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Hope To Die
Detective Alex Cross is being stalked by a psychotic genius, forced to play the deadliest game of his career. Cross”s family–his loving wife Bree, the wise and lively Nana Mama, and his precious children–have been ripped away. Terrified and desperate, Cross must give this mad man what he wants if he has any chance of saving the most important people in his life. The stakes have never been higher: What will Cross sacrifice to save the ones he loves? Widely praised by the greatest crime and thriller writers of our time, Cross My Heart set a jaw-dropping story in motion. Hope to Die propels Alex Cross”s greatest challenge to its astonishing finish, proving why Jeffery Deaver says “nobody does it better” than James Patterson.
More books by James Patterson
1. James Patterson by James Patterson
How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world? · On the morning he was born, he nearly died. · Growing up, he didn”t love to read. That changed. · He worked at a mental hospital in Massachusetts, where he met the singer James Taylor and the poet Robert Lowell. · While he toiled in advertising hell, James wrote the ad jingle line “I”m a Toys ”R” Us Kid.” · He once watched James Baldwin and Norman Mailer square off to trade punches at a party. · He”s only been in love twice. Both times are amazing. · Dolly Parton once sang “Happy Birthday” to James over the phone. She calls him J.J., for Jimmy James. · Three American presidents have invited him to golf with them. How did a boy from small-town New York become the world”s most successful writer? How does he do it? He has always wanted to write the kind of novel that would be read and reread so many times that the binding breaks and the book literally falls apart. As he says, “I”m still working on that one.” James Patterson by James Patterson is the most anticipated memoir of 2022.
2. James Patterson: The Stories of My Life
”The master storyteller of our times takes us on a funny, poignant, and ultimately triumphant journey” HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON ”The whole story of his truly astonishing life” BOB WOODWARD ”The book was damn near addictive. I loved it” RON HOWARD ”I love the pithy, bright anecdotes, and at times his poignant narrative will bring you to tears” PATRICIA CORNWELL ”A compelling account of the life events that shaped an extraordinary man” NICHOLAS SPARKS ______________________________ HIS BEST STORIES ARE THE STORIES OF HIS LIFE · His father grew up in a New York poorhouse called the ”Pogie”. · He worked at a psychiatric hospital where he met the singer James Taylor and the poet Robert Lowell. Both were patients. · He was at Woodstock and was also an usher at the Fillmore East. · He was CEO of advertising agency J. Walter Thompson North America when he was thirty-seven. He wrote the ad jingle, ”I”m a Toys ”R” Us Kid”. · He once watched Norman Mailer and James Baldwin square off to fight. · He”s played golf with three US presidents and has nine holes-in-one. · Dolly Parton sang Happy Birthday to him over the phone. She calls him Jimmy James. James says, ”I always wanted to write the kind of novel that is read and re-read so many times the binding breaks, and the book literally falls apart, pages scattered in the wind. I”m still working on that one.” ______________________________ ”A masterpiece of storytelling! Funny, poignant, brutally honest” ADMIRAL WILLIAM H. McRAVEN ”Will delight fans, and even non-fans, of America”s storied storyteller” BEN BRADLEE JR. ”James Patterson”s first rule of storytelling is “be there”. And that”s the genius of his autobiography” MIKE LUPICA ”Jim Patterson”s life is a thriller itself . . . This book is a pure joy to read” STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN ”Always entertaining . . . You will enjoy the read” PHIL KNIGHT
3. Run, Rose, Run
From America”s most beloved superstar and its greatest storyteller–a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, and determined to do whatever it takes to survive. Every song tells a story. She”s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her. She”s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past. Nashville is where she”s come to claim her destiny. It”s also where the darkness she”s fled might find her. And destroy her. Run, Rose, Run is a novel glittering with danger and desire–a story that only America”s #1 beloved entertainer and its #1 bestselling author could have created.
4. The Paris Detective
French detective Luc Moncrief joined the NYPD for a fresh start but someone wants to make his first big case his last. Gorgeous women are dropping dead at upscale department stores in New York City. Detective Moncrief and Detective Katherine Burke are close to solving the mystery, but looks can be deceiving. In the heart of the holiday season, priceless paintings have vanished from a Park Avenue murder scene. Now, dashing Detective Moncrief must become a quick study in the art of the steal – before a coldblooded killer paints the town red. Merry Christmas, Detective. Print run 25,000.
5. City of the Dead
“Fights and flights are non-stop” (USA Today) in the City of the Dead as Hawk takes off with a new, unexpected ally . . . her mother, Maximum Ride! For Hawk, being a hero weighs heavily on her wings. In the City of the Dead, life happens in the shadows. That”s why a war is brewing against an enemy no one can see. Hawk and Maximum Ride never back down from a conflict, or from each other, and they argue more than they agree. But as the dead begin to outnumber the living, a mother”s experience and a daughter”s instinct can make one powerful arsenal.
6. The President’s Daughter
All presidents have nightmares. This one”s about to come true. A rocket ride of a thriller–the new blockbuster by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson, “the dream team” (Lee Child).u200b Every detail is accurate– because one of the authors is President Bill Clinton. The drama and action never stop– because the other author is James Patterson. Matthew Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL–and a past president–has always defended his family as staunchly as he has his country. Now those defenses are under attack. A madman abducts Keating”s teenage daughter, Melanie–turning every parent”s deepest fear into a matter of national security. As the world watches in real time, Keating embarks on a one-man special-ops mission that tests his strengths: as a leader, a warrior, and a father. The authors” first collaboration, The President Is Missing, a #1 New York Times bestseller and the #1 bestselling novel of 2018, was praised as “ambitious and wildly readable” (New York Times Book Review) and “a fabulously entertaining thriller” (Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow).
7. 21St Birthday
Lindsay vows to protect a twenty-year-old victim long enough to see her twenty-first birthday. SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has sworn to defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic. As Lindsay prepares to celebrate her own daughter”s birthday, she clashes with rising Chief Charlie Clapper over a family case. When a distraught mother pleads with Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to investigate the disappearance of her daughter, Linda, and baby granddaughter, Lorrie, Cindy immediately loops in SFPD. But Linda”s schoolteacher husband, Lucas Burke, tells a conflicting story that paints Linda as a wayward wife, not a missing person. And there”s reason to believe he may be telling the truth. While M.E. Claire Washburn harbors theories that run counter to the police investigation of the Burke case, ADA Yuki Castellano sizes Lucas up as a textbook domestic offender — until he puts forward a theory of his own that unexpectedly connects the dots on a constellation of copycat killings. If what Lucas tells law enforcement has even a grain of truth, there isn”t a woman in the state of California who”s safe from the reach of such an unspeakable threat.
8. The Coast-To-Coast Murders
Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a troubling past. Both adopted, and now grown – Michael is a long-haul truck driver, Megan a college student majoring in psychology – they trust each other before anyone else. They”ve had to. When a young woman is found murdered in Michael”s LA apartment, he is the chief suspect and quickly arrested. But then there”s another killing that is strikingly similar. And another. And not just in LA – as the spree spreads across the country, the FBI become involved in a manhunt for a cold-blooded serial killer.
9. The Red Book
For Detective Billy Harney, the distance from hero to statistic is one false move. To Harney, the newest member of Chicago PD”s elite strike force — Special Operations Section (SOS) — getting shot in the head, stalked by a state”s attorney, and accused of murder by his fellow cops is all part of breaking a case. So when a drive-by shooting on the Chicago”s west side turns political, he leads the way to a quick solve. But Harney”s instincts — his father was once chief of detectives and his twin sister, Patti, is also on the force — run deep. As a population hungry for justice threatens to riot, he realizes that the three known victims are hardly the only ones. When Harney starts asking questions about who”s to blame, the easy answers prove to be the wrong ones. On the flip side, the less he seems to know, the longer he can keep his clandestine investigation going … until Harney”s quest to expose the evil that”s rotting the city from the inside out takes him to the one place he vowed never to return: his own troubled past.
10. The Palm Beach Murders
If it”s too good to be true, then it most likely is–especially in these three adrenaline-filled stories that make one explosive book! The Palm Beach Murders (previously published as Let”s Play Make-Believe): Both survivors of the divorce wars, Christy and Martin don”t believe in love at first sight and certainly not on a first date. But from the instant they lock eyes, life becomes a sexy, romantic dream come true. That is, until they start playing a strangely intense game of make-believe — a game that”s about to go too far. (with James O. Born) Stingrays: When a teenager goes missing on a Caribbean beach, the local police are baffled. It”s up to the Stingrays, a world class team that solves the unsolvable, to unearth the truth: a truth that no one will believe. (with Duane Swierczynski) Nooners: Everyone who knows Tim says he”s a good guy. But the popular advertising exec has a problem: a lot of the people who know him are getting murdered. And by the time he figures out why, Tim won”t feel so good anymore. (with Tim Arnold)
11. Till Murder Do Us Part
The World”s #1 Bestselling Writer, James Patterson, is partnering with Discovery ID again to develop all-new, ID-branded true crime stories where the bonds of matrimony and love can tear you brutally apart. TIL MURDER DO US PART: Kathi Spiars can”t believe she”s found such a good man to marry as Stephen Marcum. Twelve years later, she starts to suspect that he isn”t who he says he is. As she digs into his past, she doesn”t realize that learning the truth will lead to a lifetime of fear and hiding. TRUE CRIME #2: 1991. Brandi McClain, a young beautiful teenager, moves to Tucson, Arizona. Brandi quickly meets her new best friend and her new boyfriend. But her perfect life is about to turn on its head. In San Diego, CA, an investigator, Terry Jensen, hunts for a missing girl. It”s a case that seems to be plagued by dead ends. But once the truth emerges, it”s more haunting than he could have imagined.
After a mugging gone wrong, Detective Michael Bennett becomes public enemy number one when the citizens of New York rally around the dead shooter”s family. Amidst the controversy and media chaos, Bennett must wait for his name to be cleared. Though he is suspended from active duty, the Mayor has a secret mission for Bennett with an irresistible incentive. Find the Mayor”s missing daughter, and Bennett”s beloved son Brian will be released from prison. Desperate to get back to work and free his son, Bennett sets out to solve the mystery of Natalie”s disappearance. When Natalie”s friends start turning up dead around the city, Bennett soon realises that wherever she is, Natalie is in more danger than he could have ever imagined. As links start emerging to a dangerous underground hacking network, Bennett must go beyond his jurisdiction to bring Natalie home. A proud and loving father, Bennett will do whatever it takes to bring his son back to his family. But has Natalie fallen too deep into the dangerous world of the dark web to ever come back?
