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The James Patterson Book List for Fans

Updated on August 1, 2013

Book List for James Patterson Fans

I admit it -- I am a HUGE James Patterson fan! After I read the first book, I knew I needed a James Patterson book list so I could read each and every book he has ever written.

I even started a spreadsheet to keep track of which I have read and which I have yet to read! A little OCD? Yes, but it helps since he has written almost 100 books at the date of this article publishing. That's a lot to keep track of!

This book list is broken down by series. It helps with organization since he has 9 series (at the moment.) If you love his books like I do, you'll love seeing all the books he has written on one page in order of Publication Date.

Let's get to it!

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The Thomas Berryman Number - 1977 - 1st Book By James Patterson

The Thomas Berryman Number
The Thomas Berryman Number

First published January 1,1977, this book marked the beginning of James Patterson's life as an author. There have been mixed reviews about this particular book but it did win an Edgar Award in 1977 for "Best First Novel".

3 murders mark the beginning of the story and a manhunt takes the reader to the climax of the thriller. Sounds interesting, for sure!

I haven't read this one yet, but I look forward to reading it for myself.


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James Patterson Books List - Alex Cross
James Patterson Books List - Alex Cross

Alex Cross Series

James Patterson Book List

Alex Cross made his debut in "Along Came a Spider" on January 1, 1993. He became of favorite right away.

He has a PhD in Psychology and is working for the DC police department. He is known for getting inside the minds of psychotic criminals. A lot of his contemporaries call him the "dragon-slayer" because he can ultimately stop the killer(s).

The series is 20 years old this year and Alex Cross has a very loyal following. Here are the books in order of publication:

January 1, 1993 - Along Came a Spider

January 11, 1995 - Kiss the Girls

September 1, 1996 - Jack & Jill

November 1, 1997 - Cat & Mouse

October 1, 1999 - Pop Goes the Weasel

November 20, 2000 - Roses are Red

November 1, 2001 - Violets are Blue

November 18, 2002 - Four Blind Mice

November 17, 2003 - The Big Bad Wolf

November 8th, 2004 - London Bridges

November 14, 2005 - Mary, Mary

November 13, 2006 - Cross (also republished as "Alex Cross")

November 13, 2007 - Double Cross

November 17, 2008 - Cross Country

August 24, 2009 - Alex Cross's Trial

November 16, 2009 - I, Alex Cross

November 15, 2010 - Cross Fire

November 14, 2011 - Kill Alex Cross

November 12, 2012 - Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

February 18, 2013 - Alex Cross, Run

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First 3 Novels in the Alex Cross Series

Book List

If you missed one of his early stories, here are the first 3 so you can get caught up!

I have read every single book in this series and highly recommend them. The characters are complete and feel real to me as the reader. I can just picture Nana Mama in the kitchen frying bacon and Jannie, Ali and Damon sitting at the table as Alex walks in in the morning.

Mr. Patterson's ability to tell a story in such a way that you feel like you are in the middle of it is a gift! Thanks for sharing your gift, Mr. Patterson!

Along Came a SpiderCHECK PRICE

Kiss the GirlsCHECK PRICE


Did You Know...

Before he quit to write full time, James Patterson was an advertising executive and came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid".

Women's Murder Club Series

Books in Order

We first met Lindsay Boxer in 2001. She's a San Francisco Police Inspector. In addition to Lindsay, The Women's Murder Club has a reporter, medical examiner and assistant DA as its' members. I won't get into details because the cast changes through the series but it is well worth your time!

You're in for a bumpy ride with this crew. The books are full of drama, mystery, intrigue and a touch of humor too! (Claire is my favorite! She tells it like it is!) Because it is a numbered series, it's easy to read it in order.

