James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. You probably know he is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club and Detective Michael Bennett novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.
Fun fact: his favourite book as a child was Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
SOON TO BE AN ORIGINAL AMAZON PRIME SERIESDETECTIVE ALEX CROSS'S NIECE IS MISSINGCross fears the disappearance could be linked to a string of recent abductions and murders that are terrorising the US.Two killers, operating on opposite sides of the country, are collaborating and competing to commit increasingly horrific crimes.If he's to rescue his niece, Cross must hunt down these two brutal masterminds. All the while, countless lives hang in the balance.'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD'Alex Cross is a legend' HARLAN COBEN
Alex Cross is on vacation when he gets the call. A town in Nevada has been annihilated and the Russian super-criminal known as the Wolf is claiming responsibility. Major cities around the globe are threatened with total destruction and the thought of such dark genius at work makes Alex's blood run cold. Cross is catapulted into an international chase of astonishing danger. Full of the high-voltage action and enthralling intrigue for which James Patterson is best known, LONDON BRIDGES is an unforgettable thriller that will grip you from cover to cover.
When FBI agent John O'Hara first meets Nora Sinclair, she seems perfect. She has the career. The charisma. The tantalising sex appeal. The whole extraordinary package - Nora doesn't attract men, she enthrals them. She's worked hard for this life and she will never give it up. But why is the FBI so interested in Miss Sinclair? Mysterious things keep happening to the men in her life. And when Agent O'Hara looks more closely he sees something dangerous in Nora - something that lures him at the same time as it fills him with fear. And the more time he spends with her the less he knows whether he is pursuing justice or his own fatal obsession.
SOON TO BE AN ORIGINAL AMAZON PRIME SERIES'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD 'Alex Cross is a legend.' HARLAN COBEN THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER The President's children have been kidnapped. Detective Alex Cross is investigating the shocking crime, but someone powerful is trying to keep him off the case. Just days later, a deadly contagion in the DC water supply threatens to cripple the capital, and Cross fears that the stakes are much higher than he first thought - America is under attack. If Cross stands a chance of finding the missing children and preventing an event that could change the fate of the nation, he must make a desperate decision that goes against everything he believes in. 'It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer . . . Simply put: nobody does it better.' JEFFERY DEAVER 'The master storyteller of our times' HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON 'Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind.' MICHAEL CONNELLY 'One of the greatest storytellers of all time' PATRICIA CORNWELL 'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' IAN RANKIN
Sitting in a dark, dank prison cell in Paris, serving a life sentence for murder, Abbie Elliot tries to piece together the story of how she came to be here.It all happened in Monte Carlo, where she was having the holiday of a lifetime with her three best friends away from their stifling lives, and husbands.Abbie remembers casinos, nightclubs, champagne and private yachts. The next thing she can remember is a swarm of police storming the yacht and arresting her and her friends.Abbie has been set up, she knows it. But now she must find out who would do this to her, and why. Or she will spend the rest of her life rotting in that cell.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERMy nightmare: it’s the same every time. I’m trapped in my bedroom with an inferno blazing around me.It started eight months ago, when my sister was killed in a house fire. Her death was written off as an accident, but I know she was murdered.There have been dozens of ‘accidental’ fires across the US over the past year that are all too similar to be coincidental.I’ve never been more sure of anything.One of the worst serial killers of all time is being ignored.And it’s up to me to stop him.
Forced into hiding from a mass murderer seeking vengeance, Detective Michael Bennett must decide whether to stay and protect his family, or hunt down the man who is hunting them.When Bennett arrested Manuel Perrine, he thought he had brought an end to the drug cartel boss’s reign of terror and would get justice for the murder of his best friend. But then, during the trial, Perrine escaped.In a bloody shoot-out, Bennett killed Perrine’s wife. Now he wants nothing more than to make Bennett suffer, to make him pay.The whole family are moved to a safe-house in California. But as Perrine’s attacks on US soil become more vicious and more daring, it’s clear there is a war coming.No one, anywhere, is safe.
We will take on any case, solve any crime, uncover any secret.We are Private. And we're the best.The greatest show on Earth - and the greatest opportunity for terrorists...Two years ago, Jack Morgan was in Rio consulting on security for the World Cup. The tournament went without a hitch. Until a man died in one of the executive hospitality suites during the final, and the autopsy showed the cause to be a rare and deadly virus.The story was kept from the media to avoid causing panic, but Jack feared that the death was no freak occurrence.Now the eyes of the world are once again turned towards Rio for the Olympic Games, and Jack is back in Brazil's beautiful capital. It's not long before he uncovers terrifying evidence that someone has set in motion a catastrophic plan.The death at the World Cup was just a warning. The Olympic Games could be the setting for the worst atrocity the world has ever seen.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA RACIALLY CHARGED MURDER SPLITS A TOWN IN TWORuby Bozarth, a newcomer to Rosedale, Mississippi, is also fresh to the Mississippi Bar – and she faces an impossible task defending a college football star accused of murder.The victim is a young woman from one of the town's oldest families, and Rosedale's upper crust are howling for blood.Then news breaks of a second murder, and lurid, intertwining investigations unfold. Ruby discovers that no one in Rosedale can be trusted, especially the twelve men and women on the jury.They may be hiding the biggest secret of all.
