Books by James Patterson and Complete Book Reviews

James Patterson, Author . Little, Brown $26.95 (384p) ISBN 978-0-316-60328-7
When the Wind Blows (1998), to which this is a sequel, has been Patterson's "most successful novel around the world," according to an author's note. That novel, about children genetically engineered to fly, also thrilled most critics.
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James Patterson, Author . Little, Brown $24.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-316-71057-2
Though Patterson is best known for his Alex Cross thrillers, one of his biggest-selling titles has been Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2001), an affecting love story awash in tragedy and hope. This new, less powerful but compulsively readable...
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James Patterson, Author Little Brown and Company $19.99 (309p) ISBN 978-0-316-00289-9
The fifth entry in Patterson's all-ages Maximum Ride fantasy/thriller series finds the teenaged title character facing her greatest challenge yet. Max, leading her flock of virtually indestructible part-human/part-bird hybrids, must rescue her human
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James Patterson, Author Little, Brown $27.99 (374p) ISBN 978-0-316-01878-4
Bestseller Patterson offers nothing new on a theme he himself has already done to death in his 16th novel featuring detective Alex Cross (after Cross Country), in which Cross takes on yet another barbaric serial killer, this one known as Zeus. Word...
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James Patterson, Author Little, Brown and Company Inc $26.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-316-69325-7
Alex Cross is back--and that alone will have this novel crowning bestseller lists, a feat Patterson's books have achieved often of late, both his Cross (Pop Goes the Weasel) and non-Cross (Cradle and All) thrillers. Patterson won an Edgar for his...
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James Patterson, Author with Andrew Gross, read by Melissa Leo and Jeremy Piven. Time Warner AudioBooks $25.98 (, abridged, four cassettes, 6 hrs., $25.98 ISBN ) ISBN 1-58621-232-X
Patterson (1st to Die) aptly commences the audio version of his latest with a foreword warning listeners they may have to "pull over to the side of the road" when the story gets exciting. His frenetically paced second installment to the...
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James Patterson. Little, Brown, $28.99 (400p) ISBN 978-0-316-19873-8
The 18th Alex Cross thriller (after 2010’s Cross Fire) recycles the kidnapping story line from the African-American super detective’s debut, Along Came a Spider. When the U.S. president’s children, 12-year-old Ethan and 14-year-old Zoe, elude their...
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James Patterson, Author . Little, Brown $16.99 (432p) ISBN 978-0-316-15556-4
Thriller writer Patterson takes characters that first appeared in his adult novels When the Wind Blows and its sequel, The Lake House , and places them in an overblown, nearly incomprehensible story pitched at young adults. Max (aka Maximum Ride),...
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James Patterson, Author Little, Brown and Company Inc $23.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-316-69386-8
If Thomas Harris's psycho-thrillers are the creme de la creme of the genre, then Patterson's (Kiss the Girls; Along Came a Spider) are the skimmed milk--fluid, but low in substance. In his new novel, the author again lays down a narrative line so...
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James Patterson, Author . Little, Brown $27.99 (393p) ISBN 978-0-316-15979-1
Forensic psychologist Alex Cross's storied career in private practice, with the FBI and as a Washington, D.C., cop has brought him into contact with all kinds of seriously disturbed killers, but his 12th outing from bestseller Patterson (after...
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James Patterson, Author Little, Brown and Company Inc $32 (448p) ISBN 978-0-316-69364-6
This second big winter thriller by a writer named Patterson (see Fiction Forecasts, Oct. 19) features a villain (a multiple-personality serial killer/kidnapper) whom the publisher hopes will remind readers of Thomas Harris's Hannibal Lecter, and a...
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James Patterson, Author Little Brown and Company $17.95 (283p) ISBN 978-0-316-69363-9
Edgar-winner Patterson ( The Jericho Commandment )he is also chairman of J. Walter Thompson USAalmost captures the slick, conspiracy-theory giddiness of pre- Prizzi Richard Condon. While leading a raid against top drug-dealer Alexandre (``the Grave...
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James Patterson, Author Little, Brown and Company Inc $24.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-316-69371-4
Patterson's most recent thriller, Hide and Seek, lacked his customary hero, Alex Cross, and didn't catch fire with readers. Here, Patterson brings back the black psychiatrist and Washington, D.C., homicide cop (Kiss the Girls, etc.) for a gripping...
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James Patterson, Author . Little, Brown $27.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-316-69300-4
With Patterson continuing to move in unexpected directions (his next novel, The Jester, due out in March 2003, is a medieval adventure), it's a pleasure to see him touch home base with another Alex Cross thriller—this one the best Cross...
