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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

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1Along Came a Spider 1992Description / Buy
2Kiss the Girls 1995Description / Buy
3Jack & Jill 1996Description / Buy
4Cat & Mouse 1997Description / Buy
5Pop Goes the Weasel 1999Description / Buy
6Roses Are Red 2000Description / Buy
7Violets Are Blue 2001Description / Buy
8Four Blind Mice 2002Description / Buy
9The Big Bad Wolf 2003Description / Buy
10London Bridges 2004Description / Buy
11Mary, Mary 2005Description / Buy
12Cross / Alex Cross 2006Description / Buy
13Double Cross 2007Description / Buy
14Cross Country 2008Description / Buy
15I, Alex Cross 2009Description / Buy
16Cross Fire 2010Description / Buy
17Kill Alex Cross 2011Description / Buy
18Alex Cross, Run 2013Description / Buy
19Cross My Heart 2013Description / Buy
20Hope to Die 2014Description / Buy
21Cross Justice 2015Description / Buy
22Cross the Line 2016Description / Buy
23The People vs. Alex Cross 2017Description / Buy
24Target 2018Description / Buy
25Criss Cross 2019Description / Buy
26Deadly Cross 2020Description / Buy
27Fear No Evil 2021Description / Buy

Order of Bookshots: Alex Cross

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1Cross Kill (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
2Detective Cross (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy

Order of Alex Cross Miscellaneous Books

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1Alex Cross's Trial 2009Description / Buy
2Merry Christmas, Alex Cross 2011Description / Buy

Order of Ali Cross Series

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1Ali Cross 2019Description / Buy
2Like Father, Like Son 2021Description / Buy

Order of Women's Murder Club Series with Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro

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11st to Die 2000Description / Buy
22nd Chance 2002Description / Buy
33rd Degree 2004Description / Buy
44th of July 2005Description / Buy
5The 5th Horseman 2006Description / Buy
6The 6th Target 2007Description / Buy
77th Heaven 2008Description / Buy
8The 9th Judgment 2009Description / Buy
9The 8th Confession 2009Description / Buy
1010th Anniversary 2011Description / Buy
1111th Hour 2012Description / Buy
1212th of Never 2013Description / Buy
13Unlucky 13 2014Description / Buy
1414th Deadly Sin 2015Description / Buy
1515th Affair 2016Description / Buy
1616th Seduction 2017Description / Buy
17The 17th Suspect 2018Description / Buy
18The 18th Abduction 2019Description / Buy
19The 19th Christmas 2019Description / Buy
20The 20th Victim 2020Description / Buy
2121st Birthday 2021Description / Buy

Order of Bookshots: Women's Murder Club

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1The Trial (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
2The Medical Examiner 2017Description / Buy

Order of Amy Cornwall Series with Brendan DuBois

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1The Cornwalls Are Gone / The Cornwalls Vanish 2019Description / Buy

Order of Black Book Series with David Ellis

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1The Black Book 2017Description / Buy
2The Red Book 2021Description / Buy

Order of Chef Series

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1The Chef ( With: Max DiLallo) 2019Description / Buy

Order of Bookshots: Chef with Jeffrey J. Keyes

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1Killer Chef (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy

Order of Confessions Series with Maxine Paetro

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

Order of Crazy House Series with Gabrielle Charbonnet

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1Crazy House 2017Description / Buy
2The Fall of Crazy House 2018Description / Buy

Order of Daniel X Series

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1The Dangerous Days of Daniel X ( With: Michael Ledwidge) 2007Description / Buy
2Watch the Skies ( With: Ned Rust) 2009Description / Buy
3Demons and Druids ( With: Adam Sadler) 2010Description / Buy
4Game Over ( With: Ned Rust) 2011Description / Buy
5Armageddon ( With: Chris Grabenstein) 2012Description / Buy
6Lights Out ( With: Chris Grabenstein) 2015Description / Buy

