Richard North Patterson Books In Order

Publication Order of Christopher Paget Books

The Lasko Tangent (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Degree of Guilt (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eyes of a Child (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conviction (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tony Lord Books

Private Screening (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Witness (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kerry Kilcannon Books

No Safe Place (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Protect and Defend (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Balance of Power (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Martha's Vineyard Books

Fall From Grace (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loss of Innocence (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eden in Winter (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Martha's Vineyard Books

Loss of Innocence is a prequel novella in the Martha's Vineyard series.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Outside Man (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape the Night (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caroline Masters (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Lady (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exile (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Race (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eclipse (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spire (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In The Name of Honor (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Light (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Judgment (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Richard North Patterson:

Richard North Patterson is an American #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of many serious novels. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1968. He was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Citation by that university and also received the Alumni Achievement Award from his fraternity. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1971. The Case Western Reserve University awarded him the University President’s Award For Distinguished Alumni and the President’s Award For Excellence as well. He was an assistant Attorney General for Ohio State and worked for the Securities & Exchange Commission in San Francisco and Washington D.C. as a trial attorney.

Richard North Patterson was a practicing member of the San Francisco office of the firm McCutchen, Doyle, Brown, and Enerson. He left the firm in 1993 so that he could devote his focus to writing. He has studied with Jesse Hill Ford at the University of Alabama Birmingham to learn more about fiction writing. His first novel was The Lasko Tangent and in 1979 won an Edgar Allen Poe Award. He has served on law school and undergraduate school boards and served on the Family Violence Prevention Fund, PEN Center West, the National Partnership For Women And Families, and the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence.

“The Outside Man”

“The Outside Man” is Richard North Patterson’s second novel. It was first published in 1981. Adam Shaw is the so named protagonist in this novel, a society lawyer who is a Northerner in a jealous Southern town that has lots of gossip and secrets. His life gets more complicated when he discovers the dead body of the wife of his best friend, Lydia Cantwell. Lydia Cantwell is fabulously wealthy, and worse than that, his best friend Harry Cantwell is missing. The novel is a classic detective story that finds the Cantwell’s unstable son Jason as the prime suspect in the murder. However, Jason has an airtight alibi as his girlfriend claims that he was with her the whole night at the time of the implied murder.

Adam Shaw must get to the bottom of this secret in a town where the rich and genteel want anything except for their innermost secrets revealed. But the truth is going to have to come up in order for anyone or anything in this case to be laid to rest. Worse than that, more people are starting to turn up dead. The book involves many twists and turns as well as flashbacks. As the reader follows Adam Shaw in his quest to defend his friend and find his wife’s killer, they may think they are getting close to finding the murderer. But just when you think you know what’s going to happen, the book takes a turn. In the end, it’s all leading down to one ultimate show down that will reveal the truth for good.

“Escape The Night”

“Escape The Night” is Richard North Patterson’s third suspense novel. It was published in 1983 by Ballantine Books. The novel is an intense scandal, suspense, and intrigue. The novel follows the world of protagonist Peter Carey. In the book we meet both Peter Carey and the Carey family, composed of cold father John Carey, sons Charles and Phillip, daughter Allie, and charismatic, cute Peter. Peter’s parents are killed in a car accident and Peter develops amnesia and cannot recall anything about what happened that night. Now Peter is a wealthy heir, embroiled in the process of selling off the company that belonged to his father and having to contend with some shady characters that for all intensive purposes are out to get him.

Now nightmares are beginning to come back and the same one won’t leave him alone. Peter is faced by enemies lurking in the shadows all around and doesn’t know who he should trust. As Peter deals and talks with his former girl friend, Noelle, his psychiatrists, his father’s friend, and the mistress of his deceased father, the plot begins to thicken. As the nightmares continue to torment him and his demons take hold, Peter must find the key to his nightmares in his own mind, and find a way to fight them off his mental demons and his enemies for good.

Richard North Patterson Books That Have Been Made Into Movies

Two of Richard North Patterson’s books in the nineties were combined to make up a made for television mini series. NBC optioned his two books Degree Of Guilt, published in 1993, and his 1995 book Eyes Of A Child, to be combined into a television event that was called “Degree Of Guilt”. It premiered on NBC in October 29, 1995. Mike Robe directed the mini series which was written based on the book by Patterson and by Cynthia Whitcomb, who wrote the screenplay. It starred Daphne Zuniga as Terri Peralta and David James Elliott as lead attorney Chris Paget. Patricia Kalember plays Judge Caroline Masters.The movie focuses on Chris Paget, an attorney Chris and his assistant, the lovely Terri Peralta. Paget is asked by the mother of his child to come out and practice law again to defend her on trial for murder. It’s a difficult case, and Paget begins to get close to his assistant in the course of preparing the case and amid rumblings of trouble in her marriage. But when Peralta’s husband is murdered, Paget himself becomes a suspect in the case.

Richard North Patterson’s 1997 novel was turned into a full length movie for TNT in 2011. The film starred Dermot Mulroney as Tony Lord, Michael Cudlitz as Sam Robb and Anne Heche as Kate Robb. Peter Markle directed the movie. Richard North Patterson wrote the novel and Thomas Michael Donnelly wrote the screenplay for TNT. The movie premiered on December 7, 2011 on the TNT Network. Tony Lord is a defense attorney who goes back to his home town in order to defend an old friend from childhood. Sam Robb is a girls’ track coach who is under investigation for having allegedly murdered one of his students. This suspenseful film follows Tony Lord as he tries to solve this murder while wondering if a murder from the past isn’t so unconnected to what’s happening at all. Richard North Patterson also made a cameo in “Degree Of Guilt” as a court clerk.

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