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James Patterson, Author . Little, Brown $22.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-316-96944-4
Say what? A women's weepy from the megaselling author of the hard-boiled Alex Cross mysteries? Yes, and it's not the stretch some might imagine. Patterson has demonstrated his flair for female POV and characters in the stand-alone When the...
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James Patterson, Author . Little, Brown $27.99 (389p) ISBN 978-0-316-01505-9
Bestseller Patterson’s 13th Alex Cross thriller (after 2006’s Cross) pits the legendary profiler, now retired from law enforcement and working as a psychiatrist in private practice, against two serial killers. Kyle Craig, Cross’s...
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James Patterson, Author . Little, Brown $27.95 (390p) ISBN 978-0-316-60290-7
In a recent column in Entertainment Weekly , Stephen King cited Patterson's thrillers as the example of "dopey" bestsellers. We hope that doesn't mean that those who enjoy them are dopes, because this new one is vastly entertaining.
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James Patterson, Author Little, Brown and Company Inc $31 (423p) ISBN 978-0-316-69328-8
Patterson dedicates his latest (after 1998's When the Wind Blows) to ""the millions of Alex Cross readers who so frequently ask `Can't you write faster?'"" Those readers won't be disappointed: the successful formula is in high gear, with the...
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James Patterson, Author . Little, Brown $27.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-316-69323-3
Washington, D.C., police detective Alex Cross returns for another visit (after Roses Are Red) to the top of the lists—and for two new cases of disparate quality. The first, which dominates the narrative, takes place within America's...
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James Patterson, Author . Little, Brown $27.99 (406p) ISBN 978-0-316-01872-2
Bestseller Patterson’s 14th Alex Cross thriller doesn’t follow up on the plot threads left dangling in 2007’s Double Cross concerning still-on-the-loose serial killer Kyle Craig. Instead, Cross, a Washington, D.C., police...
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James Patterson, Author Little, Brown and Company Inc $32 (336p) ISBN 978-0-316-69061-4
His Alex Cross series (Pop Goes the Weasel, etc.) has made Patterson a top-selling author, but his most interesting work lies elsewhere: in his debut mystery, The Thomas Berryman Number; in last year's SF thriller, When the Wind Blows--and in this...
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James Patterson, Author Time Warner AudioBooks $32 (399p) ISBN 978-0-316-69329-5
Always a generous author (lots of plot and intrigue) if not a stylish one, Patterson now gives his fans two thrillers, loosely linked, for the price of one. The first features convicted mass murderer and prison escapee Gary Soneji, returning from...
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James Patterson, Author . Little, Brown $27.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-316-71059-6
Any thriller writer, wannabe or actual, would do well to study Patterson's 10th Alex Cross novel. A sequel to last year's The Big Bad Wolf , the book is a model of economy, delivering a full package of suspense, emotion and characterization...
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James Patterson, Author, Michael Ledwidge, Author . Little, Brown $27.99 (383p) ISBN 978-0-316-01394-9
Pop a bowl of popcorn, settle into a comfy chair and you might finish this combination thriller and tearjerker before the popcorn. Bestseller Patterson (Cross ) and Ledwidge (The Narrowback ) spin a fantastic tale of an audacious mass kidnapping and
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James Patterson, Author, Michael Ledwidge, Author Little, Brown $19.99 (238p) ISBN 978-0-316-00292-9
Billed as a story ""for readers from ten to a hundred and ten,"" this YA novel from bestseller Patterson (Maximum Ride) and collaborator Ledwidge (The Quickie), the fifth entry in the James Patterson Pageturners series, blends Harry Potter and Men...
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James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, read by Elaina Erika Davis. Hachette Audio, unabridged, six CDs, 7.5 hrs., $34.98 ISBN 978-1-60788-685-3
In Patterson and Ledwidge’s bestselling thriller, lawyer Nina Bloom seems to have the perfect life in New York. And she’s willing to lie to anyone and everyone to keep it that way and protect herself and her daughter from her dark past. But when an...
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James Patterson, Author, Michael Ledwidge, Author, Milo Ventimiglia, Read by , read by Milo Ventimiglia. Hachette Audio $22.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-60024-200-7
Patterson jumps on the superheroes bandwagon with contributor Ledwidge and delivers the adventures of Daniel X, a superpowered alien whose mission is to defend Earth from more malignant, threatening aliens. In his first adventure, listeners hear the
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James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, read by Bobby Cannavale, Orlagh Cassidy, and John Glover, Hachette Audio, unabridged, six CDs, 7 hrs., $39.98 ISBN 978-1-60024-784-2
New York detective Michael Bennett is an ace profiler who enjoys working alone, and when a beautiful young FBI abduction specialist named Emily Parker is assigned to his high-profile kidnapping case, he struggles to cede authority. Bobby Cannavale...
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James Patterson, Author, Howard Roughan, Author Little, Brown $27.99 (388p) ISBN 978-0-316-01870-8
Readers with a high tolerance for coincidence and implausible plot twists will best appreciate this stand-alone thriller from bestseller Patterson (Double Cross) and collaborator Roughan (You've Been Warned). Katherine Dunne, a 45-year-old New York...
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James Patterson, Author, Howard Roughan, Author . Little, Brown $27.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-316-01450-2
The Patterson bestseller factory has turned out another high-drama thriller, this time in collaboration with Honeymoon coauthor Roughan. Kristin Burns, a New York City nanny and aspiring photographer, is devoted to the two children under her care,...
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James Patterson, Author, Howard Roughan, Author . Little, Brown $27.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-316-71062-6
To be published on Valentine's Day, this solid and enjoyable but not exceptional thriller about a Black Widow killer has been selected by Bookspan as the "2005 International Thriller of the Year." That's obviously jumping the gun,...
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James Patterson, Author, Howard Roughan, Author, Dylan Baker, Read by , read by Dylan Baker and Jennifer Van Dyck. Hachette Audio $39.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-60024-206-9
Patterson's epic tale of the Dunne family, who find themselves trapped in paradise, fighting for their lives, is a strong commercial novel that demands even stronger performances. Luckily, Dylan Baker and Jennifer Van Dyck are up to the...
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James Patterson, Author, Howard Roughan, Author, Ilyana Kadushin, Read by , read by Ilyana Kadushin. Hachette Audio $34.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-60024-029-4
You’ve Been Warned is aptly titled. Patterson has produced dozens of bestselling thrillers, on his own and more recently with a stable of co-writers. But his latest seriously lacks excitement, and Kadushin doesn’t do much to bring the...
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James Patterson, Author, Andrew Gross, Joint Author with Andrew Gross. Little, Brown $26.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-316-69320-2
It's been a long time since we've seen a bestselling author of Patterson's clout credit an assistant author on the cover, and good for Patterson for that. The credit is deserved. This is Patterson's richest, most engaging novel since
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James Patterson, Author, Peter Kim, With William Morrow & Company $25 (285p) ISBN 978-0-688-11730-6
Based on a sampling of 1000 adult Americans--Patterson and Kim listen to ``voices, not numbers''--this survey by the two advertising executives who coauthored The Day America Told the Truth is perforce superficial. In defining popular concerns they...
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James Patterson, Author, Evan Rachel Wood, Read by , read by Evan Rachel Wood. Time Warner AudioBooks $22.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-59483-048-8
Themes from Patterson's popular adult titles When the Wind Blows and The Lake House waft through this YA thriller, the author's first in the genre. Wood stars as Maximum Ride, 14-year-old leader of a band of kids who have escaped the lab...
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James Patterson, Author, Peter Y. de Jong, With Little Brown and Company $19.99 (160p) ISBN 978-0-316-69331-8
While it isn't quite the literary equivalent of a hole-in-one, this fast-moving golf fantasy about an amateur golfer who decides to try out for the PGA Senior Tour has enough sweetness and humor to overcome its obvious plot cliches. Middle-aged and...
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James Patterson, Author, Andrew Gross, With . Little, Brown $26.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-316-60357-7
From the start, Patterson's Women's Murder Club series (1st to Die ; Second Chance ) has felt like high-concept TV with a smart edge, featuring an appealing and reliable cast of four female crime busters (a cop, a prosecutor, a medical...
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James Patterson, Dara Naraghi and Victor Santos, IDW (Diamond, dist.), $17.99 (112p) ISBN 978-1-60010-759-7
Filling the gap between the first two volumes of Patterson's bestselling Witch and Wizard series, this original graphic novel finds teenagers Whit and Wisty Allgood (no subtlety there!) using their newfound magical powers (inherited from their...
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James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts, illus. by Laura Park. Little, Brown, $15.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-316-10187-5
Patterson turns from the governmental oppression of his Witch & Wizard series to a more everyday form: the social and academic confines of middle school. Emboldened by his friend Leo, newly minted sixth-grader Rafe Khatchadorian embarks on a plan to
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James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. Little, Brown, $27.99 (448p) ISBN 978-0-316-21117-8
The brave efforts of the heroes alternate with the sadistic musings of the bad guy in Patterson's formulaic fifth thriller centered on the global investigations firm known as Private (after 2012's Private London), this one written with Sullivan (Rogu
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James Patterson and Jill Dembowski, read by Elijah Wood and Spencer Locke. Hachette Audio, unabridged, six CDs, 7 hrs., $22.98 ISBN 978-1-61113-985-3
Narrators Elijah Wood and Spencer Locke turn in captivating performances in this audio edition of the final book in Patterson and Dembowski’s dystopian fantasy trilogy. The two readers have previously portrayed the eponymous characters, siblings...
