Similar authors to follow
Manage your follows
About James Patterson
JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.
James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
Customers Also Bought Items By
Books By James Patterson
James Patterson and Bill Clinton - the 'dream team' (Lee Child) - return with a thriller even more compelling than global number one bestseller The President is Missing.
Every detail is accurate
because one of the authors is President Bill Clinton.
The drama and action never stop
because the other author is James Patterson.
ALL PRESIDENTS HAVE NIGHTMARES. THIS ONE IS ABOUT TO COME TRUE.
Matthew Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL and a former US President, has always defended his family as fiercely as he has his country.
Now these defences are under attack. And it's personal.
Keating's teenage daughter, Melanie, has been abducted, turning every parent's deepest fear into a matter of national security.
As the world watches, Keating embarks on a one-man special-ops mission that tests his strengths: as a leader, a warrior, and a father.
Because Keating knows that in order to save Melanie's life he will have to put his own on the line . . .
'Propulsive, exhilarating, and unnervingly believable. You won't just read The President's Daughter, you'll devour it' Karin Slaughter
'A rollicking ride combining Clinton's insider knowledge of the top echelons of US power with Patterson's snappy pacing and forensic prose' Independent
'Even better than their first . . . A rattling roller coaster of a thriller' Daily Mail
'The loneliness of running a superpower and what it's like to send people to die in war feel unimpeachably authentic' Guardian
'Deftly interweaves action scenes and family dynamics' Sunday Times
'Highly entertaining' New York Times
'I loved this book . . . An absolute page-turner' Ross King
'A really propulsive and exciting story . . . a surefire winner' Irish Independent
'Full of glorious details into the inner workings of the White House, this is action all the way in a fast and furious tale' Sun
'Superb thriller, expertly told. Read it in two days. More please' Piers Morgan
'Legendary author James Patterson has teamed up with ex-US President Bill Clinton to write this chilling crime novel' Sunday Express
'Clinton and Patterson's novel puts their respective expertise to good use' Time
When a little girl is shot on the steps of a San Francisco church, Detective Lindsay Boxer reconvenes the Women's Murder Club.
Working with reporter Cindy Thomas, assistant DA Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay tracks a mystifying killer who quickly turns his pursuers into victims. The unorthodox allegiances of the Women's Murder Club lead them to suspect the unexpected - the killer may be an ex-cop. But nothing prepares them for the demented logic behind his choice of victims.
Just when Alex Cross's life is calming down, he's drawn back into the game to confront the Audience Killer - a terrifying genius who stages his killings as public spectacles in Washington, DC and broadcasts them live on the net.
In Colorado, another criminal mastermind is planning a triumphant return. From his maximum-security prison cell, Kyle Craig has spent years plotting his escape and revenge. Craig prefers to work alone, but if joining forces with DC's Audience Killer helps him to get the man who put him away - Alex Cross - then so be it ...
The #1 bestselling 12th novel in the Women’s Murder Club series
A LETHAL PREDICTION
Detective Lindsay Boxer is stunned when an eccentric professor walks into her homicide department to report a murder. The catch is that the murder hasn’t happened yet – but when it does, the professor’s prophecy is correct in every detail.
A KILLER’S RESURRECTION
Meanwhile, a serial killer wakes from a two-year coma. He says he’s ready to reveal where the bodies are buried – but Lindsay suspects he has a much more sinister scheme in mind.
A DETECTIVE’S NIGHTMARE
As Lindsay and the Women's Murder Club investigate, she's soon pushed to breaking point – and she finds herself faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss imaginable.
CAN SHE SAVE HER FUTURE?
'A really entertaining thriller [that] like Michael Crichton . . . keeps ratcheting up the suspense' Booklist
Two sisters have always stood together. Now, they're the only ones left.
In the shadow of Mount Hood in the US Pacific Northwest, sixteen-year-old Tennant is checking rabbit traps with her eight-year-old sister Sophie.
The girls are suddenly overcome by a strange vibration rising out of the forest, building in intensity until it sounds like a deafening crescendo of screams.
From out of nowhere, their father sweeps them up and drops them through a trapdoor into a storm cellar. But the noise only gets worse . . .
