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 seven 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

News and Blog

We’ve hand-picked the following eight crime books on two criteria: not only are they among our all-time favourite crime novels, each book is the first in a series. From action-packed thrillers to forensic investigations, these books will keep you on the edge of your seat.

It’s been eleven years since James Patterson last visited Australia but he is heading down under again in May 2015. So don't miss your chance to meet the world's bestselling author, book your tickets to the Sydney Town Hall event and The Athenaeum Theatre event in Melbourne. 

Books by James Patterson