All James Patterson Books: Complete Guide (New Releases 2024)

Here, you’ll find all James Patterson books published till 2024.

James Patterson is an American author best known for writing the Alex Cross series, the Women’s Murder Club series, the Middle School series, the Maximum Ride series, Detective Harriet Blue, and standalone works such as Daniel X, and NYPD Red. Patterson was born and raised in New York.

He belonged to a working-class Irish American family. Before becoming a popular writer, Patterson worked in advertising. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was published in 1976.

All James Patterson Books New Releases 2024

Alex Cross

Alex Cross is a crime, mystery novel series by James Patterson. It focuses on Metropolitan Police Department detective and father Alex Cross as he faces threats to his family.

Cross tries to solve difficult cases while attempting to maintain a relationship with his family.

  1. Along Came a Spider (1993)
  2. Kiss the Girls (1994)
  3. Jack & Jill (1996)
  4. Cat & Mouse (1997)
  5. Pop Goes the Weasel (1999)
  6. Roses are Red (2000)
  7. Violets are Blue (2001)
  8. Four Blind Mice (2002)
  9. The Big Bad Wolf (2003)
  10. London Bridges (2004)
  11. Mary, Mary (2005)
  12. Alex Cross (2006)
  13. Double Cross (2007)
  14. Cross Country (2008)
  15. I, Alex Cross (2009)
  16. Cross Fire (2010)
  17. Kill Alex Cross (2011)
  18. Alex Cross, Run (2013)
  19. Cross My Heart (2013)
  20. Hope to Die (2014)
  21. Cross Justice (2015)
  22. Cross the Line (2016)
  23. The People vs. Alex Cross (2017)
  24. Target: Alex Cross (2018)
  25. Criss Cross (2019)
  26. Deadly Cross (2020)
  27. Fear No Evil (2021)
  28. Triple Cross (2022)

Alex Cross Novellas

  1. Alex Cross’s Trial (2009)
  2. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (2012)

John Samson

  1. Cross Down (2023)

Women’s Murder Club

James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series follows four friends, Lindsay Boxer, Claire Washburn, Jill Bernhardt, and Cindy Thomas, who pool their skills together to crack San Francisco’s toughest murder cases.

In the first book, the friends must solve the case of David and Melanie Brandt’s brutal murder.

  1. 1st to Die (2001)
  2. 2nd Chance (2002)
  3. 3rd Degree (2004)
  4. 4th of July (2005)
  5. The 5th Horseman (2006)
  6. The 6th Target (2007)
  7. 7th Heaven (2008)
  8. The 8th Confession (2009)
  9. The 9th Judgment (2010)
  10. 10th Anniversary (2011)
  11. 11th Hour (2012)
  12. 12th of Never (2013)
  13. Unlucky 13 (2014)
  14. 14th Deadly Sin (2015)
  15. 15th Affair (2016)
  16. 16th Seduction (2017)
  17. 17th Suspect (2018)
  18. 18th Abduction (2019)
  19. 19th Christmas (2019)
  20. 20th Victim (2020)
  21. 21st Birthday (2021)
  22. 22 Seconds (2022)
  23. The 23rd Midnight

Michael Bennet

Michael Bennett is a series of thriller novels written by James Patterson along with James O. Born and Michael Ledwidge.

The book follows Michael Bennett, a New York City detective as he cares for and raises his ten adopted children, and solves crimes.

The book is known for its mystery and suspense, along with a riveting character who is a loving father, an accomplished detective, and a grieving husband.

  1. Step on a Crack (2007)
  2. Run For Your Life (2009)
  3. Worst Case (2010)
  4. Tick Tock (2011)
  5. I, Michael Bennett (2012)
  6. Gone (2013)
  7. Burn (2014)
  8. Alert (2015)
  9. Bullseye (2016)
  10. Haunted (2017)
  11. Ambush (2018)
  12. Blindside (2020)
  13. The Russian (2021)
  14. Shattered (2022)
  15. Obsessed (2023)

Amy Cornwall

The Amy Cornwall book series is another collaborative effort between James Patterson and Brendan DuBois. The series is full of suspense, fast-paced, and full of action.