13. The Last Days of John Lennon
John Lennon was one of the world”s most influential people. Mark David Chapman was one of the most invisible. By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade — a decade John Lennon had spent in search of his true identity: singer, songwriter, activist, burn out. “It”s the perfect time to be coming back,” he declared. Except that Lennon was a marked man. As early as the Beatles” controversial 1966 American tour, the band had feared for their safety. “You might as well put a target on me,” Lennon said, and the Nixon administration complied by opening an FBI file. If only the agents hadn”t been so intently focused on the star himself, they might have detected Mark David Chapman”s powerful, ever-growing obsession with his onetime idol. Chapman, himself a tragic nowhere man, ultimately achieved the notoriety he craved by actualizing the target on Lennon — single-handedly wounding the spirit of a generation.
14. Ali Cross
The son of Alex Cross follows in his father”s footsteps in this exciting new YA thriller from globally bestselling author James Patterson.
15. Becoming Muhammad Ali
From two heavy-hitters in children”s literature comes a biographical novel of cultural icon Muhammad Ali, jointly published by Jimmy Patterson Books and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books or Young Readers. Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing. Readers will learn about Cassius” family and neighbors in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age 12. Before long, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivaled Muhammad Ali. Fully authorized by and written in cooperation with the Muhammad Ali estate, Becoming Muhammad Ali dynamically captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time.
16. Discovery ID 4
MURDER THY NEIGHBOUR (with Andrew Bourelle) — Ann Hoover is a nice woman, but she”s come to hate her neighbour. Roy Kirk moved in next door with plans to renovate. But as the weeks go by, his DIY construction turns to shambles and Roy himself becomes sullen and hostile. When Ann takes him to court, Roy”s retaliation will be shockingly gruesome.
17. The Family Lawyer
Experience the stories of a criminal defense attorney investigating a bullying accusation, the NYPD”s most brilliant detective facing her darkest fears to prevent a string of crimes, and a woman investigating a murder-all in one collection! The Family Lawyer with Robert Rotstein: Matthew Hovanes is living a parent”s worst nightmare: his young daughter is accused of bullying another girl into suicide. But this loving father is also a skilled criminal defense attorney. And something here doesn”t add up . . . Night Sniper with Christopher Charles: Cheryl Mabern is the NYPD”s most brilliant and troubled detective. Now she must confront her darkest fears to stop a calculating killer committing random murders. The Good Sister with Rachel Howzell Hall: Her beloved sister”s cheating husband has been found dead. Now, Dani Lawrence must decide if she will help the investigation that could put her sister away . . . or obstruct it by any means necessary.
18. The Midwife Murders
To Senior Midwife Lucy Ryuan, pregnancy is not an unusual condition, it”s her life”s work. But when two kidnappings and a vicious stabbing happen on her watch in a university hospital in Manhattan, her focus abruptly changes. Something has to be done, and Lucy is fearless enough to try. Rumours begin to swirl, blaming everyone from the Russian Mafia to an underground adoption network. The feisty single mom teams up with a skeptical NYPD detective to solve the case, but the truth is far more twisted than Lucy could ever have imagined.
19. 1St Case
A computer genius pulls off her greatest hack yet — and her skill might just get her killed. Angela Hoot”s government career begins with an ending. Her unorthodox programming skills get her kicked out of MIT”s graduate school and into the Bureau”s cyber-forensics unit. A messaging app with sophisticated tracking capabilities surfaces. Its beta users, all young women, are only identified as they turn up dead in their bedrooms. As Angela races to crack the killer”s digital code, their technical rivalry escalates. She must deny the killer access to her personal life, or risk losing her life to the underbelly of the Internet.
A story for a new generation of Maximum Ride fans! Max”s 17 year old daughter Hawk is growing up hard and fast in gritty, post-apocalyptic New York City. She stays under the radar to survive…until a destiny that”s perilously close to her mother”s forces her to take flight. Hawk doesn”t know her real name. She doesn”t know who her family was, or where they went. The only thing she remembers is that she was told to stay on that street corner until they came back for her, for as long as it takes. That was thirteen years ago. The day that she finally gives up is the moment that her life changes forever. Because the promise becomes reality: someone is coming for her. But it”s not a rescue. It”s an execution.
21. Killer Instinct
THE SEQUEL TO INSTINCT, A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Dr Dylan Reinhart is no stranger to solving crimes. When an Ivy League professor is murdered, Reinhart reunites with his old partner Detective Elizabeth Needham. With his unrivalled mind for criminal psychology and Needham”s investigative experience, Reinhart is confident that together they can find the killer, and close the case. But as the investigation proceeds, a terrifying attack on New York sends the city into chaos. In the aftermath, a name from Reinhart”s past emerges on the list of victims – a name he thought he”d left behind. As long-buried secrets threaten to derail everything he”s worked for, can he keep his life together long enough to outsmart the killer? Or has Reinhart finally met his match?
22. The 20th Victim
Three victims, three bullets, three cities. Simultaneous murders in LA, Chicago, and San Francisco — SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer”s jurisdiction, and local reporter Cindy Thomas”s beat. The shooters” aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When Lindsay realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country. The victims were no angels, but are the shooters villains . . . or heroes?
23. The Midnight Club
“The Midnight Club is the novel I wrote just before Along Came A Spider. I”m certain that both Alex Cross and Sampson originated in ideas I had while writing this story. It”s one of my favorites.” – James Patterson Bestselling author James Patterson weaves a suspenseful tale of a powerful mobster who runs up against a very determined cop and his faithful crime fighters. A stunningly brilliant psychopathic killer who has skillfully eluded the police from London to Paris to New York. A beautiful woman journalist suddenly in grave danger. An unorthodox New York detective whose motive for stopping the killer couldn”t be more personal or emotional. All bound by the chains of secrecy, wealth, and crime formed by the cabal called The Midnight Club.
24. Texas Outlaw
A Texas Ranger is justice. Until he sidesteps the law. Texas Ranger Rory Yates is not keen for hero status. But it”s unavoidable once his girlfriend, country singer Willow Dawes, writes a song about his bravery. Rory escapes his newfound fame when he”s sent to the remote West Texas town of Rio Lobo, a municipality with two stoplights. And now, according to the Chief of Police, it has one too many Texas Rangers. Rio Lobo Detective Ariana Delgado is the one who requested Rory, and the only person who believes a local councilwoman”s seemingly accidental death is a murder. Then Rory begins to uncover a tangle of small-town secrets, favors, and lies as crooked as Texas law is straight. To get to the truth before more people die, Rory is forced to take liberties with the investigation. The next ballad of Rory Yates may not be about a hero, but rather an outlaw song.
25. Liar Liar
Detective Harriet Blue returns in her biggest thriller yet in the instant New York Times bestseller. With her life on the life, Harriet has to to do unspeakable things and making her a very good cop… gone very bad. In the space of a week, she has committed theft and fraud, resisted arrest, assaulted a police officer, and is considered a dangerous fugitive from the law. It”s all because of one man, Regan Banks. He viciously killed the only person in the world who matters to Harriet-and he plans to kill her next. As she recklessly speeds toward the dark side — and finally crosses it — Harriet won”t stop until Regan pays for the many lives he has taken.
___________________ The chilling sequel to No. 1 bestseller Invisible FBI analyst Emmy Dockery”s unique ability to uncover the patterns that others miss has brought her an impressive string of arrests. But a new case – unfolding across the country – has left her looking for something which may not exist. The victims all appear to have died by accident, and seemingly have nothing in common. But this many deaths can”t be a coincidence. Can they? Emmy”s instincts tell her this is the work of a terrifyingly intelligent serial killer – and she”s determined to prove it. When her obsession with the crimes raises flags within the FBI, she”s in danger of becoming a suspect herself. But someone else is watching Dockery. Studying, learning, waiting. Until it”s the perfect time to strike.
27. The River Murders
Sometimes figuring out the truth means going to the point of no return. For Mitchum, returning is not important. Read 3 exciting thrillers from the world”s #1 bestselling writer! HIDDEN: After being rejected from the Navy SEALs, Mitchum becomes his small town”s unofficial private eye. But his investigation skills are put to the test when he must find his missing teenage cousin–and uncovers a government conspiracy in the process. MALICIOUS: Mitchum is back. His brother”s been charged with murder. Nathaniel swears he didn”t kill anyone, but word on the street is that he was involved with the victim”s wife. Now, Navy SEAL dropout Mitchum will break every rule to expose the truth–even if it destroys the people he loves. MALEVOLENT: Mitchum has never been more desperate. One by one his loved ones have become victims of carefully staged attacks. There”s only one way to stop the ruthless mastermind intent on destroying everyone around him–to go on the most dangerous hunt of his life.
28. The House Next Door
Danger lurks in plain sight with a beguiling neighbor, a suspect”s wife, and a mysterious message from space in three electrifying thrillers from the World”s Bestselling Writer, James Patterson. The House Next Door (with Susan DiLallo): Married mother of three Laura Sherman was thrilled when her new neighbor invited her on some errands. But a few quick tasks became a long lunch-and now things could go too far with a man who isn”t what he seems…. The Killer”s Wife (with Max DiLallo): Four girls have gone missing. Detective McGrath knows the only way to find them is to get close to the suspect”s wife…maybe too close We. Are. Not. Alone (with Tim Arnold): The first message from space. It will change the world. It”s first contact. Undeniable proof of alien life. Disgraced Air Force scientist Robert Barnett found it. Now he”s the target of a desperate nationwide manhunt-and Earth”s future hangs in the balance.
29. The 19th Christmas
If the Women”s Murder Club can”t be together this Christmas, a killer is to blame. As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women”s Murder Club have much to celebrate. Crime is down. The medical examiner”s office is quiet. Even the courts are showing some Christmas spirit. And the news cycle is so slow that journalist Cindy Thomas is on assignment to tell a story about the true meaning of the season for San Francisco. Then a fearsome criminal known only as “Loman” seizes control of the headlines. He is planning a deadly surprise for Christmas morning. And he has commissioned dozens of criminal colleagues to take actions that will mask his plans. All that Lindsay and the SFPD can figure out is that Loman”s greed — for riches, for bloodshed, for attention — is limitless. Solving crimes never happens on schedule, but as this criminal mastermind unleashes credible threats by the hour, the month of December is upended for the Women”s Murder Club. Avoiding tragedy is the only holiday miracle they seek.
30. The 18th Abduction
THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER ”Everything you love about Patterson and the Women”s Murder Club – smart characters, shocking twists, and a villain so evil you count down to the very last page to discover what will happen next.” – LISA GARDNER, the international no. 1 bestselling author ”I couldn”t turn the pages quick enough. Great plot, fantastic storytelling and characters that spring off the page – all the right ingredients for a thriller!” – HEIDI PERKS, Sunday Times bestselling author of NOW YOU SEE HER ”Terrific, high octane, really pacy…this book delivers everything we”ve come to love in a Patterson novel. Every scene is a film, every character real and every plot point leaves us breathless.” – JO SPAIN, no. 1 bestselling author of THE CONFESSION _________________ Three missing women. Two impossible cases. One determined detective. When three teachers disappear without a trace, Sergeant Lindsay Boxer takes the lead in the investigation. But with no clues and no suspects, the odds of finding the women alive are getting slimmer by the second. Under pressure at work, Lindsay needs support at home. But her husband Joe is drawn into an encounter with a woman who”s seen a ghost – a notorious war criminal from her Eastern European home country, walking the streets of San Francisco. When Joe”s informant disappears, the two investigations collide. It will take the combined skills of Lindsay, Joe and the entire Women”s Murder Club to protect their city, and themselves, from a monster.
