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Introduction to James Patterson Books James Patterson’s Biography How to Read James Patterson Books in Order James Patterson’s Alex Cross Books in Order James Patterson’s Bookshots: Alex Cross Books in Order James Patterson’s Alex Cross Miscellaneous Books in Order James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club Books (with Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro) in Order James Patterson’s Bookshots: Women’s Murder Club Books in Order James Patterson’s Amy Cornwall Books (with Brendan DuBois) in Order James Patterson’s Black Book Books (with David Ellis) in Order James Patterson’s Chef Books in Order James Patterson’s Bookshots: Chef Books in Order James Patterson’s Confessions Books (with Maxine Paetro) in Order James Patterson’s Crazy House Books (with Gabrielle Charbonnet) in Order James Patterson’s Daniel X Books in Order James Patterson’s Daniel X Graphic Novels Books in Order James Patterson’s Detective Harriet Blue Books (with Candice Fox) in Order James Patterson’s BookShots: Detective Harriet Blue Books in Order James Patterson’s David Shelley Books in Order James Patterson’s Honeymoon Books (with Howard Roughan) in Order James Patterson’s Instinct Books (with Howard Roughan) in Order James Patterson’s Invisible Books (with David Ellis) in Order James Patterson’s Maximum Ride Books in Order James Patterson’s Maximum Ride Graphic Novels Books in Order James Patterson’s Michael Bennett Books (with James O. Born, Michael Ledwidge) in Order James Patterson’s Bookshots: Michael Bennett Books in Order James Patterson’s Discovery’s Murder is Forever Books in Order James Patterson’s NYPD Red Books (with Marshall Karp) in Order James Patterson’s Private Books in Order James Patterson’s Bookshots: Private Books (with Jassy Mackenzie, Rees Jones) in Order James Patterson’s Rory Yates Books (with Andrew Bourelle) in Order James Patterson’s Tom Moon Books (with James O. Born) in Order James Patterson’s Travis McKinley Books (with Peter de Jonge) in Order James Patterson’s When the Wind Blows Books in Order James Patterson’s Witch & Wizard Books in Order James Patterson’s Zoo Books (with Michael Ledwidge) in Order James Patterson’s Bookshots: Zoo Books (with Michael Ledwidge) in Order James Patterson’s Standalone Novels in Order James Patterson’s Short Stories/Novellas in Order James Patterson’s Bookshots: Detective Luc Moncrief Books (with Richard DiLallo) in Order James Patterson’s Bookshots: Diamond Trilogy Books (with Elizabeth Hayley) in Order James Patterson’s Bookshots: Jon Roscoe Thriller Books (with Robert Gold) in Order James Patterson’s Bookshots: Owen Taylor Books (with Brendan DuBois) in Order James Patterson’s BookShots: Flames Books in Order James Patterson’s Bookshots: Mitchum Books (with James O. Born) in Order James Patterson’s Bookshots: Standalone Novels in Order James Patterson’s Non-Fiction Books in Order James Patterson’s Children’s Books in Order James Patterson’s Candies Books (with Andy Elkerton) in Order James Patterson’s Dog Diaries Books (with Steven Butler) in Order James Patterson’s House of Robots Books (with Chris Grabenstein) in Order James Patterson’s I Funny Books (with Chris Grabenstein) in Order James Patterson’s Little Geniuses Books (with Susan Patterson) in Order James Patterson’s Jacky Ha-Ha Books (with Chris Grabenstein) in Order James Patterson’s Max Einstein Books (with Chris Grabenstein) in Order James Patterson’s Middle School Books in Order James Patterson’s Treasure Hunters Books (with Chris Grabenstein) in Order James Patterson’s Anthologies in Order FAQs Videos

James Patterson is a best-selling author who has written over 300 books and sold millions of copies around the world. But with so many of James Patterson’s books to read, it can be quite confusing what to read. But don’t worry, because this article provides you with a comprehensive guide on how to read all James Patterson books in order.

Introduction to James Patterson Books

James Patterson is one of the world’s best-selling authors alive. Some of his best works include the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, Women’s Murder Club, and Private series. He has also written numerous standalone thrillers, non-fiction, and romance novels.

In 2016, he topped Forbes’s list of the highest-paid authors for a third consecutive time, with an income of $95 million. Patterson is estimated to earn about $700 million every decade. In 2015, he received the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation for his efforts to promoting books and reading culture in the United States.

