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James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental institution and was rejected by 26 publishers before being published and winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. He is best known as the creator of Alex Cross, the police psychologist hero of such novels as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. Cross has been portrayed on the silver screen by Morgan Freeman. He has had eleven on his books made into movies and ranks as number 3 on the Hollywood Reporter's '25 Most Powerful Authors' 2016 list. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series, the Michael Bennett series, the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, the Witch and Wizard series, BookShots series, Private series, NYPD Red series, and the Middle School series for children. He has won numerous awards including the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award. James Patterson introduced the Bookshots Series in 2016 which is advertised as All Thriller No Filler. The first book in the series, Cross Kill, made the New York Times Bestseller list in June 2016. The third and fourth books, The Trial, and Little Black Dress, made the New York Times Bestseller list in July 2016. The next books in the series include, $10,000,000 Marriage Proposal, French Kiss, Hidden: A Mitchum Story (co-authored with James O. Born). and The House Husband (co-authored Duane Swierczynski). Patterson's novel, co-authored with Maxine Paetro, Woman of God, became a New York Times bestseller in 2016. Patterson co-authored with John Connoly and Tim Malloy the true crime expose Filthy Rich about billionaire convicted sex offender Jeffrey Eppstein. In January 2017, he co-authored with Ashwin Sanghi the bestseller Private Delhi. And in August 2017, he co-authored with Richard Dilallo, The Store. The Black Book is a stand-alone thriller, co-authored by James Patterson and David Ellis. In April 2018, he co-authored Texas Ranger with Andrew Bourelle. In May 2018, he co-authored Private Princess with Rees Jones. In August 2018 he co-authored Fifty Fifty with Candice Fox. (Bowker Author Biography) James Patterson is the author of seven major national bestsellers in a row. These include "Along Came a Spider", "Kiss the Girls", "Jack & Jill", "Cat & Mouse", "When the Wind Blows", "Pop Goes the Weasel", &, in paperback, "The Midnight Club". A past winner of the prestigious Edgar Award, Patterson lives in Florida. (Publisher Provided)
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The Angel Experiment 7,549 copies, 240 reviews
1st to Die 7,329 copies, 205 reviews
Along Came a Spider 6,508 copies, 129 reviews
Kiss the Girls 5,622 copies, 72 reviews
2nd Chance 5,550 copies, 95 reviews
3rd Degree 5,354 copies, 81 reviews
School's Out Forever 5,041 copies, 85 reviews
4th of July 4,942 copies, 87 reviews
Roses Are Red 4,540 copies, 50 reviews
The 5th Horseman 4,521 copies, 80 reviews
Cat & Mouse 4,513 copies, 63 reviews
Jack & Jill 4,480 copies, 52 reviews
Cross 4,371 copies, 70 reviews
Pop Goes the Weasel 4,346 copies, 46 reviews
Violets Are Blue 4,276 copies, 37 reviews
The Big Bad Wolf 4,259 copies, 55 reviews
Mary, Mary 4,219 copies, 67 reviews
London Bridges 4,209 copies, 62 reviews
The 6th Target 4,071 copies, 79 reviews
Four Blind Mice 4,052 copies, 43 reviews
Double Cross 4,028 copies, 65 reviews
When the Wind Blows 3,959 copies, 64 reviews
7th Heaven 3,799 copies, 79 reviews
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas 3,784 copies, 90 reviews
The Final Warning 3,691 copies, 81 reviews
Honeymoon 3,573 copies, 68 reviews
The Beach House 3,504 copies, 50 reviews
Sundays at Tiffany's 3,268 copies, 163 reviews
The Lake House 3,201 copies, 42 reviews
Witch & Wizard 3,170 copies, 147 reviews
Cross Country 3,126 copies, 89 reviews
Step on a Crack 3,107 copies, 69 reviews
The 8th Confession 2,936 copies, 73 reviews
Max 2,888 copies, 62 reviews
I, Alex Cross 2,870 copies, 61 reviews
The Quickie 2,865 copies, 73 reviews
Judge & Jury 2,825 copies, 43 reviews
Cradle and All 2,811 copies, 28 reviews
Beach Road 2,636 copies, 44 reviews
The Jester 2,596 copies, 35 reviews
Sam's Letters to Jennifer 2,582 copies, 64 reviews
Sail 2,517 copies, 68 reviews
Lifeguard 2,498 copies, 45 reviews
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Fang 2,431 copies, 56 reviews
You've Been Warned 2,402 copies, 55 reviews
Run For Your Life 2,338 copies, 51 reviews
Hide and Seek 2,319 copies, 21 reviews
