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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

  • Hush Hush

    James Patterson

    Product Code: CDGCU
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    Harriet Blue used to be a detective. Now she's inmate 3329. Prison is a dangerous place for a former cop - as Harriet Blue is learning on a daily basis. So, following a fight for her life and a prison-wide lockdown, the last person she wants to see is Deputy Police Commissioner Joe Woods. The man who put her inside. But Woods is not there to gloat. His daughter Tonya and her two-year-old child have gone missing. He's ready to offer Harriet a deal: find his family to buy her freedom...
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  • Out of Sight

    James Patterson

    Product Code: CBJAK
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    The Sunday Times bestsesller. Also published as The Cornwalls Are Gone in the US. After a harrowing tour in Afghanistan, intelligence officer Amy Cornwall is eager to return home to her husband and their young daughter. But as soon as she steps into the house, she knows that something is terribly wrong. HER FAMILY IS MISSING The kidnappers leave a message: if she wants to see her husband and daughter alive again, Amy must complete a near impossible task...and she has 48 hours to do it. SHE'LL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO BRING THEM HOME Alone, afraid and officially AWOL, Amy will sacrifice everything to find her family - her career, her reputation, maybe even her own life...
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  • The Fall of Crazy House

    James Patterson

    Product Code: CBIWX
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    SEQUEL TO NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER CRAZY HOUSE Twin sisters Becca and Cassie barely escaped the Crazy House alive. Now they're trained, skilled fighters who fear nothing - not even the all-powerful United regime. Together, the sisters hold the key to defeating the despotic government and freeing the people of the former United States. But to win this war, will the girls have to become the very thing they hate?
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  • The First Lady

    James Patterson

    Product Code: CBXMO
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    "Sir, the First Lady ... has gone rogue." President Tucker is caught up in a media firestorm. The scandal of his affair has sent shockwaves through his re-election campaign, and threatens to derail everything he has worked for. To win the vote, he needs the First Lady to stand by his side. But Grace Tucker has a mind of her own. After years of compromise, unfulfilled promises, deception and betrayal, Grace refuses to give in to her husband's deamnds. Escaping the city and her Secret Service agents, she is officially off the radar. But did the First Lady run away? Or is she in far greater danger than anyone could have imagined?
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  • The Warning

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BZHAR
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    Two roads lead to Mount Hope. None leads out. Following a freak nuclear power-plant explosion, the small southern town was evacuated. Now, after a year in isolation, some residents are finally allowed to return home. Best friends Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that Mount Hope is not as it was before. The roads leading out of town are blocked, phone networks and the Internet are cut off, and the power plant remains on military lockdown. Something is horribly wrong, and their determination to uncover the truth soon has Maggie and Jordan in the crosshairs of a force more sinister than any they could have imagined.
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  • Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BZOQR
    Hardback
    Max Einstein's typical day is not your average 12-year-old's. She... - TEACHES classes at a New York college - Dodges KIDNAPPING attempts with her best friends - Goes on SECRET MISSIONS for her billionaire boss - Has a MYSTERIOUS CONNECTION to Albert Einstein Just a day in the life of the Change Makers Institute's top agent! A village outside Mumbai is having a water crisis that only a group of kid geniuses can fix - so Max and her friends travel to India. But it's hard to save the world when you're trying not to be kidnapped by a greedy corporation that profits when others suffer - and seems to know your every move. It's almost like the bad guys have a spy inside the Change Makers...
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  • Ambush

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BWLFY
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    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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  • All-American Murder

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BSWER
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    All-American Murder is written by one of the best-known and biggest selling writers of all time - James Patterson. He has authored some of the most popular series of the past two decades, including the Alex Cross and Women's Murder Club series.

    This true-crime thriller is the first book to investigate the shocking story of Aaron-Hernandez - from his meteoric rise in the world of American football to his first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own death.

    Aaron-Hernandez became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. He was a star on the league-dominant New England Patriots, who extended his contact for a record $40 million. Despite his every move being played out in the headlines, Hernandez led a secret life that ended in a maximum-security prison. What caused him to go so wrong, so fast?
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  • Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BUGDG
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    '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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  • Crazy House

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BBCCN
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    There were no charges. There was no trial. There will be no escape. Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her small hometown. She was thrown into a maximum-security prison and put on Death Row with other kids her age. Until her execution, Becca's told to fit in and shut her mouth...But Becca's never been very good at either. Her sister Cassie was always the perfect twin. Becca's only hope is that her twin sister will find her. That perfect little priss Cassie will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before it's too late. Because her jailers made a mistake that could get them both killed: They took the wrong twin.
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  • Private Princess

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BSZPW
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    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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  • 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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  • Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays!