Apart from writing, Patterson is also involved in philanthropy, supporting universities, teachers’ training colleges, independent bookstores, college students, and libraries with millions of dollars in grants and scholarships to encourage Americans to develop a reading culture.

James Patterson’s Biography

James Patterson was born in 1947, in Newburgh, New York. His father, Charles Patterson, was an insurance broker, while his mother, Isabelle (Morris), was a teacher and homemaker. The family was of Irish descent and working-class. Patterson studied a B.A. in English at Manhattan College and an M.A. in English at Vanderbilt University.

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He started writing in 1976. However, he held an advertising position at J. Walter Thompson until 1996 when he retired. Since then, he has devoted most of his time to writing. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was published in 1976, and since then, he has published over 200 novels.

Patterson also has had over 114 New York Times bestselling novels and holds The New York Times record for most number-one New York Times best-sellers by a single author, with a total of 67, which is also a Guinness World Record. In 2008, he overtook Jacqueline Wilson in the race for the most borrowed author in Britain’s libraries.

Patterson is married to Susan (Sue), and together they have a son, Jack. Currently, he lives in lake Worth beach, Palm Beach, Florida with his family. In 2005, He started the James Patterson Pledge with Scholastic Book Clubs as a way of encouraging young Americans to read books.

How to Read James Patterson Books in Order

James Patterson’s Alex Cross Books in Order

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  • Along Came A Spider (1992)
  • Kiss the Girls (1995)
  • Jack & Jill (1996)
  • Cat & Mouse (1997)
  • Pop Goes the Weasel (1999)
  • Roses Are Red (2000)
  • Violets Are Blue (2001)
  • Four Blind Mice (2002)
  • The Big Bad Wolf (2003)
  • London Bridges (2004)
  • Mary, Mary (2005)
  • Cross / Alex Cross (2006)
  • Double Cross (2007)
  • Cross Country (2008)
  • I, Alex Cross (2009)
  • Cross Fire (2010)
  • Kill Alex Cross (2011)
  • Alex Cross, Run (2013)
  • Cross My Heart (2013)
  • Hope to Die (2014)
  • Cross Justice (2015)
  • Cross the Line (2016)
  • The People vs. Alex Cross (2017)
  • Target (2018)
  • Criss Cross (2019)
  • Deadly Cross (2020)

James Patterson’s Bookshots: Alex Cross Books in Order

  • Cross Kill (2016)
  • Detective Cross (2017)

James Patterson’s Alex Cross Miscellaneous Books in Order

  • Alex Cross’s Trial (2009)
  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (2011)
  • Ali Cross (2019)

James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club Books (with Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro) in Order

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  • 1st to Die (2000)
  • 2nd Chance (2002)
  • 3rd Degree (2004)
  • 4th of July (2005)
  • The 5th Horseman (2006)
  • The 6th Target (2007)
  • 7th Heaven (2008)
  • The 8th Confession (2009)
  • The 9th Judgment (2009)
  • 10th Anniversary (2011)
  • 11th Hour (2012)
  • 12th of Never (2013)
  • Unlucky 13 (2014)
  • 14th Deadly Sin (2015)
  • 15th Affair (2016)
  • 16th Seduction (2017)
  • The 17th Suspect (2018)
  • The 18th Abduction (2019)
  • The 19th Christmas (2019)
  • The 20th Victim (2020)
  • 21st Birthday (2021)

James Patterson’s Bookshots: Women’s Murder Club Books in Order

  • The Trial (2016)
  • The Medical Examiner (2017)

James Patterson’s Amy Cornwall Books (with Brendan DuBois) in Order

  • The Cornwalls Are Gone / The Cornwalls Vanish (2019)

James Patterson’s Black Book Books (with David Ellis) in Order

  • The Black Book (2017)
  • The Red Book (2021)

James Patterson’s Chef Books in Order

  • The Chef (With Max DiLallo) (2019)

James Patterson’s Bookshots: Chef Books in Order

  • Killer Chef (2016)

James Patterson’s Confessions Books (with Maxine Paetro) in Order

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

James Patterson’s Crazy House Books (with Gabrielle Charbonnet) in Order

  • Crazy House (2017)
  • The Fall of Crazy House (2018)