Amy Cornwall is an intelligence officer in the Army and then worked with the CIA. Both DuBois and Patterson have crafted a wonderful series that pulls in readers with its intriguing characters and suspenseful plot points.

  1. The Cornwalls Vanish (2019)
  2. Countdown (2020)

Private

James Patterson’s Private book series is a collection of thriller novels that follows Jack Morgan, the Leader of Private, a global investigation agency.

Jack and his team tend to tackle high-stake cases that delve into the dark secrets of the rich, powerful, and influential.

This exhilarating and addictive collection of thrillers will keep readers on the edge of their seats.

  1. Private (2010)
  2. Private London (2011)
  3. Private Games (2012)
  4. Private: #1 Suspect (2012)
  5. Private Down Under (2012)
  6. Private Berlin (2013)
  7. Private L.A. (2013)
  8. Private India: City on Fire (2014)
  9. Private Vegas (2015)
  10. Missing: A Private Novel (2016)
  11. Private Paris (2016)
  12. The Games: A Private Novel (2016)
  13. Count To Ten: A Private Novel (2017)
  14. Princess: A Private Novel (2018)
  15. Private Moscow (2020)
  16. Private Rogue (2021)
  17. Private Beijing (2022)
  18. Private Rome (2023)

Investigation Discovery

In 2017, Investigation Discovery, a network known for producing true-crime series, announced that bestselling author James Patterson will team up with the network to produce a true-crime series, Murder Is Forever.

The show will feature stories that are based on authentic stories featured in Patterson’s Investigation Discovery book series. Each book in the series includes two twisted tales inspired by true-crime horrors.

Investigation Discovery network promoted Patterson’s work by airing four-hour of programming featuring episodes that inspired the books.

  1. Murder, Interrupted (2018)
  2. Home Sweet Murder (2018)
  3. Murder Beyond the Grave (2018)
  4. Murder Thy Neighbour (2020)
  5. Murder of Innocence (2020)
  6. Till Murder Do Us Part (2021)

NYPD Red

The NYPD Red book series is a collaborative effort between James Patterson and Marshall Karp.

It follows the cases and investigations of two detectives, Kylie MacDonald and Zack Jordan, who are working for a special task force known as NYPD Red, which works to protect the interests of Manhattan’s wealthiest and most powerful citizens.

  1. NYPD Red (2012)
  2. NYPD Red 2 (2014)
  3. NYPD Red 3 (2015)
  4. NYPD Red 4 (2016)
  5. NYPD Red 5, or Red Alert (2018)
  6. NYPD Red 6 (2020)
  7. NYPD Red 7 (2023)

Harriet Blue

Set in Australia, Detective Harriet Blue book series follows Detective Harriet Blue, a formidable and multi-dimensional character known for her determined and unwavering pursuit of justice.

Throughout the series, Harriet Blue’s character evolves, showcasing her resilience, resourcefulness, and unyielding spirit.

She battles corrupt officials, confronts personal traumas, and grapples with the dark side of the justice system.

  1. Black & Blue (2016)
  2. Never Never (2016)
  3. Fifty Fifty (2017)
  4. Liar Liar (2018)
  5. Hush (2019)

The Black Book

The Black Book series is a thriller series by James Patterson and David Ellis.

  1. The Black Book (2017)
  2. The Red Book (2021)
  3. Escape (2022)

Invisible

The Invisible series is a collaboration between James Patterson and David Ellis.

  1. Invisible (2014)
  2. Unsolved (2019)

Instinct

Instinct is a series of psychological thriller books by James Patterson and Howard Roughan.

  1. Murder Games, or Instinct (2017)
  2. Killer Instinct (2019)
  3. Steal (2022)

Texas Ranger

The Texas Ranger book series (also known as the Rory Yates book series) is a collaborative effort between authors James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle. This mystery thriller novel series follows Texas Ranger Rory Yates, a rule-abiding law main that uses his discipline and law-enforcement skills to maintain peace in his town.

