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:

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Publication Order of Alex Cross Books

Along Came a Spider (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kiss the Girls (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jack & Jill (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cat & Mouse (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pop Goes the Weasel (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Roses Are Red (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Violets Are Blue (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Four Blind Mice (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Big Bad Wolf (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
London Bridges (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mary, Mary (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cross / Alex Cross (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Double Cross (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cross Country (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I, Alex Cross (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cross Fire (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kill Alex Cross (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alex Cross, Run (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cross My Heart (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hope to Die (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cross Justice (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cross the Line (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The People vs. Alex Cross (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Target (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Criss Cross (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deadly Cross (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fear No Evil (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Triple Cross (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cross Down (With: Brendan DuBois) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alex Cross Must Die / Cross Out (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The House of Cross (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Bookshots: Alex Cross Books

(with Brent Gargan)

Action (With: Brent Gargan) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cross Kill (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Detective Cross (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Alex Cross Miscellaneous Books

Alex Cross's Trial (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Ali Cross Books

Ali Cross (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Like Father, Like Son (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Secret Detective (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Women's Murder Club Books

(with Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro)

1st to Die (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
2nd Chance (With: Andrew Gross) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
3rd Degree (With: Andrew Gross) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
4th of July (With: Maxine Paetro) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 5th Horseman (With: Maxine Paetro) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 6th Target (With: Maxine Paetro) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
7th Heaven (With: Maxine Paetro) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 8th Confession (With: Maxine Paetro) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 9th Judgment (With: Maxine Paetro) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
10th Anniversary (With: Maxine Paetro) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
11th Hour (With: Maxine Paetro) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
12th of Never (With: Maxine Paetro) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unlucky 13 (With: Maxine Paetro) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
14th Deadly Sin (With: Maxine Paetro) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
15th Affair (With: Maxine Paetro) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
16th Seduction (With: Maxine Paetro) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 17th Suspect (With: Maxine Paetro) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 18th Abduction (With: Maxine Paetro) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 19th Christmas (With: Maxine Paetro) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 20th Victim (With: Maxine Paetro) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
21st Birthday (With: Maxine Paetro) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
22 Seconds (With: Maxine Paetro) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 23rd Midnight (With: Maxine Paetro) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 24th Hour (With: Maxine Paetro) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Bookshots: Women's Murder Club Books

(with Maxine Paetro)

Publication Order of Amy Cornwall Books

(with Brendan DuBois)

The Cornwalls Are Gone / The Cornwalls Vanish / Out of Sight (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Countdown (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Black Book Books

(with David Ellis)

Publication Order of Chef Books

The Chef (With: Max DiLallo) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Bookshots: Chef Books

(with Jeffrey J. Keyes)

Publication Order of Confessions Books

(with Maxine Paetro)

Confessions of a Murder Suspect (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Private School Murders (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Paris Mysteries (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Murder of an Angel (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Crazy House Books

(with Gabrielle Charbonnet)

Crazy House (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fall of Crazy House (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Daniel X Books

The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (With: Michael Ledwidge) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Watch the Skies (With: Ned Rust) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Demons and Druids (With: Adam Sadler) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Game Over (With: Ned Rust) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Armageddon (With: Chris Grabenstein) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lights Out (With: Chris Grabenstein) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Genesis (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Daniel X Graphic Novels Books

Alien Hunter (With: Leopoldo Gout) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 1 (With: Michael Ledwidge) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 2 (With: Ned Rust) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 3 (With: Adam Sadler) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Detective Harriet Blue Books

(with Candice Fox)

Publication Order of BookShots: Detective Harriet Blue Books

Publication Order of David Shelley Books

Revenge (With: Andrew Holmes) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Doc Savage Books

(with Brian Sitts)

The Perfect Assassin (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Holmes, Margaret & Poe Books

(with Brian Sitts)

Holmes, Miss Marple & Poe / Holmes, Margaret & Poe (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Holmes Is Missing (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Honeymoon Books

(with Howard Roughan)

Publication Order of Instinct Books

(with Howard Roughan)

Murder Games / Instinct (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Killer Instinct (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Steal (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Invisible Books

(with David Ellis)

Publication Order of Jane Smith Books

(with Mike Lupica)

12 Months to Live (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hard To Kill (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Katt vs. Dogg Books

(with Chris Grabenstein)

Katt Loves Dogg (With: Chris Grabenstein) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Maximum Ride Books

The Angel Experiment (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
School's Out - Forever (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Final Warning (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Max (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fang (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Angel (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nevermore (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Ride Forever (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Maximum Ride: Hawk Books

(with Gabrielle Charbonnet, Mindy McGinnis)

Hawk (With: Gabrielle Charbonnet) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
City of the Dead (With: Mindy McGinnis) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Maximum Ride Graphic Novels Books

Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 1 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 2 (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 3 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 4 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 5 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 6 (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 7 (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 8 (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 9 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Max Ride: Ultimate Flight (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 10 (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Michael Bennett Books

(with James O. Born, Michael Ledwidge)

Step on a Crack (With: Michael Ledwidge) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Run for Your Life (With: Michael Ledwidge) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Worst Case (With: Michael Ledwidge) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tick Tock (With: Michael Ledwidge) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I, Michael Bennett (With: Michael Ledwidge) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Gone (With: Michael Ledwidge) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Burn (With: Michael Ledwidge) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alert (With: Michael Ledwidge) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bullseye (With: Michael Ledwidge) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Haunted (With: James O. Born) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ambush (With: James O. Born) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blindside (With: James O. Born) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Russian (With: James O. Born) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shattered (With: James O. Born) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Obsessed (With: James O. Born) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Crosshairs / The Long Shot Killer (With: James O. Born) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Bookshots: Michael Bennett Books

(with James O. Born)

Chase (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Manhunt (With: James O. Born) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In order, read Chase after Bullseye and Manhunt after Haunted.

Publication Order of Discovery's Murder is Forever Books

Murder, Interrupted (With: Christopher Charles,Alex Abramovich) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Home Sweet Murder (With: Scott Slaven,Andrew Bourelle) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder Beyond the Grave (With: Christopher Charles,Andrew Bourelle) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder Thy Neighbor (With: Max DiLallo,Andrew Bourelle) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder of Innocence (With: Max DiLallo,Andrew Bourelle) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Till Murder Do Us Part (With: Max DiLallo,Andrew Bourelle) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of NYPD Red Books

(with Marshall Karp)

Publication Order of Private Books

Private (With: Maxine Paetro,Mark Sullivan) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private London (With: Mark Pearson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Games (With: Mark Sullivan,Mark Sullivan) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private:#1 Suspect (With: Maxine Paetro) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Berlin (With: Mark Sullivan,Mark Sullivan) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private L.A. (With: Mark Sullivan) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Down Under / Oz (With: Michael White) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private India (With: Ashwin Sanghi) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Vegas (With: Maxine Paetro) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Sydney / Missing (With: Kathryn Fox) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Paris (With: Mark Sullivan,Mark Sullivan) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Rio / The Games (With: Mark Sullivan,Mark Sullivan) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Delhi / Count to Ten (With: Ashwin Sanghi) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Princess (With: Rees Jones) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Moscow (With: Adam Hamdy) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Rogue / Private: Missing Persons (With: Adam Hamdy) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Beijing (With: Adam Hamdy) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Rome (With: Adam Hamdy) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private Monaco (With: Adam Hamdy) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Note: James considers Private, Private: #1 Suspect, Private L.A., Private Vegas, Private Paris and The Games as the only books part of the main series.

Publication Order of Bookshots: Private Books

(with Jassy Mackenzie, Rees Jones)

Private Royals (With: Rees Jones) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Private: Gold (With: Jassy Mackenzie) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Rory Yates Books

(with Andrew Bourelle)

Publication Order of Ruby Bozarth Books

Juror #3 (With: Nancy Allen) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Jailhouse Lawyer / Power of Attorney (With: Nancy Allen) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Shadow Books

(with Brian Sitts)

Publication Order of Tom Moon Books

(with James O. Born)

Publication Order of Travis McKinley Books

(with Peter de Jonge)

Miracle on the 17th Green (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miracle at Augusta (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miracle at St. Andrews (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of When the Wind Blows Books

When the Wind Blows (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lake House (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Witch & Wizard Books

Witch & Wizard (With: Gabrielle Charbonnet) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gift (With: Ned Rust) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fire (With: Jill Dembowski) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Kiss (With: Jill Dembowski) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lost (With: Emily Raymond) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Witch & Wizard Graphic Novels Books