James Patterson’s Daniel X Books in Order

  • Watch the Skies (With Ned Rust) (2009)
  • Demons and Druids (With Adam Sadler) (2010)
  • Game Over (With Ned Rust) (2011)
  • Armageddon (With Chris Grabenstein) (2012)
  • Lights Out (With Chris Grabenstein) (2015)

James Patterson’s Daniel X Graphic Novels Books in Order

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

James Patterson’s Detective Harriet Blue Books (with Candice Fox) in Order

  • Never Never (2016)
  • Fifty Fifty (2017)
  • Liar Liar (2018)
  • Hush (2019)

James Patterson’s BookShots: Detective Harriet Blue Books in Order

  • Black & Blue (2016)

James Patterson’s David Shelley Books in Order

  • Revenge (With Andrew Holmes) (2018)

James Patterson’s Honeymoon Books (with Howard Roughan) in Order

  • Honeymoon (2005)
  • Second Honeymoon (2013)

James Patterson’s Instinct Books (with Howard Roughan) in Order

  • Murder Games / Instinct (2017)
  • Killer Instinct (2019)

James Patterson’s Invisible Books (with David Ellis) in Order

  • Invisible (2014)
  • Unsolved (2019)

James Patterson’s Maximum Ride Books in Order

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  • The Angel Experiment (2005)
  • School’s Out – Forever (2006)
  • Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (2007)
  • The Final Warning (2008)
  • Max (2009)
  • Fang (2010)
  • Angel (2011)
  • Nevermore (2012)
  • Maximum Ride Forever (2015)
  • Hawk (2020)

James Patterson’s Maximum Ride Graphic Novels Books in Order

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

James Patterson’s Michael Bennett Books (with James O. Born, Michael Ledwidge) in Order

  • Step on a Crack (With Michael Ledwidge) (2007)
  • Worst Case (With Michael Ledwidge) (2009)
  • Run for Your Life (With Michael Ledwidge) (2009)
  • Tick Tock (With Michael Ledwidge) (2010)
  • I, Michael Bennett (With Michael Ledwidge) (2012)
  • Gone (With Michael Ledwidge) (2013)
  • Burn (With Michael Ledwidge) (2014)
  • Alert (With Michael Ledwidge) (2015)
  • Bullseye (With Michael Ledwidge) (2016)
  • Haunted (With James O. Born) (2017)
  • Manhunt (With: James O. Born) (2017)
  • Ambush (With James O. Born) (2018)
  • Blindside (With James O. Born) (2020)
  • The Russian (With James O. Born) (2021)

James Patterson’s Bookshots: Michael Bennett Books in Order

  • Chase (2016)
  • Manhunt (With: James O. Born) (2017)

James Patterson’s Discovery’s Murder is Forever Books in Order

  • Murder, Interrupted (2018)
  • Home Sweet Murder (2018)
  • Murder Beyond the Grave (2018)
  • Murder Thy Neighbor (2020)
  • Murder of Innocence (2020)
  • Till Murder Do Us Part (2021)

James Patterson’s NYPD Red Books (with Marshall Karp) in Order

  • NYPD Red (2012)
  • NYPD Red 2 (2014)
  • NYPD Red 3 (2015)
  • NYPD Red 4 (2016)
  • Red Alert (2018)
  • NYPD Red 6 (2020)

James Patterson’s Private Books in Order

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  • Private (With Maxine Paetro) (2010)
  • Private London (With Mark Pearson) (2011)
  • Private Games (With Mark T. Sullivan) (2012)
  • Private:#1 Suspect (With: Maxine Paetro) (2012)
  • Private Berlin (With Mark T. Sullivan) (2013)
  • Private L.A. (With Mark T. Sullivan) (2014)
  • Private Down Under / Oz (With Michael White) (2014)
  • Private India (With Ashwin Sanghi) (2014)
  • Private Vegas (With Maxine Paetro) (2015)
  • Private Sydney / Missing (With Kathryn Fox) (2015)
  • Private Paris (Wit Mark T. Sullivan) (2016)
  • The Games (With Mark T. Sulliva) (2016)
  • Private Delhi / Count to Ten (With Ashwin Sanghi) (2017)
  • Princess (With Rees Jones) (2018)
  • Private Moscow (With Adam Hamdy) (2020)

James Patterson’s Bookshots: Private Books (with Jassy Mackenzie, Rees Jones) in Order

  • Private Royals (With Rees Jones) (2016)
  • Private: Gold (With Jassy Mackenzie) (2017)

