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 eight 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

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This year we’ve saved the best crime and thriller books till last, with the new Alex Cross thrillers due out in November, plus award-winning author Candice Fox is back with FALL, the final installment in the trilogy featuring Eden Archer. Read on to discover the best crime books still to come in 2015.

Bestselling US author and bookshop devotee, James Patterson, has announced the recipients of the $100,000 Bookshop Grant after a lengthy judging process.

Books by James Patterson