Book Notification

Bookshots Books In Order

Book links take you to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn money from qualifying purchases.

Publication Order of Bookshots: Standalone Novels

Let's Play Make-Believe / The Palm Beach Murders (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Break Point (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heist (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Airport Code Red (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Witnesses (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Black Dress (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Heat (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pretender (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunted (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
113 Minutes (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trump vs. Clinton (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Women's War (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
$10,000,000 Marriage Proposal (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taking the Titanic (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Come and Get Us (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The House Husband (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shut-In (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Sniper (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Diary of a Succubus (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stealing Gulfstreams (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lawyer Lifeguard (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stingrays (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nooners (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steeplechase (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Cargo (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dolls (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Family Lawyer (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man Running (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scott Free (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Absolute Zero (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
You've Been Warned - Again (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Exile (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moores Are Missing & The Housewife (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Avalanche (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kill and Tell (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doctor's Plot (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 13-Minute Murder (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of BookShots: Flames Books

Learning to Ride (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sacking the Quarterback (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mating Season (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bodyguard (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hot Winter Nights (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seducing Shakespeare (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bedding the Highlander (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sabotage (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
50 Hidden Desires (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sexy Summer Flings (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love Me Tender (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Experiment (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Weekend Wife (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dawn's Early Light (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Sanctuary (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shopping for Love (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Once Upon a Kiss (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bookshots: Alex Cross Books

By: James Patterson, Brent Gargan

Publication Order of Bookshots: Chef Books

By: James Patterson, Jeffrey J. Keyes

Publication Order of Bookshots: Detective Luc Moncrief Books

By: James Patterson, Richard DiLallo
French Kiss (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Mystery (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
French Twist (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bookshots: Diamond Trilogy Books

By: James Patterson, Elizabeth Hayley

Publication Order of Bookshots: Jon Roscoe Thriller Books

By: James Patterson, Robert Gold

Publication Order of Bookshots: Michael Bennett Books

By: James Patterson, James O. Born
Chase (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Manhunt (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
In order, read Chase after Bullseye and Manhunt after Haunted.

Publication Order of Bookshots: Mitchum Books

By: James Patterson, James O. Born

Publication Order of Bookshots: Owen Taylor Books

By: James Patterson, Brendan DuBois

Publication Order of Bookshots: Private Books

By: James Patterson, Jassy Mackenzie, Rees Jones

Publication Order of Bookshots: Women's Murder Club Books

By: James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

Publication Order of Zoo Books

James Patterson’s BookShots are original stories that feature a complete, cinematic style storytelling experience in just 150 pages. Many of the James Patterson’s top characters have appeared in BookShots including Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, and the Women’s Murder Club. These stories are designed for busy people who don’t have a ton of time to read, but still want to read high quality stories.

You can find James Patterson’s BookShots by clicking the links above where we have a complete BookShots list. Or you can find them by downloading the BookShots app on your iOS or Android devices.

James Patterson is one of the most successful authors of all-time. He has sold over 350 million books during his career and he is the owner of the Guiness World Record for the most books to reach number one on the New York Times Bestsellers List. Patterson was the first person to sell one million e-books, a number he has surpassed many times since. He is the creator of the following all-original characters and series: Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series.

Patterson has been a generous supporter of schools and teachers throughout his career. He has donated millions of dollars in grants and scholarships throughout his career, and is always looking for ways to encourage Americans to read more books. Patterson was awarded the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation in 2015. That same year he established the James Patterson Pledge with Scholastic Book Clubs to bring young readers books.

Alex Cross is one of James Patterson’s most popular characters so you knew he’d be on this BookShots list. His first book is called Cross Kill and is a great BookShot to read if you’ve read Along Came a Spider. Alex saw the killer from that book, Gary Soneji, die over ten years ago. He was there, but today he swears that he saw him. Alex Cross’ partner was gunned down and he could swear that it was Soneji. How is that possible? Was Soneji still alive after all these years? Was he a ghost? Or was it something much more sinister that he Alex couldn’t possibly be prepared for?

The second Alex Cross BookShot is called Detective Cross and sees the city of Washington, D.C. falling into panic when an anonymous caller promises to set off deadly bombs around the city. Everyone is struggling with whether the situation is real or a hoax. Alex and his wife, Bree Stone, are the ones to uncover the truth. However, it may already be too late.

No BookShots list would be complete without the Women’s Murder Club. The first BookShot written in this series is called The Trial, written with Maxine Paetro. This lightning-fast story sees an accused murder known as the Kingfisher is about to go on trial for his life. In order to get out of it, he does the unthinkable. Kingfisher unleashes violence on the lawyers, jurors, and police involved in the case, which manages to paralyze the city. Now, Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club are right in the center of it.

The Women’s Murder Club BookShots also has The Medical Examiner, again written with Maxine Paetro. A woman checks into a hotel room and enters with a man who is not her husband. Things get bad when a shooter bursts in and blows away her lover, shoots her, and leaves her for dead. However, she doesn’t die which makes for a perfect case for the Women’s Murder Club.

Another popular James Patterson character is Michael Bennett and his first BookShots appearance comes in Chase, written with Michael Ledwidge. This book sees Detective Michael Bennett investigating what looks to be a suicide. A man plunged to his death from the roof of a Manhattan hotel and the case looks rather open and shot. However, there are a few things left at the scene that leave Bennett questioning things. There’s the fingerprints that belong to someone else and $10,000 in cash. Bennett will need to work fast if he wants to solve this one in under 150 pages.

A great thing about BookShots is that it covers a variety of authors and genres. Love Me Tender by Laurie Horowitz is what’s known as a BookShots Flames Original romance novel. The story features a journalist named Leslie Stern who never wanted to write her entertainment stories when she was studying to be a journalist. That’s where she is though so when she is given the assignment to interview Patton King, a country singer who claims to be Elvis’s grandson, she decides to go all in. She sets out to uncover the truth about his backstory and write a scathing review. That’s the plan at least, but there’s more to Patton than meets the eye and she finds herself drawn to him in ways she didn’t expect.

A standalone BookShot is 113 Minutes, written with Max DiLallo. Molly Rourke is a mother who just lost her son. He was murdered and she knows who did it, so she decides to take the law into her own hands and get revenge.

Another popular standalone BookShot is Dead Man Running, written with Christopher Farnsworth. This one sees an eccentric psychiatrist named Dr. Randall Beck who has been diagnosed with a terminal disease. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, the diagnosis makes him fearless. When a patient is murdered before his eyes, a patient with a secret, he’ll need that fearlessness to escape the same fate.

Kill and Tell is a BookShot written with Scott Slaven. The story features a famous Holly director named Wayne Tennett who is accused of an unspeakable crime by his stepdaughter. He swears that he didn’t commit it, and now his life and career are left hanging in the balance. The question becomes whether she is telling the truth and if she’s not, why did she lie?

Book Series In Order » Characters » Bookshots

2 Responses to “Bookshots”

  1. Sandra Springer: 2 years ago

    I just read BookShots ” Cross Kill”. It was very good but is there a sequel so we know how Alex Cross’ arrest is settled?

  2. Mary Ellen Coleman: 2 years ago

    I have read many book shot books but I lost track of which ones I’ve read so I wanted a list of oldest to newest so I can try to figure out which ones I’ve already read. I love the books because they are so quick and easy to read while traveling.


Leave a Reply