James Patterson is an American author of thriller and mystery novels. If you haven’t heard of James Patterson, you must have been living under a rock for the last couple of decades. It’s impossible to go anywhere these days that sells books without seeing some form of James Patterson books on the shelves. Patterson is currently putting out approximately 10 books per year, sometimes more, with the help of co-authors.

James Patterson has been going ever since 1976 with The Thomas Berryman Number. He’s been writing away ever since with about 100 books to his name. This is a complete list of every book James Patterson has written in order, and separated by series or character. They are in publication order:

Publication Order of Alex Cross Books


Along Came a Spider(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kiss the Girls(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jack & Jill(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat and Mouse(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pop Goes the Weasel(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Roses Are Red(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Violets Are Blue(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Blind Mice(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Bad Wolf(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
London Bridges(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mary, Mary(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Cross(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross Country(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alex Cross' Trial(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I, Alex Cross(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross Fire(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill Alex Cross(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alex Cross, Run(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross My Heart(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hope to Die(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of When The Wind Blows


When the Wind Blows(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lake House(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Women’s Murder Club Books


1st to Die(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
2nd Chance(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
3rd Degree(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
4th of July(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The 5th Horseman(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The 6th Target(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
7th Heaven(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
8th Confession(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The 9th Judgment(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
10th Anniversary(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
11th Hour(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
12th of Never(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unlucky 13(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Maximum Ride Books


The Angel Experiment(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
School's Out Forever(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Final Warning(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
MAX(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fang(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angel(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nevermore(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Honeymoon Books


Honeymoon(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second Honeymoon(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Michael Bennett Books


Step on a Crack(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Run for Your Life(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Worst Case(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tick Tock(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I, Michael Bennett(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gone(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burn(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Daniel X Books


The Dangerous Days of Daniel X(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Watch the Skies(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Demons(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Game Over(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Armageddon(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Witch & Wizard Books


Witch & Wizard(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gift(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fire(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kiss(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jack Morgan Books


Private(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
#1 Suspect(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Private Games(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Private London(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Private Berlin(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Private Down Under(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Private L.A.(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Private India(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Private Vegas(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Middle School Books


The Worst Years of My Life(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Get Me Out of Here!(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summer of the Booger-Eater(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How I Got Lost in London(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ultimate Showdown(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Save Rafe!(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Middle School: I Funny Books


I Funny(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Even Funnier(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Totally Funniest(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Confessions Books


Confessions of a Murder Suspect(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Private School Murders(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Paris Mysteries(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of NYPD Red Books


NYPD Red(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
NYPD Red 2(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
NYPD Red 3(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Treasure Hunters Books


Treasure Hunters(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Danger Down the Nile(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Thomas Berryman Number(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Season of the Machete(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Virgin(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midnight Club(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hide & Seek(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miracle on the 17th Green(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
See How They Run(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Friday(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cradle and All(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beach House(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Jester(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sam's Letters to Jennifer(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lifeguard(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beach Road(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Judge and Jury(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quickie(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
You've Been Warned(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sundays at Tiffany's(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sail(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Swimsuit(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Postcard Killers(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Don't Blink(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Toys(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Now You See Her(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill Me If You Can(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Wedding(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guilty Wives(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zoo(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mistress(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
First Love(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Invisible(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Homeroom Diaries(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Bloody Valentine(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boys Will Be Boys(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Maximum Ride Graphic Novels


Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 1(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 2(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 3(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 4(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 5(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 6(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maximum Ride, The Manga: Vol. 7(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Daniel X Graphic Novels


Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 1(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 2(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 3(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Witch & Wizard Graphic Novels


Battle for Shadowland(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witch & Wizard, The Manga: Vol. 1(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witch & Wizard, The Manga: Vol. 2(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Witch & Wizard, The Manga: Vol. 3(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels


Zoo: The Graphic Novel(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books


Santakid(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Torn Apart: The Heartbreaking Story of a Childhood Lost(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder of King Tut(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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  • http://www.preordermadness.com/?s=Kill+Me+If+You+Can+by+James+Patterson kill me if you can

    James Patterson is a worldwide phenomenon. Kill Me If You Can is a must-read book! Can’t wait for August to read it.

  • Brando

    I liked reading James Patterson at first, but then he got a little repetitive after reading so many of his novels. Anyone else feel the same or am I the only one?

  • Graeme

    I don’t love all of his books, but Alex Cross and the Women’s Murder Club are easily on my must-reads list.

  • beemette

    I think you forgot one of his books published in 2010. It was about a private detective agency, and the name of the book was “Private”.

    By the way, I love James Patterson. His books often are somewhat the same, but they quick and easy reads that are hard to put down because they keep you wondering about all of the plot twists and turns.

    Some of my favorites are Honeymoon and Beach Road, but I think my ultimate favorite is one of his early novels — Black Friday. I think it may have originally been published under another name, then reprinted in 2000.

    • Graeme McGaw

      Hey beemette,

      Thanks for your comments. Private is on there – it’s listed under the “Jack Morgan” series. He has a sequel coming out next year too – January 2nd, actually.

      I agree – I really like Patterson. His books are compelling, but structured well so that you can easily flow through them.

  • Krissyhammond13

    I love James Patterson novels. My favorites are his stand-alone novels like The Beach House and Lifeguard and then the Women’s Murder Club series.

  • Mustangjewls

    Seems like Mr. Patterson is putting out a few books each year… makes me wonder if the quality is that good, or if he is just rushing into them.

    • Mustangjewls

      17 published in 2012 alone.

      • Ashley

        No, the quality is THAT good =)

    • Mongoose218

      He has co-writers, as do a lot of “popular, best selling” authors, but at least he admits to it! Different co-writers on various books. (for instance: he may come up with the basic plot and characters and then turn it over to the co-writer to actually write the book….not exactly “great lit”!!!)

  • John Q. Public

    Patterson, Cussler, King, Perry, etc. When they publish, I get it and read it.

    Why? Because it is very hard to anything better. I don’t care if they co-write, they
    are still good. If you don’t like a book, don’t read it. Unless, of course, you are in
    school. Then you have to read it, understand it, and are tested on it.
    Peace and happiness to all

  • PatterJ

    Anyone know what year was “The Big Bad Wolf” written, don’t see it on the list.

    • Brandon

      That’s weird… It’s missing. It would be 2003. I’ll make sure to correct that soon.

    • Brandon

      Updated now!

    • Librarian

      Big Bad Wolf was 2003 for the hardcover 1st edition.

  • Rachel Helms

    I picked up Mary, Mary at work one knight fell in love with it. I never thought that I would like a that type of novel. I am a Stephen King reader. Now every other book is a James Patterson. My husband is going to build on to our house just for my books, I read about 17 novels a year.

    • Jojo

      I read about 17 novels every couple of months! My favourite authors at the moment are: Tess Gerritsen, Lynda La Plante, Rosamund Lupton and of course James Patterson.

      • Brandon

        Sounds like you’ve got a serious case of the bookworm. :)

  • BJenkins

    Can you add the following authors
    Judith Krantz
    Beverly Jenkins
    Mary Monroe (God Don’t Like Ugly Series)