It's not easy being a good detective - when your brother's a serial killer.Sam Blue stands accused of the brutal murders of three young students, their bodies dumped near the Georges River. Only one person believes he is innocent: his sister, Detective Harriet Blue. And she's determined to prove it.Except she's now been banished to the outback town of Last Chance Valley (population 75), where a diary found on the roadside outlines a shocking plan - the massacre of the entire town. And the first death, shortly after Harry's arrival, suggests the clock is already ticking.Meanwhile, back in Sydney, a young woman holds the key to crack Sam's case wide open. If only she could escape the madman holding her hostage...
Harriet Blue used to be a detective. Now she's inmate 3329.Prison is a dangerous place for a former cop - as Harriet Blue is learning on a daily basis.So, following a fight for her life and a prison-wide lockdown, the last person she wants to see is Deputy Police Commissioner Joe Woods. The man who put her inside.But Woods is not there to gloat. His daughter Tonya and her two-year-old child have gone missing.He's ready to offer Harriet a deal: find his family to buy her freedom...
A gripping new stand-alone thriller from the world's bestselling thriller writerA young tech genius is offered an opportunity that could change her life . . . or end it.When Angela Hoot is kicked off her graduate programme at MIT for hacking into the computer of a fellow student, she fears she's blown her chances of a glittering career.Angela is wrong: instead, she's offered a dream internship with the FBI. She jumps at the chance, and is thrown straight into her first case at a house in the Boston suburbs where a family of five have been brutally murdered. As Angela struggles to come to terms with the harsh reality of her new job, a phone is found that could hold the secrets of this mass murder - if Angela is able to uncover them.It's her first case. It could be her last...
Alex Cross's son Ali is eager to follow in his father's footsteps as a detective, but when his best friend goes missing, what price will he have to pay to solve the mystery?Alex CrossThe brilliant DC detective who never gives up on a case.Ali CrossThe tenacious kid who's determined to follow in his father's footsteps.The case that finally gives him a chanceAli knows Gabe Qualls better than anyone, so when his friend goes missing, Ali jumps right into action. Alex Cross has taught his son the values he needs to solve the mystery: intelligence, persistence, and logic. One thing Ali hasn't learned? Patience.Because Ali realises that with every day that passes without the police finding Gabe, the less likely it is that he'll ever be found. And being Alex Cross's son, he refuses to accept those odds.
SOON TO BE AN ORIGINAL AMAZON PRIME SERIESThe twenty-eighth novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it.' LEE CHILD, international bestselling author of the Jack Reacher seriesA scandalous double homicide opens the psychological case files on Alex Cross...When a glamorous socialite and a high school principal are found murdered, the shocking double homicide dominates tabloid headlines.Detective Alex Cross knew both victims well, especially Kay who had been his patient once. And maybe more.Alex's former Metro Homicide Partner tracks the slain principal's final movements to Alabama where Alex investigates Kay's past. They discover that although she had many enemies, all of them needed her alive.The more the investigators push, the more resistance they find, and Alex is left facing a desperate choice between breaking trust and losing his way.
'Incredibly tense and thriller-like . . . I totally recommend it' LEE CHILD'The dialogue is punchy, cinematic . . . we get inside the mind of Patterson's villain, the delusional Chapman, through periodic chapters from his point of view as he works up the courage to pull the trigger on Lennon' GQ'Pure Patterson: fast-paced, no-frills' SUNDAY TIMESThe greatest true-crime story in music history.A GLOBAL SUPERSTARIn the summer of 1980, ten years after the break-up of the Beatles, John Lennon signed with a new label, ready to record new music for the first time in years. Everyone was awestruck when Lennon dashed off '(Just Like) Starting Over'. Lennon was back in peak form, with his best songwriting since 'Imagine'.A DANGEROUSLY OBSESSED FANIn the years after Lennon left the Beatles, becoming a solo artist and making a life with Yoko Ono in New York City, Mark David Chapman had become fixated on murdering his former hero. He was convinced that Lennon had squandered his talent and betrayed his fans. In December 1980, Chapman boarded a flight from Hawaii to New York with a handgun stowed in his luggage. He was never going home again. A MURDER THAT STUNNED THE WORLDEnriched by exclusive interviews with Lennon's friends and associates, including Paul McCartney, The Last Days of John Lennon is a true-crime drama about two men who changed history. One whose indelible songs enliven our world to this day, and the other who ended the music with five pulls of a trigger.
