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 & 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 The Big Bad Wolf 2003 Description / Buy
10 London Bridges 2004 Description / Buy
11 Mary, Mary 2005 Description / Buy
12 Cross 2006 Description / Buy
13 Double Cross 2007 Description / Buy
14 Cross Country 2008 Description / Buy
15 Alex Cross's Trial 2009 Description / Buy
16 I, Alex Cross 2009 Description / Buy
17 Cross Fire 2010 Description / Buy
18 Kill Alex Cross 2011 Description / Buy
19 Merry Christmas, Alex Cross 2011 Description / Buy
20 Alex Cross, Run 2013 Description / Buy
21 Cross My Heart 2013 Description / Buy
22 Hope to Die 2014 Description / Buy
23 Cross Justice 2015 Description / Buy
24 Cross the Line 2016 Description / Buy
25 The People vs. Alex Cross 2017 Description / Buy
26 Target 2018 Description / Buy
27 Criss Cross 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Alex Cross BookShots

# Read Title Published Details
1 Cross Kill (Short Story) (With: Mark T. Sullivan) 2016 Description / Buy
2 Detective Cross (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Travis McKinley Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Miracle on the 17th Green 1996 Description / Buy
2 Miracle at Augusta 2015 Description / Buy
3 Miracle at St. Andrews 2019 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 Women's Murder Club Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 1st to Die 2000 Description / Buy
2 2nd Chance (With: Andrew Gross) 2002 Description / Buy
3 3rd Degree (With: Andrew Gross) 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 16th Seduction 2017 Description / Buy
17 The 17th Suspect 2018 Description / Buy
18 The 18th Abduction 2019 Description / Buy
19 The 19th Christmas 2019 Description / Buy
20 The 20th Victim 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Women's Murder Club BookShots

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Trial (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
2 The Medical Examiner 2017 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
10 The Warning 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Honeymoon Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Honeymoon 2005 Description / Buy
2 Second Honeymoon 2013 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 Tick Tock 2010 Description / Buy
5 I, Michael Bennett 2012 Description / Buy
6 Gone 2013 Description / Buy
7 Burn 2014 Description / Buy
8 Alert 2015 Description / Buy
9 Bullseye 2016 Description / Buy
10 Haunted 2017 Description / Buy
11 Ambush 2018 Description / Buy
12 Blindside 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Michael Bennett BookShots

# Read Title Published Details
1 Chase 2016 Description / Buy
2 Manhunt (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Daniel X Series

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

# Read Title Published Details
1 Private 2010 Description / Buy
2 Private London 2011 Description / Buy
3 Private: #1 Suspect 2012 Description / Buy
4 Private Games (With: Mark T. Sullivan) 2012 Description / Buy
5 Private Berlin (With: Mark T. Sullivan) 2013 Description / Buy
6 Private L.A. (With: Mark T. Sullivan) 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 (With: ) 2015 Description / Buy
11 Private Paris (With: Mark T. Sullivan) 2016 Description / Buy
12 The Games (With: Mark T. Sullivan) 2016 Description / Buy
13 Missing 2016 Description / Buy
14 Count to Ten 2017 Description / Buy
15 Princess 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Private BookShots

# Read Title Published Details
1 Private Royals (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
2 Private: Gold (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
3 Private Royals 2 (Short Story) 2017 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 My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar 2013 Description / Buy
4 How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill 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 Hollywood 101 2016 Description / Buy
11 Escape to Australia 2017 Description / Buy
12 Pottymouth and Stoopid (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2017 Description / Buy
13 From Hero to Zero 2017 Description / Buy
14 Laugh Out Loud (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2017 Description / Buy
15 Dog Diaries 2018 Description / Buy
16 Born to Rock 2019 Description / Buy

Order of I Funny Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 I Funny (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2012 Description / Buy
2 I Even Funnier (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2013 Description / Buy
3 I Totally Funniest (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2015 Description / Buy
4 I Funny TV (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2015 Description / Buy
5 School of Laughs (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2017 Description / Buy
6 Laugh Out Loud (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2017 Description / Buy
7 The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2018 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 NYPD Red Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 NYPD Red (With: ) 2012 Description / Buy
2 NYPD Red 2 (With: ) 2014 Description / Buy
3 NYPD Red 3 (With: ) 2015 Description / Buy
4 NYPD Red 4 (With: ) 2016 Description / Buy
5 Red Alert (With: ) 2018 Description / Buy
6 NYPD Red 6 (With: ) 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Treasure Hunters Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Treasure Hunters (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2013 Description / Buy
2 Danger Down the Nile (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2014 Description / Buy
3 Secret of the Forbidden City (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2015 Description / Buy
4 Peril at the Top of the World (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2016 Description / Buy
5 Quest for the City of Gold (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2017 Description / Buy
6 All-American Adventure (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2019 Description / Buy
7 The Plunder Down Under (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2020 Description / Buy

