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James Patterson


USA flag (1947 - )

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author, best known for his many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, I Funny, and Jacky Ha-Ha. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove to everyone, from children to adults, that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s given over a million books to schoolkids and over forty million dollars to support education, and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers.
 
Series
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Daniel X
1. Dangerous Days of Daniel X (2008) (with Michael Ledwidge)
2. Watch the Skies (2009) (with Ned Rust)
3. Demons and Druids (2010) (with Adam Sadler)
4. Game Over (2011) (with Ned Rust)
5. Armageddon (2012) (with Chris Grabenstein)
6. Lights Out (2015) (with Chris Grabenstein)
Alien Hunter (2008) (with Leopoldo Gout)
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Witch and Wizard
1. Witch and Wizard (2009) (with Gabrielle Charbonnet)
2. The Gift (2010) (with Ned Rust)
3. The Fire (2011) (with Jill Dembowski)
4. The Kiss (2012) (with Jill Dembowski)
5. The Lost (2014) (with Emily Raymond)
Battle for Shadowland (2010)
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Zoo
1. Zoo (2012) (with Michael Ledwidge)
2. Zoo 2 (2016) (with Max DiLallo)
Zoo: The Graphic Novel (2012) (with Michael Ledwidge)
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Kenny Wright (with Chris Grabenstein)
1. Kenny Wright (2015)
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Detective Harriet Blue (with Candice Fox)
1. Never Never (2016)
2. Fifty Fifty (2017)
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Novels
The Thomas Berryman Number (1976)
Season of the Machete (1977)
The Jericho Commandment (1979)
     aka See How They Run
Virgin (1980)
Black Market (1986)
     aka Black Friday
The Midnight Club (1988)
Sam's Letters to Jennifer (1991)
Hide and Seek (1995)
Miracle on the 17th Green (1996) (with Peter De Jonge)
Cradle and All (1999)
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2001)
The Beach House (2002) (with Peter De Jonge)
The Jester (2003) (with Andrew Gross)
The Lifeguard (2005) (with Andrew Gross)
Beach Road (2006) (with Peter De Jonge)
Judge and Jury (2006) (with Andrew Gross)
The Quickie (2007) (with Michael Ledwidge)
You've Been Warned (2007) (with Howard Roughan)
Sundays at Tiffany's (2008) (with Gabrielle Charbonnet)
Sail (2008) (with Howard Roughan)
Swimsuit (2009) (with Maxine Paetro)
Don't Blink (2010) (with Howard Roughan)
Postcard Killers (2010) (with Liza Marklund)
Toys (2011) (with Neil McMahon)
Now You See Her (2011) (with Michael Ledwidge)
Kill Me If You Can (2011) (with Marshall Karp)
The Christmas Wedding (2011) (with Richard DiLallo)
Guilty Wives (2012) (with David Ellis)
First Love (2012) (with Emily Raymond)
Homeroom Diaries (2012) (with Lisa Papademetriou)
Mistress (2013) (with David Ellis)
Invisible (2014) (with David Ellis)
Miracle at Augusta (2015) (with Peter De Jonge)
Public School Superhero (2015) (with Chris Tebbetts)
Truth or Die (2015) (with Howard Roughan)
The Murder House (2015) (with David Ellis)
Woman of God (2016) (with Maxine Paetro)
Word of Mouse (2016) (with Chris Grabenstein)
Humans Bow Down (2017) (with Emily Raymond)
The Black Book (2017) (with David Ellis)
Crazy House (2017) (with Gabrielle Charbonnet)
Murder Games (2017) (with Howard Roughan)
Pottymouth and Stoopid (2017) (with Chris Grabenstein)
Laugh Out Loud (2017) (with Chris Grabenstein)
The Store (2017) (with Richard DiLallo)
Expelled (2017) (with Emily Raymond)
Disasterland (2018) (with Robison Wells)
The President is Missing (2018) (with Bill Clinton)
Texas Ranger (2018) (with Andrew Bourelle)
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Omnibus
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Collections
Two from the Heart (2017) (with Frank Costantini, Emily Raymond and Brian Sitts)
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Picture Books
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Graphic Novels
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Novellas
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Series contributed to
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BookShots
Black & Blue (2016) (with Candice Fox)
Break Point (2016) (with Lee Stone)
Cross Kill (2016) (with Mark Sullivan)
Heist (2016) (with Rees Jones)
Hunted (2016) (with Andrew Holmes)
Private Royals (2016) (with Rees Jones)
The Trial (2016) (with Maxine Paetro)
Zoo 2 (2016) (with Max DiLallo)
Airport: Code Red (2016) (with Michael White)
Little Black Dress (2016) (with Emily Raymond)
Chase (2016) (with Michael Ledwidge)
Dead Heat (2016) (with Lee Stone)
Let's Play Make-Believe (2016) (with James O Born)
The Pretender (2016) (with Andrew Bourelle)
113 Minutes (2016) (with Max DiLallo)
Trump vs. Clinton (2016)
$10,000,000 Marriage Proposal (2016) (with Hilary Liftin)
The Women's War (2016) (with Shan Serafin)
Killer Chef (2016) (with Jeffrey J Keyes)
The Murder of Stephen King (2016) (with Derek Nikitas)
Taking the Titanic (2016) (with Scott Slaven)
Come and Get Us (2016) (with Shan Serafin)