Order of Daniel X Graphic Novels Series

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1Alien Hunter ( With: Leopoldo Gout) 2008Description / Buy
2Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 1 ( With: Michael Ledwidge) 2010Description / Buy
3Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 2 ( With: Ned Rust) 2011Description / Buy
4Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 3 ( With: Adam Sadler) 2012Description / Buy

Order of Detective Harriet Blue Series with Candice Fox

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1Never Never 2016Description / Buy
2Fifty Fifty 2017Description / Buy
3Liar Liar 2018Description / Buy
4Hush 2019Description / Buy

Order of BookShots: Detective Harriet Blue

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1Black & Blue (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy

Order of David Shelley Series

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1Revenge ( With: Andrew Holmes) 2018Description / Buy

Order of Honeymoon Series with Howard Roughan

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1Honeymoon 2005Description / Buy
2Second Honeymoon 2013Description / Buy

Order of Instinct Series with Howard Roughan

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1Murder Games / Instinct 2017Description / Buy
2Killer Instinct 2019Description / Buy
3Steal 2022Description / Buy

Order of Invisible Series with David Ellis

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1Invisible 2014Description / Buy
2Unsolved 2019Description / Buy

Order of Katt vs. Dogg Series with Chris Grabenstein

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1Katt Loves Dogg ( With: Chris Grabenstein) 2021Description / Buy

Order of Maximum Ride Series

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

Order of Maximum Ride: Hawk Series

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1Hawk 2020Description / Buy
2City of the Dead 2021Description / Buy

Order of Maximum Ride Graphic Novels Series

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1Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 1 2009Description / Buy
2Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 2 2009Description / Buy
3Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 3 2010Description / Buy
4Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 4 2011Description / Buy
5Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 5 2011Description / Buy
6Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 6 2012Description / Buy
7Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 7 2013Description / Buy
8Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 8 2014Description / Buy
9Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 9 2015Description / Buy
10Max Ride: Ultimate Flight 2016Description / Buy
11Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 10 2021Description / Buy

Order of Michael Bennett Series with James Born, Michael Ledwidge

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1Step on a Crack ( With: Michael Ledwidge) 2007Description / Buy
2Worst Case ( With: Michael Ledwidge) 2009Description / Buy
3Run for Your Life ( With: Michael Ledwidge) 2009Description / Buy
4Tick Tock ( With: Michael Ledwidge) 2010Description / Buy
5I, Michael Bennett ( With: Michael Ledwidge) 2012Description / Buy
6Gone ( With: Michael Ledwidge) 2013Description / Buy
7Burn ( With: Michael Ledwidge) 2014Description / Buy
8Alert ( With: Michael Ledwidge) 2015Description / Buy
9Bullseye ( With: Michael Ledwidge) 2016Description / Buy
10Haunted ( With: James Born) 2017Description / Buy
11Manhunt (Short Story) ( With: James Born) 2017Description / Buy
12Ambush ( With: James Born) 2018Description / Buy
13Blindside ( With: James Born) 2020Description / Buy
14The Russian ( With: James Born) 2021Description / Buy

Order of Bookshots: Michael Bennett

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1Chase 2016Description / Buy
2Manhunt (Short Story) ( With: James Born) 2017Description / Buy

Order of Discovery's Murder is Forever Series

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1Murder, Interrupted 2018Description / Buy
2Home Sweet Murder 2018Description / Buy
3Murder Beyond the Grave 2018Description / Buy
4Murder Thy Neighbor 2020Description / Buy
5Murder of Innocence 2020Description / Buy
6Till Murder Do Us Part 2021Description / Buy

Order of NYPD Red Series with Marshall Karp

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1NYPD Red 2012Description / Buy
2NYPD Red 2 2014Description / Buy
3NYPD Red 3 2015Description / Buy
4NYPD Red 4 2016Description / Buy
5Red Alert 2018Description / Buy
6NYPD Red 6 2020Description / Buy

