James Patterson Books In Order

Publication Order of Alex Cross Books

Along Came a Spider (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss the Girls (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack & Jill (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat and Mouse (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pop Goes the Weasel (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roses Are Red (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Violets Are Blue (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Blind Mice (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Bad Wolf (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
London Bridges (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mary, Mary (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cross (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Cross (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cross Country (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alex Cross' Trial (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Alex Cross (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cross Fire (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill Alex Cross (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alex Cross, Run (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cross My Heart (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hope to Die (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cross Justice (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cross the Line (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The People vs. Alex Cross (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Target: Alex Cross (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Criss Cross (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alex Cross BookShots

Cross Kill (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Detective Cross (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Travis McKinley Books

Miracle on the 17th Green (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miracle at Augusta (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miracle at St. Andrews (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of When The Wind Blows

When the Wind Blows (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lake House (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Women’s Murder Club Books

1st to Die (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
2nd Chance (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
3rd Degree (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
4th of July (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 5th Horseman (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 6th Target (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
7th Heaven (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
8th Confession (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 9th Judgment (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
10th Anniversary (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
11th Hour (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
12th of Never (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unlucky 13 (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
14th Deadly Sin (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
15th Affair (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
16th Seduction (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
17th Suspect (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 18th Abduction (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 19th Christmas (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 20th Victim (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Women’s Murder Club BookShots

The Trial (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Medical Examiner (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Maximum Ride Books

The Angel Experiment (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
School's Out Forever (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Warning (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
MAX (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fang (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nevermore (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maximum Ride Forever (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Honeymoon Books

Honeymoon (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Honeymoon (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Michael Bennett Books

Step on a Crack (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Run for Your Life (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Worst Case (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tick Tock (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Michael Bennett (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gone (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burn (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alert (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bullseye (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Haunted (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manhunt (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ambush (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blindside (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Michael Bennett BookShots

Chase (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manhunt (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Daniel X Books

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Watch the Skies (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demons (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Game Over (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Armageddon (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lights Out (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Witch & Wizard Books

Witch & Wizard (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gift (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fire (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kiss (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jack Morgan/Private Books

Private (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
#1 Suspect (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private Games (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private London (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private Berlin (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private Down Under (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private L.A. (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private India (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private Vegas (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private Sydney / Private Missing (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private Paris (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Games (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Count to Ten (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private Princess (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Private BookShots

Private Royals (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Private: Gold (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Middle School Books

The Worst Years of My Life (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Get Me Out of Here! (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summer of the Booger-Eater (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How I Got Lost in London (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ultimate Showdown (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Save Rafe! (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just My Rotten Luck (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog's Best Friend (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hollywood 101 (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape to Australia (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Hero to Zero (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dog Diaries (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Middle School: I Funny Books

I Funny (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Even Funnier (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Totally Funniest (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Funny TV (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
School of Laughs (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Around the World (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Confessions Books

Confessions of a Murder Suspect (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Private School Murders (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Paris Mysteries (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murder of an Angel (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of NYPD Red Books

NYPD Red (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
NYPD Red 2 (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
NYPD Red 3 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
NYPD Red 4 (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Alert (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Treasure Hunters Books

Treasure Hunters (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Down the Nile (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret of the Forbidden City (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peril at the Top of the World (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quest for the City of Gold (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of House Of Robots Books

House of Robots (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robots Go Wild (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Robot Revolution! (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Invisible Books

Invisible (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unsolved (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jacky Ha-Ha Books

Jacky Ha-Ha (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Life is a Joke (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Detective Harriet Blue Books

Never Never (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fifty Fifty (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Liar Liar (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hush Hush (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication of Crazy House Books

Crazy House (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fall of Crazy House (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Instinct Books

Murder Games (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer Instinct (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication of Max Einstein Books

The Genius Experiment (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebels with a Cause (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rory Yates Books

Texas Ranger (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Texas Outlaw (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ali Cross Books