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James Patterson and David Ellis, read by January LaVoy. Hachette Audio, unabridged, nine CDs, 10.5 hrs., $34.98 ISBN 978-1-60788-468-2
Narrator January LaVoy keeps the plot moving and listeners engaged in this taut novel of suspense from bestselling authors Patterson and Ellis. Abbie Elliot and three friends, Winnie, Serena, and Bryah, arrive in France for a fabulous and slightly...
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James Patterson and David Ellis, read by Kevin T. Collins. Hachette Audio, unabridged, nine CDs, 10 hrs., $34.98 ISBN 978-1-61113-042-3
Kevin T. Collins brings plenty of energy to his reading of this latest offering from Patterson and Ellis. Journalist Ben Casper is paranoid and obsessive, and chief among his obsessions is the beautiful, but unobtainable, woman of his dreams, Diana...
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James Patterson and Emily Raymond. LB/Patterson, $17.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-316-44039-4
Patterson and Raymond (The Lost) again join forces to produce a contemporary novel with a little something for everyone. Combining tragedy, mystery, romance, and amateur sleuthing, the book shows how four teens expelled from their high school form...
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James Patterson, Author, Maxine Paetro, Author Little, Brown $27.99 (393p) ISBN 978-0-316-01877-7
A serial killer with an urge to break into print propels this thriller from bestseller Patterson and collaborator Paetro (4th of July). Ben Hawkins, a former L.A. cop turned reporter and author, travels to Hawaii to look into the disappearance of...
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James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown, $27.99 (432p) ISBN 978-0-316-09740-6
In chapter one of Patterson and Paetro’s lackluster second novel featuring Jack Morgan (after 2010’s Private), Morgan, the founder of an L.A. investigative firm “with clients all over the map who demanded and paid well for services not available...
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James Patterson, Author, Maxine Paetro, Author . Little, Brown $27.95 (400p) ISBN 978-0-316-71060-2
Mega-bestseller Patterson teams up with journalist/novelist Paetro for a rousing fourth installment of the Women's Murder Club series. This time, bright, tough SFPD Lt. Lindsay Boxer is battling police brutality charges while chasing down a clan
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James Patterson, Author, Maxine Paetro, Author . Little, Brown $27.99 (376p) ISBN 978-0-316-01770-1
At the start of the gripping seventh Women’s Murder Club thriller from bestseller Patterson and Paetro (after 2007’s The 6th Target ), San Francisco is still haunted by the disappearance of Michael Campion, the much-adored teenage son of
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James Patterson, Author, Maxine Paetro, Author, Carolyn McCormick, Read by , read by Carolyn McCormick. Hachette $39.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-60024-540-4
Mystery, mayhem and murder most foul abound in this eighth entry to Patterson's enduring mystery series. The four members of the Women's Murder Club are pulled into the investigation of three deaths: a homeless man called Bag Man Jesus,...
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James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, read by Frankie Seratch. Hachette Audio, unabridged, three CDs, 3 hrs., $17.98 ISBN 978-1-61969-267-1
Patterson and Grabenstein’s book follows the adventures of young Jamie Grimm who dreams of being a stand-up comic. Jamie uses a wheelchair and is plagued by a host of familiar middle school issues: bullies, girls, and family. Many of his jokes are...
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James Patterson with Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Juliana Neufeld. Little, Brown, $13.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-316-40591-1
Patterson and Grabenstein, collaborators on the I Funny books, launch the House of Robots series, about Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez and his family, whose household brims with robots invented by his genius mother. Fifth-grader Sammy is mortified when his...
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James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein with Mark Shulman, illus. by Juliana Neufeld. Little, Brown, $14.99 (480p) ISBN 978-0-316-20756-0
Patterson and Grabenstein (I Funny) launch another middle-grade series with a tongue-in-cheek tale about four siblings who follow in their treasure-hunting father’s footsteps after he goes missing at sea. Told from the viewpoint of 12-year-old Bick...
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James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Kerascoet. Little, Brown/Jimmy Patterson, $13.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-316-26249-1
Seventh grader Jacky Hart has been the class clown ever since classmates laughed at her stutter back in elementary school. "What's so wrong with wanting to be liked?" she wonders. Now "Jacky Ha-Ha" can't break out of her routine, even though her...