March 5, 2001 - 1st to Die

April 1, 2002 - 2nd Chance

March 1, 2004 - 3rd Degree

May 2, 2005 - 4th of July

February 13, 2006 - The 5th Horseman

May 1, 2007 - The 6th Target

February 1, 2008 - 7th heaven

April 27, 2009 - 8th Confession

April 26, 2010 - The 9th Judgment

May 2, 2011 - 10th Anniversary

May 7, 2012 - 11th Hour

April 29, 2013 - 12th of Never

We really get to know Lindsay and her best friends as the series moves along. The group under goes some changes (not gonna give-away why) but at the heart of it, they want to protect and serve the citizens of San Francisco and do a wonderful job.

This series is a big hit for me because there are so few, good mysteries with a woman as the protagonist. I really love the Women's Murder Club!


8th ConfessionCHECK PRICE

9th JudgmentCHECK PRICE

10th AnniversaryCHECK PRICE


12th of NeverCHECK PRICE

"12th of Never" - The Newest Edition to the Women's Murder Club

I Just Read...

The 12th of Never! I highly recommend it! You just can't miss with the Lindsay Boxer and her cohorts series.

Rumor has it, the working title for the next book is "Unlucky 13". Sounds ominous!

Michael Bennett Series

James Patterson Books in Order

Michael Bennett is still a young series for Mr. Patterson. With only 5 books in the series thus far, I am still a huge fan of the books. Michael is a very likable character and one with lots of heart as is plain to see from all the kids he and his late wife adopted.

His grandfather is a fun character as well. A priest in the Catholic religion and an old Irishman with lots of wisdom and advice to pass along to Michael and all the kids. It is a great premise for a story and one I hope we can enjoy for years to come!

February 12, 2007 - Step on a Crack

February 2, 2009 - Run for Your Life

February 1, 2010 - Worst Case

January 24, 2011 - Tick Tock

July 9, 2012 - I, Michael Bennett

Did You Know...

As of Early 2012, James Patterson has sold more than 220 Million books worldwide.

Private Series

Another New Series

I am completely caught up with the Private series. The first book was so good I couldn't wait for the next installment.

I was a bit apprehensive of the international story lines where Jack Morgan was a secondary character like Private Games, Private London and Private Berlin. I shouldn't have been. In each book, I have loved the main characters and the complicated but oh so interesting story lines.

This is a great young series for Mr. Patterson! I can't wait for the next installment...

June 28, 2010 - Private

January 2, 2012 - Private #1 Suspect

February 13, 2012 - Private Games

December 4, 2012 - Private London

January 21, 2013 - Private Berlin

"When the Wind Blows" - First book in 2 Book Series

When the Wind Blows
When the Wind Blows

November 1, 1998 -- An Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy, this two book series (2nd book below) was the inspiration for the future released Maximum Ride series. I really enjoyed these books but have not yet read the Maximum Ride series.

It's a bit different for me but I really did enjoy this book!


"The Lake House" - Second Book in 2 Book Series

The Lake House
The Lake House

The second installment was published June 1, 2003. It continues the saga of these man-created species of kids.


My James Patterson Book Collection - Thus far...

James Patterson Book List - Collection
James Patterson Book List - Collection

I actually have about 3 or 4 out on loan to friends and family so my total count is somewhere around 40 to date. I still have a ways to go!

Update I have now read ALL of James Patterson's books. I couldn't get them all in stores so I used my local library to find copies of earlier works or any that were out of print.

My collection now is about 80 books.

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Maximum Ride

YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series

The idea for this YA Science Fiction/Fantasy series actually started with Patterson's two series books listed above - When the Wind Blows and The Lake House. He retooled the plot so that it would become a series for young adults. There are a couple of similarities to the original books but the Maximum Ride series is considered its own.

April 11, 2005 - The Angel Experiment

May 23, 2006 - School's Out Forever

May 29, 2007 - Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

March 18, 2008 - The Final Warning

March 16, 2009 - Max

March 15, 2010 - Fang

February 14, 2011 - Angel

August 8, 2012 - Nevermore

I'm not really into Sci-Fi but I will say that I read the first book in the series and liked it pretty well. It's probably not a series I will finish reading since I prefer the Mystery, Mystery Thriller and Thriller genres more but lots of people love it!