Battle for Shadowland (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Operation Zero (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 1 (With: Gabrielle Charbonnet,Svetlana Chmakova) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 2 (With: Ned Rust,Svetlana Chmakova) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 3 (With: Jill Dembowski,Svetlana Chmakova) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Zoo Books

(with Michael Ledwidge)

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Thomas Berryman Number (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Season of the Machete (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
See How They Run / The Jericho Commandment (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Black Market / Black Friday (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Midnight Club (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hide & Seek (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cradle and All / Virgin (Remastered) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sam's Letters to Jennifer (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Beach House (With: Peter de Jonge) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Jester (With: Andrew Gross) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lifeguard (With: Andrew Gross) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beach Road (With: Peter de Jonge) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Judge & Jury (With: Andrew Gross) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Quickie (With: Michael Ledwidge) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
You've Been Warned (With: Howard Roughan) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sundays at Tiffany's (With: Gabrielle Charbonnet) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sail (With: Howard Roughan) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Swimsuit (With: Maxine Paetro) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Postcard Killers (With: Liza Marklund) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Don't Blink (With: Howard Roughan) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Toys (With: Neil McMahon) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Now You See Her (With: Michael Ledwidge) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kill Me If You Can (With: Marshall Karp) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Christmas Wedding (With: Richard DiLallo) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Guilty Wives (With: David Ellis) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mistress (With: David Ellis) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
First Love (With: Emily Raymond) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Homeroom Diaries (With: Lisa Papademetriou) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Public School Superhero (With: Chris Tebbetts) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Truth or Die (With: Howard Roughan) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Murder House (With: David Ellis) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Woman of God (With: Maxine Paetro) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Word of Mouse (With: Chris Grabenstein) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Humans, Bow Down (With: Emily Raymond) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pottymouth and Stoopid (With: Chris Grabenstein) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Store (With: Richard DiLallo) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Expelled / The Injustice (With: Emily Raymond) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The President Is Missing (With: Bill Clinton) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Juror #3 (With: Nancy Allen) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The First Lady (With: Brendan DuBois) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The House Next Door (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Inn (With: Candice Fox) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Warning (With: Robison Wells) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Summer House (With: Brendan DuBois) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cajun Justice (With: Tucker Axum) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
1st Case (With: Chris Tebbetts) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Midwife Murders (With: Richard DiLallo) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Coast-to-Coast Murders (With: J.D. Barker) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Three Women Disappear (With: Shan Serafin) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The President's Daughter (With: Bill Clinton) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Noise (With: J.D. Barker) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Jailhouse Lawyer / Power of Attorney (With: Nancy Allen) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
2 Sisters Detective Agency (With: Candice Fox) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Guilty (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Horsewoman (With: Mike Lupica) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Run, Rose, Run (With: Dolly Parton) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Death of the Black Widow (With: J.D. Barker) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Elephant Girl (With: Ellen Banda-Aaku,Sophia Krevoy) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ninth Month (With: Richard DiLallo) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blowback (With: Brendan DuBois) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Girl in the Castle (With: Emily Raymond) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Twelve Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days ofChristmas (With: Tad Safran) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The House of Wolves (With: Mike Lupica) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Things I Wish I Told My Mother (With: Susan Patterson,Susan DiLallo) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lion & Lamb (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The #1 Lawyer (With: Nancy Allen) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Murder Inn (With: Candice Fox) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Eruption (With: Michael Crichton) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Confessions of the Dead (With: J.D. Barker) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Texas Murders (With: Andrew Bourelle) (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Bloody Valentine (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Boys Will Be Boys (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Zero Tolerance (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Bookshots: Detective Luc Moncrief Books

(with Richard DiLallo)

French Kiss (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Christmas Mystery (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
French Twist (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Bookshots: Diamond Trilogy Books

(with Elizabeth Hayley)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Jon Roscoe Thriller Books

(with Robert Gold)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Owen Taylor Books

(with Brendan DuBois)