Order of House of Robots Series

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

Order of Invisible Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Invisible 2014 Description / Buy
2 Unsolved 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Jacky Ha-Ha Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 My Life is a Joke (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Detective Harriet Blue (with James Patterson) Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Never Never (With: Candice Fox) 2017 Description / Buy
2 Fifty Fifty (With: Candice Fox) 2017 Description / Buy
3 Liar Liar (With: Candice Fox) 2018 Description / Buy
4 Hush Hush (With: Candice Fox) 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Max Einstein Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Genius Experiment (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2018 Description / Buy
2 Rebels with a Cause (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2019 Description / Buy
3 Saves the Future (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Rory Yates Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Texas Ranger 2018 Description / Buy
2 Texas Outlaw 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Ali Cross Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Ali Cross 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Tom Moon Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Lost 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Amy Cornwall Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Cornwalls Are Gone 2019 Description / Buy

Order of David Shelley Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Revenge 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Detective Harriet Blue Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Black & Blue (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
2 Never Never (With: Candice Fox) 2017 Description / Buy
3 Fifty Fifty (With: Candice Fox) 2017 Description / Buy
4 Liar Liar (With: Candice Fox) 2018 Description / Buy
5 Hush Hush (With: Candice Fox) 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Invisible Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Unsolved (With: David Ellis) 2019 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) (With: Brendan DuBois) 2017 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 The Jericho Commandment 1979 Description / Buy
6 Virgin 1980 Description / Buy
7 Cradle and All 1980 Description / Buy
8 Black Friday 1986 Description / Buy
9 Black Market 1986 Description / Buy
10 The Midnight Club 1989 Description / Buy
11 Hide & Seek 1995 Description / Buy
12 Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas 2001 Description / Buy
13 Sam's Letters to Jennifer 2001 Description / Buy
14 The Beach House 2002 Description / Buy
15 The Jester 2003 Description / Buy
16 Lifeguard (With: Andrew Gross) 2005 Description / Buy
17 Judge & Jury 2006 Description / Buy
18 Beach Road 2006 Description / Buy
19 The Quickie 2007 Description / Buy
20 You've Been Warned 2007 Description / Buy
21 Sail 2008 Description / Buy
22 Sundays at Tiffany's 2008 Description / Buy
23 Against Medical Advice: A True Story 2008 Description / Buy
24 Swimsuit 2009 Description / Buy
25 Med Head 2010 Description / Buy
26 The Postcard Killers 2010 Description / Buy
27 Don't Blink 2010 Description / Buy
28 Toys 2011 Description / Buy
29 The Christmas Wedding 2011 Description / Buy
30 Kill Me If You Can (With: ) 2011 Description / Buy
31 Now You See Her 2011 Description / Buy
32 Guilty Wives 2012 Description / Buy
33 Homeroom Diaries 2014 Description / Buy
34 First Love 2014 Description / Buy
35 Public School Superhero 2015 Description / Buy
36 Truth or Die 2015 Description / Buy
37 Murder House 2015 Description / Buy
38 The Murder House (With: David Ellis) 2015 Description / Buy
39 Dead Heat 2016 Description / Buy
40 Woman of God 2016 Description / Buy
41 Word of Mouse (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2016 Description / Buy
42 The House Husband (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
43 Humans, Bow Down 2017 Description / Buy
44 The Black Book (With: David Ellis) 2017 Description / Buy
45 Dr. Death 2017 Description / Buy
46 The Dolls (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
47 The Store 2017 Description / Buy
48 The Patriot 2018 Description / Buy
49 The President Is Missing 2018 Description / Buy
50 Murder in Paradise 2018 Description / Buy
51 Triple Homicide 2018 Description / Buy
52 Juror #3 2018 Description / Buy
53 The First Lady (With: Brendan DuBois) 2018 Description / Buy
54 13-Minute Murder 2018 Description / Buy
55 Brilliant Lies 2019 Description / Buy
56 The 13-Minute Murder 2019 Description / Buy
57 Red Alert 2019 Description / Buy
58 Sophia, Princess Among Beasts 2019 Description / Buy
59 The Inn 2019 Description / Buy
60 Rebels with a Cause (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2019 Description / Buy
61 The River Murders 2020 Description / Buy
62 The Summer House 2020 Description / Buy
63 Hawk 2020 Description / Buy
64 Cajun Justice 2020 Description / Buy
65 1st Case 2020 Description / Buy

