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James Patterson


James Patterson is the author of several bestselling series of thrillers, including Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, NYPD Red, and Private, as well as several series for children. Alex Cross is Patterson's most beloved character, and the first book in the character's eponymous series,Read more Along Came a Spider, remains one of Patterson's most popular books. Cross is a detective and forensic psychologist with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC, where he lives with his family. The tension between work and family life is a sustaining theme in the novels. Patterson has been publishing at least one new Alex Cross book every year since 1999, after the 5th book in the series, Pop Goes the Weasel. Patterson has won numerous awards including the Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award, and he holds the Guinness World Record for having the most books that have hit #1 on the New York Times' bestseller lists. Patterson's books, including co-authored works, have at times accounted for as much as 6% of all hardcover novels sold in the US.

In addition to novels, Patterson has published non-fiction, including several true crime books and biographies. In 2022 he published James Patterson by James Patterson, a memoir in which the author interviews himself about his life and work.

Patterson is reported by Forbes magazine to be the highest paid author in the world.
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  • Medal of Honour

    ‘Soldiers believe life has no meaning unless it’s lived for the benefit of future generations. That’s what it’s all about.’Crafted from original interviews, Medal of Honour tells the true, heroic accounts of veterans who have been decorated for their bravery in combat. Learn about the daring actions that have earned Bronze and Silver Stars, the Distinguished Service Cross, and, the highest U.S. ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD


  • Raised By Wolves

    Two children dressed in rags are discovered in the grocery store.They bare their teeth. They growl. They are almost feral.Where did these children come from? Where are their parents?There are mysteries to be solved.Not least, can these children learn to live when they have only ever been taught to survive?______________________________________PRAISE FOR JAMES PATTERSON'It's no mystery... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD


  • Shipwreck

    Series Book 2 - Doc Savage Thriller
    They thought they found heaven on earth. They discover a living hell.When professor turned crime-fighter Brandt 'Doc' Savage and his girlfriend Kira Sunlight land on a desert island in the middle of the Atlantic, they think they've found a perfect utopia. An escape from their tumultuous pasts.But they don't have long to enjoy their newfound peace before they are violently separated and dragged to ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD


  • Crosshairs

    A serial killer with a brutal method stalks NYC

    Series Book 16 - Michael Bennett
    **The sixteenth thrilling instalment in the globally bestselling Michael Bennett series._________________________________________________________**How do you catch a killer who leaves no trace?In New York City, a sniper dubbed 'The Longshot Killer' is taking out impossible targets.Nothing links the victims - except the brutal circumstances of their deaths.Detective Michael Bennett quickly develops ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Alex Cross Must Die

    (Alex Cross 31) The latest novel in the thrilling Sunday Times bestselling series

    Series Book 31 - Alex Cross
    TWO KILLERS. TWO MOTIVES. A DEADLY RACE AGAINST TIME.When an American Airlines plane explodes in the sky, detectives Alex Cross and John Sampson are first on the scene. They don't hear the gunfire. At first.It soon becomes clear that the plane was taken down by a rare, stolen machine gun. The list of people who could operate the weapon is short. And time runs even shorter.But this isn't the only ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Swimsuit

    A beautiful life. A terrible death…

    _______________________A beautiful life. A terrible death...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' parents receive a terrifying phone call. Fearing the worst, they board the first flight to Maui and begin the hunt for their daughter.Ex-cop Ben Hawkins, now a reporter for ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • 23rd Midnight

    A serial killer behind bars. A copycat killer on the loose… (Women’s Murder Club 23)

    Series Book 23 - Women's Murder Club
    'Smart characters, shocking twists' Lisa Gardner'A compelling read with great set pieces and, most of all, that charismatic cast of characters' Sun'I couldn't turn the pages quick enough' Heidi Perks'Terrific, high-octane, really pacy' Jo Spain_________________________________Detective Lindsay Boxer put serial killer Evan Burke behind bars. Now a new kil... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Secret Lives of Booksellers & Librarians

    True stories of the magic of reading

    **Features an exclusive interview with beloved author Judy Blume!_______________________________________To be a bookseller or librarian . . .**You have to play detective.Be a treasure hunter. A matchmaker. A brilliant listener.A person who creates a kind of magic by pulling a book from a shelf, handing it to someone and saying, 'You've got to read this. You're going to love it'.In this love letter ... Read more

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    The Secret Lives of Booksellers & Librarians

    True stories of the magic of reading


    Brought to you by Penguin.To be a bookseller or librarian . . .You have to play detective.Be a treasure hunter. A matchmaker. A brilliant listener.A person who creates a kind of magic by pulling a book from a shelf, handing it to someone and saying, 'You've got to read this. You're going to love it'.In this love letter to the heroes of literacy, James Patterson uncovers true stories from ... Read more

    $28.99 AUD


  • 12 Months to Live

    A knock-out new series from James Patterson

    Series Book 1 - Jane Smith
    'The phenomenal Patterson, one of the great storytellers of our time, does not often produce a new character, but he does here to stunning effect' Daily Mail'A gutsy heroine. A ticking clock. A breathless pace. Wow! This one had me reeling' JANE CORRY'Compelling' Crime Monthly**_____________________Her name is Jane Smith. But to friends and foes, she's Jane Effing Smith.**Why? Because she's the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Invisible

    Series Book 1 - Invisible Series
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERMy nightmare: it’s the same every time. I’m trapped in my bedroom with an inferno blazing around me.It started eight months ago, when my sister was killed in a house fire. Her death was written off as an accident, but I know she was murdered.There have been dozens of ‘accidental’ fires across the US over the past year that are all too similar to be coincidental.I’ve ... Read more

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  • London Bridges

    Series Book 10 - Alex Cross
    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 ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD