James Patterson Books

James Patterson is a world renowned American author. His full name is James Brendan Patterson and was born on March 22, 1947. He hails from Newburgh, New York in the US. James Patterson writes in various genres ranging from thriller, young adult fiction, comedy, romance to realistic fiction. He has been writing novels from 1976.

Order of Alex Cross Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Along Came a Spider 1992 Description / Buy
2 Kiss the Girls 1995 Description / Buy
3 Jack & Jill 1996 Description / Buy
4 Cat and Mouse 1997 Description / Buy
5 Pop Goes the Weasel 1999 Description / Buy
6 Roses Are Red 2000 Description / Buy
7 Violets Are Blue 2001 Description / Buy
8 Four Blind Mice 2002 Description / Buy
9 Four Blind Mice 2002 Description / Buy
10 The Big Bad Wolf 2003 Description / Buy
11 London Bridges 2004 Description / Buy
12 Mary, Mary 2005 Description / Buy
13 Cross 2006 Description / Buy
14 Double Cross 2007 Description / Buy
15 Cross Country 2008 Description / Buy
16 Alex Cross's Trial 2009 Description / Buy
17 I, Alex Cross 2009 Description / Buy
18 Cross Fire 2010 Description / Buy
19 Kill Alex Cross 2011 Description / Buy
20 Merry Christmas, Alex Cross 2011 Description / Buy
21 Merry Christmas, Alex Cross 2012 Description / Buy
22 Alex Cross, Run 2012 Description / Buy
23 Cross My Heart 2013 Description / Buy
24 Hope to Die 2014 Description / Buy
25 Cross Justice 2015 Description / Buy
26 Cross Justice 2015 Description / Buy
27 Cross Kill (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
28 Cross the Line 2016 Description / Buy
29 Cross the Line 2016 Description / Buy
30 Detective Cross (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Confessions Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Confessions of a Murder Suspect 2012 Description / Buy
2 The Private School Murders 2013 Description / Buy
3 The Paris Mysteries 2014 Description / Buy
4 The Murder of an Angel 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Daniel X Graphic Novels Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 1 2010 Description / Buy
2 Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 2 2011 Description / Buy
3 Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 3 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Daniel X Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Dangerous Days of Daniel X 2007 Description / Buy
2 Alien Hunter 2008 Description / Buy
3 Watch the Skies 2009 Description / Buy
4 Demons and Druids 2010 Description / Buy
5 Game Over 2011 Description / Buy
6 Armageddon 2012 Description / Buy
7 Lights Out 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Detective Harriet Blue Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Black & Blue (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
2 Never Never 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Detective Luc Moncrief Bookshots Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 French Kiss (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
2 The Christmas Mystery (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Honeymoon Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Honeymoon 2005 Description / Buy
2 Second Honeymoon 2013 Description / Buy

Order of House of Robots Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 House of Robots 2014 Description / Buy
2 Robots Go Wild! 2015 Description / Buy
3 House of Robots: Robot Revolution 2017 Description / Buy

Order of I Funny Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 I Funny 2012 Description / Buy
2 I Even Funnier 2013 Description / Buy
3 I Totally Funniest 2015 Description / Buy
4 I Funny TV 2015 Description / Buy

Order of James Patterson Non-Fiction Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Murder of King Tut: The Plot to Kill the Child King - A Nonfiction Thriller 2009 Description / Buy

Order of James Patterson Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Thomas Berryman Number 1976 Description / Buy
2 Season of the Machete 1977 Description / Buy
3 The Vision 1977 Description / Buy
4 See How They Run 1979 Description / Buy
5 Cradle and All 1980 Description / Buy
6 Black Friday 1986 Description / Buy
7 The Midnight Club 1988 Description / Buy
8 Hide and Seek 1995 Description / Buy
9 Miracle on the 17th Green 1996 Description / Buy
10 You've Been Warned 2000 Description / Buy
11 Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas 2001 Description / Buy
12 Sam's Letters to Jennifer 2001 Description / Buy
13 The Beach House 2002 Description / Buy
14 The Jester 2003 Description / Buy
15 SantaKid 2004 Description / Buy
16 Lifeguard 2005 Description / Buy
17 Judge & Jury 2006 Description / Buy
18 Beach Road 2006 Description / Buy
19 The Quickie 2007 Description / Buy
20 Sail 2008 Description / Buy
21 Torn Apart 2008 Description / Buy
22 Against Medical Advice: A True Story 2008 Description / Buy
23 Sundays at Tiffany's 2008 Description / Buy
24 Swimsuit 2009 Description / Buy
25 The Postcard Killers 2010 Description / Buy
26 Med Head 2010 Description / Buy
27 Don't Blink 2010 Description / Buy
28 Toys 2011 Description / Buy
29 The Christmas Wedding 2011 Description / Buy
30 Bloody Valentine (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
31 Kill Me If You Can 2011 Description / Buy
32 Now You See Her 2011 Description / Buy
33 Guilty Wives 2012 Description / Buy
34 Homeroom Diaries 2014 Description / Buy
35 Invisible 2014 Description / Buy
36 Public School Superhero 2015 Description / Buy
37 Miracle at Augusta 2015 Description / Buy
38 Truth or Die 2015 Description / Buy
39 The Murder House 2015 Description / Buy
40 Jacky Ha-Ha 2016 Description / Buy
41 Dead Heat 2016 Description / Buy
42 Woman of God 2016 Description / Buy
43 Filthy Rich 2016 Description / Buy
44 Word of Mouse 2016 Description / Buy
45 The Black Book 2017 Description / Buy
46 The Lifesaver 2017 Description / Buy
47 Crazy House 2017 Description / Buy
48 Dr. Death 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Jon Roscoe Thriller Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Hostage (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
2 The Verdict 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Maximum Ride Graphic Novels Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 1 2009 Description / Buy
2 Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 2 2009 Description / Buy
3 Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 3 2010 Description / Buy
4 Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 4 2011 Description / Buy
5 Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 5 2011 Description / Buy
6 Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 6 2012 Description / Buy
7 Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 7 2013 Description / Buy
8 Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 8 2014 Description / Buy
9 Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 9 2015 Description / Buy
10 Max Ride: Ultimate Flight 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Maximum Ride Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Angel Experiment 2005 Description / Buy
2 School's Out - Forever 2006 Description / Buy
3 Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports 2007 Description / Buy
4 The Final Warning 2008 Description / Buy
5 Max 2009 Description / Buy
6 Fang 2010 Description / Buy
7 Angel 2011 Description / Buy
8 Nevermore 2012 Description / Buy
9 Maximum Ride Forever 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Michael Bennett Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Step on a Crack 2007 Description / Buy
2 Worst Case 2009 Description / Buy
3 Run for Your Life 2009 Description / Buy
4 Run for Your Life 2009 Description / Buy
5 Tick Tock 2010 Description / Buy
6 I, Michael Bennett 2012 Description / Buy
7 Gone 2013 Description / Buy
8 Burn 2014 Description / Buy
9 Alert 2015 Description / Buy
10 Bullseye 2016 Description / Buy
11 Bullseye 2016 Description / Buy
12 Chase 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Middle School Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life 2011 Description / Buy
2 Get Me Out of Here! 2012 Description / Buy
3 How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill 2013 Description / Buy
4 My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar 2013 Description / Buy
5 How I Got Lost in London 2014 Description / Buy
6 Ultimate Showdown 2014 Description / Buy
7 Save Rafe! 2014 Description / Buy
8 Just My Rotten Luck 2015 Description / Buy
9 Dog's Best Friend 2016 Description / Buy
10 Escape to Australia 2017 Description / Buy
11 From Hero to Zero 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Mitchum Bookshot Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Coldest January (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
2 The Darkest February (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of NYPD Red Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 NYPD Red 2012 Description / Buy
2 NYPD Red 2 2014 Description / Buy
3 NYPD Red 3 2015 Description / Buy
4 NYPD Red 4 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Owen Taylor Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The End (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
2 After the End (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Private Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Private 2009 Description / Buy
2 Private London 2011 Description / Buy
3 Private: #1 Suspect 2012 Description / Buy
4 Private Games 2012 Description / Buy
5 Private Berlin 2013 Description / Buy
6 Private L.A. 2014 Description / Buy
7 Private Down Under 2014 Description / Buy
8 Private India 2014 Description / Buy
9 Private Vegas 2015 Description / Buy
10 Private Sydney 2015 Description / Buy
11 Private Paris 2016 Description / Buy
12 Private Royals (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
13 The Games 2016 Description / Buy
14 Missing 2016 Description / Buy
15 Private: Gold (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
16 Private Royals 2 (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Standalone Bookshots

