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

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James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author, which when you really think about it, that's a huge accomplishment!  His first book THE THOMAS BERRYMAN NUMBER was first published in 1976 and since then he's gone on to write and co-write many adults and children's books. Below are just some of the highlights of his amazing career.

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.

Books by James Patterson