James Patterson’s Rory Yates Books (with Andrew Bourelle) in Order

  • Texas Ranger (2018)
  • Texas Outlaw (2020)

James Patterson’s Tom Moon Books (with James O. Born) in Order

  • Lost (2020)

James Patterson’s Travis McKinley Books (with Peter de Jonge) in Order

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

James Patterson’s When the Wind Blows Books in Order

  • When the Wind Blows (1998)
  • The Lake House (2003)

James Patterson’s Witch & Wizard Books in Order

  • Witch & Wizard (With Gabrielle Charbonnet) (2009)
  • The Gift (With Ned Rust) (2010)
  • The Fire (With Jill Dembowski) (2011)
  • The Kiss (With Jill Dembowski) (2013)
  • The Lost (With Emily Raymond) (2014)James Patterson’s Witch & Wizard Graphic Novels Books in Order
  • Battle for Shadowland (2010)
  • Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 1 (With Gabrielle Charbonnet, Svetlana Chmakova) (2011)
  • Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 2 (With Ned Rust,Svetlana Chmakova) (2012)
  • Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 3 (With Jill Dembowski,Svetlana Chmakova) (2013)

James Patterson’s Zoo Books (with Michael Ledwidge) in Order

  • Zoo(2012)
  • Zoo: The Graphic Novel (2012)

James Patterson’s Bookshots: Zoo Books (with Michael Ledwidge) in Order

  • Zoo 2 (2016)

James Patterson’s Standalone Novels in Order

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  • The Thomas Berryman Number (1976)
  • Season of the Machete (1977)
  • See How They Run / The Jericho Commandment (1979)
  • Virgin (1980)
  • Black Market / Black Friday (1986)
  • The Midnight Club (1989)
  • Hide & Seek (1995)
  • Cradle and All (1999)
  • Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas (2001)
  • Sam’s Letters to Jennifer (2001)
  • The Beach House (With Peter de Jonge) (2002)
  • The Jester (With Andrew Gross) (2003)
  • Lifeguard (With Andrew Gross) (2005)
  • Beach Road (With: Peter de Jonge) (2006)
  • Judge & Jury (With Andrew Gross) (2006)
  • The Quickie (With Michael Ledwidge) (2007)
  • You’ve Been Warned (WithHoward Roughan) (2007)
  • Sundays at Tiffany’s (With Gabrielle Charbonnet) (2008)
  • Sail (WithHoward Roughan) (2008)
  • Swimsuit (With Maxine Paetro) (2009)
  • Don’t Blink (With Howard Roughan) (2010)
  • Toys (With Neil McMahon) (2011)
  • Now You See Her (With Michael Ledwidge) (2011)
  • Kill Me If You Can (With Marshall Karp) (2011)
  • The Christmas Wedding (With Richard DiLallo) (2011)
  • Guilty Wives (With David Ellis) (2012)
  • Mistress (With David Ellis) (2013)
  • First Love (With Emily Raymond) (2013)
  • Homeroom Diaries (With Lisa Papademetriou) (2014)
  • Public School Superhero (With Chris Tebbetts) (2015)
  • Truth or Die (With Howard Roughan) (2015)
  • The Murder House (With David Ellis) (2015)
  • Woman of God (With David Ellis) (2016)
  • Word of Mouse (With Chris Grabenstein) (2016)
  • Humans, Bow Down (With Emily Raymond) (2017)
  • Pottymouth and Stoopid (With Chris Grabenstein) (2017)
  • The Store (With Richard DiLallo) (2017)
  • Expelled / The Injustice (With Emily Raymond) (2017)
  • The President Is Missing (With Bill Clinton) (2018)
  • Juror #3 (With Nancy Allen) (2018)
  • The First Lady (With Brendan DuBois) (2018)
  • The Inn (With Candice Fox) (2019)
  • The Warning (With Robison Wells) (2019)
  • The Summer House (With Brendan DuBois) (2020)
  • Cajun Justice (With Tucker Axum) (2020)
  • 1st Case (With Chris Tebbetts) (2020)
  • The Midwife Murders (With Richard DiLallo) (2020)
  • The Coast-to-Coast Murders (With J D Barker) (2020)
  • Three Women Disappear (With Shan Serafin) (2020)
  • The President’s Daughter (With Bill Clinton) (2021)
  • The Shadow (With Brian Sitts) (2021)