Publication Order of BookShots: Flames Books

Learning to Ride (With: Erin Knightley) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sacking the Quarterback (With: Samantha Towle) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mating Season (With: Laurie Horowitz) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Return (By: Erin Knightley) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bodyguard (By: Jessica Linden) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hot Winter Nights (With: Codi Gary) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Seducing Shakespeare (By: Tabitha Ross) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bedding the Highlander (By: Sabrina York) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sabotage (By: Jessica Linden) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
50 Hidden Desires (With: Jessica Lemmon) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sexy Summer Flings (With: Codi Gary) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Love Me Tender (With: Laurie Horowitz) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Experiment (By: HelenKay Dimon) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Weekend Wife (By: Beth Ciotta) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dawn's Early Light (By: Jessica Scott) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Christmas Sanctuary (By: Lauren Hawkeye) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shopping for Love (By: Renee Carlino) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Once Upon a Kiss (By: Sara Jane Stone) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Bookshots: Mitchum Books

(with James O. Born)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Standalone Novels

Let's Play Make-Believe / The Palm Beach Murders (With: James O. Born) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Break Point (With: Lee Stone) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Heist (With: Rees Jones) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Airport Code Red (With: Michael White) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Witnesses (With: Brendan DuBois) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Little Black Dress (With: Emily Raymond) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Heat (With: Lee Stone) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Pretender (With: Andrew Bourelle) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hunted (With: Andrew Holmes) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
113 Minutes (With: Max DiLallo) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trump vs. Clinton (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Women's War (With: Hilary Liftin) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
$10,000,000 Marriage Proposal (With: Shan Serafin) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Taking the Titanic (With: Scott Slaven) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Come and Get Us (With: Shan Serafin) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The House Husband (With: Duane Swierczynski) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Shut-In (With: Duane Swierczynski) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Night Sniper (With: Christopher Charles) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Diary of a Succubus (With: Derek Nikitas) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stealing Gulfstreams (With: Max DiLallo) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lawyer Lifeguard (With: Doug Allyn) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Stingrays (With: Duane Swierczynski) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nooners (With: Tim Arnold) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Steeplechase (With: Scott Slaven) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Deadly Cargo (With: Will Jordan) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dolls (With: Kecia Bal) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Family Lawyer (With: Rachel Howzell Hall) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Man Running (With: Christopher Farnsworth) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Scott Free (With: Rob Hart) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Absolute Zero (With: Ed Chatterton) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
You've Been Warned - Again (With: Derek Nikitas) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Exile (With: Alison Joseph) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Moores Are Missing & The Housewife (With: Loren D. Estleman,Sam Hawken) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Avalanche (With: David Inglish) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kill and Tell (With: Scott Slaven) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Doctor's Plot (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The 13-Minute Murder (With: Shan Serafin) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The House Next Door (With: Max DiLallo,Tim Arnold,Susan DiLallo) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
3 Days to Live (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Day America Told the Truth (With: Peter Kim) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Torn Apart / Against Medical Advice (With: Hal Friedman) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Murder of King Tut (With: Martin Dugard) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Med Head: My Knock-down, Drag-out, Drugged-up Battle with My Brain (With: Hal Friedman) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Filthy Rich (With: John Connolly,Tim Malloy) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
All-American Murder (With: Alex Abramovich,Mike Harvkey) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The House of Kennedy / The Kennedy Curse (With: Cynthia Fagen) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Days of John Lennon (By: Casey Sherman) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Walk in My Combat Boots (With: Chris Mooney) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Defense Lawyer (With: Benjamin Wallace) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
E.R. Nurses: True Stories from America's Greatest Unsung Heroes (With: Matt Eversmann) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Diana, William, and Harry (With: Chris Mooney) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Walk The Blue Line (With: Chris Mooney,Matt Eversmann) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
What Really Happens in Vegas (With: Mark Seal) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians (With: Matt Eversmann) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tiger, Tiger (With: Peter de Jonge) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Children's Books

SantaKid (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Give Please a Chance (With: Bill O'Reilly) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Penguins of America (With: Jack Patterson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Laugh Out Loud (With: Chris Grabenstein) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Give Thank You a Try (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Not So Normal Norbert (With: Joey Green) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unbelievably Boring Bartholomew (With: Duane Swierczynski) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Katt vs. Dogg (With: Chris Grabenstein) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sophia, Princess Among Beasts (With: Emily Raymond) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Becoming Muhammad Ali (With: Kwame Alexander) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Scaredy Cat (With: Chris Grabenstein) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best Nerds Forever (With: Chris Grabenstein) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Elephant Goes Potty (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Candies Books