# Read Title Published Details
1 Let's Play Make-Believe (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
2 Break Point (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
3 Heist 2016 Description / Buy
4 Airport Code Red (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
5 The Witnesses (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
6 Little Black Dress (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
7 Hunted (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
8 113 Minutes (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
9 $10,000,000 Marriage Proposal 2016 Description / Buy
10 Killer Chef (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
11 Come and Get Us 2016 Description / Buy
12 Taking the Titanic 2017 Description / Buy
13 Stealing Gulfstreams (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Treasure Hunters Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Treasure Hunters 2013 Description / Buy
2 Danger Down the Nile 2014 Description / Buy
3 Secret of the Forbidden City 2015 Description / Buy
4 Peril at the Top of the World 2016 Description / Buy

Order of When the Wind Blows Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 When the Wind Blows 1998 Description / Buy
2 The Lake House 2003 Description / Buy

Order of Witch & Wizard Graphic Novels Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Battle for Shadowland 2010 Description / Buy
2 Operation Zero 2011 Description / Buy
3 Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 1 2011 Description / Buy
4 Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 2 2012 Description / Buy
5 Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 3 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Witch & Wizard Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Witch & Wizard 2009 Description / Buy
2 The Gift 2010 Description / Buy
3 The Fire 2011 Description / Buy
4 The Kiss 2013 Description / Buy
5 The Lost 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Women's Murder Club Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 1st to Die 2000 Description / Buy
2 2nd Chance 2002 Description / Buy
3 3rd Degree 2004 Description / Buy
4 4th of July 2005 Description / Buy
5 The 5th Horseman 2006 Description / Buy
6 The 6th Target 2007 Description / Buy
7 7th Heaven 2008 Description / Buy
8 The 8th Confession 2009 Description / Buy
9 The 9th Judgment 2009 Description / Buy
10 10th Anniversary 2011 Description / Buy
11 11th Hour 2012 Description / Buy
12 12th of Never 2013 Description / Buy
13 Unlucky 13 2014 Description / Buy
14 14th Deadly Sin 2015 Description / Buy
15 15th Affair 2016 Description / Buy
16 The Trial (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
17 16th Seduction 2017 Description / Buy
18 The Medical Examiner 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Zoo Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Zoo 2012 Description / Buy
2 Zoo: The Graphic Novel 2012 Description / Buy
3 Zoo 2 (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy

Anthologies/Collaborations

# Read Title Published Details
1 Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night 2006 Description / Buy
2 The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 2015 Description / Buy
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After graduating from Vanderbilt University with an MA in English, Patterson moved into the world of advertising, which is the career he stayed in until the mid 1990s. It was during this period in advertising that Patterson wrote and published his first novel. The Thomas Berryman Number was Patterson’s first foray into the world of published literature, and the titular character is a hit-man named Thomas Berryman. The book follows Berryman on his hits and also those leading the manhunt for him.

Since his debut novel back in 1976, Patterson has put his name to currently 150 books, with the majority of them being in the crime fiction genre. He has created several series based around multiple characters, with his most prolific being the Alex Cross series, which has seen some of the books, such as Kiss The Girls and Along Came A Spider turned into movies. As well as the Alex Cross series, Patterson has created the Private series of novels, which feature cities across the world such as London, Berlin and Sydney. Michael Bennett is another character to feature in one of Pattersons’ series, as well as the Women’s Murder Club.

Patterson’s move into youth fiction saw the creation of the Maximum Ride series of novels, as well as Daniel X and Witch and Wizard series of books, as well as the Confessions series. James Patterson’s Maximum Ride series features the young woman who can fly, Maximum Ride, the Daniel X series is based around the character of Daniel X, the Witch and Wizard series features Whit and Wisty Allgood and the Confessions series features the Tandy Angel, and her mysterious family, who all seem to be keeping secrets from each other.

While he has put his name to so many books, it is important to add that, especially in recent years, Patterson has shared writing credits with authors such as Maxine Paetro and Mark Sullivan. Patterson claims that sharing the responsibilities allows for more ideas to come to the fore, and helps to keep his novels and plots fresh.

James Patterson is mostly known for his famous Alex Cross novel series. The novels center on the character Alex Cross, a fictional psychologist. “The Thomas Berryman Number” was Patterson’s first novel and was published in 1976. There have been many more novels in the series. Incidentally, the Alex Cross series has been the most popular and best-selling detective series in the US in the past decade. Some of the novels in the series have been made into many films, movies, and TV series.

Patterson has often stated that his stories gain interesting and new ideas when he collaborates with others. In this regard, he has worked with co-authors like Ashwin Sanghi, Maxine Paetro, and Mark Sullivan among many others. In fact, Patterson signed a deal in September 2009. The deal committed him to co-write or write six young adult novels and eleven adult novels. He was to complete this ambitious project by the end of the year 2012.