It actually kinda reminds me of the Men in Black film series starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. Kinda kooky but fun to ride along!

July 21, 2008 - The Dangerous Days of Daniel X

July 27, 2009 - Daniel X: Watch the Skies

July 1, 2010 - Daniel X: Demons and Druids

September 19, 2011 - Daniel X: Game Over

October 15, 2012 - Daniel X: Armageddon

James Patterson Books Made into Movies - Trailers and Scenes from the Movies

Witch & Wizard Series

Popular Series for JP

I can't really give you any insight for this series as I have not read it... yet. I think I will (after all, I was raised in the "Bewitched era") but have not read more than a sneak preview of the very first book.

I do have some friends that absolutely love the series though, so I will probably read it in the future.

December 14, 2009 - Witch & Wizard

December 13, 2010 - Witch & Wizard - The Gift

December 5, 2011 - Witch & Wizard - The Fire

February 4, 2013 - Witch & Wizard - The Kiss

A new series by James Patterson chronicling a young man's rise through middle school. A hilarious and heartwarming series for kids and adults alike.

It has received rave reviews from those that have read it. I haven't had the chance yet but may add it to my reading list to insert some humor between all the series mysteries and thrillers I read.

May 26, 2011 - Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life

May 7, 2012 - Middle School: Get Me out of Here!

December 10, 2012 - I Funny: A Middle School Story

March 18, 2013 - Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar

June 24, 2013 - Middle School: How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill

James Patterson Book List - Collection 2
James Patterson Book List - Collection 2

Non-Series Fiction Books

A Pretty Long List

There are 28 stand alone novels for James Patterson (including his first: The Thomas Berryman Number.) I have been able to read 22 so far. I have loved them all! Which is your favorite?

So far, mine favorites are Lifeguard and Now You See Her. I am anxiously awaiting his new one coming out this summer called "Second Honeymoon".

October, 1977 - Season of the Machete

December 1, 1988 - The Midnight Club

November 1, 1996 - Miracle on the 17th Green

December 1, 1996 - Hide & Seek

May 1, 1997 - See How They Run (Originally published as The Jericho Commandment, 1979)

April 1, 2000 - Black Friday (originally published Black Market, 1987)

May 1, 2000 - Cradle and All (Originally published as Virgin, 1980)

June 10, 2002 - Beach House

March 3, 2003 - The Jester

February 14, 2005 - Honeymoon

July 31, 2005 - Lifeguard

May 1, 2006 - Beach Road

July 10, 2006 - Judge & Jury

July 2, 2007 - The Quickie

September 1, 2007 - You've Been Warned

June 9, 2008 - Sail

June 29, 2009 - Swimsuit

August 16, 2010 - The Postcard Killers

September 27, 2010 - Don't Blink

March 14, 2011 - Toys

June 27, 2011 - Now You See Her

August 29, 2011 - Kill Me if You Can

March 26, 2012 - Guilty Wives

September 3, 2012 - Zoo

September 24, 2012 - Confessions of a Murder Suspect

October 8, 2012 - NYPD Red

June 24, 2013 - Second Honeymoon

August 5, 2013 - Mistress

Image Credit: DecoratingforEvents - Mandee

James Patterson has written 4 stand alone Romance novels. I have read 2 of the 4.

My favorite, thus far was "Sundays at Tiffany's". I have already read it more than once and know I will read it again in the future! It's a feel good story with some twists and turns. You need a bit of faith in the author to fully immerse yourself in this story.

July 1, 2001 - Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

June 28, 2004 - Sam's Letters to Jennifer

April 29, 2008 - Sundays at Tiffany's

October 1, 2011 - The Christmas Wedding

Sunday's at Tiffany's is Fantastic! - I'll read it again and again. Will You?