Order of Private Series

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1Private ( With: Maxine Paetro) 2010Description / Buy
2Private London ( With: Mark Pearson) 2011Description / Buy
3Private Games ( With: Mark Sullivan) 2012Description / Buy
4Private: #1 Suspect ( With: Maxine Paetro) 2012Description / Buy
5Private Berlin ( With: Mark Sullivan) 2013Description / Buy
6Private L.A. ( With: Mark Sullivan) 2014Description / Buy
7Private Down Under / Oz ( With: Michael White) 2014Description / Buy
8Private India ( With: Ashwin Sanghi) 2014Description / Buy
9Private Vegas ( With: Maxine Paetro) 2015Description / Buy
10Private Sydney / Missing ( With: Kathryn Fox) 2015Description / Buy
11Private Paris ( With: Mark Sullivan) 2016Description / Buy
12The Games ( With: Mark Sullivan) 2016Description / Buy
13Private Delhi / Count to Ten ( With: Ashwin Sanghi) 2017Description / Buy
14Princess ( With: Rees Jones) 2018Description / Buy
15Private Moscow: ( With: Adam Hamdy) 2020Description / Buy
16Private Rogue ( With: Adam Hamdy) 2021Description / Buy

Order of Bookshots: Private with Jassy Mackenzie, Rees Jones

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1Private Royals (Short Story) ( With: Rees Jones) 2016Description / Buy
2Private: Gold (Short Story) ( With: Jassy Mackenzie) 2017Description / Buy

Order of Rory Yates Series with Andrew Bourelle

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1Texas Ranger 2018Description / Buy
2Texas Outlaw 2020Description / Buy

Order of Tom Moon Series with James Born

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1Lost 2020Description / Buy

Order of Travis McKinley Series with Peter de Jonge

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1Miracle on the 17th Green 1996Description / Buy
2Miracle at Augusta 2015Description / Buy
3Miracle at St. Andrews 2019Description / Buy

Order of When the Wind Blows Series

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1When the Wind Blows 1998Description / Buy
2The Lake House 2003Description / Buy

Order of Witch & Wizard Series

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1Witch & Wizard ( With: Gabrielle Charbonnet) 2009Description / Buy
2The Gift ( With: Ned Rust) 2010Description / Buy
3The Fire ( With: Jill Dembowski) 2011Description / Buy
4The Kiss ( With: Jill Dembowski) 2013Description / Buy
5The Lost ( With: Emily Raymond) 2014Description / Buy

Order of Witch & Wizard Graphic Novels Series

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1Battle for Shadowland 2010Description / Buy
2Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 1 ( With: Gabrielle Charbonnet, Svetlana Chmakova) 2011Description / Buy
3Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 2 ( With: Ned Rust, Svetlana Chmakova) 2012Description / Buy
4Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 3 ( With: Jill Dembowski, Svetlana Chmakova) 2013Description / Buy

Order of Zoo Series with Michael Ledwidge

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1Zoo 2012Description / Buy
2Zoo: The Graphic Novel 2012Description / Buy

Order of Bookshots: Zoo with Michael Ledwidge

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1Zoo 2 (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy

Order of James Patterson Standalone Novels

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1The Thomas Berryman Number 1976Description / Buy
2Season of the Machete 1977Description / Buy
3See How They Run / The Jericho Commandment 1979Description / Buy
4Virgin 1980Description / Buy
5Black Market / Black Friday 1986Description / Buy
6The Midnight Club 1989Description / Buy
7Hide & Seek 1995Description / Buy
8Cradle and All 1999Description / Buy
9Sam's Letters to Jennifer 2001Description / Buy
10Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas 2001Description / Buy
11The Beach House ( With: Peter de Jonge) 2002Description / Buy
12The Jester ( With: Andrew Gross) 2003Description / Buy
13Lifeguard ( With: Andrew Gross) 2005Description / Buy
14Beach Road ( With: Peter de Jonge) 2006Description / Buy
15Judge & Jury ( With: Andrew Gross) 2006Description / Buy
16The Quickie ( With: Michael Ledwidge) 2007Description / Buy
17You've Been Warned ( With: Howard Roughan) 2007Description / Buy
18Sundays at Tiffany's ( With: Gabrielle Charbonnet) 2008Description / Buy
19Sail ( With: Howard Roughan) 2008Description / Buy
20Swimsuit ( With: Maxine Paetro) 2009Description / Buy
21The Postcard Killers ( With: Liza Marklund) 2010Description / Buy
22Don't Blink ( With: Howard Roughan) 2010Description / Buy
23Toys ( With: Neil McMahon) 2011Description / Buy
24Now You See Her ( With: Michael Ledwidge) 2011Description / Buy
25Kill Me If You Can ( With: Marshall Karp) 2011Description / Buy
26The Christmas Wedding ( With: Richard DiLallo) 2011Description / Buy
27Guilty Wives ( With: David Ellis) 2012Description / Buy
28Mistress ( With: David Ellis) 2013Description / Buy
29First Love ( With: Emily Raymond) 2013Description / Buy
30Homeroom Diaries ( With: Lisa Papademetriou) 2014Description / Buy
31Public School Superhero ( With: Chris Tebbetts) 2015Description / Buy
32Truth or Die ( With: Howard Roughan) 2015Description / Buy
33The Murder House ( With: David Ellis) 2015Description / Buy
34Woman of God ( With: Maxine Paetro) 2016Description / Buy
35Word of Mouse ( With: Chris Grabenstein) 2016Description / Buy
36Humans, Bow Down ( With: Emily Raymond) 2017Description / Buy
37Pottymouth and Stoopid ( With: Chris Grabenstein) 2017Description / Buy
38The Store ( With: Richard DiLallo) 2017Description / Buy
39Expelled / The Injustice ( With: Emily Raymond) 2017Description / Buy
40The President Is Missing ( With: Bill Clinton) 2018Description / Buy
41Juror #3 ( With: Nancy Allen) 2018Description / Buy
42The First Lady ( With: Brendan DuBois) 2018Description / Buy
43The Inn ( With: Candice Fox) 2019Description / Buy
44The Warning ( With: Robison Wells) 2019Description / Buy
45The Summer House ( With: Brendan DuBois) 2020Description / Buy
46Cajun Justice ( With: Tucker Axum) 2020Description / Buy
471st Case ( With: Chris Tebbetts) 2020Description / Buy
48The Midwife Murders ( With: Richard DiLallo) 2020Description / Buy
49The Coast-to-Coast Murders ( With: J D Barker) 2020Description / Buy
50Three Women Disappear ( With: Shan Serafin) 2020Description / Buy
51The President's Daughter ( With: Bill Clinton) 2021Description / Buy
52The Shadow ( With: Brian Sitts) 2021Description / Buy
53The Noise ( With: J D Barker) 2021Description / Buy
54The Jailhouse Lawyer ( With: Nancy Allen) 2021Description / Buy
552 Sisters Detective Agency ( With: Candice Fox) 2021Description / Buy
56The Horsewoman ( With: Mike Lupica) 2022Description / Buy
57Death of the Black Widow ( With: J D Barker) 2022Description / Buy

Order of James Patterson Short Stories/Novellas

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1Bloody Valentine (Short Story) 2011Description / Buy
2Boys Will Be Boys (Short Story) 2011Description / Buy

Order of Bookshots: Detective Luc Moncrief with Richard DiLallo

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1French Kiss (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
2The Christmas Mystery (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
3French Twist 2017Description / Buy

Order of Bookshots: Diamond Trilogy with Elizabeth Hayley

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1Dazzling 2016Description / Buy
2Radiant (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
3Exquisite 2017Description / Buy

Order of Bookshots: Jon Roscoe Thriller with Robert Gold

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1The Hostage (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
2The Verdict 2016Description / Buy
3Kidnapped 2016Description / Buy

Order of Bookshots: Owen Taylor Series with Brendan DuBois

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1The End (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
2After the End (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy

