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

News and Blog

Dec 11

The Most Read Crime Books of 2014

by Random House NZ on 11 December 2014

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?

Nov 12

Who is Alex Cross?

by Random House NZ on 12 November 2014

With the thrilling new chapter, Hope To Die, in bookstores now, we investigate just who James Patterson's famous Detective Alex Cross really is.

Books by James Patterson