James Patterson’s Short Stories/Novellas in Order

  • Bloody Valentine (2011)
  • Boys Will Be Boys (2011)

James Patterson’s Bookshots: Detective Luc Moncrief Books (with Richard DiLallo) in Order

  • French Kiss (2016)
  • The Christmas Mystery (2016)
  • French Twist (2017)

James Patterson’s Bookshots: Diamond Trilogy Books (with Elizabeth Hayley) in Order

  • Dazzling (2016)
  • Radiant (2016)
  • Exquisite (2017)

James Patterson’s Bookshots: Jon Roscoe Thriller Books (with Robert Gold) in Order

  • The Hostage (2016)
  • The Verdict (2016)
  • Kidnapped (2016)

James Patterson’s Bookshots: Owen Taylor Books (with Brendan DuBois) in Order

  • The End (2017)
  • After the End (2017)

James Patterson’s BookShots: Flames Books in Order

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  • Learning to Ride (With Erin Knightley) (2016)
  • Sacking the Quarterback (With Samantha Towle) (2016)
  • The Mating Season (With Laurie Horowitz) (2016)
  • The Return (By: Erin Knightley) (2016)
  • Bodyguard (With Jessica Linden) (2016)
  • Hot Winter Nights (With Codi Gary) (2016)
  • Seducing Shakespeare (By Tabitha Ross) (2017)
  • Bedding the Highlander (By: Sabrina York) (2017)
  • 50 Hidden Desires (With Jessica Lemmon) (2017)
  • Sabotage (By: Jessica Linden) (2017)
  • Sexy Summer Flings (With Codi Gary) (2017)
  • Love Me Tender (With Laurie Horowitz) (2017)
  • The Experiment (By:HelenKay Dimon) (2017)
  • The Weekend Wife (By Beth Ciotta) (2017)
  • Dawn’s Early Light (By: Jessica Scott) (2017)
  • Christmas Sanctuary (By: Lauren Hawkeye) (2017)
  • Shopping for Love (By Renee Carlino) (2018)
  • Once Upon a Kiss (By: Sara Jane Stone) (2018)

James Patterson’s Bookshots: Mitchum Books (with James O. Born) in Order

  • Hidden (2017)
  • Malicious (2017)
  • Malevolent (2020)

James Patterson’s Bookshots: Standalone Novels in Order

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  • Let’s Play Make-Believe / The Palm Beach Murders (2016)
  • Break Point (With Lee Stone) (2016)
  • Heist (With Rees Jones) (2016)
  • Airport Code Red (With Michael White) (2016)
  • Little Black Dress (With Emily Raymond) (2016)
  • The Pretender (With Andrew Bourelle) (2016)
  • Hunted (With Andrew Holmes) (2016)
  • 113 Minutes (With Max DiLallo) (2016)
  • Trump vs. Clinton (2016)
  • The Women’s War (With Hilary Liftin) (2016)
  • $10,000,000 Marriage Proposal (With: Shan Serafin) (2016)
  • Taking the Titanic (With Scott Slaven) (2016)
  • Come and Get Us (With Shan Serafin) (2016)
  • The House Husband (With Duane Swierczynski) (2017)
  • The Shut-In (With Duane Swierczynski) (2017)
  • Night Sniper (With Christopher Charles) (2017)
  • Stealing Gulfstreams (Wit Max DiLallo) (2017)
  • Diary of a Succubus (With: Derek Nikitas) (2017)
  • The Lawyer Lifeguard (With Doug Allyn) (2017)
  • Stingrays (With: Duane Swierczynski) (2017)
  • Nooners (With Tim Arnold) (2017)
  • Steeplechase (With Scott Slaven) (2017)
  • Deadly Cargo (ith Will Jordan) (2017)
  • The Dolls (With Kecia Bal) (2017)
  • Dead Man Running (With Christopher Farnsworth) (2017)
  • The Family Lawyer & The Good Sister (With Robert Rotstein, Rachel Howzell Hall) (2017)
  • Scott Free (With Rob Hart) (2017)
  • Absolute Zero (With Ed Chatterton) (2017)
  • You’ve Been Warned – Again (With Derek Nikitas) (2017)
  • The Exile (With Alison Joseph) (2017)
  • The Moores Are Missing & The Housewife (With Loren D. Estleman, Sam Hawken) (2017)
  • Avalanche (With David Inglish) (2017)
  • Kill and Tell (With Scott Slaven) (2017)
  • The 13-Minute Murder (With Shan Serafin) (2019)