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Private 2,111 copies, 62 reviews
Cross Fire 2,092 copies, 39 reviews
10th Anniversary 1,966 copies, 53 reviews
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Worst Case 1,886 copies, 45 reviews
Swimsuit 1,840 copies, 55 reviews
Kill Alex Cross 1,838 copies, 46 reviews
The Postcard Killers 1,821 copies, 57 reviews
The President Is Missing 1,794 copies, 93 reviews
The Midnight Club 1,785 copies, 15 reviews
Black Friday 1,719 copies, 18 reviews
Angel 1,624 copies, 50 reviews
Tick Tock 1,601 copies, 38 reviews
11th Hour 1,599 copies, 42 reviews
Zoo 1,559 copies, 95 reviews
Don't Blink 1,485 copies, 44 reviews
The Gift 1,473 copies, 30 reviews
Now You See Her 1,387 copies, 30 reviews
Alex Cross, Run 1,378 copies, 39 reviews
12th of Never 1,371 copies, 39 reviews
Merry Christmas, Alex Cross 1,267 copies, 29 reviews
Unlucky 13 1,229 copies, 27 reviews
NYPD Red 1,194 copies, 29 reviews
Private Games 1,169 copies, 21 reviews
See How They Run 1,163 copies, 12 reviews
Private: #1 Suspect 1,148 copies, 24 reviews
Guilty Wives 1,135 copies, 28 reviews
Invisible 1,115 copies, 36 reviews
Hope to Die 1,090 copies, 24 reviews
I Funny: A Middle School Story 1,089 copies, 25 reviews
Toys 1,087 copies, 39 reviews
Cross My Heart 1,065 copies, 25 reviews
14th Deadly Sin 1,039 copies, 32 reviews
Kill Me If You Can 1,018 copies, 23 reviews
I, Michael Bennett 1,009 copies, 24 reviews
The Murder House 1,009 copies, 39 reviews
Cross Justice 1,005 copies, 24 reviews
Confessions of a Murder Suspect 1,002 copies, 48 reviews
Private London 998 copies, 24 reviews
The Fire (Author) 979 copies, 16 reviews
Against Medical Advice 975 copies, 45 reviews
15th Affair 930 copies, 18 reviews
Private Berlin 887 copies, 26 reviews
Gone 867 copies, 18 reviews
Season of the Machete 867 copies, 13 reviews
Second Honeymoon 828 copies, 18 reviews
Cross the Line 822 copies, 12 reviews
Daniel X: Watch the Skies 815 copies, 26 reviews
Burn 806 copies, 21 reviews
The Black Book 787 copies, 29 reviews
NYPD Red 2 781 copies, 20 reviews
The Christmas Wedding 765 copies, 40 reviews
16th Seduction 754 copies, 13 reviews
The Thomas Berryman Number 745 copies, 19 reviews
Private L.A. 744 copies, 11 reviews
The People vs. Alex Cross 739 copies, 16 reviews
The 17th Suspect 710 copies, 13 reviews
Alert 692 copies, 19 reviews
Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night (Editor) 685 copies, 12 reviews
Treasure Hunters 678 copies, 12 reviews
Private Down Under 669 copies, 15 reviews
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Private Vegas 638 copies, 19 reviews
NYPD Red 3 636 copies, 13 reviews
Bullseye 612 copies, 14 reviews
Never Never 599 copies, 24 reviews
Private India: City on Fire 591 copies, 13 reviews
NYPD Red 4 584 copies, 17 reviews
Target 582 copies, 10 reviews
Murder Games 568 copies, 15 reviews
The 18th Abduction 562 copies, 16 reviews
Truth or Die 552 copies, 6 reviews
Haunted 542 copies, 14 reviews
Daniel X: Demons and Druids 524 copies, 13 reviews
Miracle on the 17th Green: A Novel 522 copies, 11 reviews
The Games (Author) 522 copies, 12 reviews
Private Paris 519 copies, 15 reviews
House of Robots 513 copies, 7 reviews
The Kiss 478 copies, 9 reviews
Maximum Ride Forever 471 copies, 12 reviews
Woman of God 469 copies, 19 reviews
The President's Daughter 467 copies, 20 reviews
Fifty Fifty 458 copies, 12 reviews
Criss Cross 451 copies, 12 reviews
Texas Ranger 446 copies, 12 reviews
Juror #3 423 copies, 8 reviews
The Store 423 copies, 19 reviews
Confessions: The Paris Mysteries 419 copies, 10 reviews
Ambush 416 copies, 11 reviews
The 20th Victim 415 copies, 8 reviews
Missing 411 copies, 8 reviews
The First Lady 410 copies, 16 reviews
Red Alert 396 copies, 9 reviews
First Love 384 copies, 10 reviews
The Chef 376 copies, 9 reviews
Crazy House 373 copies, 14 reviews
Unsolved 365 copies, 11 reviews
Deadly Cross 363 copies, 8 reviews
The Inn 361 copies, 11 reviews
Blindside (Michael Bennett, 12) 361 copies, 3 reviews
The Cornwalls Are Gone 357 copies, 11 reviews
Liar Liar 352 copies, 8 reviews
The Lost 313 copies, 3 reviews
Count to Ten 308 copies, 6 reviews
The Summer House 306 copies, 3 reviews
Cross Kill 305 copies, 12 reviews
Princess 298 copies, 7 reviews
Public School Superhero 295 copies, 4 reviews
1st Case 288 copies, 6 reviews
Humans, Bow Down 288 copies, 11 reviews
Daniel X: Game Over 288 copies, 11 reviews
Killer Instinct 283 copies, 4 reviews
21st Birthday 277 copies, 8 reviews
