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

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.

Research quoted on James Patterson’s READKIDDOREAD website shows that kids who don’t read over the summer holidays end Year Six with a reading level as low as two years behind kids who do. Parents play a vital role in getting and keeping kids reading especially older primary school and intermediate kids who are at the greatest risk of stopping reading. Here are some tips we’ve combined from various experts.

Books by James Patterson