(with Andy Elkerton)

The Candies Save Christmas (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Candies' Easter Party (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Dog Diaries Books

(with Steven Butler)

Dog Diaries (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Happy Howlidays (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mission Impawsible (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Curse of the Mystery Mitt (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ruffing It (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Big Top Bonanza! (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dinosaur Disaster (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of House of Robots Books

(with Chris Grabenstein)

House of Robots (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Robots Go Wild! (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Robot Revolution (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of I Funny Books

(with Chris Grabenstein)

I Funny (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I Even Funnier (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I Totally Funniest (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I Funny TV (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
School of Laughs (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Laugh Out Loud (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Jacky Ha-Ha Books

(with Chris Grabenstein)

Jacky Ha-Ha (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Life is a Joke (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jacky Ha-Ha Gets the Last Laugh (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Little Geniuses Books

(with Susan Patterson)

Big Words for Little Geniuses (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bigger Words for Little Geniuses (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Max Einstein Books

(with Chris Grabenstein)

The Genius Experiment (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Rebels with a Cause (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Saves the Future (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
World Champions! (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Middle School Books

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (With: Chris Tebbetts) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Get Me Out of Here! (With: Chris Tebbetts) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (With: Chris Tebbetts) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar (With: Lisa Papademetriou) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ultimate Showdown (With: Julia Bergen) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
How I Got Lost in London (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Save Rafe! (With: Chris Tebbetts) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Just My Rotten Luck (With: Chris Tebbetts) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Going Bush (With: Martin Chatterton) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dog's Best Friend (With: Chris Tebbetts) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hollywood 101 (With: Martin Chatterton) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Escape to Australia / Million-Dollar Mess Down Under (With: Martin Chatterton) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From Hero to Zero (With: Chris Tebbetts) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Born to Rock (With: Chris Tebbetts) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Master of Disaster (With: Chris Tebbetts) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Field Trip Fiasco (With: Martin Chatterton) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
It's a Zoo in Here! (With: Brian Sitts) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Winter Blunderland (With: Brian Sitts) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Treasure Hunters Books

(with Chris Grabenstein)

Treasure Hunters (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Danger Down the Nile (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Secret of the Forbidden City (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Peril at the Top of the World (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Quest for the City of Gold (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
All-American Adventure (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Plunder Down Under (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ultimate Quest (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Christopher Farnsworth Short Stories/Novellas

(with Christopher Farnsworth)

Dead Man Running (With: Christopher Farnsworth) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

(with Emily Raymond)

The Runaway's Diary (With: Emily Raymond) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Jacky Ha-Ha Graphic Novels

(with Chris Grabenstein, Adam Rau, Betty C. Tang)

Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life is a Joke (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Minerva Keen Books

(with Keir Graff)

Minerva Keen's Detective Club (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Half-Minute Horrors(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Guys Read: Thriller(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
By the Book(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Days Like This(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lifesaver(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Two from the Heart(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Family Lawyer(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Moores Are Missing & The Housewife(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

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43 Responses to “Order of James Patterson Books”

  1. Larry: 3 years ago

    I started reading Mr. Patterson’s books 10 or 15 years ago and read almost all of the Women’s Murder Club books.
    But then I began to realize that he could actually write them faster than I could read them so I threw in the towel and went on to authors I could keep up with.

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    • Donald Graham: 3 years ago

      That’s because he doesn’t actually write them – check out the associate authors (for example Womens Murder Club – Maxine Patro). Patterson writes the story outline and then the other authos actually write the stories

      Reply

  2. Chaplain Arin Resnicke: 5 years ago

    I have several dozen Patterson, as well as David Baldacci, Robert Parker, Michael Connelly, Joseph Wambaugh, and others (French, LeCarre, etc.).
    I am moving soon and would like to know if anyone purchases books?
    Thank you!

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  3. Dan Bird: 6 years ago

    Nobody answered the question, what are bookshots? and should they be readin between the other novels?

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    • Brandon: 6 years ago

      They are short novels, and yes, although you can also skip them if you want.

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  4. Rebekah Burns Potter: 6 years ago

    What is a bookshot? Should it be read in between two books chronologically by year published?

