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

This year has already started off with a bang with the release of James Patterson’s PRIVATE VEGAS and Tess Gerritsen’s new Rizzoli and Isles thriller DIE AGAIN, but the rest of 2015 has many more fantastic books in store. The following six books are some favourites we couldn’t wait to share with you.

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?

Books by James Patterson