From the author of Sunday Times no. 1 bestseller, The President is Missing. MURDER Former SAS soldier David Shelley was part of the most covert operations team in the special forces. Now settling down to civilian life in London, he has plans for a safer and more stable existence. But the shocking death of a young woman Shelley once helped protect puts those plans on hold. BETRAYAL The police rule the death a suicide but the grieving parents can”t accept their beloved Emma would take her own life. They need to find out what really happened, and they turn to their former bodyguard, Shelley, for help. REVENGE When they discover that Emma had fallen into a dark and seedy world of drugs and online pornography, the father demands retribution. But his desire for revenge will make enemies of people that even Shelley may not be able to protect them from, and take them into a war from which there may be no escape.
32. The Warning
Two roads lead to Mount Hope. None leads out. There”s no place to run in a community that”s been taken–and is being intentionally kept–off the grid. A small southern town was evacuated after a freak power-plant accident. As the first anniversary of the mishap approaches, some residents are allowed to return past the national guard roadblocks. Mount Hope natives Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that their hometown is not as it was before. Downed cellular networks fail to resume service. Animals savagely attack humans. And the damaged power plant, where Jordan”s father is an engineer, is under military lockdown. As friends and family morph into terrifying strangers, the Maggie and Jordan increasingly turn to each other. Their determination to discover who–or what–has taken control of Mount Hope soon has them in the cross-hairs of a presence more sinister than any they could have imagined.
33. The Inn
James Patterson”s strongest team since the Women”s Murder Club are the first responders when their seafront town is targeted by vicious criminals. The Inn at Gloucester stands alone on the rocky shoreline. Its seclusion suits former Boston police detective Bill Robinson, novice owner and innkeeper. As long as the dozen residents pay their rent, Robinson doesn”t ask any questions. Neither does Sheriff Clayton Spears, who lives on the second floor. Then Mitchell Cline arrives, with a deadly new way of doing business. His crew of local killers break laws, deal drugs, and bring violence to the front door of the Inn. That”s when Robinson realizes, with the help of journalist Susan Solie, that leaving the city is no escape from the reality of evil — or the responsibility for action. Teaming up with Sheriff Spears and two fearless residents — Army veteran Nick Jones and groundskeeper Effie Johnson — another resident, Army veteran Nick Johnson, Robinson begins a risky defense. The solitary inhabitants of the Inn will have to learn, before time runs out, that their only choice is between standing together — or dying alone.
34. The 13-Minute Murder
What do a psychiatrist, a mother, and an expert hitman have in common? Their time is running out in these three fast-paced thrillers from the World”s #1 Bestselling Writer, James Patterson. DEAD MAN RUNNING: Psychiatrist Randall Beck specializes in PTSD cases–and his time is limited. Especially when he uncovers a plot to kill a presidential candidate. 113 MINUTES: Molly Rourke”s son has been murdered–and she knows who”s responsible. Now she”s taking the law into her own hands. Never underestimate a mother”s love. 13-MINUTE MURDER: He can kill anybody in just minutes–from the first approach to the clean escape. His skills have served him well, and he has a grand plan: to get out alive and spend his earnings with his beloved wife, Maria. An anonymous client offers Ryan a rich payout to assassinate a target in Harvard Yard. It”s exactly the last big job he needs to complete his plan. The precision strike starts perfectly, then somehow explodes into a horrifying spectacle. Ryan has to run and Maria goes missing. Now the world”s fastest hit man sets out for one last score: Revenge. And every minute counts.
35. Miracle at St. Andrews
The Miracle series continues with a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews. If golf novels had a leaderboard, Miracle at St. Andrews would be at the top. Though nobody has ever identified a single secret–no universally accepted truth–to the sport, every real player searches for one. Travis McKinley is one such seeker. A former professional golfer who feels like he”s an amateur at the rest of life, he makes a pilgrimage to the mythical greens at St. Andrews. On the course where golf was born, every link, hole, fairway–even the gorse–feels like sacred ground. Ground that can help an ordinary player, an ordinary man, achieve a higher plane.
36. Katt vs. Dogg
For anyone who loves cats, dogs (or both!), James Patterson”s most pawsome story ever is set in a society defined by the oldest rivalry in the world: katts versus doggs! Oscar is a happy dogg—a rambunctious kid who loves being a Dogg Scout. Thanks to his family, he knows that snobby katts are good for nothing but chasing up trees. Molly is a clever katt who just knows she”s destined for fame and fortune as an actress. She comes from a family of well-bred katts who despise drooly, disgusting doggs! For their whole lives, Oscar and Molly have been told that katts and dogs hate each other. One day, they each get hopelessly lost in the woods, but those lifelong prejudices flare up when they cross paths. Slowly, they realize that the only way to survive and find their way home is to…work together?! Yeah, that”s not going to happen!
37. The First Lady
In James Patterson”s new stand-alone thriller, one secret can bring down a government when the President”s affair to remember becomes a nightmare he wishes he could forget. Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief of Staff without any witnesses. But she couldn”t have predicted that she”d be forced to take on an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady–with strict orders to keep it a secret. The First Lady”s absence comes in the wake of the scandalous, public revelation of the president”s affair, so at first it seems as though she is simply cutting off all contact as she recuperates at a horse farm in Virginia. What begins as an innocent respite quickly reveals itself as a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady”s finger.
38. Middle School: Born to Rock
In the next book in James Patterson”s bestselling Middle School series, Rafe Khatchadorian”s hilarious little sister, Georgia, is back for another rollicking adventure! This time, she”s vying to be crowned winner of the Battle of the Bands–if she doesn”t die of embarrassment first! It”s not easy being Rafe Khatchadorian”s sister. He”s got quite a reputation around school, and Georgia”s got it hard enough as is! With a super secret crush on her classmate Sam Marks, a Rube Goldberg machine challenge to dominate, and constant confrontations with vicious Missy Trillin and her evil Princess Patrol to look forward to, Georgia can”t help but throw all her energy into the one thing that makes her happy: her kick-butt, all-girl rock band, We Stink! When Georgia”s favorite rock band, Lulu and the Handbags, advertise a major music competition where the winner gets to jam with Lulu herself, Georgia will pull all the stops to make sure We Stink wins–even if it means asking her annoying older brother, Rafe, for help! Will his crazy ideas work, or land her in serious trouble?
39. Kiss the Girls
Join Alex Cross on his most terrifying murder case yet in this #1 New York Times bestseller and one of PBS”s “100 Great American Reads.” In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. In the sequel to Along Came a Spider, Washington D.C.”s Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing-and they are working coast to coast.
40. Dog Diaries
Here”s MIDDLE SCHOOL for young readers — through the eyes of Rafe Khatchadorian”s misbehaving mutt, Junior! When rule-breaking Rafe has to train his new dog in obedience school, you know things are about to get really ruff! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I”ve been waiting for ages to tell my story, and now it”s finally happening! Being Rafe”s dog isn”t always easy, but it is always EXCITING! I”ve got so much to tell you about: -How I protect the yard from birds, raccoons, squirrels, raccoons, mail carriers…and did I mention RACCOONS? -Sniffing pooch posteriors for the latest canine news. -And the terrifying monster hiding in the hall closet: the vacuum cleaner! These were all the most paw-some parts of my doggie life — until the evil Mrs. Stricker threatened to send me back to the pound if I didn”t learn to behave. Now Rafe and I have to go to obedience school and win the trophy for Best Trained Dog…or else!
41. Target: Alex Cross
______________________________ From the author of Sunday Timesno. 1 bestseller The President is Missing. TARGET- HEAD OF STATE Men and women from across the nation line the streets of Washington D.C. to mourn the unexpected death of the President. Hit by painful memories of the loss of his first wife, Alex Cross is left reeling by this tragedy. TARGET- UNITED STATES CABINET A sniper”s bullet strikes another devastating blow to the heart of Washington with the assassination of a prominent Senator. The shock of this attack puts huge pressure on the police to deliver a speedy response, and as Chief of Detectives, Alex”s wife Bree Stone is given an ultimatum- solve the case, or lose her job. TARGET- ALEX CROSS The new President calls on Alex Cross to lead an unparalleled FBI investigation to help capture America”s most wanted criminal. Alex has a terrible feeling that the assassination is just the beginning of a much larger plan. All too soon this fear springs to life as a terrifying chain of events plunges the government and the entire country into chaos. The stakes have never been higher for Alex Cross as his courage, his training and his capacity for battle are stretched to their limits in the most important case of his life. ______________________________ THE BEST ALEX CROSS YET? Here”s what the fans say- ”It”s been a while since I last read a James Patterson Alex Cross novel and I had forgotten what a good series this is. A fabulous read” ”Another winner for Alex Cross and the great J. P.!” ”Once again, the author produces a very readable book. It is fast moving and the plot develops at a real pace. I thoroughly enjoyed this and recommend it to all.” ”Target- Alex Crossis from page 1 till the last one a warm bed for every thriller lover. Snuggling down, on a rainy day, and this book in your hands, you”ll forget the rest of the world.” ”Multiple story lines woven into one keeps you interested and will make you hate yourself for finishing this book in one go. Where”s number 27??? I want it now.” ”I”ve been following Alex Cross since Along Came A Spiderand I”m not ready for his story to end yet! This was a fast, fun ride and it did not disappoint.”
42. The Injustice
They were punished to cover up the truth. Bestselling author James Patterson has crafted a raw, twisty mystery about how far we”ll go to protect our secrets–now available in paperback as The Injustice. Theo Foster”s Twitter account used to be anonymous–until someone posted a revealing photo that got him expelled. No final grade. No future. No fair. Theo”s resigned to a life of misery working at the local mini-mart when a miracle happens: Sasha Ellis speaks to him. Sasha Ellis knows his name. She was also expelled for a crime she didn”t commit, and now he has the perfect way to get her attention: find out who set them up. To uncover the truth, Theo has to get close to the suspects: the hacker, the quarterback, the mean girl, the vice principal, and his own best friend. What secrets are they hiding? You won”t want to miss the shocking surprise of this twist ending!