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James Patterson and Lisa Papademetriou, illus. by Keino. Little, Brown, $18 (272p) ISBN 978-0-316-20762-1
Patterson brings the misfit theme of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life and its sequels into edgier territory in this illustrated novel about a group of high-school outcasts who call themselves “the Freakshow.” The story unfolds through the...
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James Patterson and Marshall Karp, read by Jeff Woodman and Jason Culp. Hachette Audio, unabridged, seven CDs, 8 hrs., $34.98 ISBN 978-1-60788-467-5
In this Patterson-Karp collaboration, a bungled assassination by a hit man known as the Ghost sends New York City’s Grand Central Station into such turmoil that art student Matthew Bannon is able to stumble onto a cache of diamonds and walk away...
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James Patterson, Author, Michael Garland, Illustrator , illus. by Michael Garland. Little, Brown $18.99 (48p) ISBN 978-0-316-00061-1
The bestselling adult novelist wraps up his first picture book with a big green bow on the shiny red jacket. But the contents may leave readers wanting. "Hiya! My name is Chrissie/ and I live at the North Pole./ Pretty cool, huh?" sets the...
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James Patterson, Author, Gabrielle Charbonnet, Author . Little, Brown $17.99 (314p) ISBN 978-0-316-03624-5
Patterson (the Maximum Ride books) and Charbonnet launch a new series about political and cultural oppression, which suffers from some questionable storytelling choices. Ordinary teenagers Whit and Wisty are taken from their house by representatives
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James Patterson, Author, Peter Y. de Jong, Author . Little, Brown $27.95 (390p) ISBN 978-0-316-15978-4
Bestseller Patterson shows signs of having gone to the well too often in this slapdash collaboration with de Jonge, his coauthor on The Beach House (2002). Tom Dunleavy, a former professional basketball player and local East Hampton legend, is...
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James Patterson, Author, Peter Y. de Jong, Author, Peter Y. de Jong, Joint Author . Little, Brown $26.95 (368p) ISBN 978-0-316-96968-0
Patterson's second coauthored novel of the year (after the current bestseller 2nd Chance, written with Andrew Gross) is a relatively rare stand-alone for this immensely popular writer. Unlike some of Patterson's stand-alones, however,...
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James Patterson, Author, Denis O'Hare, Read by, Peter J. Fernandez, Read by , read by Peter Jay Fernandez and Denis O'Hare. Time Warner Audiobooks $39.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-58621-580-4
Unlike the original Big Bad Wolf, Patterson's newest and arguably most fear-inspiring villain maims, slaughters and kidnaps victims for purposes of sexual slavery. Rumored to be a Russian émigré, this shrewd predator has made crime pay
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James Patterson, Author, Denis O'Hare, Read by, Peter J. Fernandez, Read by , read by Peter J. Fernandez and Denis O'Hare. Time Warner AudioBooks $39.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-58621-712-9
In his 10th adventure, Alex Cross, now working full time for the FBI, is confronted by two of his most deadly foes: the faceless ex-KGB agent from last year's Big Bad Wolf , who's known as "The Wolf" and is threatening four...
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James Patterson, Author, Peter J. Fernandez, Read by, Michael Emerson, Read by , read by Peter J. Fernandez and Michael Emerson. Time Warner AudioBooks $29.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-58621-404-3
This audio version of Patterson's latest Alex Cross thriller moves smoothly and with great energy. The story is one of Patterson's best: just as Cross is about to retire from the Washington, D.C., police and head out to California to pursue...
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James Patterson, Author, Peter J. Fernandez, Read by, Michael Stuhlbarg, Read by , read by Peter J. Fernandez and Michael Stuhlbarg. Hachette Audio $39.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-60024-059-1
It was smart to hire two talented and very different readers for Patterson's latest blockbuster about now retired FBI psychiatrist and former ace profiler Alex Cross. Fernandez catches Alex's raspy wisdom with instant credibility (he's
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James Patterson, Author, Tim Cain, Read by, Michael Cerveris, Read by , read by Tim Cain and Michael Cerveris. Hachette Audio $39.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-60024-768-2
Death's shadow passes close to home in this latest installment of Patterson's long-running Det. Alex Cross series. When the remains of Alex's estranged niece are discovered in the trunk of a car, his investigation takes him into the...
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James Patterson, Author, Andrew Gross, Author . Little, Brown $26.95 (394p) ISBN 978-0-316-05785-1
Beach bum Ned Kelly, a part-time lifeguard, pool guy and errand runner in Palm Beach, Fla., has just scored with beautiful, rich Tess McAuliffe. Life sure is looking up, especially from his days back in chilly South Boston. He's looking forward...