Hidden (2017) (with James O Born)
The House Husband (2017) (with Duane Swierczynski)
Seducing Shakespeare (2017) (with Tabitha Ross)
Achilles (2017)
Malicious (2017) (with James O Born)
The End (2017)
The Exile (2017) (with Alison Joseph)
Juror #3 (2017) (with Nancy Allen)
The Moores Are Missing (omnibus) (2017) (with Ed Chatterton, Loren D Estleman and Sam Hawken)
The Shut-In (2017) (with Duane Swierczynski)
After the End (2017) (with Brendan DuBois)
Diary of a Succubus (2017) (with Derek Nikitas)
Night Sniper (2017) (with Christopher Charles)
Private: Gold (2017) (with Jassy Mackenzie)
Detective Cross (2017)
The Killer's Wife (2017)
The Lawyer Lifeguard (2017) (with Doug Allyn)
Stingrays (2017) (with Duane Swierczynski)
Black Dress Affair (2017) (with Susan DiLallo)
Deadly Cargo (2017) (with Will Jordan)
Nooners (2017) (with Tim Arnold)
Steeplechase (2017) (with Scott Slaven)
The Dolls (2017) (with Kecia Bal)
The Medical Examiner (2017) (with Maxine Paetro)
Dead Man Running (2017) (with Christopher Farnsworth)
The Family Lawyer (omnibus) (2017) (with Christopher Charles, Rachel Howzell Hall and Robert Rotstein)
The Housewife (2017)
Private Royals 2 (2017)
Stealing Gulfstreams (2017) (with Max DiLallo)
Absolute Zero (2017) (with Ed Chatterton)
Scott Free (2017) (with Rob Hart)
You've Been Warned - Again (2017) (with Derek Nikitas)
Dawn's Early Light (2017) (with Jessica Scott)
Manhunt (2017) (with James O Born)
Revenge (2017) (with Shan Serafin)
Avalanche (2017) (with David Inglish)
Kill and Tell (2017) (with Scott Slaven)
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BookShots Omnibus
Triple Threat (omnibus) (2016)
Kill or Be Killed (omnibus) (2016) (with Rees Jones, Maxine Paetro, Emily Raymond and Shan Serafin)
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Anthology series
Best American Mystery Stories (with Otto Penzler)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 (2015)
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction series
James Patterson's Murder Is Forever
Home Sweet Murder (2018)
Murder, Interrupted (2018)
Murder Beyond the Grave (2018)
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Non fiction
The Day America Told the Truth (1991) (with Peter Kim)
Torn Apart (2008) (with Hal Friedman)
     aka Against Medical Advice / Med Head
The Murder of King Tut (2009) (with Martin Dugard)
Filthy Rich (2016) (with John Connolly and Tim Malloy)
The Patriot (2018) (with Alex Abramovich)
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James Patterson recommends
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Jigsaw (1994)
(Frank Pagan, book 3)
Campbell Armstrong
"Armstrong has outdone both Frederick Forsyth and Ken Follett."
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Guilt by Association (1994)
Susan R Sloan
"An absolutely incredible story of revenge."
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The Intruder (1996)
Peter Blauner
"The best novel I have read in years... better than Grisham, better than Patricia Cornwell. I loved it."
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Night Dogs (1996)
Kent Anderson
"The best and truest novel about crime and the police I have ever read."
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Family Values (1997)
Forrest Evers
"A powerful and scary story... fiercely told and deeply moving."
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Executive Sanction (1998)
David Compton
"A scary and cautionary tale of conspiracy in very high places."
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Over the Edge (1998)
(Dan Jarrett, book 2)
Hal Friedman
"[A] real web of suspense."
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The Narrowback (1999)
Michael Ledwidge
"Michael Ledwidge can write, and I mean really write."
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The Pledge (1999)
Rob Kean
"Roars along with good characters, plenty of action, and dollops of dark humor."
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Line of Vision (2001)
David Ellis
"The best suspense novel I've read in a while."
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The Judgment (2001)
(Joseph Antonelli, book 3)
D W Buffa
"Smart, fast-paced entertainment... A crackling good psychological thriller."
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Stormy Weather (2001)
(Charlotte Justice, book 2)
Paula L Woods
"[A] terrific mystery. Stormy Weather keeps it exciting, and keeps it real."
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Bad Seed (2002)
(Alex Bernier, book 4)
Beth Saulnier
"Great fun, Alex Bernier is a terrific character."
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Derailed (2002)
James Siegel
"DERAILED sure derailed me for a couple of nights. What a neat, twisty, well-written thriller! James Siegel has arrived in high style."
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Red Wolf (2003)
(Annika Bengtzon, book 5)
Liza Marklund
"Pick up a Liza Marklund book, read it until dawn, wait until the store opens, buy another one."
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Match Made in Heaven (2003)
Bob Mitchell
"A golf game against God- This daring book is a miracle and quite possibly a classic."