  1. Texas Ranger (2018)
  2. Texas Outlaw (2020)

Maximum Ride

Maximum Ride book series by James Patterson follows the thrilling adventures of a group of genetically enhanced children known as ‘The Flock.’

The story revolves around Max, the leader of the Flock, and her flockmates: Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gazzy, and Angel.

These children possess avian DNA, granting them the ability to fly and other unique powers.

They escape from a laboratory called The School, where they were subjected to cruel experiments, and embark on a journey to uncover the truth about their origins and save the world from various threats.

  1. The Angel Experiment (2005)
  2. School’s Out-Forever (2006)
  3. Saving the World & Other Extreme Sports (2007)
  4. The Final Warning (2008)
  5. Max (2009)
  6. Fang (2010)
  7. Angel (2011)
  8. Nevermore (2012)
  9. Maximum Ride Forever (2015)

Maximum Ride: Hawk

  1. Hawk (2020)
  2. City of the Dead (2021)

Daniel X

Written by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge, Ned Rust, and Chris Grabenstein, the Daniel X book series follows the adventures of Daniel, a young alien hunter with extraordinary abilities.

Daniel had dedicated his entire life to protecting Earth from dangerous extraterrestrial threats.

Daniel possesses a unique skill set that sets him apart from ordinary humans as he has the power to create and manipulate his own reality.

  1. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (2008)
  2. Watch the Skies (2009)
  3. Demons and Druids (2010)
  4. Game Over (2011)
  5. Armageddon (2012)
  6. Lights Out (2015)

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Witch & Wizard

Written by James Patterson in collaboration with Gabrielle Charbonnet, Ned Rust, Emily Raymond, and Jill Dembowski, the Witch & Wizard book series is a series of dystopian fantasy novels. The books revolve around the Allgood siblings, who suddenly discover their magical powers and become targets of an oppressive regime.

  1. Witch & Wizard (2009)
  2. The Gift (2010)
  3. The Fire (2011)
  4. The Kiss (2013)
  5. The Lost (2014)

Ali Cross

The Ali Cross trilogy is a trilogy of children’s books and spin-off of James Patterson’s Alex Cross series. Ali Cross, Alex Cross’ son is eager to follow in his father’s footsteps as a detective.

When his best friend goes missing, Ali jumps into action and tries to solve the mystery using intelligence, persistence, and logic.

  1. Ali Cross (2019)
  2. Ali Cross: Like Father, Like Son (2021)
  3. Ali Cross: The Secret Detective (2022)

Dog Diaries

Dog Diaries is a spin-off series about Rafe Khatchadorian’s Dog Junior. The series is written by James Patterson and Steven Butler and illustrated by Richard Watson.

  1. Dog Diaries (2018)
  2. Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays (2018)
  3. Dog Diaries: Mission Impawsible (2019)
  4. Dog Diaries: Curse of the Mystery Mutt (2019)
  5. Dog Diaries: Camping Chaos! (2020)
  6. Dog Diaries: Dinosaur Disaster (2022)
  7. Dog Diaries: Big Top Bonanza (2023)

Jacky Ha-Ha

Jacky Ha-Ha is a series of children’s books written by James Patterson in collaboration with Chris Grabenstein. The book follows Jacky Ha-Ha, a class clown who loves to make people laugh.

Making other people is a coping mechanism for Jacky whose mother is serving in a dangerous war and whose father is hardly ever home.

  1. Jacky Ha-Ha (2016)
  2. My Life is a Joke (2017)
  3. Jacky Ha-Ha Gets the Last Laugh

House of Robots

House of Robots is an illustrated children’s book series by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.

It follows Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez, whose genius mom insists that he brings her newest invention, a robot called E, on the first day of school.