43. Best of James Patterson for Kids Boxed Set (with Bonus Max Einstein Sampler)
One of the greatest authors of our time, James Patterson is known for his hysterical, irresistible illustrated kids” books series like Middle School and I Funny. Together for the first time in this beautifully packaged collectible boxed set, you”ll find the first books in his hugely successful kids” series, including paper over board and hardcover editions of: Middle School, the Worst Years of My LifeI FunnyTreasure HuntersJacky Ha-Ha BONUS! Also included is a free chapter sampler of James Patterson”s upcoming collaboration with the Albert Einstein Archives, Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment.
44. All-American Murder
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller “Ripped from the headlines . . . Combining in-depth, investigative reporting and fresh interviews, the authors effectively tabloid-proof this shocking, celebrity-driven story by lining up the facts and labeling rumors.” –USA Today Aaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became the youngest player in the NFL and later reached the Super Bowl. His every move as a tight end with the New England Patriots played out the headlines, yet he led a secret life–one that ended in a maximum-security prison. What drove him to go so wrong, so fast? Between the summers of 2012 and 2013, not long after Hernandez made his first Pro Bowl, he was linked to a series of violent incidents culminating in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player who dated the sister of Hernandez”s fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins. All-American Murder is the first book to investigate Aaron Hernandez”s first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own shocking and untimely death.
45. Unbelievably Boring Bart
There”s more than meets the eye in James Patterson”s newest illustrated middle grade novel–a book so fun kids will actually put down their games to read it! Invisible creatures are attacking the school, and 12-year-old Bartholomew Bean is the only one who can stop them! Okay, so maybe Bart is only a hero in the video game app he created. But if he reveals his identity as the genius behind the game, he”ll become the most popular kid in school! Or he could secretly use the game to get back at his bullies… Press Button A: RevealPress Button B: Revenge Which would you choose?
46. Detective Cross
An anonymous caller promises to drop deadly bombs on Washington D.C. Is it a cruel trick or a real threat? By the time Alex Cross and his wife Bree Stone discover the chilling truth, it might already be too late.
47. Miracle at Augusta
An inspiring story of hope, redemption, and trying to hit the ball straight. A year ago, Travis McKinley, an unknown golfing amateur, shocked the world by winning the PGA Senior Open at Pebble Beach. Now he”s famous, he makes his living playing the game he loves, and everything should be perfect. Still Travis can”t shake the feeling that he”s a fraud, an imposter who doesn”t deserve his success–and after a series of disappointments and, to be honest, personal screw-ups, he might just prove himself right. A shot at redemption arrives in an unexpected form: a teenage outcast with troubles of his own–and a natural golf swing. As this unlikely duo sets out to achieve the impossible on the world”s most revered golf course, Travis is about to learn that sometimes the greatest miracles of all take place when no one is watching.
48. From Hero to Zero
James Patterson”s bestselling Middle School series is now a major motion picture! Catch up with everyone”s favorite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian, when he gets lost in London on the worst field trip EVER! After a mostly-successful stint at Hills Village Middle School, Rafe is excited to visit the incredible city of London with his class. Sightseeing around a foreign country sounds like a blast, until Rafe finds out his roommate will be none other than Miller the Killer, bully extraordinaire! Then Rafe is forced to work on a class project side by side with his crush Jeanne Galletta and her too-perfect boyfriend, which might be even more torturous than rooming with Miller. And it”s no surprise that Rafe”s bad luck follows him across the pond, putting him in one crazy situation after another – all under the watchful eye of his bad-tempered principal. Out of all of his adventures, this trip could prove to be Rafe”s most embarrassing yet, undoing everything good he has going for him back home!
49. Murder, Interrupted
Two true-crime thrillers as seen on Discovery”s Murder is Forever TV series MURDER, INTERRUPTED (with Alex Abramovich): Rich, cheating financier Frank Howard wants his wife dead, and he”s willing to pay Billie Earl Johnson whatever it takes, to the tune of $750,000. When his bullet misses the mark, Billie Earl and Frank will turn on each other in a fight for their lives . . . MOTHER OF ALL MURDERS (Christopher Charles): Dee Dee Blancharde is a local celebrity. Television reports praise her as a single mother who tirelessly cares for her wheelchair-bound, chronically ill daughter. But when the teenaged Gypsy Rose realizes she isn”t actually sick and Dee Dee has lied all these years, Gypsy Rose exacts her revenge . . .
50. I Even Funnier
In James Patterson”s follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller I Funny, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world–and he won”t let the fact that he”s wheelchair-bound stand in his way! Middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world–and has the right sense of humor to do it! After winning the New York state finals in the Planet”s Funniest Kid Comic Contest, Jamie”s off to Boston to compete in the national semi-finals. But when one of his best buddies runs into trouble at school and a sudden family health scare rears its head, Jamie has to put his comedic ambitions on hold and stand by the people he cares about. Can Jamie pass up the big competition for the sake of his friends and family?
Michael Bennett, be grateful you”re alive. Someone attacked the Thanksgiving Day Parade directly in front of Michael Bennett and his family. The television news called it “holiday terror”–Michael Bennett calls it personal. The hunt is on…. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
52. Jacky Ha-Ha
In the middle grade hit that debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, bestselling author James Patterson introduces the hilarious Jacky Ha-Ha, a class clown who turns to troublemaking–and laughter–to cope with life”s challenges. Now available in paperback! In twenty years Jacqueline Hart will be a famous comedienne, but right now, she goes by Jacky Ha-Ha, a nickname she”s given after her classmates tease her about her stutter. While her mom is away fighting in Iraq, she pranks up a storm at home and school, trying to distract everyone with laughs so they won”t notice her speech impediment. Can Jacky survive being forced into the big school play? Or will she be laughed off stage (and not in the good way!)? Booklist calls Jacky “smart, funny, immensely likable, and a colorful narrator,” and the bold black and white illustrations by French duo Kerascoët are “full of verve and energy,” according to The Bulletin of the Center for Children”s Books.
One viral photo.Four expelled teens.Everyone”s a suspect. Theo Foster”s Twitter account used to be anonymous–until someone posted a revealing photo that got him expelled. No final grade. No future. No fair. Theo”s resigned to a life of misery working at the local mini-mart when a miracle happens: Sasha Ellis speaks to him. Sasha Ellis knows his name. She was also expelled for a crime she didn”t commit, and now he has the perfect way to get her attention: find out who set them up. To uncover the truth, Theo has to get close to the suspects: the hacker, the quarterback, the mean girl, the vice principal, and his own best friend. What secrets are they hiding? And how can Theo catch their confessions on camera?
54. Cross the Line
Alex Cross chases a cold-blooded killer…with a conscience. Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city”s police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross steps into the leadership vacuum to investigate the case. But before Cross can make any headway, a brutal crime wave sweeps across the region. The deadly scenes share only one common thread – the victims are all criminals. And the only thing more dangerous than a murderer without a conscience, is a killer who thinks he has justice on his side. As Cross pursues an adversary who has appointed himself judge, jury, and executioner, he must take the law back into his own hands before the city he”s sworn to protect descends into utter chaos.
55. Jack and Jill
The third novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series Murders. Assassinations. Washington D.C. is under siege, and Detective Alex Cross has work to do. A controversial Senator, found murdered in his bed. A little girl, savagely beaten to death. Alex Cross is under pressure from two fronts – but he knows even he can”t solve both cases. Faced with an impossible choice, Cross has to come up with something incredible – because right now, nobody in Washington is safe, and it”s only a matter of time before the killer sets their sights on the ultimate target…
56. Laugh Out Loud
Get ready to Laugh Out Loud (a lot!) with James Patterson”s newest illustrated middle grade story! Jimmy loves reading so much that he”s inspired to start a book company for kids–run by kids. It”s a bit dream for a twelve-year-old boy–some would even say it”s laugh-out-loud ridiculous! But that doesn”t stop Jimmy from dreaming even bigger! His company will be as imaginative and fun as Willy Wonka”s chocolate factory…with a Ferris wheel instead of an elevator, a bowling alley in the break room, and a river filled with floating books! He just has to believe in himself and his idea. (And maybe win the Lotto.) In this hilarious story filled with clever references to children”s book favorites, James Patterson shows young readers that anything can be achieved if you believe in yourself no matter what!
57. The Black Book
How can you prove your innocence when you can”t remember the crime? Being a cop runs in Billy Harney”s family. The son of Chicago”s Chief of Detectives whose twin sister, Patty, also followed in their father”s footsteps, there”s nothing Billy won”t give up for the job, including his life. Left for dead alongside his tempestuous former partner and a hard-charging assistant district attorney out for blood, Billy miraculously survives. But he remembers nothing about the events leading up to the shootout. Charged with double murder and desperate to clear his name, Billy retraces his steps to get to the bottom of what happened. When he discovers the existence of a little black book that everyone who”s anyone in Chicago will stop at nothing to get their hands on, Billy suspects it contains the truth that will either set him free… or confirm his worst fears.
58. The Medical Examiner
Two bodies arrived at the morgue–one was still breathing. A woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds the millionairess, leaving her for dead. Is it the perfect case for the Women”s Murder Club–or just the most twisted? BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
59. Black Market
A Wall Street crash like never before… A shocking explosion at the Wall Street stock exchange injures hundreds of people and brings devastation to one of the world”s major trading centres. A terrorist organisation claims responsibility for planting the bomb, but their motive is unclear. As federal agent Archer Carroll and trading enforcement director Caitlin Dillon investigate the attack, all the intelligence points to one thing. The terrorists don”t simply want to bring chaos to America – they want to run the entire country.
60. Middle School: Escape to Australia
In the newest installment of James Patterson”s bestselling Middle School series, everyone”s favorite underdog hero Rafe Khatchadorian is headed to the dangerous wilds of Australia! Rafe isn”t exactly considered a winner in Hills Village Middle School to say the least, but everything”s about to change: he”s won a school-wide art competition, and the fabulous prize is getting to jet-set off to Australia for a whirlwind adventure! But Rafe soon finds that living in the Land Down Under is harder than he could”ve ever imagined–his host-siblings are anything but welcoming, the burning temperatures are torturous, and poisonous critters are ready to sting or eat him at every step. So with the help of some new misfit friends, Rafe sets out to show everyone what he does best: create utter mayhem!