Sundays at Tiffany's
Sundays at Tiffany's

This is my absolute favorite JP book that is not a mystery. I read it through in one day! It's quirky, magical and almost believable.

If you don't read any other non-mystery JP book, read this one. You won't be disappointed!


Sunday's at Tiffany's Movie - Watch the Trailer for this Lifetime Original Movie

In 2010, the book "Sunday's at Tiffany's" was made into a Lifetime Original Movie. It's premier was in December of that year. The movie starred Alyssa Milano and Stockard Channing. Whether you have read the book or not, the movie is really good!

Here's a peek at it:

Odds and Ends Books

On The J.P. Book List

James Patterson has also written 2 non-fiction books and one picture book.

November 1, 2004 - SantaKid

September 28, 2009 - The Murder of King Tut

October 1, 2008 - Against Medical Advice

April 1, 2010 - Med Head (Young readers version of Against Medical Advice)

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I love the way you laid this out. I copied a list of the ones I want to read to take to the library. I will probably also get any that turn up as free ebooks if they ever do.

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      heyimneise 4 years ago

      Only started reading him this week. Can't believe I haven't read him sooner.

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      MissRubyStars 4 years ago

      I have never read a single book by Mr. Patterson but I'm inspired to now! Thanks for showcasing this series. They all look fascinating.

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      Legenden 4 years ago

      Lovely lens! :D

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you, thank you, thank you. I'm just starting according to your list... but I can't keep up with the ones I've read already so this is a TOTAL lifesaver! I'm halfway through the Women's Murder Club and I've thrown in a few of the "stand alones" in between... I'M SO HOOKED!

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      LauraCarExpert 4 years ago

      I love his Kiss the Girls!

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      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      Great list, but In did rather lose interest in his novels when they turned into a factory operation with multiple writers.

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      jpmny999 4 years ago

      Thanks! This is very helpful.

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      Eileen 4 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Excellent lens and great suggestions !

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      SquidJenn 4 years ago

      Great lens! I have always wanted to start the Alex Cross series, but haven't gotten to it yet.

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      grannysage 4 years ago

      My mind is boggled at how prolific this writer is. I haven't read any of these but will definitely dip my toes into some of the series. You are truly a dedicated fan.

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      clouda9 lm 4 years ago

      I have not read James Patterson...yet, your write-up sure peeks my interest. You must have been thrilled that this article was mentioned by James Patterson on his FB page.

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      MEDerby 4 years ago

      I Love James Patterson. Even my kids, who aren't great readers, enjoy Patterson. I think it's partly because of his unique writing style with short chapters.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      the best one in the world , i love his style of written .it's magic

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      Gloria Freeman 4 years ago from Alabama USA

      I love James Patterson books, I just finish reading Alex Cross Run. Great lens congrats on everything.

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      KimDaphne LM 4 years ago

      Thank you for the great reviews! I am actually wanting to grab one of his books right now as I am reading your lens. thank you for this.

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      KentuckyGal LM 4 years ago

      Excellent lens. Congratulations on the well-deserved accolades! I know now where to go for my JP info!

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      We could all learn a few thousand lessons from this incredibly productive and successful author. I like his giving side, too. The Alex Cross series will always be my favorite. Learned quite a few new things here that will entice me to try a new series or two. Congrats on your features and awards!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am a huge fan of James Patterson's books. Been reading his books for 7 years now and I am still hooked. It is a toss between the Alex Cross and The Women Murders Club for me although I have read some of the stand alone and they were good. Started reading The Maximumm series and I really like it. Have recruited 3 co-workers to read his books and now they are avid followers..Thanks for this list. It's very useful. Made me realize that I only have read less than half of his books. I better get going.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i have read and enjoyed almost all of patterson's books but my favorite are when the wind blows and the lake house. these are simalare to the maximum ride books but with a better plot.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for this! I do love me some James Patterson and this list, especially the Google Doc Spreadsheet makes my OCD heart happy! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Oh, that's a nice purple star too!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just did the dance of joy and smiled all the way from James Patterson's FB page....congratulations on being honored in such a wonderful way...I can hear you smiling!