Middle School: Save Rafe! 272 copies, 6 reviews
Ali Cross 251 copies, 6 reviews
Lost 249 copies, 4 reviews
Word of Mouse 248 copies, 4 reviews
The Coast-to-Coast Murders 244 copies, 10 reviews
Jacky Ha-Ha 238 copies, 4 reviews
The Trial 232 copies, 9 reviews
The Russian 230 copies, 4 reviews
The House Next Door 229 copies, 5 reviews
Revenge (Author) 226 copies, 3 reviews
The Midwife Murders 221 copies, 2 reviews
House of Robots: Robots Go Wild! 219 copies, 2 reviews
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Daniel X: Armageddon 199 copies, 7 reviews
Hush (Harriet Blue) 193 copies, 5 reviews
Zoo 2 (BookShots) 191 copies, 13 reviews
Middle School: Ultimate Showdown 186 copies, 4 reviews
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Two from the Heart 177 copies, 3 reviews
Fear No Evil 175 copies, 3 reviews
The 13-Minute Murder 174 copies, 8 reviews
The Warning 172 copies, 3 reviews
Murder in Paradise 171 copies, 5 reviews
Witch & Wizard: Battle for Shadowland (Author) 169 copies, 2 reviews
The Red Book 167 copies, 3 reviews
The House of Kennedy 166 copies, 6 reviews
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The Fall of Crazy House 164 copies, 2 reviews
Kiss the Girls [1997 film] (Novel by) 164 copies, 1 review
NYPD Red 6 163 copies, 6 reviews
Bloody Valentine 163 copies, 7 reviews
The Family Lawyer 163 copies, 2 reviews
Black and Blue 159 copies, 5 reviews
Cajun Justice 158 copies
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113 Minutes (BookShots) 152 copies, 9 reviews
Triple Homicide 147 copies, 4 reviews
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The Noise 141 copies, 3 reviews
Along Came a Spider [2001 film] (Author) 134 copies, 1 review
Private: The Royals 132 copies, 2 reviews
2 Sisters Detective Agency 132 copies, 2 reviews
The Moores Are Missing 130 copies, 3 reviews
Manhunt 128 copies, 4 reviews
Hawk 128 copies, 3 reviews
The Shadow 127 copies, 7 reviews
Hunted {novella} 127 copies, 4 reviews
Little Black Dress {novella} 127 copies, 8 reviews
Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 1 126 copies, 3 reviews
Let's Play Make-Believe {novella} 125 copies, 4 reviews
Becoming Muhammad Ali 124 copies, 7 reviews
Homeroom Diaries 116 copies, 1 review
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Taking the Titanic {novella} 109 copies, 5 reviews
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Give Please a Chance 105 copies, 6 reviews
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Katt vs. Dogg 92 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 (Editor) 91 copies, 3 reviews
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French Twist {novella} 74 copies, 3 reviews
Daniel X: Lights Out 71 copies, 2 reviews
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Private Moscow: (Private 15) 47 copies, 2 reviews
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The End 29 copies, 1 review
Kidnapped 28 copies
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James Patterson and his wife live with their son in Palm Beach.
James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author and philanthropist. Among his works are the Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women's Murder Club, Maximum Ride, Daniel X, NYPD Red, Witch and Wizard, and Private series, as well as many stand-alone thrillers, non-fiction and romance novels. His books have sold more than 300 million copies and he was the first person to sell 1 million e-books. In 2016, Patterson topped Forbes's list of highest-paid authors for the third consecutive year, with an income of $95 million. His total income over a decade is estimated at $700 million.

In November 2015, Patterson received the Literarian Award from the National Book Foundation, which cited him as a "passionate campaigner to make books and reading a national priority. A generous supporter of universities, teachers colleges, independent bookstores, school libraries, and college students, Patterson has donated millions of dollars in grants and scholarships with the purpose of encouraging Americans of all ages to read more books."

Patterson was born on March 22, 1947, in Newburgh, New York, the son of Isabelle (Morris), a homemaker and teacher, and Charles Patterson, an insurance broker. The family were working-class and of Irish descent. He graduated summa cum laude with both a B.A. in English from Manhattan College and an M.A. in English from Vanderbilt University.

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