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James Patterson - What a Great Writer

Updated on January 19, 2015
Wonderful writer, amazing man.
Wonderful writer, amazing man. | Source

James Patterson

I don't think there is anyone on this planet that hasn't heard of James Patterson, young or old. With his large collection of books for adults and teens, I just know that everyone has read at least one book by this marvelous write. This is a man that has been an author for 33 years and in that time he has written 65 books. No one can keep you in suspense like James Patterson.

He has had 19 consecutive #1 New York Times bestselling novels. That is phenomenal. He also holds the New York Times record for the most Hardcover Fiction best selling title by a single author. How many is that, you might ask. Well, I'll tell you. 48. This number of best selling books has also earned him a Guinness World Record. Last but not least, this king among writers, has won the Edgar Award. The Edgar Award is the mystery world's highest honor. There aren't many author's around that can match James Patterson's record.

He has single handedly captured the admiration and imagination of thousands of readers. His books for the teens have encouraged many a young reader to join the ranks of his many avid fans.

A very small sample of his books.
A very small sample of his books. | Source

James Patterson books up to 2007


The Tommy Berryman Number - 1976 (hard), 1977 (paper)

Season of the Machete - 1977 (paperback only)

The Jericho Commandment - 1970 (hard), 1971 (paper) - later changed to See How They Run

Virgin - 1980 (hard), 1981 (paper) - later changed to Cradle & All

Black Market - 1986 (hard), 1987 (paper) - later changed to Black Friday

The Midnight Club - 1989 (hard and paper)

Along Came a Spider - 1992 (hard), 1993 (paper)

Kiss the Girls - 1995 (hard), 1996 (paper)

Hide & Seek - 1996 (hard), 1997 (paper)

Miracle on the 17th Green - 1996 (hard), 1997 (paper)

Jack & Jill - 1996 (hard), 1997 (paper)

See How They Run - 1996 (paperback only) - originally The Jericho Commandment

Cat & Mouse - 1997 (hard), 1998 (paper)

When the Wind Blows - 1998 (hard), 1999 (paper)

Pop Goes the Weasel - 1999 (hard), 2000 (paper)

Black Friday - 2000 (paperback only) - originally Black Market

Cradle & All - 2000 (paperback only) - originally Virgin

Roses are Red - 2000 (hard), 2001 (paper)

1st to Die - 2001 (hard), 2002 (paper)

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas - 2001 (hard), 2002 (paper)

Violets are Blue - 2001 (hard), 2002 (paper)

2nd Chance - 2002 (hard), 2003 (paper)

The Beach House - 2002 (hard), 2003 (paper)

Four Blind Mice - 2002 (hard), 2003 (paper)

The Jester - 2003 (hard), 2004 (paper)

The Lake House - 2003 (hard), 2004 (paper)

The Big Bad Wolf - 2004 (hard and paper)

3rd Degree - 2004 (hard), 2005 (paper)

Sam's Letters to Jennifer - 2004 (hard), 2005 (paper)

SantaKid - 2004 (hardcover only) - this is a book for young readers

London Bridges - 2004 (hard), 2005 (paper)

Honeymoon - 2005 (hard), 2006 (paper)

Maximum Ride:The Angel Experiment - 2005 (hard), 2006(paper) - for young readers

4th of July - 2005 (hard), 2006 (paper)

Lifeguard - 2005 (hard), 2006 (hard)

Mary, Mary - 2005 (hard), 2006 (paper)

The 5th Horseman - 2006 ( hard), 2007 (paper)

Beach Road - 2006 (hard), 2007 (paper)

Maximum Ride:School's Out-Forever - 2006 (hard), 2007 (paper) - for young readers

Judge & Jury - 2006 (hard), 2007 ( paper)

Cross - 2006 (hard), 2007(paper)

Step on a Crack - 2007 (hard), 2008 (paper)

The 6th Target - 2007 (hard), 2008 (paper)

Maximum Ride:Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports - 2007 (hard) 2008 (paper) - for young readers

The Quickie - 2007 (hard), 2008 (paper)

You've Been Warned - 2007 (hard), 2008 (paper)

Double Cross - 2007 (hard). 2008 (paper)

What an office.
What an office. | Source

James Patterson books from 2007 to 2009

7th Heaven - 2008 (hard), 2009 (paper)

Maximum Ride:The Final Warning - 2008 (hard), 2009 (paper) for young readers

Sunday's at Tiffany's - 2008 (hard), 2009 (paper)

Sail - 2008 (hard), 2009 (paper)

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X - 2008 (hard), 2009 (paper)

Against Medical Advice - 2008 (hard). 2009 (paper)

Cross Country - 2008 (hard), 2009 (paper)

Run for Your Life - 2009 (hard)

Maximum Ride:MAX - 2009 (hard)

The 8th Confession - 2009 (hard)

Swimsuit - 2009 (hard)

Daniel X-Watch the Skies - 2009 (hard)

Alex Cross's Trial - 2009 (hard)

The Murder of King Tut - 2009 (hard)

I, Alex Cross - 2009 (hard)

Witch & Wizard - 2009 (hard)

James Patterson

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      Sarah Carlsley 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Great hub! My husband loves his books, I had no idea he's written so many.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      pinkchic18, James Patterson is a terrific writer. It seems every time you turn around there's a new book by him out on the shelf.

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      Breanne Ginsburg 2 years ago

      I too, am a fan of James Patterson. The only thing that makes me suspicious is how many books he writes in so little time. It makes me wonder how much he really writes.

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