James Patterson


JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade – the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Detective Michael Bennett novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.



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 specifically for young readers. James is a founding partner of Booktrust's Children's Reading Fund in the UK. In 2010, he was voted Author of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards in New York.

Author Lives In: USA

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Over the years there have been many duos that give our Crime & Thriller reading that extra ingredient that makes the book more exciting, enticing and entertaining. Check out our favourite crime duos . . . 

The most read book from the Crime & Thrillers app in 2014 was James Patterson’s Unlucky 13, but we are also thrilled to see several debut authors in the list such as Terry Hayes and Emma Kavanagh to name a few.  Have you read all the books in the list?

Books by James Patterson