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BSVGT
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    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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  • Dog Diaries

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BPKXB
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    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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  • 19th Christmas

    James Patterson

    Product Code: CBHVY
    Hardback
    The highly-anticipated follow-up to Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller 18th Abduction Christmas is coming, but crime never stops for the Women's Murder Club. Sergeant Lindsay Boxer is looking forward to spending time with her family over the holidays. But when she receives a tip-off that the biggest heist ever to hit San Francisco is being planned for Christmas Day, everything changes. The architect of the ambitious attack unleashes chaos across the city, laying traps and false alarms to distract Lindsay and the SFPD from his ultimate goal. As time runs out, will Lindsay be able to save the people of San Francisco from a Christmas they'd never forget?
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  • Ali Cross

    James Patterson

    Product Code: CCWQP
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    _____________________________ The son of Alex Cross follows in his father's footsteps in this exciting new YA thriller from globally bestselling author James Patterson LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON Alex Cross The brilliant DC detective who never gives up on a case. Ali Cross The tenacious kid who's determined to follow in his father's footsteps. The case that finally gives him a chance Ali knows Gabe Qualls better than anyone, so when his friend goes missing, Ali jumps right into action. Being Alex Cross's son has taught him the skills he needs to solve the mystery: intelligence, persistence, and logic. One thing he didn't inherit? Patience. Because Ali knows that with every day that passes without the police finding Gabe, the less likely it is that he'll ever be found. And being Alex Cross's son, he refuses to accept those odds.
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  • Maximum Ride: Manga

    James Patterson

    Product Code: ABTZD
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    Narrowly surviving their encounter with erasers in New York City, the flock is following up a lead on their pasts in Washington, D.C. But what they find waiting for them is ...a home? How will the flock adjust to a real school - one that doesn't involve mad scientists and genetic freaks?
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  • Roses are Red

    James Patterson

    Product Code: ABURQ
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    The sixth novel in the Alex Cross detective series A series of meticulously planned bank robberies ends in murder, and detective Alex Cross must pit his wits against the bizarre and sadistic mastermind behind the crimes. Although torn between dedication to his job and commitment to his family, Cross cannot ignore the case, despite the risks he knows will come with hunting down a killer -- and the heartbreaking cost. James Patterson's bestseller takes us from deep inside the crazy world of a psychopath's masquerade right to the heart of fiction's most brilliant detective. Alex Cross is back in an explosive tale where mind games lead to violence and the slightest mistake will be punished with death.
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  • The Big Bad Wolf

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AAIOT
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    This is the ninth novel in the Alex Cross series Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues perplexed. Across the country, men and women are kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappear completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought and sold. And it seems The Wolf is the master criminal behind this terrible trade and who is bringing a new reign of terror to organized crime. Even as he admires the FBI's vast resources, Alex is impatient with the Bureau's clumsiness and caution when it is time to move. A lone wolf himself, he has to go out alone to track his new prey and try to rescue some of the victims while they are still alive. As the case boils over, Alex is in hot water at home, too. His ex-fiancee, Christine Johnson, comes back into his life -- and not for the reasons Alex might have hoped.
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  • 13-Minute Murder

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BZSHI
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    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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  • Violets are Blue

    James Patterson

    Product Code: ABURR
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    The seventh novel in the Alex Cross series The Mastermind is back - and he's hot on detective Alex Cross's trail. His cold, taunting threats leave Alex angry and deeply concerned for his family's safety while he is away from home. Two joggers have been found dead in San Francisco - bitten and hung by their feet to drain the blood. Further murders in California, and then on the East Coast as well, completely baffle Alex and the FBI. Is this the work of a cult, or role players, or even of modern-day vampires? Desperate to stop the deaths, Alex teams up with Jamilla Hughes, a savvy woman detective, and the FBI's Kyle Craig. But Alex has never been closer to defeat, or in greater danger. He must survive a deadly confrontation - only to learn at last the awful secret of the Mastermind.
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  • Kiss the Girls

    James Patterson

    Product Code: BDMZE
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    Detective Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying case of his career Alex Cross's niece, Naomi, is missing. Cross fears the disappearance could be linked to a string of recent abductions and murders. Two brilliant and twisted killers, operating on opposite sides of the country, are collaborating and competing, encouraging each other to perpetrate increasingly horrific crimes. Cross must hunt down these two brutal masterminds - not only to rescue his niece, but also to save the lives of the many others still in danger...
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  • Cross Justice

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AVGJA
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    The toughest cases are the ones that hit close to home. When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known. Chasing a ghost he believed was long dead, Cross gets pulled into a case that has local cops scratching their heads and needing his help: a grisly string of socialite murders. Now he's hot on the trail of both a brutal killer, and the truth about his own past - and the answers he finds might be fatal.
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  • Run For Your Life

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AAARD
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    A man who calls himself 'the Teacher' is devising a meticulous plan. Cold-hearted and cunning, it is time for everyone to learn his name as he teaches New York a lesson it will never forget. Intent on exacting revenge and causing mass hysteria, he embarks on the worst killing spree the city has ever seen. The whole New York Police Department is tested to its limits; none more so than Detective Michael Bennett as the Teacher leads him on a terrifying chase that brings danger perilously close to home.
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