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James Patterson, Author, Andrew Gross, Author Little, Brown $34.99 (421p) ISBN 978-0-316-01393-2
Bestsellers Patterson and Gross (Lifeguard) once again deliver what their fans expect in this slapdash revenge thriller. When mob godfather Dominic Cavello is finally brought to trial by FBI agent Nick Pellisante, his longtime nemesis, the accused...
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James Patterson, Author, Andrew Gross, Author, Andrew Gross, Joint Author . Little, Brown $27.95 (464p) ISBN 978-0-316-60205-1
Just who is writing the coauthored Patterson novels makes for interesting water-cooler chat, but whether the majority of words are contributed by Patterson or Gross, this terrific new novel is prime Patterson all the way, another step in the author&
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James Patterson, Author, Andrew Gross, Author, Billy Campbell, Read by , read by Billy Campbell. TimeWarner AudioBooks $39.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-59483-047-1
Campbell brings a strong presence as narrator to this latest thriller from collaborators Patterson and Gross. Part-time lifeguard/beach bum Ned Kelly meets the woman of his dream—rich and sexy Tess McAuliffe—and thanks to some old...
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James Patterson, read by Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer. Hachette Audio, abridged, five CDs, 6 hrs., $24.98 ISBN 978-1-61969-171-1
The latest episode in the troubled life of Patterson’s Alex Cross makes a very satisfying transition to audio thanks to top-notch narrators Michael Boatman and Steven Boyer. Boatman smoothly performs the chapters narrated by Cross, giving the D.C....
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James Patterson, read by Andre Braugher and Zach Grenier. Hachette Audio, unabridged, seven CDs, 7 hrs., $39.98 ISBN 978-1-61113-969-3
There’s one thing listeners can be sure Patterson will not do in this audio edition of the latest installment in the Alex Cross series, and that is kill Alex Cross. This time around, the famous detective finds himself investigating the kidnapping of
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James Patterson, Author, Richard DiLallo, Author Little, Brown $27.99 (380p) ISBN 978-0-316-07062-1
Fans of Patterson's serial-killer hunting detective, Alex Cross, expecting another cat-and-mouse thriller based on this book's title, will find Cross's appearance limited to a two-page preface in which the fictional character explains
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James Patterson, Author, Richard DiLallo, Author, TBD, Read by with Richard DiLallo, read by Dylan Baker, featuring Shawn Andrew. Hachette Audio $39.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-60024-853-5
Framed as a book written by Patterson's iconic detective, Alex Cross, the story centers on the relationship between Cross's great-uncle Abraham and civil rights lawyer Ben Corbett, who teamed up at the turn of the 20th century to fight the
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James Patterson, Author, Peter Jay Fernandez, Read by Time Warner AudioBooks $39.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-57042-903-3
While Patterson's thriller is slightly out-of-date with its Cold War setting, it remains dramatically contemporary in its vision of a stock market thrown into chaos when a group of saboteurs blows up several Wall Street institutions. Actor Fernandez'
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James Patterson, Author, Anne Heche, Read by, Jane Alexander, Read by , read by Anne Heche and Jane Alexander. Time Warner AudioBooks $31.98 (0p) ISBN 978-1-58621-632-0
Unlike Patterson's Alex Cross thrillers, this sentimental tale does not translate well to audio. The plot twists seem all the more absurd when read aloud, and the audiobook's maudlin music, inserted during the story's poignant moments,...
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James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, read by Jay Snyder. Hachette Audio, unabridged, seven CDs, 8 hrs., $34.98 ISBN 978-1-60788-463-7
Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh my! In this thriller from Patterson and Ledwidge, all members of the animal kingdom, from true predators to man’s former best friends, decide that humans are what’s for dinner. The book’s follows narrator, Jackson Oz,
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James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, read by Bobby Cannavale and Jay Snyder. Hachette Audio, unabridged, six CDs, 7.5 hrs., $34.98 ISBN 978-1-60788-464-4
NYPD detective Michael Bennett faces the most deadly threat of his career in this latest adventure from Patterson and Ledwidge. In an attempt to arrest Manuel Perrine, the head of a brutal Mexican drug cartel, Bennett and his fellow NYPD brethren...
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James Patterson and Mark Sullivan, read by Paul Panting. Hachette Audio, unabridged, eight CDs, 9.5 hrs., $34.98 ISBN 978-1-61113-491-9
In Patterson and Sullivan’s thriller, a madman commits a series of gruesome acts to stop the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Working to thwart him are Peter Knight, a troubleshooter for Private—”the world’s most renowned investigation firm”—and...
