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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Crime and thriller books can be simply brilliant; some keep you up all night, others give you chills and make your heart accelerate. It was therefore no easy task to pick a list of our Favourite Crime and Thriller Books of All-time. How many of the following 11 titles have you read?

Take the James Patterson Masterclass with our overview of his most thrilling crime series' - Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennett and Private. 

Books by James Patterson

  • Private Oz, James Patterson 3 stars 6 comments
    Private Oz
    by James Patterson

    Published: 01/08/2013

    James Patterson's bestselling PRIVATE series sees the world's most exclusive detective agency open a new office - in Sydney!