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James Patterson

USA (1947 - )

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the bestselling series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand alone thrillers. He has won an Edgar award, the mystery world's highest honour. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.



Daniel X
1. Dangerous Days of Daniel X (2008) (with Michael Ledwidge)
2. Watch the Skies (2009) (with Ned Rust)
3. Demons and Druids (2010) (with Adam Sadler)
4. Game Over (2011) (with Ned Rust)
5. Armageddon (2012) (with Chris Grabenstein)
6. Lights Out (2015) (with Chris Grabenstein)
Alien Hunter (2008) (with Leopoldo Gout)
Witch and Wizard
1. Witch and Wizard (2009) (with Gabrielle Charbonnet)
2. The Gift (2010) (with Ned Rust)
3. The Fire (2010) (with Jill Dembowski)
4. The Kiss (2013) (with Jill Dembowski)
5. The Lost (2014) (with Emily Raymond)
Battle for Shadowland (2010)


House of Robots
1. House of Robots (2014) (with Chris Grabenstein)
2. Robots Go Wild (2015) (with Chris Grabenstein and Juliana Neufeld)

Picture Books
Graphic Novels
James Patterson recommends
Jigsaw (1994)
(Frank Pagan, book 3)
Campbell Armstrong
"Armstrong has outdone both Frederick Forsyth and Ken Follett."
Guilt by Association
Guilt by Association (1994)
Susan R Sloan
"An absolutely incredible story of revenge."
The Intruder
The Intruder (1996)
Peter Blauner
"The best novel I have read in years... better than Grisham, better than Patricia Cornwell. I loved it."
Night Dogs
Night Dogs (1996)
Kent Anderson
"The best and truest novel about crime and the police I have ever read."
Family Values
Family Values (1997)
Forrest Evers
"A powerful and scary story... fiercely told and deeply moving."
Executive Sanction
Executive Sanction (1998)
David Compton
"A scary and cautionary tale of conspiracy in very high places."
Over the Edge
Over the Edge (1998)
(Dan Jarrett, book 2)
Hal Friedman
"[A] real web of suspense."
The Narrowback
The Narrowback (1999)
Michael Ledwidge
"Michael Ledwidge can write, and I mean really write."

The Pledge (1999)
Rob Kean
"Roars along with good characters, plenty of action, and dollops of dark humor."
Line of Vision
Line of Vision (2001)
David Ellis
"The best suspense novel I've read in a while."
The Judgment
The Judgment (2001)
(Joseph Antonelli, book 3)
D W Buffa
"Smart, fast-paced entertainment... A crackling good psychological thriller."
Stormy Weather
Stormy Weather (2001)
(Charlotte Justice, book 2)
Paula L Woods
"[A] terrific mystery. Stormy Weather keeps it exciting, and keeps it real."
Bad Seed
Bad Seed (2002)
(Alex Bernier, book 4)
Beth Saulnier
"Great fun, Alex Bernier is a terrific character."
Red Wolf
Red Wolf (2003)
(Annika Bengtzon, book 5)
Liza Marklund
"Pick up a Liza Marklund book, read it until dawn, wait until the store opens, buy another one."
Derailed (2003)
James Siegel
"DERAILED sure derailed me for a couple of nights. What a neat, twisty, well-written thriller! James Siegel has arrived in high style."