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James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. Little, Brown, $18.99 (400p) ISBN 978-0-316-20698-3
Bestsellers Patterson and Paetro, the team behind the Women’s Murder Club series for adults, launch a YA mystery series with an implausible story with no moral center and multiple ludicrous plot twists. When the parents of four hypertalented...
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James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, read by January LaVoy. Hachette Audio, unabridged, six CDs, 6.75 hrs., $34.98 ISBN 978-1-60788-465-1
In this 11th installment in the Women’s Murder Club series, a vigilante serial killer—possibly a cop—is slaying above-the-law predators, and a septet of human heads is discovered in the garden of an estate owned by a man recently acquitted of...
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James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Laura Park. Little, Brown, $15.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-316-20693-8
The broad humor that runs throughout this heavily illustrated story from Patterson and Grabenstein masks personal pain, demonstrating resiliency in the face of tragedy. Wheelchair-bound middle-schooler Jamie has recently moved in with his aunt’s...
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James Patterson and David Ellis. Little, Brown, $28 (448p) ISBN 978-0-316-27388-6
At the start of bestseller Patterson’s brilliantly twisty fourth collaboration with Ellis (after 2015’s Murder House), Det. Patti Harney of the Chicago PD visits a horrific crime scene at a luxury condo. Det. Kate Fenton lies dead of a bullet wound...
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James Patterson, read by Rebecca Soler and Edoardo Ballerini. Hachette Audio, , unabridged, 6 CDs, 7.5 hrs., $25 ISBN 978-1-4789-1239-2
This updated YA adaptation of Patterson’s 2000 thriller is built on a powerful premise: two pregnant teens, Kathleen of Newport, R.I., and Colleen of Maam Cross, Ireland, are medically confirmed to be virgins. This and further otherworldly...
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James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Joe Sutphin. LB/Patterson, $13.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-316-34956-7
Born and raised in a lab, Isaiah the mouse has blue fur, is well-spoken, and can read and write. When he and his 96 siblings escape from the lab, Isaiah is the only one who eludes capture. After being taken in by a mischief of mice who live in the...
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James Patterson and John Connolly, with Tim Malloy, read by Jason Culp. Hachette Audio, unabridged, 6 CDs, 7 hrs., $35 ISBN 978-1-4789-4168-2
The picture painted of Jeffrey Epstein—and the abuse and miscarriages of justice—in this white-collar crime account will haunt listeners. The authors stick with evidence they uncovered rather than delving too deep into whys and wherefores. The story
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James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, read by Lauren Fortgang. Hachette Audio, unabridged, 4 CDs, 5 hrs., $23 ISBN 978-1-4789-5570-2
This new entry in the young adult series featuring the fabulously wealthy, undeniably weird Angel orphans finds them in Paris with their uncle Jacob Perlman. This time they’re battling the villainous minions of their sociopath uncle Peter, who is...
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James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, read by Bryan Kennedy. Hachette Audio, unabridged, five CDs, 6 hrs., $23 ISBN 978-1-4789-2465-4
The Kidds aren’t alright, in this rousing new adventure series from the ever-popular Patterson. When the Kidd siblings discover their sea-faring, treasure-seeking parents are missing, they must take to the high seas to track them down—and dodge a...
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James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, read by Jack Patterson. Hachette Audio, unabridged, 3 CDs, 3 hrs., $18 ISBN 978-1-4789-5585-6
In his audiobook debut, reader Patterson (the 16-year-old-son of the James Patterson) gives a heartfelt, animated delivery and, in tandem with the authors, proves that having a robot brother is a premise that does not just entail silliness. The...
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James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Beverly Johnson. Little, Brown/Patterson, $14.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-316-52396-7
Johnson’s wry sketch of the iconic photo of Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue, accompanied by his observation that “Imagination is more important than knowledge,” opens a lively and astute series launch by frequent collaborators Patterson and...
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James Patterson, read by Michael Boatman and Tom Wopat. Hachette Audio, unabridged, six CDs, 9.75 hrs., $25 ISBN 978-1-4789-2495-1
Narrators Boatman and Wopat bring the world of detective Alex Cross to life in this audio edition of Patterson’s latest. In this adventure, Cross is not only balancing two cases, but also facing a deadly personal crisis. Pulled into the...
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James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Stephen Gilpin. LB/Patterson, $13.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-316-34963-5
Patterson and Grabenstein, the team behind the I Funny series, introduce two beleaguered but resilient seventh graders. Despite their stratospheric IQs, best friends David, who is white, and Michael, who is black, have been saddled with the...