  1. House of Robots (2014)
  2. Robots Go Wild! (2015)
  3. Robot Revolution (2017)
  4. House of Robots 4 (2022)

Treasure Hunters

Treasure Hunters is a children’s adventure novel by James Patterson with Chris Grabenstein and Mark Shulman. It follows the Kidd siblings, who find themselves in a treasure hunt after their parents disappear.

As the story progresses, the siblings work together to defeat pirates and other treasure hunters whilst simultaneously uncovering the mystery of their parents’ disappearance and if they are still alive.

  1. Treasure Hunters (2013)
  2. Danger Down the Nile (2014)
  3. Secret of the Forbidden City (2015)
  4. Peril at the Top of the World (2016)
  5. Quest for the City of Gold (2017)
  6. All-American Adventure (2019)
  7. Plunder Down Under (2020)
  8. The Ultimate Quest (2022)
  9. The Great Treasure Hunt (2023)

I Funny

I Funny is a series of children’s books by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. It follows middle schooler Jamie Grimm who must face constant criticism, bullying, and self-doubt as he chases his dream to become the greatest comedian.

Jamie Grimm is new in town and is stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their son, who bullies him.

When his uncle convinces Jamie to enter a contest called ‘The Planet’s Funniest Kid Comic,’ he questions whether the judges are praising his comedy or are rewarding him out of pity because he is wheelchair-bound.

  1. I Funny (2012)
  2. I Even Funnier (2013)
  3. I Totally Funniest (2015)
  4. I Funny TV (2015)
  5. I Funny School of Laughs (2017)
  6. The Nerdiest Wimpiest Dorkiest I Funny Ever (2018)

Max Einstein

Max Einstein is a series of ongoing children’s books by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.

The books follow Max Einstein a highly intelligent young girl who goes on a mission to solve the world’s problems.

  1. Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment (2018)
  2. Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause (2019)
  3. Max Einstein: Saves the Future (2020)
  4. Max Einstein: World Champions (2021)

Middle School

The Middle School series is a series of children’s books written by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. It follows middle schooler Rafe Khatchadorian, a feisty boy who can’t follow his school’s strict rules.

  1. The Worst Years of My Life (2011)
  2. Get Me Out of Here! (2012)
  3. Big Fat Liar (2013)
  4. How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (2013)
  5. Ultimate Showdown (2014)
  6. Save Rafe! (2014)
  7. Just My Rotten Luck! (2015)
  8. Dog’s Best Friend (2016)
  9. Escape to Australia (2017)
  10. Middle School: From Hero to Zero (2018)
  11. Middle School: Born to Rock (2019)
  12. Middle School: Master of Disaster (2020)
  13. Middle School: Field Trip Fiasco (2021)
  14. Middle School: It’s a Zoo in Here (2022)
  15. Middle School: Winter Blunderland (2022)

Confessions

The Confessions book series is a collaborative effort between James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.

It follows the misadventures of teen detective, Tandy Angel who must investigate a series of mysterious crimes inflicted upon her family and loved ones.

As she delves deeper into each case, she uncovers shocking secrets about her family and her parents’ death.

  1. Confessions of a Murder Suspect (2012)
  2. The Private School Murders (2013)
  3. The Paris Mysteries (2014)
  4. The Murder of an Angel (2015)