    Reply

  5. Debbie Clipperton Alexander: 6 years ago

    I don’t remember how long ago it was that I picked up my first James Patterson book, but I have been completely hooked since. the first one I read was ‘Third Degree’ in the Women’s Murder Club series. I have only had one so far that I did not finish, and I can’t rememb er which one it was, but it was a stand alone book…my husband recently read his first one, NYPD Red. it only took him a few days to read. You see, my husband has never been one to read. when he finished it, I told him there were 3 more I had in the series. he put the first one away and brought out the other 3…..he started #2 yesterday, and is almost finished it. he is even shocked as to how fast he is reading it. he hates to put it down, and I think, he is thinking ‘my wife has pretty good taste in books’…lol…and ‘Why have I not done this sooner?’ I believe he will be picking them up as much as I do from here on in

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  6. Roger: 7 years ago

    Miracle on the 17th Green and Miracle at Augusta are part of the same series.

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  7. GLINDA SCHRADER: 8 years ago

    Good article, Thanks!

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  9. Kimberly: 8 years ago

    James Patterson became my favorite author when I started to read the Murder Women’s Club series and now I follow to see what are the new books and the sequence of the books I have read, which books to read next and which order on my book shelf. Go James Patterson, I read your books because even though they may or may not have similarities, the ending is not the same at all.

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  10. Mendy: 8 years ago

    James Patterson co-wrote a non-fiction book with Hal Friedman called Against Medical Advice that is not listed here in 2008.

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  11. Nana: 9 years ago

    Is there a sequel to “Cradle and All”? The way the book ended, you would expect a sequel.

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  12. Phillip: 9 years ago

    summer of the booger eater is survived bullies, etc. New MS book Rafe’s aussie adventure. And Torn Apart also has titles Med Head and Against Medical Advice. Oh and you are missing a Witch and wizard graphic novel operation zero (I think that is the name). Max ride Manga has volume 8 out already as well.

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  13. Suzie Famuliner Ball: 9 years ago

    Do you need to read the “Private” series in order?

    Thank you.

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    • Kim Rife: 7 years ago

      I would. I’m reading the second book now, and you have to have read the first one to understand who the victim in the second book is.

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    • Penelope Slade: 3 years ago

      Not really, but it would help to understand the nature of his relationships ie. brother, father, women.

      Reply

  14. BJenkins: 11 years ago

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

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  15. Rachel Helms: 11 years ago

    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.

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    • Jojo: 10 years ago

      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.

      Reply

      • Brandon: 10 years ago

        Sounds like you’ve got a serious case of the bookworm. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Reply

    • Dan: 6 years ago

      buy a kindle, they r great i just got mine.

      Reply

  16. PatterJ: 11 years ago

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

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    • Brandon: 11 years ago

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

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    • Brandon: 11 years ago

      Updated now!

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    • Librarian: 11 years ago

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

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      • Dan: 6 years ago

        yes 2003 and a great read!

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    • Omie: 7 years ago

      Is the a sequel to The Big Bad Wolf? This was the first James Patterson book I ever read then I knew I found my favorite Aurther.

      Reply

  17. John Q. Public: 11 years ago

    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

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  18. Mustangjewls: 11 years ago

    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.

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    • Mustangjewls: 11 years ago

      17 published in 2012 alone.

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      • Ashley: 10 years ago

        No, the quality is THAT good =)

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      • Marc Phillippe Babineau: 9 years ago

        some were republished…

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    • Mongoose218: 10 years ago

      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”!!!)

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    • Debbie Clipperton Alexander: 6 years ago

      i’m not sure if you have read any of his books if you asked the question about the quality of his books. they are fabulous books and YES, they are great quality

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  19. Krissyhammond13: 12 years ago

    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.

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  20. beemette: 12 years ago

    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.

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    • Graeme McGaw: 12 years ago

      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.

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  21. Graeme: 13 years ago

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

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    • ddc4289: 7 years ago

      Those two are my favorites as well, along with Michael Bennett, Private,and the entire Book shots series. Only ones I don’t like are the Max Ride series, and other sci-fi stuff.

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  22. Brando: 13 years ago

    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?

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    • no u: 4 years ago

      You’re the only one. ๐Ÿ˜‘ James Patterson is amazing, it’s a fact. ๐Ÿ™

      Reply

  23. kill me if you can: 13 years ago

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

    Reply

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