Ali Cross (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tom Moon Books

Lost (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Amy Cornwall Books

The Cornwalls Vanish (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Thomas Berryman Number (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Season of the Machete (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jericho Commandment (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Virgin (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Midnight Club (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Market (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hide & Seek (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
See How They Run (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Friday (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cradle and All (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beach House (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jester (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sam's Letters to Jennifer (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lifeguard (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beach Road (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Judge and Jury (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Quickie (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You've Been Warned (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sundays at Tiffany's (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sail (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swimsuit (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Postcard Killers (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Blink (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Toys (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now You See Her (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill Me If You Can (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Wedding (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guilty Wives (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zoo (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Love (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Homeroom Diaries (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Public School Superhero (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Truth or Die (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder House (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Woman of God (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Word of Mouse (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Woman of God (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Humans Bow Down (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Black Book (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pottymouth and Stoopid (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Laugh Out Loud (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Store (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Expelled (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The President is Missing (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not So Normal Norbert (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Disasterland (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Juror #3 (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unbelievably Boring Bart (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 13-Minute Murder (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Lady (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Paradise (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brilliant Lies (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chef (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cornwalls Are Gone (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Katt vs. Dogg (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Inn (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Warning (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sophia, Princess Among Beasts (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories

Bloody Valentine (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Boys Will Be Boys (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Two from the Heart (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House Next Door (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Maximum Ride Graphic Novels

Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 1 (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 2 (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 3 (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 4 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 5 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 6 (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 7 (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 8 (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 9 (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Daniel X Graphic Novels

Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 1 (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 2 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 3 (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Witch & Wizard Graphic Novels

Battle for Shadowland (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witch & Wizard, The Manga: Vol. 1 (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witch & Wizard, The Manga: Vol. 2 (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Witch & Wizard, The Manga: Vol. 3 (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Zoo: The Graphic Novel (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Santakid (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Give Please a Chance (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Penguins of America (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Big Words for Little Geniuses (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Candies Save Christmas (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Give Thank You a Try (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Candies' Easter Party (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Candies Trick or Treat (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of James Patterson’s Murder Is Forever Non-Fiction Books

Home Sweet Murder (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder, Interrupted (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Beyond the Grave (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Torn Apart: The Heartbreaking Story of a Childhood Lost (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murder of King Tut (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Filthy Rich (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All American Murder (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of Kennedy (2020) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Zoo BookShots

Zoo 2 (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of BookShots Flames

The McCullagh Inn in Maine (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Learning To Ride (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sacking the Quarterback (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bodyguard (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mating Season (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Winter Nights (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Hidden Desires (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess in Maine (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Wedding in Maine (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hotel Bookshots

The Hostage (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Luc Moncrief Bookshots

French Kiss (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Mystery (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
French Twist (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jon Roscoe BookShots

The Hostage (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Verdict (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kidnapped (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Diamond Trilogy BookShots

Dazzling (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Radiant (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exquisite (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone BookShots

Little Black Dress (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witnesses (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Let's Play Make-Believe (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
113 Minutes (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunted (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Break Point (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black & Blue (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer Chef (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
$10,000,000 Marriage Proposal (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Women's War (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking the Titanic (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trump vs. Clinton: In Their Own Words (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Airport: Code Red (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heist (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come and Get Us (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hidden (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House Husband (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Achilles (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Malicious (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Juror #3 (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shut-In (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Sniper (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nooners (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Diary of a Succubus (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stealing Gulfstreams (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dolls (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killer's Wife (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scott Free (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Dress Affair (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Moores are Missing (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lawyer Lifeguard (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sexy Summer Flings (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stingrays (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Cargo (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the End (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steeplechase (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Man Running (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Absolute Zero (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You've Been Warned - Again (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn's Early Light (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Avalanche (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill and Tell (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of BookShots Collections

Kill or Be Killed (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Family Lawyer (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

James Patterson Biography:

James Patterson is the best selling American author of many thriller novels. Extremely popular worldwide, James Patterson has sold over 230 million books. He is known for writing captivating stories with a twist that his fans cannot get enough of. From Alex Cross to the Women’s Murder Club series, Patterson has been writing gripping fiction since 1976. He also writes romance stories and non-fiction.

Patterson was born March 22, 1947 in Newburgh, New York. He majored in English and graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s Degree and went on to a Master of Arts from Vanderbilt University, graduating both summa cum laude. He worked in New York in advertising as an ad executive for Burger King. He also came up with the “Toys R Us kid” slogan. In 1997 he married his current wife Lori Solie. They have one son together, named Jack. Patterson lives in Briarcliff Manor, New York and Palm Beach, Florida.