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      happynutritionist 4 years ago

      I have a lot of catching up to do! You have inspired me to want to read more James Patterson books, and it helps to know each book in a series in order. Thanks, Mandee!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am reading the 12th of Never Have read al, of the series and totally love them all!!! Are there more with these great women?

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      orcamom lm 4 years ago

      Only started reading James Patterson recently, and hadn't realized he had written so many books. That's good, it will take me some time to do!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      David here...I wanted to vote, but I like the Women's Murder Club, the Cross's novels, the Bennett novels, and the Stand alone thriller novels. So I vote for ALL of them.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm a bit like you, I also have a spreadsheet on everyone of his book. So I know where I am up to. Love all his books!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have my own list, and 63 of the hardcovers in my collection. My grandkids have about 6 or 7 of the Middle School or Max books. I am a serious collector!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great list !!! Thank you for sharing. I love JP and also Tami Hoag. Do u by any chance have a reading list for her? Thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I hope you never stop writing -- love the Alex Cross and murder club series. Have really been enjoying the new private series. Would like to see you write a few more like Maximum series too. Love them all really

      Thank you for all your books Mr. Patterson.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I don't just read Patterson's books I devour them. The writing is wonderful, the characters are believable and easy to relate to. I don't understand why more movies based on his books haven't produced.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I own every one of James Patterson's books and buy the new ones as soon as they come. I love all his series. He is my favorite author!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      There is one book I did not like in the Alex Cross series. That was the one when Alex was in Africa that book made no sense at all. Otherwise I have read them all and plan on rereading them this summer

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have read just about all of James Patterson's book. I love them. Keep them coming!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Breathe....just breathe. P.s. thanks for the list, I will be sure to see what I have and don't have. I know you said Sunday's at Tiffany's was your favorite but try reading Letters to Nicholas...Have tissues ready.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am a huge James Patterson fan and have currently read 66 of his books with 11 more on the book shelves, before anybody says why haven't you read the others they are part of a total of 1585 books on my shelves to be read.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've read 66 and own 74.. still missing some but they are mostly the kids books ..

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      DecoratingEvents 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I LOVED Sunday's at Tiffany's!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the list. Now I know which ones to look for. I love Patterson's books and even started buying the children's books for my granddaughters. Of course, other than "Sunday's at Tiffanys", Alex Cross is my very favorite character.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      There is a short story one by him not on the list, Bloody Valentine. I found it on the UK Itunes site. Really good! I have noticed that the order of books are released differently in the UK vs the USA. I am from the States but now live in London. We get some books months ahead the US and vice versa. I wonder if there are some books strictly released in other countries as I had never seen the Bloody Valentine book in the US.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this list I've done a lot of moving past couple of years the last move I was saddened that i had to get rid of a lot of my belongings such as my collection I had started of James patterson he catches me from the get go. I'm unable to put the book down till it complete, I'm unempolyeed so I have lot's of time but with this list I'm able to start my collection back again. With the economy begin the wat it is I replace my Books through thrift stores's and book exchange, But by God's will before I die I will have my collection complete. I have a granddaughter who shares my love for reading I would like to leave her

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the list, I, too love James Patterson's novels. If you like mysteries you might want to give Harlan Coben, Cody McFadyen and Chelesea Cain a read. All of them write excellent novels!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thanks for doing this. have bookmarked the page so i can refer to it often.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Well done for the recognition - a mention of this lens on James Patterson's FB page. I'm well pleased for you.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I can see I still have A LOT of books to read to cath up. James Patterson is the only writer who's books I read. Enjoy it a lot

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have read all of the books I am always looking to find ones I have not read yet I love them can't put them down when I start reading