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Bill Clinton and James Patterson. Knopf/Little, Brown, $30 (528p) ISBN 978-0-316-41269-8
Former president Clinton (My Life) and bestseller Patterson (The People vs. Alex Cross) deliver a page-turning thriller that rivals the best work of such genre titans as Brad Meltzer and Vince Flynn. President Jonathan Lincoln Duncan is un-der fire...
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James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. LB/Patterson, $17.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-316-43131-6
In this boilerplate dystopian thriller, set in the not-too-distant future, twin sisters discover that their peaceful existence in a strictly regimented farming community is a lie and struggle to survive against overwhelming odds. When 17-year-old...
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James Patterson and Duane Swierczynski, illus. by Xavier Bonet. Little, Brown/Patterson, $13.99 (272p) ISBN 978-0-316-41153-0
This illustrated novel blends coding, video games, aliens, and bullies into one snarky stew. Bartholomew Bean, unassuming new kid at school, wears his self-given title of “most boring middle schooler in the universe” like a badge of honor. That’s...
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James Patterson and Joey Green, illus. by Hatem Aly. LB/Patterson, $13.99 (368p) ISBN 978-0-316-46541-0
Conformity is the ironclad rule on the United State of Earth, where individuality and imagination are banned, and middle school students wearing mandatory gray jumpsuits pledge subservience to the despotic Loving Leader daily. The laws of the land...
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James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. Little, Brown/Patterson, $18.99 (416p) ISBN 978-0-316-49440-3
Patterson and Charbonnet (the Crazy House series) reunite for this continuation of the Maximum Ride saga, set a decade after the events of 2015’s Maximum Ride Forever. Hawk, 15, has eked out a scavenger’s existence in the City of the Dead (a...
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James Patterson with Steven Butler, illus. by Richard Watson. LB/Patterson, $9.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-316-45618-0
Junior, the garrulous canine star of Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story, makes the most of his “first-ever Howliday Season” in his festive and funny second outing. He celebrates the spirit of “Fangsgiving” by offering the “baldy bird” a gift—a...
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Bill Clinton and James Patterson. Little, Brown and Knopf, $30 (608p) ISBN 978-0-316-54071-1
A former American president turns action hero in Clinton and Patterson’s disappointing follow-up to their bestselling The President Is Missing. President Matt Keating, who was vice president when his predecessor died from natural causes, orders an...
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James Patterson with Steven Butler, illus. by Richard Watson. Little, Brown/Patterson, $9.99 (208p) ISBN 978-0-316-48748-1
In this series spinoff, narrator Junior, hound of the Middle School series’ Rafe Khatchadorian, typifies his exuberance and loquaciousness in his journal’s introduction: “If you hadn’t guessed already, I’m a dog. Yep... shiny-nosed... licky-tongued..
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James Patterson and Kwame Alexander, illus. by Dawud Anyabwile. Little, Brown/Patterson and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $16.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-3164-9816-6
Newbery Medalist Alexander (The Crossover) teams up with Patterson (the Max Einstein series) to deliver this propulsive fictionalized biography of boxer, activist, and cultural icon Muhammad Ali, beginning with his early life as Cassius Clay....
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James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Charles Santoso. Little, Brown/Patterson, $13.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-316-50024-1
Thirteen-year-old Finn McAllister is riding his bike a few days before middle school’s end when a speeding black van forces him over a cliff to his death. But the sharp rocks at the bottom aren’t the end for Finn, who remains on Earth as a ghost,...
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James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by John Herzog. Little, Brown/Patterson, $13.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-316-49443-4
When the erudite Pasha (a three-year-old, male, white long-haired Persian born in Russia) and neurotic Poop (a two-year-old, female, gray British shorthair) are adopted by the exuberant Wilde family from a kill shelter in an American town called...
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James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, illus. by Anuki López. Little, Brown/Patterson, $13.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-316-41156-1
An anthropomorphic feline katt and canine dogg family immediately clash after arriving at Western Frontier Park for vacation. The characters personify stereotypes associated with their species, most markedly the refined, uppity katt patriarch and...
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James Patterson and Matt Eversmann, with Chris Mooney. Little, Brown, $30 (416p) ISBN 978-0-316-42909-2
Bestseller Patterson (Deadly Cross) and retired U.S. Army Ranger Eversmann gather firsthand accounts from veterans, most of whom served in Iraq or Afghanistan, to deliver a vivid and authentic portrait of life in the modern military. Many of the...
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James Patterson and David Ellis. Little, Brown, $28 (400p) ISBN 978-0-316-49940-8
Bestseller Patterson and Ellis’s melodramatic sequel to 2017’s The Black Book finds Det. Billy Harney back on duty after being put on paid administrative leave following his discovery of rampant corruption in the Chicago PD. As the face of reform,...
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