single mother, does not want to do jury service. But despite her attempts to get dismissed, she still ends up as Juror No.11 in a landmark trial against notorious Mafia Don, Dominic Cavello. Cavello, A.K.A the Electrician, is linked to hundreds of unspeakable crimes and his power knows no bounds. But Senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante has been tracking him for years and conviction is a sure thing. As the jury reaches its verdict, the Electrician makes a devastating move. The entire nation is reeling, and Andie's world is shattered. The hunt for Cavello just got personal, and she and Pellisante join together, determined to exact justice -- at any cost.
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  • Liar Liar

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BUGCR
    Paperback
    From one of the biggest-selling writers of all time, Liar Liar is the third book in the Detective Harriet Blue Series.

    Detective Harriet Blue is clear about two things. Regan Banks deserves to die. And she'll be the one to pull the trigger. But Regan - the vicious serial killer responsible for destroying her brother's life - has gone to ground.

    Suddenly her phone rings. It's him. Regan. 'Catch me if you can,' he tells her.

    Harriet needs to find this killing machine fast, even if the cost is her own life. So she follows him down the Australian south coast with only one thing on her mind. Revenge is coming - and its name is Harriet Blue.
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  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AIGSY
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    It's Christmas Eve in Washington DC, Detective Alex Cross is at home with his family decorating the tree and enjoying a Cross family tradition, a big bowl of egg nog, when he receives a phone call that causes the festivities to be put on hold. Across town in a mansion house, Henry Fowler, a hard-nosed corporate lawyer turned small-time drug hustler, is holding his children, his ex-wife, her new husband and a neighbour at gun point. High on crystal meth and heavily armed, Fowler is refusing to speak with the negotiator. As an expert in hostage situations, Alex has been called in to try and save a potential massacre. But with Fowler crazed and irrational, will Alex be able to save the lives of these hostages, as well as coming out alive himself? At the same time, international terrorist Hala al Dossari has been planning a devastating attack to strike at the heart of the Western world on the most important day of the year - Christmas Day.
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  • Fifty Fifty

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BMKQX
    Paperback
    Fifty Fifty, the second book in James Patterson and Candice Fox's Harriet Blue series, is packed with just as much action and intrigue as the first.

    Harriet's brother Sam is accused of the murders of three young students, whose bodies were dumped by the Georges River. However, only Harrier is convinced he's innocent...
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  • Murder Games

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BLYCF
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    The next hand he deals you... may be your last. A serial killer is loose on the streets of Manhattan. His victims appear to be total strangers. The only clue that links the crimes is the playing card left behind at each scene that hints at the next target. The killer, known in the tabloids as The Dealer, is baiting cops into a deadly guessing game that has the city increasingly on edge. Elizabeth Needham, the tenacious cop in charge of the case, turns to an unlikely ally - Dylan Reinhart, a brilliant professor whose book turned up in connection with the murders. As the public frenzy over The Dealer reaches a fever pitch, Dylan and Elizabeth must connect the clues to discover what the victims have in common - before The Dealer runs through his entire deck.
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  • Ambush

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BWLFY
    Paperback
    From the author of The President is Missing, Ambush is the eleventh thrilling novel in the bestselling series by James Patterson.

    An anonymous tip about a crime in Upper Manhattan proves to be a set-up. An officer is taken down - but despite the attackers' efforts, it's not Michael Bennett.

    One of Bennett's children is attacked. And a series of murders follows, each with a distinct signature, alerting Bennett to the presence of a professional killer. Bennett can't tell what's driving the assassin. But he knows it's personal.
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  • Alex Cross, Run

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AIOHI
    Paperback
    Three killers are on the rampage in the capital and dead bodies are piling up almost as fast as the police can count them. Alex Cross is in charge of all three investigations and has never been under more pressure. But with a crisis at home that threatens to tear his family apart, Alex's attention is divided. While Cross tracks the killers, he doesn't notice that someone is tracking him. Can Alex unravel the cases and find the killers in time? Or will he be the next dead body on the list?
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  • Get Me Out of Here!

    James Patterson

    Product Code: ALZDZ
    Paperback 9 years +
    After sixth grade, the very worst year of his life, Rafe Khatchadorian thinks he has it made in seventh grade. He's been accepted to art school in the big city and imagines a math-and-history-free fun zone. Wrong! It's more competitive than Rafe ever expected, and to score big in class, he needs to find a way to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art. His method? Operation: Get a Life! Anything he's never done before, he's going to do it, from learning to play poker to going to a modern art museum. But when his newest mission uncovers secrets about the family Rafe's never known, he has to decide if he's ready to have his world turned upside down. James Patterson's winning follow-up to Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life is another riotous and heart-warming story about living large.
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