'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades' Lee Child
'The master storyteller of our times' Hillary Rodham Clinton
'It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer . . . Simply put: nobody does it better' Jeffrey Deaver
'Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind' Michael Connelly
'One of the greatest storytellers of all time' Patricia Cornwell
'A writer with an unusual skill at thriller plotting' Mark Lawson, Guardian
'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' Ian Rankin
The mayor of New York has a daughter who's missing. Detective Michael Bennett has a son who's in prison. Can one father help the other?
Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in Bennett an exceptional investigator who might be willing to take on a case that needs to be kept under the radar. The two men strike the deal.
Sources lead Bennett to a homicide in the Bronx. The victim has ties to a sophisticated hacking operation - and also to the mayor's missing daughter. But this murder is part of a serial killing spree, one with national security implications. And suddenly Bennett is at the centre of a dangerous triangle anchored by NYPD, FBI and an international crime organization.
Michael Bennett has always been an honourable man, but sometimes honour has to take a back seat. Survival comes first.
Somebody is intent on murdering Hollywood's A-list. A well-known actress has been shot outside her Beverly Hills home. Shortly afterwards, the Los Angeles Times receives an email describing the murder in vivid detail. It is signed Mary Smith. More killings and emails follow - the victims are all major Hollywood players. Is it the work of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something far more terrifying?
As the case grows to blockbuster proportions, Washington, DC, FBI agent Alex Cross and the LAPD scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send another chilling update.
In the latest book in the globally bestselling Women's Murder Club series, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer vows to protect a twenty-year-old victim long enough for her to see her twenty-first birthday.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
Will she live to see her twenty-first birthday?
When a distraught mother pleads with reporter Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Tara, and her baby granddaughter, Cindy goes straight to SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer.
The prime suspect is Tara's husband, but he tells a conflicting story that paints Tara as a wayward wife, not a missing person.
Is this a tragic case of domestic violence? Or is the truth linked to a more complex network of killings?
As the case grows into something far bigger than any of them could have imagined, the Women's Murder Club will need to work together to unpick the truth from a web of lies.
PRAISE FOR THE WOMEN'S MURDER CLUB THRILLERS
'Smart characters, shocking twists . . . you count down to the very last page to discover what will happen next.' Lisa Gardner
'Packed with action . . . a compelling read with great set pieces and, most of all, that charismatic cast of characters.' Sun
'I couldn't turn the pages quick enough. Great plot, fantastic storytelling and characters that spring off the page - all the right ingredients for a thriller!' Heidi Perks
'Fast-moving, intricately plotted . . . Boxer steals the show as the tough cop with a good heart.' Mirror
'Terrific, high octane, really pacy . . . every scene is a film, every character real and every plot point leaves us breathless.' Jo Spain
Alex Cross's first case since joining the FBI has his new colleagues perplexed. Across the country, men and women are kidnapped in broad daylight and then disappear completely. These people are not being taken for ransom, Alex realizes. They are being bought and sold. And it seems The Wolf is the master criminal behind this terrible trade and who is bringing a new reign of terror to organized crime.
Even as he admires the FBI's vast resources, Alex is impatient with the Bureau's clumsiness and caution when it is time to move. A lone wolf himself, he has to go out alone to track his new prey and try to rescue some of the victims while they are still alive. As the case boils over, Alex is in hot water at home, too. His ex-fiancée, Christine Johnson, comes back into his life - and not for the reasons Alex might have hoped.
One woman is about to become the victim of her own success.
On the surface Emily Atkinson has it all. A successful job, a luxury apartment in New York City and a glamorous life. But then she lands in the hospital with a double diagnosis.
She parties too much... and she's pregnant.
Her nurse and new friend, Betsey, helps Emily recuperate and rediscover morning runs in the park and quiet nights at home.
But as a series of women go missing, Emily's pregnancy becomes decidedly high-risk...
Will she live to see it through?
The twenty-first novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series
'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
Detective Alex Cross is being hunted down and his world is crashing around him.
Alex Cross has devoted his life to protecting others, his only refuge from the horrors of his job is his family - and his enemies know it.
He's never faced a foe like this before. One by one, everyone he loves is being taken from him.
If Alex doesn't act fast, he'll have no one left...
The first part of a thrilling duology by bestselling author James Patterson, followed by HOPE TO DIE