Crazy House

  1. Crazy House (2017)
  2. Fall of Crazy House (2018)

Stand-Alone by Categories

Thrillers

  1. 3 Days to Live (2023)
  2. The House of Wolves: Murder Runs in the Family (2023)
  3. The Perfect Assassin: A Doc Savage Thriller (2022)
  4. Blowback (2022)
  5. The Ninth Month (2022)
  6. Death of the Black Widow (2022)
  7. The Horsewoman (2021)
  8. The Paris Detective (2019)
  9. 2 Sisters Detective Agency (2021)
  10. The Jailhouse Lawyer (2021)
  11. The Noise: A Thriller (2021)
  12. Run, Rose, Run (2022)
  13. The President’s Daughter (2021)
  14. The Shadow (2021)
  15. The Palm Beach Murders (2021)
  16. Three Women Disappear (2020)
  17. The Coast-to-Coast Murders (2020)
  18. The Midwife Murders (2020)
  19. 1st Case (2020)
  20. Cajun Justice (2020)
  21. The Summer House (2020)
  22. Revenge (2018)
  23. LOST (2020)
  24. The River Murders (2020)
  25. The Warning (2019)
  26. The Inn (2019)
  27. The 13-Minute Murder (2018)
  28. The First Lady (2018)
  29. The Chef (2019)
  30. The House Next Door (2019)
  31. Juror #3 (2018)
  32. The President Is Missing (2018)
  33. The Store (2017)
  34. Humans, Bow Down (2016)
  35. The Murder House (2015)
  36. Truth or Die (2015)
  37. Mistress (2013)
  38. Second Honeymoon (2013)
  39. ZOO (2012)
  40. Guilty Wives (2012)
  41. Kill Me If You Can (2011)
  42. Now You See Her (2011)
  43. Toys (2011)
  44. Don’t Blink (2010)
  45. The Postcard Killers (2010)
  46. Swimsuit (2009)
  47. Sail (2008)
  48. You’ve Been Warned (2007)
  49. The Quickie (2007)
  50. Judge & Jury (2006)
  51. Beach Road (2006)
  52. Lifeguard (2005)
  53. Honeymoon (2005)
  54. The Lake House (2003)
  55. The Jester (2003)
  56. Beach House (2002)
  57. Cradle & All (1980)
  58. Black Friday (1986)
  59. When the Wind Blows (1998)
  60. Hide & Seek (1996)
  61. The Midnight Club (1989)
  62. See How They Run (1979)
  63. Season of the Machete (1977)
  64. The Thomas Berryman Number (1976)

Romances

  1. Two from the Heart
  2. First Love
  3. The Christmas Wedding
  4. Sundays at Tiffany’s
  5. Sam’s Letters to Jennifer
  6. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas

Golf Novels

  1. Miracle at St. Andrews (2019)
  2. Miracle at Augusta (2015)
  3. Miracle on the 17th Green (1996)

Fiction

  1. Woman of God (2016)
  2. The Twelve Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas (2022)

Non-Fiction

  1. Walk the Blue Line: No Right, No Left- Just Cops Telling Their True Stories (2023)
  2. Diana, William, and Harry (2022)
  3. James Patterson by James Patterson (2022)
  4. The Defense Lawyer (2021)
  5. E.R. Nurses (2021)
  6. The Last Days of John Lennon (2020)
  7. House of Kennedy (2020)
  8. All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers’ Row (2018)
  9. Filthy Rich (2016)
  10. Against Medical Advice (2008)
  11. The Murder of King Tut (2009)
  12. Walk in My Combat Boots (2021)

Young Adult

  1. The Girl in the Castle (2022)
  2. The Runaway’s Diary (2022)
  3. Sophia, Princess Among Beasts (2019)
  4. The Injustice (2017)
  5. Cradle and All (1980)
  6. First Love (2013)
  7. Homeroom Diaries (2014)

Middle Grade

  1. Minerva Keen’s Detective Club (2023)
  2. The Elephant Girl (2022)
  3. Best Nerds Forever (2021)
  4. Scaredy Cat (2021)
  5. Katt Vs. Dogg (2019)
  6. Unbelievably Boring Bart (2018)
  7. Not So Normal Norbert (2018)
  8. Laugh Out Loud (2013)
  9. Pottymouth and Stoopid (2016)
  10. Word of Mouse (2016)
  11. Public School Superhero (2015)

Picture Books

  1. Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses (2017)
  2. Give Thank You a Try (2017)
  3. Big Words for Little Geniuses (2017)
  4. Bigger Words for Little Geniuses (2019)
  5. Penguins of America (2017)
  6. Give Please a Chance (2016)
  7. SantaKid (2004)