James Patterson’s Non-Fiction Books in Order

  • The Day America Told the Truth (With Peter Kim) (1991)
  • Torn Apart / Against Medical Advice (With Hal Friedman) (2008)
  • The Murder of King Tut (With Martin Dugard) (2009)
  • Filthy Rich (With John Connolly, Tim Malloy) (2016)
  • All-American Murder (With Alex Abramovich, Mike Harvkey) (2018)
  • The House of Kennedy (With Cynthia Fagen) (2020)
  • The Last Days of John Lennon (2020)
  • Walk in My Combat Boots (With Chris Mooney) (2021)

James Patterson’s Children’s Books in Order

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  • SantaKid (2004)
  • Give Please a Chance (With Bill O’Reilly) (2016)
  • Penguins of America (With Jack Patterson) (2017)
  • Laugh Out Loud (With Chris Grabenstein) (2017)
  • Give Thank You for a Try (2017)
  • Not So Normal Norbert (With Joey Green (2018)
  • Unbelievably Boring Bartholomew (With Duane Swierczynski) (2018)
  • Katt vs. Dogg (With: Chris Grabenstein) (2019)
  • Sophia, Princess Among Beasts (With Emily Raymond) (2019)
  • Becoming Muhammad Ali (2020)
  • Scaredy Cat (With Chris Grabenstein) (2021)
  • Best Nerds Forever (With Chris Grabenstein) (2021)

James Patterson’s Candies Books (with Andy Elkerton) in Order

  • The Candies Save Christmas (2017)
  • The Candies’ Easter Party (2018)

James Patterson’s Dog Diaries Books (with Steven Butler) in Order

  • Dog Diaries (2018)
  • Happy Howlidays (2018)
  • Mission Impawsible (2019)
  • Curse of the Mystery Mitt (2019)
  • Ruffing It (2021)

James Patterson’s House of Robots Books (with Chris Grabenstein) in Order

  • House of Robots (2014)
  • Robots Go Wild! (2015)
  • Robot Revolution (2017)

James Patterson’s I Funny Books (with Chris Grabenstein) in Order

  • I Funny (2012)
  • I Even Funnier (2013)
  • I Totally Funniest (2015)
  • I Funny TV (2015)
  • School of Laughs (2017)
  • Laugh Out Loud (2017)
  • The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever (2018)

James Patterson’s Little Geniuses Books (with Susan Patterson) in Order

  • Big Words for Little Geniuses (2017)
  • Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses (2018)
  • Bigger Words for Little Geniuses (2019)

James Patterson’s Jacky Ha-Ha Books (with Chris Grabenstein) in Order

  • Jacky Ha-Ha (2016)
  • My Life is a Joke (2017)

James Patterson’s Max Einstein Books (with Chris Grabenstein) in Order

  • The Genius Experiment (2018)
  • Rebels with a Cause (2019)
  • Saves the Future (2020)

James Patterson’s Middle School Books in Order

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  • Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life (With Chris Tebbetts) (2011)
  • Get Me Out of Here! (With Chris Tebbetts) (2012)
  • My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar (With Lisa Papademetriou) (2013)
  • How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (With Chris Tebbetts) (2013)
  • Ultimate Showdown (With Julia Bergen) (2014)
  • How I Got Lost in London (2014)
  • Save Rafe! (With Chris Tebbetts) (2014)
  • Just My Rotten Luck (With Chris Tebbetts) (2015)
  • Going Bush (With Martin Chatterton) (2016)
  • Dog’s Best Friend (With Chris Tebbetts) (2016)
  • Hollywood 101 (With Martin Chatterton) (2016)
  • Escape to Australia / Million-Dollar Mess Down Under (With Martin Chatterton) (2017)
  • From Hero to Zero (With Chris Tebbetts) (2017)
  • Born to Rock (With Chris Tebbetts) (2019)
  • Master of Disaster (With Chris Tebbetts) (2020)
  • Field Trip Fiasco (With Martin Chatterton) (2021)

James Patterson’s Treasure Hunters Books (with Chris Grabenstein) in Order

  • Treasure Hunters (2013)
  • Danger Down the Nile (2014)
  • Secret of the Forbidden City (2015)
  • Peril at the Top of the World (2016)
  • Quest for the City of Gold (2017)
  • All-American Adventure (2019)
  • The Plunder Down Under (2020)

James Patterson’s Anthologies in Order

  • Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night (2006)
  • The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 (2015)
  • The Lifesaver (2017)
  • Two from the Heart (2017)
  • The Family Lawyer (2017)
  • The House Next Door (2019)

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What James Patterson book should I start with? ›

1. Along Came A Spider (Alex Cross, #1) If you're wondering whether you should read James Patterson, I'd suggest this book as a good start, although be warned because this series is quite long.