61. French Twist
Someone is killing New York”s most beautiful women . . . and Detective Luc Moncrief and his partner are the only ones who can solve the mystery. Gorgeous women are dropping dead at upscale department stores in New York City. Detective Luc Moncrief and Detective Katherine Burke are close to solving the mystery, but looks can be deceiving…. BookShots Lightning-fast stories by James Patterson Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
62. The House Husband
Harry Posehn is the best dad, the best husband…well, maybe not. Detective Teaghan Beaumont is getting closer and closer to discovering the truth about Harry Posehn. But there”s a twist that she–and you, dear reader–will never see coming. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
“Have you seen my cousin…alive?” Rejected by the Navy SEALs, Mitchum is content to be his small town”s unofficial private eye, until his beloved 14-year-old cousin is abducted. Now he”ll call on every lethal skill to track her down–but nothing is what it seems…. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
64. The Games
PRIVATE: #1 Investigative Agency, #1 Bestselling Series Beautiful white-sand beaches, gorgeous women, and stunning natural beauty . . . Sounds like heaven on earth, but to Jack Morgan, head of the renowned international security firm Private, it”s a place where threats are coming fast and furious. As summer reaches full swing, prominent clients he”s supposed to protect are disappearing and bodies mysteriously start to litter the streets. The countdown to a deadly spectacle has begun. Jack must fight his way deep into the heart of a ruthless underworld and stop his most destructive enemies ever. Before their dark plan can reach its catastrophic end.
65. Killer Chef
Eat, drink, and be murdered. Someone is poisoning diners in New Orleans” best restaurants. Now it”s up to chef and homicide cop Caleb Rooney to catch a killer–who has an appetite for revenge. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
Even for Private Investigations, the world”s top detective agency, it”s tough to find a man who doesn”t exist . . . Craig Gisto has promised Eliza Moss that his elite team at Private Sydney will investigate the disappearance of her father. After all, as CEO of a high-profile research company, Eric Moss shouldn”t be difficult to find. Except it”s not just the man who”s gone missing. Despite the most advanced technology at their disposal, they find every trace of him has vanished too. And they aren”t the only ones on the hunt. Powerful figures want Moss to stay “lost,” while others just as ruthlessly want him found. Meanwhile, a routine background check becomes a frantic race to find a stolen baby and catch a brutal killer – a killer Private may well have sent straight to the victim”s door . . .
Evil has a new game…. Someone is luring men from the streets to play a mysterious, high stakes game in the English countryside. Former Special Forces officer David Shelley will go undercover to shut it down–but this might be a game he can”t win. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
68. Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life
Bestselling author James Patterson”s most beloved middle grade protagonist, Rafe Khatchadorian, is getting the Hollywood treatment! A film version of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life starring Griffin Gluck, Lauren Graham, Rob Riggle, and Thomas Barbusca smashes into theaters in October 2016. In his acclaimed and number-one bestselling middle-grade comic debut, Children”s Choice Award Author of the Year James Patterson has never been more hilarious–or heartwarming. Rafe Khatchadorian has enough problems at home without throwing his first year of middle school into the mix. Luckily, he”s got an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school”s oppressive Code of Conduct. Chewing gum in class–5,000 points! Running in the hallway–10,000 points! Pulling the fire alarm–50,000 points! But when Rafe”s game starts to catch up with him, he”ll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he”s finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he”s been avoiding. James Patterson”s debut middle-grade novel addresses some of middle schoolers” biggest issues: bullies, first crushes, and finding out what makes each of us special, all with a hilarious main character and fantastic in-text illustrations that are sure to have young readers begging for more!
69. Chase: A BookShot
“This was no suicide,” says Detective Michael Bennett. A man plunges to his death from the roof of a Manhattan hotel. It looks like a suicide–except the victim has someone else”s fingerprints and $10,000 in cash. Enter Detective Michael Bennett. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
70. Let’s Play Make-Believe
Make believe I love you… Both survivors of the divorce wars, Christy and Martin don”t believe in love at first sight and certainly not on a first date. But from the instant they lock eyes, life becomes a sexy, romantic dream come true. That is, until they start playing a strangely intense game of make-believe–a game that”s about to go too far. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop listening All original content from James Patterson
71. The Murder House
No. 7 Ocean Drive is a multimillion-dollar beachfront house in the Hamptons, but its beautiful exterior hides a horrific past. This house was the setting for a series of depraved killings that have never been solved. Neglected, empty and rumoured to be cursed, it”s known as the Murder House, and locals keep their distance. Detective Jenna Murphy has moved to the area to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks. But when a Hollywood power broker and his mistress are found dead in the abandoned Murder House, Jenna becomes involved in a case that at first seems open and shut, but reveals more secrets than she could possibly imagine. As more bodies surface and Jenna is drawn deeper into the dark history of No. 7, she must risk her own life to expose the truth – before the Murder House claims another victim.
72. The Trial: A BookShot
“I”m not on trial. San Francisco is.” An accused murderer called Kingfisher is about to go on trial for his life. Or is he? By unleashing unexpected violence on the lawyers, jurors, and police involved in the case, he has paralyzed the city. Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women”s Murder Club are caught in the eye of the storm. Now comes a courtroom shocker you will never see coming. BookShots LIGHTNING-FAST STORIES BY JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading All original content from James Patterson
73. 15th Affair
Detective Lindsay Boxer has everything she could possibly want. Her marriage and baby daughter are perfect, and life in Homicide in the San Francisco Police Department is going well. But all that could change in an instant. Lindsay is called to a crime scene at the Four Seasons Hotel. There is a dead man in one of the rooms, shot at close range. The man checked in under a false name with no ID on him, so the first puzzle will be finding out who he is. In the room next door are a dead young man and woman, also shot. They are surrounded by high-tech surveillance equipment. Could they have been spying on the man now dead in the room next to them? And in the utilities cupboard down the hall is the dead body of a house maid. The murders are all clearly linked and professionally executed. But what is the motive behind it all? Lindsay will need to risk everything she has to find out.
“This is not a test”-every New Yorker”s worst nightmare is about to become a reality. New Yorkers aren”t easily intimidated, but someone is doing their best to scare them, badly. Why? After two inexplicable high-tech attacks, the city that never sleeps is on edge. Detective Michael Bennett, along with his old pal, the FBI”s Emily Parker, have to catch the shadowy criminals who claim responsibility-but they”re as good at concealing their identities as they are at wreaking havoc. In the wake of a shocking assassination, Bennett begins to suspect that these mysterious events are just the prelude to the biggest threat of all. Soon, he”s racing against the clock, and against the most destructive enemy he”s faced yet, to save his beloved city-before everyone”s worst nightmare becomes a reality.
75. 14Th Deadly Sin
With San Francisco under siege and everyone a suspect, the Women”s Murder Club must risk their lives to save the city-and each other. With a beautiful baby daughter and a devoted husband, Detective Lindsay Boxer can safely say that her life has never been better. In fact (for a change), things seem to be going well for all the members of the Women”s Murder Club as they gather to celebrate San Francisco Medical Examiner Claire Washburn”s birthday. But the party is cut short when Lindsay is called to a gruesome crime scene, where a woman has been murdered in broad daylight. As Lindsay investigates, shocking video footage of another crime surfaces. A video so horrific that it shakes the city to its core. Their faces obscured by masks, the cold-blooded criminals on the tape could be anyone-and now all of Lindsay”s co-workers are suspects. As a rash of violence sweeps through San Francisco, and public fear and anger grow, Lindsay and her friends must risk their lives in the name of justice-before it”s too late. With shocking twists and riveting suspense, 14th DEADLY SIN proves yet again that when it comes to suspense fiction, in the words or Jeffery Deaver: “nobody does it better” than James Patterson.
76. First Love
The New York Times bestseller First Love is now available in a paperback format full of never-before-seen snapshots evoking the romantic trip of a lifetime. Axi Moore is a “good girl”. When Axi invites her best friend, Robinson–with whom she”s secretly in love–to come with her on a cross-country road trip, she”s finally breaking all the rules. But their madcap adventure might not have the happy ending she was hoping for….
Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an FBI researcher. Now all she has are the newspaper clippings that wallpaper her bedroom, and her recurring nightmares of an all-consuming fire. Not even Emmy”s ex-boyfriend, field agent Harrison “Books” Bookman, will believe her that hundreds of kidnappings, rapes, and murders are all connected. That is, until Emmy finds a piece of evidence he can”t afford to ignore. More murders are reported by the day–and they”re all inexplicable. No motives, no murder weapons, no suspects. Could one person really be responsible for these unthinkable crimes? INVISIBLE is James Patterson”s scariest, most chilling stand-alone thriller yet.
78. The Lost
Now in paperback, the fifth and final book in the bestselling Witch & Wizard saga exposes the nature of power–and what it means for the heroes that have it. Whit and Wisty Allgood have fought and defeated their world”s most pernicious threats. But just as they start to settle into their new roles in governance, a deadly crime wave strikes, with all signs pointing to a magical mastermind. As the city turns against all those who possess magic, the siblings find themselves persecuted and questioning everything, including their abilities.
79. I Totally Funniest: a Middle School Story
Jamie Grimm is back and better than ever in the third episode of James Patterson”s bestselling I Funny series. Finding himself one step closer to his dream of being the best kid comic in the world, Jamie faces his biggest challenge yet. After scoring big on national TV in the semifinals contest, everyone back home is jumping on the Jamie Grimm bandwagon, and all the attention might be going to his head. Not only are his friendships starting to suffer, but the pressure of coming up with his best material ever for the ultimate standup act to snag the final win in Hollywood is pushing Jamie to the brink. Suddenly, life isn”t looking very funny anymore. Can Jamie take the grand prize without pushing away his fans, friends and family?
80. House of Robots
The story of an extraordinary robot that signs up for an ordinary fifth grade class and changes elementary school forever is now in paperback! It”s never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he”s dreading the day when his genius mom insists he bring her newest invention to school: a robot he calls E–for “Error”. E not only thinks he”s Sammy”s brother… he”s actually even nerdier than Sammy. Will E be Sammy”s one-way ticket to Loserville? Or will he prove to the world that it”s cool to be square?
81. I Funny Boxed Set
Three laugh-a-minute volumes about one kid”s race to become the Planet”s Funniest Kid Comic, collected in a boxed set! Jamie Grimm takes the stage in the highly illustrated I Funny series! Follow Jamie”s adventures as he rides the rollercoaster of wins, losses, and the perils of superstardom. This gift set includes paper-over-board editions of I Funny, I Even Funnier, and I Totally Funniest.
Detective Michael Bennett is coming home to New York. And a world of unimaginable evil awaits. Having brought an end to the vengeful mission of the ruthless crime lord who forced the Bennett family into hiding, Michael is finally back in New York City. However, Bennett is thrust straight back into a horrifying case: a witness claims to have seen a group of well-dressed men holding a sickeningly depraved and murderous gathering in a condemned building. The report reads like the product of an overactive imagination. But when a charred body is found in that very same building, the unbelievable claim becomes all too real…
A CBS-TV SERIES LAUNCHING JUNE 30, 2015! Once in a lifetime, a writer puts it all together. This is James Patterson”s best book ever. Total For 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels. Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them. ZOO is the thriller he was born to write. World All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear. Destruction With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it”s too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, James Patterson”s ZOO is an epic, non-stop thrill-ride from “One of the best of the best.” (TIME)
84. Treasure Hunters
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Middle School, the Worst Years of My Life and I Funny comes a brilliantly original new adventure series, jam-packed with action, humor, and heart! The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents mysteriously disappear, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. They”ll have to work together to defeat dangerous pirates and dodge the hot pursuit by an evil treasure hunting rival, all while following cryptic clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents–and find out if they”re still alive.