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am proud to say I have read them ALL, I find his writing has changed over the years-almost seemed like someone else was writing them.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You missed out the joint authors. Torn apart was one of my favourites!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I just thought it should be mentioned that not only was the first book of The Women's Murder Club made into a movie (First to Die), but they also had adapted it as a television show for a while, which I did not like at all. They took too many liberties with the characters appearances and personalities for me, but anyway, they also made a computer game. It was like an I Spy type puzzle game, where you had to find clues to solve cases. It was called Death in Scarlet, not a bad game. I've played it a few times, but it also came with a novella that went along with the case the game was trying to solve. It was called Fallen Flowers (which of course was also written by James Patterson). It had a yellow cover and was barely 100 pages long, if that. It was sort of an aside that was written between the 7th and 8th books of the series.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for the list, there were a few I had no idea existed. Finding early James Patterson books is my scavenger hunt. I am a true addict of Mr Patterson's books. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Your list is similar to mine. I recently created a list of ALL hardback books I own. I like to collect particular authors. I currently have over 40 of Patterson's books, and have read all of them. I keep my list sorted by, author, series, title, year published, own, read, and purchased (kindle). TALK about OCD. :) Thanks for the list. I went through it to be sure I wasn't missing anything. Also, LOVE your site

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      don't forget Jeffery Deaver , his Lincoln Rhymes series is excellent ! if you like Alex , then you"ll enjoy Linc and Sach. as well as his other books , but we to are huge Patterson fans another great place is 1/2 price book store ours had every patterson book ! that we now own lol ! thanks for the list tho ! happy reading

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have read almost all his books...some that i like...there were a couple i didn't care for...

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      DecoratingEvents 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Hey Tanner! It's #92 on the Google Doc!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wonderful. I didn't know he had written so many. Thanks for sharing. Take care and God bless.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You forgot Confessions of a Murder Suspect.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have read about 36 of them,I need the rest!

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      Bartukas 5 years ago

      Great list :P

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      bradmaven lm 5 years ago

      Woah, I had no idea he had written so many books. Thanks fir this!

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      TechPleasure 5 years ago

      James Patterson is an excellent author! Thanks a lot for sharing this list with us.

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      greenpharmacy 5 years ago

      Stand Alone Romance... It just brings me to my sweet memory..

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      Wow, an excellent resource!

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      What_to_Know 5 years ago

      I am such a fan I have read about 9 and will keep going

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I didn't know James Patterson had so many books! Will look for more of them to add to my library.

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      GabrielaFargasch 5 years ago

      What a great list! You made me want to read all his books too!

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      Linda Jo Martin 5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      What an amazing, prolific writer! I had no idea he's written so many books!

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      FastSecrets 5 years ago

      I really love your lens.. Pleasant colors & theme.

      Answer is yes this lens will be of great help.

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      FastSecrets 5 years ago

      Hello! I just wish to give you a huge thumbs up for the great information youâve got right here on this lens.

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      SquirrelWhispers 5 years ago

      Wow! I knew James Patterson was prolific, but I honestly had no idea he has published so many great books!

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      mtg724 5 years ago

      I think it will, another awesome lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      DecoratingEvents 5 years ago

      @anonymous: I think it's a personal opinion but I don't have a problem with it. He is very upfront about it -- not like he's hiding a deep, dark secret. He has helped a ton of writers get started in the industry, too. He freely admits the ideas for the books are his and he has tons floating around his office. There is no way he could write them all without help. I think he referred to it as "commercial fiction" in an interview once.

      The upside? He's upfront and honest with the public. The public doesn't have to wait a year or more for new books. He continues to turn out good books with the help of other writers. The other writers benefit financially as well as earning experience. Any writer can follow his lead -- or not, their choice. I don't really see a downside.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      He has been able to author so many books because he pays other writers to write them under his direction. He outsources the writing after giving them the outline, then edits them before submission. The good thing is he pays writers up front so they don't have to wait for royalties or wonder if they'll be accepted by a publisher. The downside is: is this ethical?

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      Thanks for the list, very helpful for me.