James Patterson has written 71 novels in total since beginning his career over thirty years ago. He holds the New York Times record for being a best selling author in hard cover books and also is in the Guinness Book of World Records under the same prestige. It’s hard to believe, but one out of every seventeen hardcover novels sold in the United States is a book authored by James Patterson. Nineteen of his novels have been consecutive #1 best sellers on the New York Times and he has sold more books than Dan Brown, Stephen King, and John Grisham combined. He is the first author to be on the best selling list for children and adult books at the same time.

His series include the Alex Cross novels, the Michael Bennett series, Private, Maximum Ride, Women’s Murder Club, Witch & Wizard, Daniel X, and his Middle School series for young adults.
Patterson has written 21 novels in the popular Alex Cross series. His first novel published in the series was 1993’s Along Came A Spider. It stars Alex Cross, an extremely intelligent African-American forensic psychologist and detective. Cross is a homicide investigator in the Washington, D.C. area. After the death of his father a year after his mother, Cross is sent to live with his grandmother “Nana Mama”. He has a degree from John Hopkins University in psychology, worked as a farm migrant laborer, and practiced psychology until he became jaded with the politics of the medical profession. He chose to join the police force and became addicted to solving cases.

In Along Came A Spider, Alex Cross is called in to investigate a case with two dead prostitutes and a baby. Not shortly after, Cross finds he has to contend with psychotic math teacher Gary Soneji. Soneji has kidnapped two children and Cross is pulled off the homicide to cover the kidnapping. Soneji strikes again and murders an FBI Agent who has been talking about Soneji on television. Cross scours the apartment and discovers Soneji’s obsession with the kidnappings and his dream of becoming famous as a criminal. What follows is an elaborate game as Soneji’s personality is unraveled and the mission to retrieve the children plays out.

Kiss The Girls was published two years later in the second novel in the Alex Cross series. His enemy this time is a serial killer who calls himself Casanova and a mysterious killer who calls himself The Gentleman Caller. Cross is called back home only to be informed that his niece, Naomi Cross, is missing in North Carolina. He travels there and meets up with his partner Sampson only to find out that as many as ten women have been abducted, all of them having received notes from Casanova. Elsewhere, a woman named Dr. Kate McTiernan also falls into the hands of Casanova.
Kiss The Girls is full of twists and turns as the DEA, FBI, and Alex Cross race to find the identity of the two killers. When the attacks change in dynamic, Cross has reason to suspect the two are working together to take down their targets… which include Alex Cross himself. Kiss The Girls was made into a movie in 1997. It starred Morgan Freeman as Alex Cross and Ashley Judd as Dr. Kate McTiernan.

Along Came A Spider was the second movie made in the Alex Cross franchise, premiering in 2001. Morgan Freeman once again took on the role of Alex Cross. This time Cross must pursue a man who kidnapped a senator’s daughter. He teams up with a Secret Service agent, played by Monica Potter, to pick up their trail. Along the way, Alex starts to find that money is not the only thing the kidnapper wants. He also wants Alex’s help in blasting open the scandal of the century.
Recently the franchise was rebooted in the 2012 movie, Alex Cross. Starring Tyler Perry as the James Patterson protagonist, Alex Cross must pursue military-trained assassin turned murderer Picasso(Matthew Fox) as they play an elaborate game of cat and mouse.

The Women’s Murder Club series is comprised of a whopping twelve novels. In this series, a group of professional women work together to solve homicide cases. A reporter, an assistant, a medical examiner, and a homicide detective Women’s Murder Club was adapted into a television series for ABC in 2007. Starring Angie Harmon, the show ran for one season and thirteen episodes until its conclusion in 2008. The first book in the series, 1st to Die, was made into a film for tv in 2003.
Patterson’s “Virgin” hit the small screen in the made-for-tv movie Child of Darkness, Child of Light. In this supernatural movie, a Priest investigates two virgin pregnancies which may end in the birth of a child of good and a child of ultimate evil.

Miracle On The 17th Green aired on tv in 1999 in which a man chooses to enter a professional golf tournament after losing his job and feeling a general lack of connection with his job, his children, and his marriage.

Sunday’s At Tiffany’s was made into a movie by Lifetime starring Alyssa Milano, about a girl grown up whose childhood imaginary friend returns to warn her about the man she is now engaged to.
James Patterson has donated $850,000 to reading-based programs and launched in 2008.


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