James has sold more than 350 million books worldwide and continues to build on that number. He is the current Guinness Book of World Records record holder for most #1 New York Times bestsellers. Patterson has been very charitable with his success as he has donated over a million books to schools and youth programs in under-privileged areas throughout the country. He’s also donated over $26 million dollars to both his and his wife’s college alma maters. Perhaps most impressive of all is the Patterson Family Foundation that has awarded over seven million dollars in college scholarships at twenty-four different colleges.

While best known for his work on the Alex Cross series that has featured twenty-two books and three big picture adaptions, James Patterson is also a prolific writer of children’s books as well as books aimed towards teens.

Daniel X is one of these series and is set in a more sci-fi world where Daniel has abilities where he is able to manipulate animals and objects with his mind as well as re-create himself in any shape he chooses. Daniel’s adventures take him intergalactic in this six-part series.

Patterson’s most popular children’s series has to be the Middle School series. Starting with Middle School: The Worst Years of my life, Patterson tells the story of Rafe Khatchadorian who has to fight the power at an oppressive middle school. In the first book, Rafe sets out to break every rule in the school’s Code of Conduct. The book has proven so successful that it was made into a major motion picture.

CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF JAMES PATTERSON BOOKS:

All of James Pattersons books – be it the Alex Cross or Womens Murder Club series – currently run in the same chronological order as the publication order.

JAMES PATTERSON AWARDS

James Patterson has had an illustrious career as an author. He has won several awards of note during his sterling career. His awards include the BCA Mystery Guilds Thriller of The Year, Edgar Award and the Children’s Choice Book Award for the Year. In 2015, the National Book Foundation awarded him with the Literarian Award.

Apart from receiving awards, Patterson also issues awards. In 2008, the James Patterson PageTurner Award was founded by the author. The Award donated more than US $ 100,000 to individuals, companies and institutions that found an effective way to spread excitement associated with reading books.

JAMES PATTERSON BOOKS INTO MOVIES

Many novels written by Patterson have been adapted for the silver screen. Some of his novels have formed the basis for great Hollywood movies and films.

In 1991, the TV series “Child of Darkness”, “Child of Light” were inspired by Patterson’s novel Cradle and All. Other TV series based on Patterson’s novels include Miracle On 17th Green (1999), 1st To Die (2003) and Women’s Murder Club (2002) among many others.

In 1997, the movie “Kiss the Girls”, based on Patterson’s novel, made its big screen debut. Along Came a Spider and Alex Cross are also Hollywood blockbusters based on popular novels by James Patterson. In 2016, his novel made the basis for a children’s film series known as “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” .

BEST JAMES PATTERSON BOOKS

Some of the best novels by James Patterson include:

Tis is probably one of Patterson’s best novels. It was published in 1993 and is the first novel in the Alex Cross novel series. It centers on the main character Alex Cross, a forensic psychologist. It has even been adapted to a highly grossing Hollywood movie that bears the same name.

This is Patterson’s first novel in the Women’s Murder Club novel series. It was published in 2001. It is mainly set in San Francisco. The novel revolves around four friends who come together and try to solve the most difficult murder cases in the American city.

Unlucky 13: This is the thirteenth novel in Patterson’s popular Women’s Murder Club novel series. In centers on Detective Lindsay Boxer who seems to be living the American dream. That is until Mackie Morales, her dangerous enemy resurfaces. The detective fights to protect her young family by finding Morales before she finds her.

James Patterson FAQs

Q: How many books has James Patterson written?

A: At the time of writing, James Patterson has written 150 books, and that number will continue to grow.

Q: What book is the film Alex Cross based on?

A: The film Alex Cross was based on the book Cross, which was released in 2006 and is the 12th novel in the Alex Cross series.

Q: What is the name of James Patterson’s first published novel?

A: The Thomas Berryman Number, which was published in 1976, is the first book James Patterson had published.

Q: What is James Patterson’s date of birth?

A: The author James Patterson was born on March 22, 1947.

August 29, 2016BookSeries.org

  • jacobyte

    I could never wait for new releases of James Patterson books that is until they started to be ‘co authored’…seems he outlines the books then passes them on to be written by someone else.

    The base is still there but something is missing so not really a Patterson book and no longer as enjoyable so given up on buying them…i doubt I’m the only one of his very appreciative fans that have done so.

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