James Patterson


JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. Since winning the Edgar™ Award for Best First Novel with The Thomas Berryman Number, his books have sold in excess of 300 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past eight years in a row. 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. 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.

Author Lives In: USA

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With the long weekend ahead of us, it’s a terrific time to start a new book. Here are five great crime books we think are perfect for settling into your favourite reading nook with and enjoying some SSR (sustained silent reading) time.

James Patterson is well known for his much loved series such as Alex Cross, The Women’s Murder Club, Middle School and Maximum Ride to name just a few but how many of his ‘standalone’ books have you read? We recommend the following five standalone books by James Patterson and his co-authors.

Books by James Patterson