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.

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The Writers` Academy`s next 10-week long Creative Writing for Beginners course starts on 22nd September with course leader, Selina Walker, one of Random House`s most experienced editors. We’ve had the pleasure of asking Selina about her experience as an editor and what top tips for writers she would have.

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 . . . 

Books by James Patterson