85. Cross My Heart
The stakes are higher than ever for Alex Cross as he faces his most personal enemy yet: a criminal who threatens his family. Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart: nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex”s strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson”s career. When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. But if he does anything to protect them, they will die. Cross My Heart is the most powerful Alex Cross novel ever, propelled by the ever-ingenious mind of James Patterson, the world”s #1 bestselling writer.
86. James Patterson’s Bestselling Kids’ Series — Chapter Sampler
This digital sampler contains excerpts from four books for kids by bestselling author James Patterson, including Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, and a brand new story coming in November, House of Robots!
87. Middle School: Save Rafe!
James Patterson”s hilarious story of perseverance and courage shows everyone”s favorite troublemaker, Rafe Khatchadorian, the star of the Middle School series, learning to become a leader at long last. After a rough summer, Rafe is heading back to the dreaded Hills Village Middle School, the site of the very worst years of his life. And as if that”s not bad enough, he”s learned that he”s going to be held back a year unless he can prove himself on an outdoor survival excursion–complete with dangerous white-water rafting, dizzying rock climbing, and fanatical counselors. Rafe and the rest of the pack of “delinquent” trainees are forced to cooperate as they prepare for the final test: a solo excursion in the deep woods. Can Rafe come out of the experience in one piece? And if he does, will he go home as the same insecure kid?
88. Confessions of a Murder Suspect
On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, their daughter Tandy knows just three things: 1) She was one of the last people to see her parents alive. 2) The suspect list only includes Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can”t trust anyone–maybe not even herself. As Tandy sets out to clear the family name, she begins to recall flashes of experiences long buried in her vulnerable psyche. These memories shed light on her family”s dark secrets, and digging deeper into her powerful parents” affairs proves to be a disturbing and dangerous game. Who knows what any of the Angels are truly capable of?
89. Unlucky 13
The Women”s Murder Club is stalked by a killer with nothing to lose. San Francisco Detective Lindsay Boxer is loving her life as a new mother. With an attentive husband, a job she loves, plus best friends who can talk about anything from sex to murder, things couldn”t be better. Then the FBI sends Lindsay a photo of a killer from her past, and her happy world is shattered. The picture captures a beautiful woman at a stoplight. But all Lindsay sees is the psychopath behind those seductive eyes: Mackie Morales, the most deranged and dangerous mind the Women”s Murder Club has ever encountered. In this pulse-racing, emotionally charged novel by James Patterson, the Women”s Murder Club must find a killer–before she finds them first.
90. Middle School: Ultimate Showdown
Readers get a chance to participate in James Patterson”s wildly successful Middle School series in this interactive book featuring more than 80 hilarious anecdotes from dueling siblings Rafe and Georgia Khatchadorian–plus dozens of fun-filled activities! The Khatchadorian kids are an opinionated duo, and as readers of the Middle School stories know, they don”t exactly see eye to eye. But when wild-card Rafe and mostly-straight-laced Georgia go at it, the only thing more fun than their ranting is getting to join in! Their back-and-forth banter on a range of topics–from bullying to cafeteria food to school dress codes–introduces more than 40 writing and drawing prompts and other games, along with room for readers to share their own points of view. (Includes over 200 illustrations.)
James Patterson”s scariest, sexiest stand-alone thriller since The Quickie. Ben isn”t like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he”s a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia-and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have. When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben”s infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life. Ben soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a shocking double life. And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana”s illicit affairs. In his most heart-pumping thriller yet, James Patterson plunges us into the depths of a mind tortured by paranoia and obsession, on an action-packed chase through a world of danger and deceit.
Maximum Ride and her faithful friends stand ready to face the two greatest threats that humankind has ever known–now combining forces in an unbeatable plot to destroy life as we know it once and for all. And this time, the enemy truly can”t be stopped. The danger mounts just as the boy genetically engineered to be her “perfect match”, Dylan, has finally worked his way into Max”s heart–and just as her beloved Fang unexpectedly returns to the flock. An explosive confrontation between the two boys with a claim to Max”s heart ensues, and the entire world hangs in the balance. In this powerful and moving latest sequel in James Patterson”s epic fantasy series, fans will finally get the answers they”ve been waiting for–and an ending full of shock, surprises, and the greatest conclusion you never saw coming. Maximum Ride and her faithful friends stand ready to face the two greatest threats that humankind has ever known–now combining forces in an unbeatable plot to destroy life as we know it once and for all. And this time, the enemy truly can”t be stopped. The danger mounts just as Dylan has finally worked his way into Max”s heart–and just as her beloved Fang unexpectedly returns to the flock. An explosive confrontation between the two boys with a claim to Max”s heart ensues, and the entire world hangs in the balance. In this powerful and moving latest sequel in James Patterson”s epic fantasy series, fans will finally get the answers they”ve been waiting for–and an ending full of shock, surprises, and the greatest conclusion you never saw coming.
93. 12Th Of Never
It”s finally time! Detective Lindsay Boxer is in labor–while two killers are on the loose. Lindsay Boxer”s beautiful baby daughter is born! While Lindsay and Joe are at home in bliss, San Francisco gets hit with multiple killings. An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a murder that he claims is real. No one believes him-until a vicious shooting fits the man”s description to the last detail. Then the girlfriend of a star player for the San Francisco 49ers is found dead in her car, making the athlete the prime suspect. This seems like an open-and-shut case-until the body inexplicably vanishes from the morgue. When the desperate chief of police calls for help, Lindsay is forced to return to work after only one week at home with her newborn. But all the crimes in the world will seem like nothing when she suddenly faces the most devastating loss of her life. With heart-pounding emotion and suspense, 12TH OF NEVER is James Patterson”s most shocking and sensational Women”s Murder Club novel yet.
94. The Christmas Wedding
The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill”s wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby”s four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven”t celebrated Christmas together since their father”s death, but when Gaby announces that she”s getting married–and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day–she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays. But the wedding isn”t Gaby”s only surprise–she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever. With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller, The Christmas Wedding is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season.
Detective Bennett comes out of the Witness Protection Program in an effort to stop the ruthless and charismatic killer, Manuel Perrine, who has sworn revenge in the latest installment of the best-selling series following Tick Tock.
96. Step on a Crack
THE FIRST BOOK IN JAMES PATTERSON”S #1 BESTSELLING MICHAEL BENNETT SERIES! During a state funeral for a beloved former First Lady in New York City”s largest cathedral, the unthinkable occurs. Armed men disguised as monks seize the church and seal themselves inside, along with more than one hundred of the most powerful people in America. The captives include world leaders, actors, TV stars, athletes, and politicians, and the kidnappers are armed with enough C4 explosives to blow a crater in the middle of Manhattan. NYPD officer Michael Bennett is pulled into the standoff as lead negotiator. Despite the escalating danger, Michael faces an even more terrifying crisis at home. His wife has been diagnosed with a devastating disease, and Michael faces the prospect of losing the love of his life and having to raise their ten children alone. With his own life teetering and the lives of thousands suddenly his responsibility, Michael struggles to diffuse the tense situation fast. Yet the kidnappers” moves are impossible to predict, and they block every attempt to break into the cathedralmost as if they are privy to their deliberations.
97. Daniel X: Armageddon
Daniel faces dastardly Number Two, who has slowly been amassing an underground army of aliens to help him enslave Earth”s population in preparation for the arrival of Number One, the most powerful alien in the universe and Daniel”s arch-nemesis.
98. Alex Cross, Run
Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he”s made sure that no one will recognize him–by giving himself a new face. A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and killer, he”s called to investigate a second crime. All of Washington, D.C., is in a panic, and when a third body is discovered, rumours of three serial killers send the city into an all-out frenzy. Alex”s investigations are going nowhere, and he”s too focused on the cases to notice that someone has been watching him–and will stop at nothing until he”s dead.
99. 11th Hour
Is one of Detective Lindsay Boxer”s colleagues a vicious killer? She won”t know until the 11th hour. A notorious drug dealer is gunned down using a weapon taken from the evidence locker in Lindsay”s own department! Lindsay must investigate her closest colleagues. But who can she trust? And is she placing herself, and her unborn baby, in a deadly situation?
100. NYPD Red
Krimi. NYPD Red is a special task force charged with protecting the interests of Manhattan”s wealthiest and most powerful citizens. When a world-famous movie producer is poisoned on the first day of a Manhattan film festival called Hollywood on the Hudson, they are the first ones called
101. 10Th Anniversary
Detective Lindsay Boxer”s anniversary celebration is forgotten when she is called to investigate a badly injured teenage girl whose newborn baby is missing in this new novel in the Women”s Murder Club series. Reprint. 1 million first printing.
102. Don’t Blink
Join reporter Nick Daniels as he uncovers deadly secrets in a page-turning thriller from the “unstoppable” James Patterson (USA Today). Seated at New York”s Lombardo”s Steak House, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy when an assassin strikes. In the chaos, he accidentally captures a key piece of evidence that lands him in the middle of an all-out war between Italian and Russian mafia forces. NYPD captains, district attorneys, mayoral candidates, media kingpins, and one shockingly beautiful magazine editor are all pushing their own agendas-on both sides of the law. Back off-or die-is the clear message Nick receives as he investigates for a story of his own. Heedless, and perhaps in love with his beautiful editor, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of twist only James Patterson can deliver.
103. The Postcard Killers
Europe is stunning in the summer . . . but NYPD detective Jacob Kanon isn”t there for the beauty. He”s on a mission: to track down his daughter”s killer. NYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe”s most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren”t what draw him-he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each cafe through the eyes of his daughter”s killer. Kanon”s daughter, Kimmy, and her boyfriend were murdered while on vacation in Rome. Since then, young couples in Paris, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, and Stockholm have been found dead. Little connects the murders, other than a postcard to the local newspaper that precedes each new victim. Now Kanon teams up with the Swedish reporter, Dessie Larsson, who has just received a postcard in Stockholm-and they think they know where the next victims will be. With relentless twists and unstoppable action, The Postcard Killers may be James Patterson”s most vivid and compelling thriller yet.
Als in Washington, D.C., zwei hoch angesehene – und ebenso korrupte – öffent liche Personen ermordet werden, muss Detective Alex Cross seine Hochzeitsplanung auf Eis legen, um die Ermittlungen aufzunehmen. Doch seine Nachforschungen verlaufen im Sand. Als weitere hochkarätige Opfer sterben, feiert die Bevölkerung den Schützen fast wie einen Helden. In diesem Tumult taucht Cross” ärgster Feind auf, der sich geschworen hat, die Stadt erst wieder zu verlassen, wenn sein Gegenspieler für immer schweigt … James Patterson, geboren 1949, war Kreativdirektor bei einer grossen amerikanischen Werbeagentur. Seine Thriller um den Kriminalpsychologen Alex Cross machten ihn zu einem der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautoren der Welt. Auch die Romane seiner packenden Thrillerserie um Detective Lindsay Boxer und den ”Women”s Murder Club” erreichen regelmässig die Spitzenplätze der internationalen Bestsellerlisten. James Patterson lebt mit seiner Familie in Palm Beach und Westchester, N.Y.