Order of BookShots: Flames

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1Learning to Ride (Short Story) ( With: Erin Knightley) 2016Description / Buy
2Sacking the Quarterback (Short Story) ( With: Samantha Towle) 2016Description / Buy
3The Mating Season ( With: Laurie Horowitz) 2016Description / Buy
4The Return (Short Story) ( By: Erin Knightley) 2016Description / Buy
5Bodyguard ( With: Jessica Linden) 2016Description / Buy
6Hot Winter Nights ( With: Codi Gary) 2016Description / Buy
7Seducing Shakespeare ( By: Tabitha Ross) 2017Description / Buy
8Bedding the Highlander ( By: Sabrina York) 2017Description / Buy
9Sabotage (Short Story) ( By: Jessica Linden) 2017Description / Buy
1050 Hidden Desires ( With: Jessica Lemmon) 2017Description / Buy
11Sexy Summer Flings ( With: Codi Gary) 2017Description / Buy
12Love Me Tender (Short Story) ( With: Laurie Horowitz) 2017Description / Buy
13The Experiment (Short Story) ( By: HelenKay Dimon) 2017Description / Buy
14The Weekend Wife (Short Story) ( By: Beth Ciotta) 2017Description / Buy
15Dawn's Early Light (Short Story) ( By: Jessica Scott) 2017Description / Buy
16Christmas Sanctuary (Short Story) ( By: Lauren Hawkeye) 2017Description / Buy
17Shopping for Love (Short Story) ( By: Renee Carlino) 2018Description / Buy
18Once Upon a Kiss (Short Story) ( By: Sara Jane Stone) 2018Description / Buy

Order of Bookshots: Mitchum Series with James Born

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1Hidden (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
2Malicious (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
3Malevolent 2020Description / Buy

Order of Bookshots: Standalone

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1Let's Play Make-Believe / The Palm Beach Murders (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
2Break Point (Short Story) ( With: Lee Stone) 2016Description / Buy
3Heist ( With: Rees Jones) 2016Description / Buy
4Airport Code Red (Short Story) ( With: Michael White) 2016Description / Buy
5The Witnesses (Short Story) ( With: Brendan DuBois) 2016Description / Buy
6Little Black Dress (Short Story) ( With: Emily Raymond) 2016Description / Buy
7The Pretender ( With: Andrew Bourelle) 2016Description / Buy
8Hunted (Short Story) ( With: Andrew Holmes) 2016Description / Buy
9113 Minutes (Short Story) ( With: Max DiLallo) 2016Description / Buy
10Trump vs. Clinton (Short Story) 2016Description / Buy
11The Women's War ( With: Hilary Liftin) 2016Description / Buy
12$10,000,000 Marriage Proposal ( With: Shan Serafin) 2016Description / Buy
13Taking the Titanic ( With: Scott Slaven) 2016Description / Buy
14Come and Get Us ( With: Shan Serafin) 2016Description / Buy
15The House Husband (Short Story) ( With: Duane Swierczynski) 2017Description / Buy
16The Shut-In ( With: Duane Swierczynski) 2017Description / Buy
17Night Sniper ( With: Christopher Charles) 2017Description / Buy
18Diary of a Succubus ( With: Derek Nikitas) 2017Description / Buy
19Stealing Gulfstreams (Short Story) ( With: Max DiLallo) 2017Description / Buy
20The Lawyer Lifeguard ( With: Doug Allyn) 2017Description / Buy
21Stingrays ( With: Duane Swierczynski) 2017Description / Buy
22Nooners (Short Story) ( With: Tim Arnold) 2017Description / Buy
23Steeplechase (Short Story) ( With: Scott Slaven) 2017Description / Buy
24Deadly Cargo ( With: Will Jordan) 2017Description / Buy
25The Dolls (Short Story) ( With: Kecia Bal) 2017Description / Buy
26The Family Lawyer ( With: Robert Rotstein, Christopher Charles, Rachel Howzell Hall) 2017Description / Buy
27Dead Man Running (Short Story) ( With: Christopher Farnsworth) 2017Description / Buy
28Scott Free ( With: Rob Hart) 2017Description / Buy
29Absolute Zero ( With: Ed Chatterton) 2017Description / Buy
30You've Been Warned - Again (Short Story) ( With: Derek Nikitas) 2017Description / Buy
31The Exile (Short Story) ( With: Alison Joseph) 2017Description / Buy
32The Moores Are Missing & The Housewife ( With: Loren D. Estleman, Sam Hawken) 2017Description / Buy
33Avalanche (Short Story) ( With: David Inglish) 2017Description / Buy
34Kill and Tell (Short Story) ( With: Scott Slaven) 2017Description / Buy
35The 13-Minute Murder ( With: Shan Serafin) 2019Description / Buy