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Malicious Intent (2004)
(Dr Anya Crichton, book 1)
Kathryn Fox
"Kathryn Fox has created a forensic physician who readers of Patricia Cornwell will adore."
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Assassin (2004)
(Alex Hawke, book 2)
Ted Bell
"Ted Bell can really, really write."
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The Blue Bistro (2005)
Elin Hilderbrand
"The Blue Bistro is a wonderful, wonderful love story, the kind that you read, then recommend to many many friends - and so, I recommend it to you. Highly."
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Tilt-a-whirl (2005)
(John Ceepak, book 1)
Chris Grabenstein
"A fast-paced thrill ride with lots of twists and turns and good writing from start to finish."
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Got the Look (2006)
(Jack Swyteck, book 5)
James Grippando
"If you haven't read James Grippando, start with Got the Look."
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The Rabbit Factory (2006)
(Lomax and Biggs, book 1)
Marshall Karp
"Marshall Karp could well be the Carl Hiaasen of Los Angeles - only I think he's even funnier. The Rabbit Factory will touch your funny bone, and your heart."
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Sign of the Cross (2006)
(Payne and Jones, book 2)
Chris Kuzneski
"Chris Kuzneski's writing has the same raw power as the early Stephen King."
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The Importance of Being Dangerous (2007)
David Dante Troutt
"David Dante Troutt has written a fine, textured novel with three characters - Sidarra, Griff and Yakoob - who hold us spellbound from start to finish."
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The Mark (2007)
(Henry Parker, book 1)
Jason Pinter
"... a gripping page-turner you won't be able to stop reading."
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Evil, Inc. (2007)
Glenn Kaplan
"Does what the best thrillers do - it's half a step ahead of tomorrow's headlines."
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Killer Weekend (2007)
(Walt Fleming / Sun Valley, book 1)
Ridley Pearson
"Ridley Pearson has outdone himself with Killer Weekend."
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Kill Time (2007)
T J MacGregor
"A real blast."
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Sudden Death (2007)
(Deadly Sports Mystery, book 1)
Michael Balkind
"You like golf, you like murder mysteries - then Sudden Death is your book!"
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Rules of Deception (2008)
(Jonathan Ransom, book 1)
Christopher Reich
"Christopher Reich is one of my favorite suspense writers and he's outdone himself this time."
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Lockdown (2009)
(Escape from Furnace, book 1)
Alexander Gordon Smith
"Fresh and ferocious."
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Bad Things Happen (2009)
(David Loogan, book 1)
Harry Dolan
"Bad Things Happen is a very smart, well-written roller coaster ride that is always threatening to hurl the reader out into roaring empty space. Go along for the thrill ride!"
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Crush (2009)
(Karen Vail, book 2)
Alan Jacobson
"Karen Vail is as compelling a character as any created by Patricia Cornwell, or yours truly."
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Heat Wave (2009)
(Nikki Heat, book 1)
Richard Castle
"Heat Wave looks like another bestseller for the thrillmaster. It's hot."
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The Morning Show Murders (2009)
(Billy Blessing, book 1)
Dick Lochte and Al Roker
"This is a funny, funny, very funny mystery that really gallops along and has several cool twists. Maybe Al Roker should quit his day job."
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When Courage Came To Call (2010)
L M Fuge
"Bravery, survival, treachery. A thrilling ride."
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Death Row (2010)
(DI Jack Delaney, book 3)
Mark Pearson
"A very good writer... Mark Pearson really brings to life the gritty underbelly of London."
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The Man Who Never Returned (2010)
(Fintan Dunne, book 2)
Peter Quinn
"A dazzling story."
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L.A. Mental (2011)
Neil McMahon
"L.A. Mental caught my interest immediately and held it until the last page. A very cool concept beautifully executed."
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Rogue (2011)
(Robin Monarch, book 1)
Mark Sullivan
"Rogue reminded me of the Bourne books and movies, only it's much much better."
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Sketchy (2013)
(Bea Catcher Chronicles, book 1)
Olivia Samms
"A page-burner that artfully combines suspense and supernatural."
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The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe (2013)
Mary Simses
"If you liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, you will devour The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe."
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Masterminds (2015)
(Masterminds, book 1)
Gordon Korman
"A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up."
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Every Second (2015)
(Kate Page, book 3)
Rick Mofina
"Moves like a Tornado."
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Spike (2016)
(Virals, book 5)
Brendan Reichs and Kathy Reichs
"If you like the TV show Bones (I do) or Maximum Ride, you'll love Virals."
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Pendulum (2016)
(John Wallace, book 1)
Adam Hamdy
"I read Pendulum in one gloriously suspenseful weekend. Definitely one of the best thrillers of the year."
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The Outsider (2017)
Anthony J Franze
"The outsider is an authentic and suspenseful as any John Grisham novel-and I like Grisham a lot."
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Crimson Lake (2017)
(Crimson Lake, book 1)
Candice Fox
"A bright new star of crime fiction."
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The Con (2017)
(Genius , book 2)
Leopoldo Gout
"Genius is exciting, provocative, fresh, innovative, and smart, smart, smart. Please don't wait until Genius is a cult classic to read it."

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