Die Sünden der Mächtigen fordern unschuldige Opfer … Alex Cross schwört, den Killer zu fassen, der für die brutale Ermordung seiner Nichte verantwortlich ist. Doch schnell findet er heraus, dass sie nicht die unschuldige junge Frau war, für die er sie gehalten hat. Während der Jagd nach dem Mörder bringt Cross einige sehr mächtige und sehr gefährliche Männer gegen sich auf. Da verlangt das Weisse Haus, dass er seine Untersuchungen einstellt. Alex Cross wird klar, dass die Wahrheit die Welt erschüttern könnte – doch das hat ihn noch nie aufgehalten! James Patterson, geboren 1949, war Kreativdirektor bei einer grossen amerikanischen Werbeagentur. Seine Thriller um den Kriminalpsychologen Alex Cross machten ihn zu einem der erfolgreichsten Bestsellerautoren der Welt. Auch die Romane seiner packenden Thrillerserie um Detective Lindsay Boxer und den ”Women”s Murder Club” erreichen regelmässig die Spitzenplätze der internationalen Bestsellerlisten. James Patterson lebt mit seiner Familie in Palm Beach und Westchester, N.Y.
Move over, James Bond and Jason Bourne-superhuman agent Hays Baker fights to save millions of lives in James Patterson”s thrilling bestseller. Hays Baker and his wife Lizbeth possess superhuman strength, extraordinary intelligence, stunning looks, a sex life to die for, and two beautiful children. Of course they do-they”re Elites, endowed at birth with the very best that the world can offer. But their lives are about to change forever. The top operative for the Agency of Change, Hays has just won the fiercest battle of his career. He has been praised by the President, and is a national hero. But before he can savor his triumph, he receives an unbelievable shock that overturns everything he thought was true. Suddenly Hays is on the other side of the gun, forced to leave his perfect family and fight for his life. Now a hunted fugitive, Hays is thrown into a life he never dreamed possible: fighting to save humans everywhere from extinction. He enlists all of his training to uncover the truth that will save millions of lives, maybe even his own. Compelling and addictive, Toys is an unforgettable spy thriller from the world”s #1 writer.
107. Cross Fire
Wedding bells ring Detective Alex Cross and Bree”s wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington D.C.”s most corrupt: a dirty congressmen and an underhanded lobbyist. Next, the elusive gunman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories–is the marksman a hero or a vigilante? A murderer returns The case explodes, and the FBI assigns agent Max Siegel to the investigation. As Alex and Siegel battle over jurisdiction, the murders continue. It becomes clear that they are the work of a professional who has detailed knowledge of his victims” movements–information that only a Washington insider could possess. Caught in a lethal cross fire As Alex contends with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross and his family for good. With a supercharged blend of action, deception, and suspense, Cross Fire is James Patterson”s most visceral and exciting Alex Cross novel ever.
108. Daniel X: Game Over
In Tokyo, fifteen-year-old Daniel X faces two of the most dangerous aliens on the planet, who are plotting to use video games to control children and turn them into an army of doom.
Max Ride and her best friends have always had one another”s backs. No. Matter. What. Living on the edge as fugitives, they never had a choice. But now they”re up against a deadly force that”s racing across the globe, and just when they need him the most–Fang is gone. He”s creating his own gang that will replace everyone–including Max. Max is heartbroken over losing Fang, her soul mate. Her closest friend. But with Dylan ready and willing to fight by her side, and she can no longer deny that his incredible intensity draws her in. Max, Dylan, and the rest of their friends must soon join forces with Fang and his new gang for an explosive showdown in Paris that”s unlike anything you”ve ever imagined . . . or read.
When Max and the Flock discover an unscrupulous scientist who is experimenting on humans in an effort to “improve” the human race, they decide that they must try to stop him, in spite of Angel”s prediction about Fang dying.
Former CIA agent Jack Morgan runs Private, a renowned investigation company with branches around the globe. He”s already deep into the investigation of a multi-million dollar NFL gambling scandal and the unsolved slayings of 18 schoolgirls when he learns of a horrific murder close to home. His best friend”s wife, Jack”s former lover, has been murdered. Private eye novel.
112. 9th Judgement
A psychopathic killer targets San Francisco”s most innocent and vulnerable A young mother and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall.
113. Witch & Wizard
YOUR BOOKS, MUSIC, AND ART–BANNED BY THE NEW ORDER! Everything is about to change. The government has seized control of every aspect of society, and this is the astonishing testimonial of Wisty and Whit Allgood, a sister and brother who were torn from their family in the middle of the night, slammed into prison, and accused of being a witch and a wizard. Thousands of young people have been kidnapped; some have been accused; many others remain missing. Their fate is unknown, and the worst is feared–for the ruling regime will stop at nothing to suppress life and liberty, music and books, art and magic . . . and the pursuit of being a normal teenager.
114. Daniel X: The Manga
When his parents are murdered by an intergalactic criminal, Daniel X vows to take on his father”s role as Earth”s sole Alien Hunter. Life isn”t easy, though, when you”re a young boy on your own, tracking down the galaxy”s deadliest outlaws. Luckily, Daniel has a gift: the ability to create anything he can imagine – including his parents, his sister, and his best friends, who are there to help him along the way. But when Daniel decides to go up against the sixth-deadliest criminal on his hit list, he may find that even his awesome abilities just aren”t up to the task!
115. The Murder of King Tut
A secret buried for centuries Thrust onto Egypt”s most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut”s reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace”s veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King”s most trusted advisors, and after only nine years, King Tut suddenly perished, his name purged from Egyptian history. To this day, his death remains shrouded in controversy. The keys to an unsolved mystery Enchanted by the ruler”s tragic story and hoping to unlock the answers to the 3,000 year-old mystery, Howard Carter made it his life”s mission to uncover the pharaoh”s hidden tomb. He began his search in 1907, but encountered countless setbacks and dead-ends before he finally, uncovered the long-lost crypt. The clues point to murder Now, in The Murder of King Tut, James Patterson and Martin Dugard dig through stacks of evidence–X-rays, Carter”s files, forensic clues, and stories told through the ages–to arrive at their own account of King Tut”s life and death. The result is an exhilarating true crime tale of intrigue, passion, and betrayal that casts fresh light on the oldest mystery of all.
116. Daniel X: Watch the Skies
Daniel X thought he”d seen it all in his dangerous days of hunting outlaws-but there”s no business like show business, and Number Five on his list of deadly targets is the most appalling criminal yet. An intergalactic reality television producer, he”s orchestrated-literally-the extermination of millions, with a soundtrack and laugh track to accompany it. The evil entertainer”s catching it all on film, and he”s looking for a big-ticket draw. Who better to star than the Alien Hunter himself? Daniel finds himself cast in the lead role of a terrifying season premiere… of the gravest show on Earth.
117. When the Wind Blows
Frannie O”Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Devastated by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor, Frannie throws herself into her work. It is not long before another bizarre murder occurs and Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. Late one night, near the woods of her animal hospital, Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon that will change the course of her life for ever . . . Her name is Max. With breathtaking energy, eleven-year-old Max leads Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
118. Med Head
A teen edition of the inspiring true story, Against Medical Advice, follows the struggles of adolescent Cory Friedman, a patient with Tourette”s Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, describing how his symptoms defied traditional treatments and isolated him from others. Original.
119. London Bridges
This is the tenth book in the Alex Cross series. Alex Cross, FBI agent, is back in his most explosive adventure yet. And so is the Wolf. And so is the Weasel. 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.
120. I, Alex Cross
Thriller. Detective Alex Cross is pulled out of a family celebration and given the awful news that a beloved relative has been found brutally murdered. Alex vows to hunt down the killer, and soon learns that she was mixed up in one of Washington”s wildest scenes. And she was not this killer”s only victim
121. 8th Confession
When a rock star, a fashion designer, a software tycoon and a millionaire heiress are all murdered in mysterious circumstances, Detective Lindsay Boxer is quickly assigned to the high-profile investigation.
122. Mary, Mary
Alex Cross travels to Los Angeles to hunt for a killer more brutal and ambitious than he”s ever encountered– a woman who has it in for Hollywood”s hottest players. FBI agent Alex Cross is on vacation with his family at Disneyland when he gets a call from the Director. A well-known actress was shot outside her home in Beverly Hills. Shortly afterward, an editor for the Los Angeles Times receives an e-mail describing the murder in vivid detail. Alex quickly learns that this is not an isolated incident. The killer, known as Mary Smith, has done this before and plans to kill again. Right from the beginning, this case is like nothing Alex has ever confronted. Is this the plan of an obsessed fan or a spurned actor, or is it part of something much more frightening? And particularly baffling, how could a woman be capable of these vicious crimes? Members of Hollywood”s A-list fear they”re next on Mary”s list, and the case grows by blockbuster proportions as the LAPD and FBI scramble to find a pattern before Mary can send one more chilling update. Filled with the ruthless and shocking twists that make his fans hunger for more, MARY, MARY is James Patterson”s most sophisticated thriller yet.
123. Four Blind Mice
Alex Cross is preparing to resign from the Washington Police Force. He”s enjoying the feeling; not least because the Mastermind is now in prison. And Alex has met a woman, Jamilla Hughes, and he is talking about the future. Then John Sampson shows up at the house, desperate for Alex”s help. Three young military wives have been brutally killed during a ”girls” night out” and Sampson”s friend, a master sergeant at the army base, stands accused. Uncovering evidence of a series of suspicious murder convictions, Alex and Sampson are determined to infiltrate the closed world of the military. But what is the army trying to hide? And do the mysterious symbols daubed on the house of the accused mean that there are more sinister forces at work?