Order of James Patterson Non-Fiction Books

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1The Day America Told the Truth ( With: Peter Kim) 1991Description / Buy
2Torn Apart / Against Medical Advice ( With: Hal Friedman) 2008Description / Buy
3The Murder of King Tut ( With: Martin Dugard) 2009Description / Buy
4Filthy Rich ( With: John Connolly, Tim Malloy) 2016Description / Buy
5All-American Murder ( With: Alex Abramovich, Mike Harvkey) 2018Description / Buy
6The House of Kennedy / The Kennedy Curse ( With: Cynthia Fagen) 2020Description / Buy
7The Last Days of John Lennon 2020Description / Buy
8Walk in My Combat Boots ( With: Chris Mooney) 2021Description / Buy
9The Defense Lawyer ( With: Benjamin Wallace) 2021Description / Buy
10E.R. Nurses: True Stories from America's Greatest Unsung Heroes ( With: Matt Eversmann) 2021Description / Buy
11James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life 2022Description / Buy

Order of James Patterson Children's Books

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1SantaKid 2004Description / Buy
2Give Please a Chance (Short Story) ( With: Bill O'Reilly) 2016Description / Buy
3Penguins of America (Short Story) ( With: Jack Patterson) 2017Description / Buy
4Laugh Out Loud ( With: Chris Grabenstein) 2017Description / Buy
5Give Thank You a Try (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
6Not So Normal Norbert ( With: Joey Green) 2018Description / Buy
7Unbelievably Boring Bartholomew ( With: Duane Swierczynski) 2018Description / Buy
8Katt vs. Dogg ( With: Chris Grabenstein) 2019Description / Buy
9Sophia, Princess Among Beasts ( With: Emily Raymond) 2019Description / Buy
10Becoming Muhammad Ali ( With:) 2020Description / Buy
11Scaredy Cat ( With: Chris Grabenstein) 2021Description / Buy
12Best Nerds Forever ( With: Chris Grabenstein) 2021Description / Buy

Order of Candies Series with Andy Elkerton

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1The Candies Save Christmas (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
2The Candies' Easter Party (Short Story) 2018Description / Buy

Order of Dog Diaries Series with Steven Butler

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1Dog Diaries 2018Description / Buy
2Happy Howlidays 2018Description / Buy
3Mission Impawsible 2019Description / Buy
4Curse of the Mystery Mitt 2019Description / Buy
5Ruffing It 2021Description / Buy

Order of House of Robots Series with Chris Grabenstein

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1House of Robots 2014Description / Buy
2Robots Go Wild! 2015Description / Buy
3Robot Revolution 2017Description / Buy

Order of I Funny Series with Chris Grabenstein

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1I Funny 2012Description / Buy
2I Even Funnier 2013Description / Buy
3I Totally Funniest 2015Description / Buy
4I Funny TV 2015Description / Buy
5School of Laughs 2017Description / Buy
6Laugh Out Loud 2017Description / Buy
7The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever 2018Description / Buy

Order of Little Geniuses Series with Susan Patterson

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1Big Words for Little Geniuses (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
2Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses (Short Story) 2018Description / Buy
3Bigger Words for Little Geniuses (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy

Order of Jacky Ha-Ha Series with Chris Grabenstein

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1Jacky Ha-Ha 2016Description / Buy
2My Life is a Joke 2017Description / Buy