Should I read the Alex Cross series in order? ›

You really should read the Alex Cross books in order as the background of some of the characters is easier to follow that way. The same thing goes for his Womens Murder Club book series.

What is considered the best James Patterson book? ›

With over 400,000 ratings, "Along Came a Spider" is the most popular James Patterson novel amongst Goodreads members.

How many books are in The Black Book series by James Patterson? ›

An ingenious, inventive thriller about power, corruption, and the secrets that can destroy a city, The Black Book is James Patterson at his page-turning best. There are 3 books in this series.

Is The Black Book part of a series? ›

The Black Book series

How many James Patterson books are there? ›

James Patterson

Do you have to read Patterson books in order? ›

Even if most of the books can be read independently, it's recommended to read them in order, especially if you don't want to spoil the previous books if you didn't read them.

Does Alex Cross marry Christine? ›

Alex marries Bree in Cross Fire and is finally at peace with her. He has had three major love interests throughout the series, Maria Cross (his deceased wife), Christine Johnson (his ex-girlfriend, whom he'd been engaged to), and Bree (his current wife).

Is James Patterson still writing Alex Cross books? ›

This may be the final book on the list, but James Patterson is by no means finished with the Alex Cross series. A new book is scheduled for the end of the year, so feel free to race through Deadly Cross with as much zeal as it calls for — you won't be without Alex Cross for long.

Who is the best thriller author? ›

If you are ready to delve into a great crime thriller, here are some writers that should be on your list:
  1. Agatha Christie. ...
  2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. ...
  3. Louise Penny. ...
  4. Ann Cleeves. ...
  5. David Baldacci. ...
  6. Gillian Flynn. ...
  7. Stephen King. ...
  8. Harlan Coben.

What James Patterson books are movies? ›

James Patterson

Is The Postcard Killers part of a series? ›

The Postcard Killings is a 2020 American crime film directed by Danis Tanović, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Famke Janssen and Cush Jumbo, and based on the 2010 novel The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund.
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The Postcard Killings
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Box office$181,415
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Is Lost by James Patterson part of a series? ›

Well, Lost by James Patterson and James O. Born makes the reader ask themselves that throughout this riveting new series! Detective Tom Moon is with the Miami PD working on a new FBI special task force known as Operation Guardian. It focuses on international crime.

Is Alex Cross black? ›

Twenty years ago, James Patterson wrote his first thriller starring Alex Cross, a black psychologist and former FBI agent. The 20th novel in the series, Cross My Heart, is out this week. 81 million: Copies sold of series, starting with Along Came a Spider in 1993. 5: Cross novels that have hit No.

Who is the world's best-selling author? ›

James Patterson is the world's highest-paid author by a wide margin, and has been the world's best-selling author since 2001. He has sold more than 350 million books worldwide, and is most famous for the "Alex Cross" crime novel series.

Is James Patterson the best-selling author? ›

He has published two hundred and sixty Times best-sellers, and Publishers Weekly has determined that he is the best-selling author of the past seventeen years. And yet no Patterson title made the magazine's list of the hundred and fifty best-selling books since 2004. The number of titles is the key.

Which is first the Red Book or The Black Book? ›

The Red Book

Detective Billy Harney's reputation as a dirty cop may be the only thing keeping Chicago clean in James Patterson's most critically-acclaimed thriller since The Black Book.

What is James Patterson's newest release? ›

  • Shattered. Published: 07 / 18 / 2022. ...
  • The Elephant Girl. Published: 07 / 25 / 2022. ...
  • Diana, William, and Harry. Published: 08 / 15 / 2022. ...
  • The Ninth Month. Published: 08 / 23 / 2022. ...
  • Blowback. Published: 09 / 12 / 2022. ...
  • The Twelve Long, Hard, Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas. ...
  • Middle School: Winter Blunderland.

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