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      I have never read his books, but I think I might try those two Sci-Fi fantasy ones you mentioned.

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      WordChipper 5 years ago

      Very interesting lens. I'll haveto read a couple of his books

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      fivestead 5 years ago

      Great list of excellent books. His books are very interesting and engaging. Thanks for sharing.

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      aritahime 5 years ago

      Whoa.. I've never read James Patterson book before, I think I will start reading one of them soon.

      Your lense is great! very useful ^_^

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      LilyBird 5 years ago

      Great list. Thanks for a fantastic lens!

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      Jogalog 5 years ago

      It's incredible how prolific an author he is!

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      GetAcneFree 5 years ago

      What an incredible list! James Patterson is always good for a light read.

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      john9229 5 years ago

      Very nice book list. Thanks for sharing this great lens!

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      DecoratingEvents 5 years ago

      @Wednesday-Elf: Thank you Miss Elf! It was a nice surprise to see!

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Mandee, saw you and your James Patterson book list on the Front Page. Way to Go!

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      You feel about him how I feel about Rex Stout and Steven James :) I've actually just been given my FIRST James Patterson novel to try from a friend and fan, "Alex Cross's Trial".

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      GigHarborHome 5 years ago

      Its really great that someone write about him..I love him and his books.gracias!

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      CampingmanNW 5 years ago

      What a complete listing!!!! Great lens

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      colesbabyblues 5 years ago

      I love James Patterson, I have read several Alex Cross books but The Women's Murder Club series is my favorite! Looking forward to the release of 12th of Never on April 29th. Great lens!

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      Jeri Baker 5 years ago

      I love James Patterson too. Great lens about a great artist. Thanks! I even clicked out on some of your links...bonus!

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      Short_n_Sweet 5 years ago

      I never read any James Patterson book yet. But he sure wrote loads of books...and maybe I should start reading his books...

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      KateH2 5 years ago

      I must confess I've never read any James Patterson books but the Women's Murder Club series looks interesting...

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      DecoratingEvents 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks Fiona! I do have Mary, Mary on the list # 35. It was published about a year after London Bridges. I tried to keep the books in publish order on the spreadsheet so there are a few in between the two.

      I have never heard of Private Oz or Bloody Valentine so I am sure you are right -- they haven't been released in the US but hopefully will!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I also have a large collection of James Patterson books and found your list very helpful. I believe though that the book Mary Mary is one of the Alex Cross series and comes after London Bridges. I also own one called Private Oz which is not on your list. Maybe it's only been released in Australia like Bloody Valentine, but I think that's in the UK too. Happy reading!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you!!!!!

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      PapillonBreeder 5 years ago

      This is FANTASTIC for me. I had to get my daughter go thru my bookshelves, boxes and closets to find and type up my list of James Patterson books. I DON'T have them in published date and this is going to be terrific! Thank you!

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      It sure will. I have yet to read any of his books.

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      melmik 5 years ago

      I've started reading the Maximum Ride series, it's been really enjoyable, but I'm not entirely sure I want to get too into James Patterson...there's just too many other books on my reading list!

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      DecoratingEvents 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Actually, the James Patterson Book List Spreadsheet is just above with the big arrow pointing to it. Not sure how you missed it as I have had tons of compliments for taking the time to make the spreadsheet and put it out there for folks looking for just the list. I would guess that you didn't actually read the article before saying it didn't include what you wanted. It's right there!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was looking for just a list of James Patterson's books. I did not want 47 pages of fan club info. Everyone that is seeking information on the books Mr. Patterson has written are not looking to join a fan club or read all that comes with a site like this. I am not upset about the site, only that I did not find a way to just print a list of the books without all the rest of the info. Please also keep in mind that everyone that comes to this site may not have the computer skills or understand how the site is set up. I am only asking the people be able to find and print a list of books on a single page, not 47 of them. A fan of Mr. Patterson, but not a fan of this site.