'A great read for horse lovers and fans of show jumping' Jilly Cooper'This is a hugely entertaining, riveting, page-turner of a book' Louise Penny'An eye-opening ride through the high-stakes world of equestrian show-jumping . . . Three fearless women connected by blood, competition, and a passion for fast horses.' Carl HiaasenMaggie Atwood and Becky McCabe - mother and daughter, both champion riders - vowed to never, ever, compete against one another.But a dramatic turn of events ahead of the Paris Olympics changes everything.Mother and daughter share a dream: to be the best in the world. Only one rider can fulfil that dream and make history.Praise for James Patterson'The master storyteller of our times' Hillary Rodham Clinton'James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged.' Steve Berry'No one gets this big without natural storytelling talent.' Lee Child'Nobody does it better.' Jeffrey Deaver'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' Ian Rankin
SOON TO BE AN ORIGINAL AMAZON PRIME SERIES'Alex Cross is a legend' Harlan Coben'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it ' Lee Child'A character for the ages' Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child'Alex Cross. . . only gets better and better' Lisa ScottolineThe latest novel in the globally bestselling Alex Cross series.Alex Cross ventures into the rugged Montana wilderness - where he will be the prey.He's not on the job, but on a personal mission.Until he's attacked by two rival teams of assassins, controlled by the same mastermind who has stalked Alex and his family for years.Darkness falls. The river churns into rapids. Shots ring out through the forest.No backup. No way out. Fear no evil.Praise for James Patterson'James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged.' Steve Berry'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' Ian Rankin'Nobody does it better.' Jeffrey Deaver
SOON TO BE AN ORIGINAL AMAZON PRIME SERIES'Alex Cross is a legend' Harlan Coben'A character for the ages' Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child'Alex Cross. . . only gets better and better' Lisa Scottoline'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades. The Alex Cross series proves it' Lee ChildThe latest instalment of the Alex Cross series.They strike under cover of darkness, trigger no alarms, and leave no evidence behind.Detective Alex Cross is hunting a killer who targets families around Washington, DC. But Cross isn't the only one investigating.A charismatic true-crime author has spotted patterns in the actions of 'The Family Man' that others have missed.It's up to Cross to determine whether the writer's theories are fact or fiction.Readers are loving Triple Cross'This is Vintage Patterson and vintage Alex Cross''Another 5 star read''Non-stop action from beginning to end''Another cracking read''A complete page turner and can-not-put-down book''James Patterson just gets better and better. A fast-paced thrilling read'Praise for James Patterson'James Patterson is the gold standard by which all others are judged.' Steve Berry'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' Ian Rankin'Nobody does it better.' Jeffery Deaver
'Simply put: nobody does it better.' Jeffrey Deaver 'A writer with an unusual skill at thriller plotting.' Guardian'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' Ian RankinThe dynamics are simple in the Wolf family. They eat you if you let them.Joe Wolf has raised his children to have the same cut-throat mentality that built his own California business empire: kill or be killed.When Joe's body is discovered adrift in the San Francisco Bay, his daughter Jenny finds herself head of the Wolf empire.With her brothers trying to seize her newfound power and assets from under her, Jenny discovers that each of them has the means and motive to kill.Which of them is capable of murder?Praise for James Patterson:'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent - which is what Jim has, in spades.' Lee Child'Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind.' Michael Connelly
With the country in chaos and corruption on all sides, there's only one person to turn to.When a series of military-style attacks erupt across the United States, Detective John Sampson is called in to investigate. The attacks are untraceable, with patterns too random to decipher, leaving Sampson struggling to find a link amongst the carnage.As Sampson discovers a lead through an ex-military contact, his partner Alex Cross is brutally side-lined, leaving him certain about one thing: he can trust no one.With soldiers called on secret assignments and others mysteriously disappearing, Sampson must revisit his military past if he's to save his country's future.
There are two sides to every story.Husband and wife Archie and Francine Hughes are heroes in their hometown of Philadelphia. Archie is a football star, while Francine is a Grammy-winning singer.So everyone is in a state of shock when news breaks about the seemingly perfect couple.One spouse is murdered. The other is Suspect Number One.Even before the case hits the courtroom, it's the hottest ticket in town. For the defence: Cooper Lamb, private investigator to the stars. For the prosecution: Veena Lion, an attorney so bright she's got to wear shades.Between them, they know every secret in the Hughes household. Together, they prove how two wrongs can make a right.