124. The 5th Horseman
The fifth novel in the Women”s Murder Club series. A young mother is recuperating in a top San Francisco hospital when suddenly she”s gasping for breath. The call button fails to bring help in time. How and why did this happen? With help from the newest member of the Women”s Murder Club, Yuki Castellano, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer discovers that this is not the hospital”s first suspicious case. Other patients have taken unexpected and devastating turns for the worse just as they”re planning to go home. Are these just appalling coincidences? Or is a maniac playing God with people”s lives? When someone close begins to exhibit the same terrifying symptoms, Lindsay fears no one is safe. In a wild race against time she must fight an administration determined to shield its reputation even if it means hiding a killer…
THE BEACH… A breathtakingly beautiful supermodel disappears from a swimsuit photo shoot at the most glamorous hotel in Hawaii. Only hours after she goes missing, Kim McDaniels”s parents receive a terrifying phone call. Fearing the worst, they board the first flight to Maui and begin the hunt for their daughter. …WILL NEVER BE… Ex-cop Ben Hawkins, now a reporter for the L.A. Times, gets the McDaniels assignment. The ineptitude of the local police force defies belief–Ben has to start his own investigation for Kim McDaniels to have a prayer. And for Ben to have the story of his life. …THE SAME FOR YOU AGAIN. All the while, the killer sets the stage for his next production. His audience expects the best–and they won”t be disappointed. Swimsuit is a heart-pounding story of fear and desire, transporting you to a place where beauty and murder collide and unspeakable horrors are hidden within paradise.
126. 7th Heaven
Discover the Women”s Murder Club”s most terrifying case ever in this New York Times bestseller. As a terrible series of fires blazes through California, the heat begins to rage too close to home. A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California”s golden boy Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case-a very devastating lead. As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion”s disappearance. But suddenly the flames are raging too close to home. Frightened for her life and torn between two men, Lindsay must find a way to solve the most daunting dilemmas she”s ever faced-at work and at home.
127. 1st to Die
The first novel in the Women”s Murder Club series. As the only woman homicide inspector in San Francisco, Lindsay Boxer has to be tough. But nothing she has seen prepares her for the horror of the honeymoon murders, when a brutal maniac begins viciously slaughtering newly wed couples on their wedding nights. Lindsay is sickened by the deaths, but her determination to bring the murderer to justice is threatened by her own personal tragedy. So she turns to Claire, a leading coroner, Cindy, a journalist and Jill, a top attorney, for help with both her crises, and the Women”s Murder Club is born.
128. Sundays at Tiffany’s
AN IMAGINARY FRIEND Jane Margaux is a lonely little girl. Her mother, the powerful head of a New York theater company, makes time for her only once a week, for their Sunday trip to admire jewelry at Tiffany”s. Jane has only one friend: a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael. He”s perfect. But only she can see him. Michael can”t stay forever, though. On Jane”s eighth birthday he leaves, promising that she”ll forget him soon. He was there to help her until she was old enough to manage on her own, and now there are other children who need his help. AN UNEXPECTED LOVE Years later, in her thirties, Jane is just as alone as she was as a child. And despite her own success as a playwright, she is even more trapped by her overbearing mother. Then she meets Michael again–as handsome, smart and perfect as she remembers him to be. But not even Michael knows the reason they”ve really been reunited. AND AN UNFORGETTABLE TWIST Sundays at Tiffany”s is a heart-wrenching love story that surpasses all expectations of why these people have been brought together. With the breathtaking momentum and gripping emotional twists that have made James Patterson a bestseller all over the world, Sundays at Tiffany”s takes an altogether fresh look at the timeless and transforming power of love.
129. Pop Goes the Weasel
Suspense fiction. In POP GOES THE WEASEL, James Patterson has created a formidable villain every reader will see in the shadows when the lights are out, a tender love story, a plot powered by relentless suspense and psychological thrills kicked up to an all-time high ”It”s all just a game, darling. I play with three other men. Their names are FAMINE, WAR and CONQUEROR. My name is DEATH. You”re a very lucky girl – I”m the best player of all.” Geoffrey Shafter: a man who never loses, he is prepared to play the game of games for the highest stakes of all. Alex Cross: senior Washington, DC, homicide detective, he is determined, whatever the consequences, to unmask the man he has nicknamed the weasel, the prime suspect for a spate of killings that Cross has been forbidden to investigate.
130. 2nd Chance
When a little girl is shot on the steps of a San Francisco church, Detective Lindsay Boxer reconvenes the Women”s Murder Club. Working with reporter Cindy Thomas, assistant DA Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay tracks a mystifying killer who quickly turns his pursuers into victims. The unorthodox allegiances of the Women”s Murder Club lead them to suspect the unexpected – the killer may be an ex-cop. But nothing prepares them for the demented logic behind his choice of victims.
131. Violets are Blue
Suspense fiction. The Mastermind is back – and he”s hot on detective Alex Cross”s trail. His cold, taunting threats leave Alex angry and deeply concerned for his family”s safety while he is away from home. Two joggers have been found dead in San Francisco – bitten and hung by their feet to drain the blood. Further murders in California, and then on the East Coast as well, completely baffle Alex and the FBI. Is this the work of a cult, or role players, or even of modern-day vampires? Desperate to stop the deaths, Alex teams up with Jamilla Hughes, a savvy woman detective, and the FBI”s Kyle Craig. But Alex has never been closer to defeat, or in greater danger. He must survive a deadly confrontation – only to learn at last the awful secret of the Mastermind.
132. Roses are Red
A series of meticulously planned bank robberies ends in murder, and detective Alex Cross must pit his wits against the bizarre and sadistic mastermind behind the crimes. Although torn between dedication to his job and commitment to his family, Cross cannot ignore the case, despite the risks he knows will come with hunting down a killer – and the heartbreaking cost. James Patterson”s bestseller takes us from deep inside the crazy world of a psychopath”s masquerade right to the heart of fiction”s most brilliant detective, Alex Cross, in an explosive tale where mind games lead to violence and the slightest mistake will be punished with death.
133. 4th of July
In a late-night showdown, Detective Lindsay Boxer has to make an instantaneous decision: in self-defence she fires her weapon – and sets off a chain of events that leaves a police force disgraced, a city divided and a family destroyed. Now everything she”s worked for her entire life hinges on the decision of twelve jurors. To escape the media circus, Lindsay retreats to the picturesque town of Half Moon Bay. Soon after, a string of grisly murders punches through the community. There are no witnesses; there is no pattern. But a key detail reminds Lindsay of an unsolved murder she worked on years ago. As summer comes into full swing, Lindsay and her friends in the Women”s Murder Club battle for her life on two fronts: in court and against a ruthless killer.
134. The Final Warning
Hold on tight for the wildest ride yet as Max and the flock take on global warming–Earth”s biggest threat–in this #1 New York Times bestselling series. Maximum Ride and the other members of the flock are just like ordinary kids–only they have wings and can fly. It seems like a dream come true…until they”re hunted by the world”s nastiest villains. Max returns in a chilling adventure unlike any other. Safe havens for the six highly-sought-after winged kids have become increasingly hard to find, so the flock takes refuge in Antarctica with a team of environmentalists studying the effects of global warming. In this remote wilderness–whether pursued by corrupt governments, bioengineered bad-guys, or the harsh forces of nature–survival of the fittest takes a new twist!
135. A James Patterson Omnibus
Two thrilling novels from the master of suspense in one brilliant new package In THE LAKE HOUSE, Frannie O”Neill”s life turned upside down when she and FBI maverick Kit Brennan rescued six incredible children from the school that created them. Now the young flock wants to go back to the couple, and Frannie and Kit are suing for custody. But when the case involves the most extraordinary creatures ever to land on this earth, someone will ensure there is no happy ending. Only Max, the most remarkable of the winged children, knows that another, terrifying biological experiment is taking place in the labs of a brilliant but evil surgeon, Dr Ethan Kane. But to complete his experiment he needs the ultimate prize Max herself. And as the children dream of returning to the happy safety of the lake house, where for a few precious months they flew free, Kane moves ever closer…
136. Double Cross
Rejoining the police force in the wake of a series of elaborate murders in Washington, D.C., detective Alex Cross finds himself working to outmaneuver the killer”s penchant for inducing hysteria with increasingly sensational killings.
137. Judge & Jury
Successfully arresting Dominic “The Electrician” Cavello, an influential mafia boss, in an operation that leaves two fellow agents dead, senior FBI agent Nick Pellisante struggles with internal corruption that could prevent the man”s conviction, teaming up with a juror, single mother Andie Echeverra, to take justice into their own hands. 1,500,000 first printing.
138. 3rd Degree
In James Patterson”s shockingly suspenseful #1 New York Times bestseller, one member of the Women”s Murder Club is hiding a secret so dangerous that it could destroy them all. One of James Patterson”s best loved heroines is about to die. Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. When Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. A lost infant and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled. Then a prominent businessman is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, with another mysterious message left behind by the killer. Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner”s office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her figure out who is committing these murders-and why they are intent on killing someone every three days. Even more terrifying, the killer has targeted one of the four friends who call themselves the Women”s Murder Club. Which one will it be?
139. Die Stunde der Rache
Seit Jahren geschehen in San Francisco Morde, die offensichtlich dem Vampir-Milieu zuzuschreiben sind und rituellen Charakter haben. Dann taucht ein alter Feind auf, der den Kriminalpsychologen Alex Cross und seine Familie unbedingt auslöschen will.
140. Cradle and All
In Boston, a young woman finds herself pregnant–even though she is still a virgin. In Ireland, another young woman discovers she is in the same impossible condition. And in cities all around the world, medical authorities are overwhelmed by epidemics, droughts, famines, floods, and worse. It all feels like a sign that something awful is coming. Anne Fitzgerald, a former nun turned private investigator, is hired by the Archdiocese of Boston to investigate the immaculate conceptions. Even as she comes to care about and trust the young women, she realizes that both are in great danger. Terrifying forces of light and darkness are gathering. Stepping into uncharted territory where the unknown is just the beginning, Anne must discover the truth–to save the young women, to save herself, and to protect the future of all mankind.
141. Along Came a Spider
Discover the classic thriller that launched the #1 detective series of the past twenty-five years, now one of PBS”s “100 Great American Reads” Alex Cross is a homicide detective with a Ph.D. in psychology. He works and lives in the ghettos of D. C. and looks like Muhammad Ali in his prime. He”s a tough guy from a tough part of town who wears Harris Tweed jackets and likes to relax by banging out Gershwin tunes on his baby grand piano. But he also has two adorable kids of his own, and they are his own special vulnerabilities. Jezzie Flanagan is the first woman ever to hold the highly sensitive job as supervisor of the Secret Service in Washington. Blond, mysterious, seductive, she”s got an outer shell that”s as tough as it is beautiful. She rides her black BMW motorcycle at speeds of no less than 100 mph. What is she running from? What is her secret? Alex Cross and Jezzie Flanagan are about to have a forbidden love affair-at the worst possible time for both of them. Because Gary Soneji, who wants to commit the “crime of the century,” is playing at the top of his game. Soneji has outsmarted the FBI, the Secret Service, and the police. Who will be his next victim? Gary Soneji is every parent”s worst nightmare. He has become Alex Cross”s nightmare. And now, reader, he”s about to become yours.
142. The Day America Told the Truth
Surveying a representative sample of Americans, this study considers the state of morals in America today
143. The Jericho Commandment
Shocking novel of revenge.
Last updated on Friday, May 13, 2022