Match Made in Heaven (2003)
Bob Mitchell
"A golf game against God- This daring book is a miracle and quite possibly a classic."
Malicious Intent
Malicious Intent (2004)
(Dr Anya Crichton, book 1)
Kathryn Fox
"Kathryn Fox has created a forensic physician who readers of Patricia Cornwell will adore."
Assassin (2004)
(Alex Hawke, book 2)
Ted Bell
"Ted Bell can really, really write."
The Blue Bistro
The Blue Bistro (2005)
Elin Hilderbrand
"The Blue Bistro is a wonderful, wonderful love story, the kind that you read, then recommend to many many friends - and so, I recommend it to you. Highly."
Tilt-a-whirl (2005)
(John Ceepak, book 1)
Chris Grabenstein
"A fast-paced thrill ride with lots of twists and turns and good writing from start to finish."
Got the Look
Got the Look (2006)
(Jack Swyteck, book 5)
James Grippando
"If you haven't read James Grippando, start with Got the Look."
The Rabbit Factory
The Rabbit Factory (2006)
(Lomax and Biggs, book 1)
Marshall Karp
"Marshall Karp could well be the Carl Hiaasen of Los Angeles - only I think he's even funnier. The Rabbit Factory will touch your funny bone, and your heart."
Sign of the Cross
Sign of the Cross (2006)
(Payne and Jones, book 2)
Chris Kuzneski
"Chris Kuzneski's writing has the same raw power as the early Stephen King."
The Importance of Being Dangerous
The Importance of Being Dangerous (2007)
David Dante Troutt
"David Dante Troutt has written a fine, textured novel with three characters - Sidarra, Griff and Yakoob - who hold us spellbound from start to finish."
The Mark
The Mark (2007)
(Henry Parker, book 1)
Jason Pinter
"... a gripping page-turner you won't be able to stop reading."
Evil, Inc.
Evil, Inc. (2007)
Glenn Kaplan
"Does what the best thrillers do - it's half a step ahead of tomorrow's headlines."
Killer Weekend
Killer Weekend (2007)
(Walt Fleming, book 1)
Ridley Pearson
"Ridley Pearson has outdone himself with Killer Weekend."
Kill Time
Kill Time (2007)
T J MacGregor
"A real blast."
Sudden Death
Sudden Death (2007)
(Deadly Sports Mystery, book 1)
Michael Balkind
"You like golf, you like murder mysteries - then Sudden Death is your book!"
Rules of Deception
Rules of Deception (2008)
(Jonathan Ransom, book 1)
Christopher Reich
"Christopher Reich is one of my favorite suspense writers and he's outdone himself this time."
Lockdown (2009)
(Escape from Furnace, book 1)
Alexander Gordon Smith
"Fresh and ferocious."
Bad Things Happen
Bad Things Happen (2009)
(David Loogan, book 1)
Harry Dolan
"Bad Things Happen is a very smart, well-written roller coaster ride that is always threatening to hurl the reader out into roaring empty space. Go along for the thrill ride!"
Crush (2009)
(Karen Vail, book 2)
Alan Jacobson
"Karen Vail is as compelling a character as any created by Patricia Cornwell, or yours truly."
Heat Wave
Heat Wave (2009)
(Nikki Heat, book 1)
Richard Castle
"Heat Wave looks like another bestseller for the thrillmaster. It's hot."
The Morning Show Murders
The Morning Show Murders (2009)
(Billy Blessing, book 1)
Dick Lochte and Al Roker
"This is a funny, funny, very funny mystery that really gallops along and has several cool twists. Maybe Al Roker should quit his day job."

When Courage Came To Call (2010)
L M Fuge
"Bravery, survival, treachery. A thrilling ride."

Death Row (2010)
(DI Jack Delaney, book 3)
Mark Pearson
"A very good writer... Mark Pearson really brings to life the gritty underbelly of London."

The Man Who Never Returned (2010)
(Fintan Dunne, book 2)
Peter Quinn
"A dazzling story."

L.A. Mental (2011)
Neil McMahon
"L.A. Mental caught my interest immediately and held it until the last page. A very cool concept beautifully executed."

Rogue (2011)
(Robin Monarch, book 1)
Mark T Sullivan
"Rogue reminded me of the Bourne books and movies, only it's much much better."

The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe (2013)
Mary Simses
"If you liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, you will devour The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe."

Sketchy (2013)
(Bea Catcher Chronicles, book 1)
Olivia Samms
"A page-burner that artfully combines suspense and supernatural."

Masterminds (2015)
(Masterminds, book 1)
Gordon Korman
"A terrific page-turner, full of unexpected twists and revelations. Buckle up."

The Island of Dr. Libris (2015)
Chris Grabenstein
"A wonderful tale...A complete original."

Every Second (2015)
Rick Mofina
"Moves like a Tornado."

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