Order of James Patterson Short Stories

# Read Title Published Details
1 Bloody Valentine (Short Story) 2011 Description / Buy
2 Boys Will Be Boys (Short Story) 2011 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 Daniel X Graphic Novels Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Alien Hunter 2008 Description / Buy
2 Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 1 2010 Description / Buy
3 Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 2 2011 Description / Buy
4 Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 3 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Witch & Wizard Graphic Novels Series

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

Order of James Patterson Graphic Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Zoo: The Graphic Novel 2012 Description / Buy
2 Jacky Ha-Ha 2020 Description / Buy

Order of James Patterson Children's Books

# Read Title Published Details
1 SantaKid 2004 Description / Buy
2 Give Please a Chance (Short Story) (With: Bill O'Reilly) 2016 Description / Buy
3 Penguins of America (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
4 Big Words for Little Geniuses (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
5 The Candies Save Christmas (Short Story) (With: ) 2017 Description / Buy
6 Give Thank You a Try (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
7 The Candies' Easter Party (Short Story) (With: ) 2018 Description / Buy
8 The Candies Trick or Treat (Short Story) (With: ) 2018 Description / Buy
9 Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy
10 Katt vs. Dogg (With: Chris Grabenstein) 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Murder Is Forever - Non-Fiction Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Home Sweet Murder 2018 Description / Buy
2 Murder, Interrupted 2018 Description / Buy
3 Murder Beyond the Grave 2018 Description / Buy

Order of James Patterson Non-Fiction Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 Torn Apart 2008 Description / Buy
2 The Murder of King Tut 2009 Description / Buy
3 Filthy Rich (With: John Connolly) 2016 Description / Buy
4 All-American Murder 2018 Description / Buy
5 The House of Kennedy 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Zoo BookShots

# Read Title Published Details
1 Zoo 2012 Description / Buy
2 Zoo 2 (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy

Order of BookShots Flames

# Read Title Published Details
1 The McCullagh Inn in Maine 2016 Description / Buy
2 Learning to Ride (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
3 Sacking the Quarterback (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
4 The Mating Season 2016 Description / Buy
5 Bodyguard 2016 Description / Buy
6 Hot Winter Nights 2016 Description / Buy
7 A Wedding in Maine 2017 Description / Buy
8 50 Hidden Desires (With: ) 2017 Description / Buy
9 A Princess in Maine (Short Story) 2017 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
3 French Twist 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
3 Kidnapped 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Diamond Trilogy BookShots

# Read Title Published Details
1 Dazzling 2016 Description / Buy
2 Radiant (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
3 Exquisite 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 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 Little Black Dress (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
6 113 Minutes (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
7 Hunted (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
8 Trump vs. Clinton (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
9 The Women's War 2016 Description / Buy
10 $10,000,000 Marriage Proposal 2016 Description / Buy
11 Killer Chef (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy
12 Come and Get Us 2016 Description / Buy
13 The Shut-In 2017 Description / Buy
14 Night Sniper 2017 Description / Buy
15 Taking the Titanic 2017 Description / Buy
16 Stealing Gulfstreams (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
17 Diary of a Succubus 2017 Description / Buy
18 The Lawyer Lifeguard 2017 Description / Buy
19 Stingrays 2017 Description / Buy
20 Sexy Summer Flings 2017 Description / Buy
21 Nooners (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
22 Steeplechase (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
23 Deadly Cargo 2017 Description / Buy
24 Scott Free 2017 Description / Buy
25 Absolute Zero 2017 Description / Buy
26 You've Been Warned - Again (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
27 Dawn's Early Light (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
28 Avalanche (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
29 Kill and Tell (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of James Patterson BookShots Collections

# Read Title Published Details
1 Kill or Be Killed: Thrillers (BookShots) 2016 Description / Buy
2 The Family Lawyer 2017 Description / Buy

James Patterson Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night 2006 Description / Buy
2 The Lifesaver 2017 Description / Buy
3 The House Next Door 2019 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:

Along Came a Spider: This 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.

1st To Die: 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.

When Does The Next James Patterson book come out?

The next book by James Patterson is Saves the Future and will be released on September, 7th 2020. It is the newest book in the Max Einstein Series.

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