Order of Max Einstein Series with Chris Grabenstein

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1The Genius Experiment 2018Description / Buy
2Rebels with a Cause 2019Description / Buy
3Saves the Future 2020Description / Buy
4World Champions! 2021Description / Buy

Order of Middle School Series

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1Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life ( With: Chris Tebbetts) 2011Description / Buy
2Get Me Out of Here! ( With: Chris Tebbetts) 2012Description / Buy
3How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill ( With: Chris Tebbetts) 2013Description / Buy
4My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar ( With: Lisa Papademetriou) 2013Description / Buy
5Ultimate Showdown ( With: Julia Bergen) 2014Description / Buy
6How I Got Lost in London 2014Description / Buy
7Save Rafe! ( With: Chris Tebbetts) 2014Description / Buy
8Just My Rotten Luck ( With: Chris Tebbetts) 2015Description / Buy
9Going Bush ( With: Martin Chatterton) 2016Description / Buy
10Dog's Best Friend ( With: Chris Tebbetts) 2016Description / Buy
11Hollywood 101 ( With: Martin Chatterton) 2016Description / Buy
12Escape to Australia / Million-Dollar Mess Down Under ( With: Martin Chatterton) 2017Description / Buy
13From Hero to Zero ( With: Chris Tebbetts) 2017Description / Buy
14Born to Rock ( With: Chris Tebbetts) 2019Description / Buy
15Master of Disaster ( With: Chris Tebbetts) 2020Description / Buy
16Field Trip Fiasco ( With: Martin Chatterton) 2021Description / Buy
17It's a Zoo in Here! ( With: Brian Sitts) 2022Description / Buy

Order of Treasure Hunters Series with Chris Grabenstein

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1Treasure Hunters 2013Description / Buy
2Danger Down the Nile 2014Description / Buy
3Secret of the Forbidden City 2015Description / Buy
4Peril at the Top of the World 2016Description / Buy
5Quest for the City of Gold 2017Description / Buy
6All-American Adventure 2019Description / Buy
7The Plunder Down Under 2020Description / Buy

Order of Brendan DuBois Short Stories/Novellas with Brendan DuBois

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1On the Plains of Deception (Short Story) ( By: Brendan DuBois) 2011Description / Buy
2The Spirits of Crawford Notch (Short Story) ( By: Brendan DuBois) 2012Description / Buy
3The Witnesses (Short Story) ( With: Brendan DuBois) 2016Description / Buy
4The Witnesses (Short Story) ( By: Brendan DuBois) 2016Description / Buy
5After the End (Short Story) ( With: Brendan DuBois) 2017Description / Buy

Order of Christopher Farnsworth Short Stories/Novellas with Christopher Farnsworth

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1Dead Man Running (Short Story) ( With: Christopher Farnsworth) 2017Description / Buy

Order of James Patterson Graphic Novels

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1The Runaway's Diary ( With: Emily Raymond) 2022Description / Buy

Order of Jessica Lemmon Short Stories/Novellas with Jessica Lemmon

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150 Hidden Desires ( With: Jessica Lemmon) 2017Description / Buy

James Patterson Anthologies

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1 Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night2006Description / Buy
2 By the Book2014Description / Buy
3 The Best American Mystery Stories 20152015Description / Buy
4 The Lifesaver2017Description / Buy
5 Two from the Heart2017Description / Buy
6 The Family Lawyer2017Description / Buy
7 The Moores Are Missing & The Housewife2017Description / Buy
8 The House Next Door2019Description / 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 Katt Loves Dogg and will be released on December, 13th 2021. It is the newest book in the Katt vs. Dogg Series.

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2 thoughts on “James Patterson”

  1. Can’t stand it I love him so much! Buf my faves are the NYPD series. Being a New Yorker they definitely are the best to me. But EVERYTHING’S he’s penned is BEYOND fabulous. He is a truly outstanding author. There was & never will be another James.

  2. 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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