New Books From James Patterson

Patterson's newest books for adults and children

James Patterson First Love
First Love by James Patterson. Little, Brown & Co.

James Patterson's first novel "The Thomas Berryman Number" was turned down by 31 publishers before it was accepted by Little, Brown, and Company in 1976 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. Since then, Patterson hasn't looked back, routinely releasing several books a year, often co-written with other writers. Some are stand-alone novels, some are part of one of his popular series, and some are written for children or middle-schoolers.

New Patterson Books for Teens and Adults

  • NYPD Red 4 - written with Marshall Karp. The elite task force NYPD Red is called in only when a case involves the rich and famous. Following a shocking murder and high-stakes robbery at a movie premiere, NYPD Red gets the call.
  • Private Paris - written with Mark Sullivan. Jack Morgan of the investigative agency Private is pressed into duty in Paris. His task is to locate his client's granddaughter who is on the run from a brutal drug dealer.
  • 15th Affair (Women’s Murder Club Series #15) - written with Maxine Paetro. Detective Lindsay Boxer finds herself in the awkward position of investigating her possibly a very dangerous husband. When an explosive tragedy throws San Francisco into chaos, the clues hit too close to home. She turns to the Women’s Murder Club for help.
  • The Games: A Private Novel - written with Mark Sullivan. Join Jack Morgan and members of his renowned investigation firm Private in a new adventure. As they work to secure the Olympics, the threats come fast and furious. It’s up to Jack to stop a lethal plot to decimate Rio.
  • Bullseye (Michael Bennett Series #9) - written with Michael Ledwidge. Detective Michael Bennett must locate the source of a threat that could ignite a war like the country has never seen. A snowstorm provides the perfect cover for the lethal assassins. Only Bennett can save the President of the U.S. and the country.
  • Cradle and All - Teen edition. In Boston and in Ireland, young virgin women find themselves pregnant. Cities are overwhelmed by epidemics, famine and floods. It feels like something awful is coming, but what?
  • Woman of God - written with Maxine Paetro. As massive crowds await the white smoke rising from the Vatican to indicate a Pope has been chosen, some among them speculate whether the new Pope could be a woman.
  • Missing: A Private Novel - written with Kathryn Fox.The world’s top detective agency, Private Investigations, takes on a simple case of locating a CEO, but when all evidence of his existence disappears, the simple case turns dangerous.
  • Filthy Rich - written with John Connolly and Tim Malloy. This true crime tale is an explosive blend of money, power and sex. The story focuses on Jeffrey Epstein, one of New York's financial elites. His taste for young girls resulted in a fall from grace and eventually scandalized one of America's richest communities.
  • Cross the Line (Alex Cross Series #24). A shooting of a police officer in Washington, D.C., leaves Alex Cross in a leadership position in the investigation. Before he can solve the case, a brutal crime wave strikes the area.

New Patterson Books for Children

  • Jacky Ha-Ha - written with Chris Grabenstein and Kerascoet, illustrator. This middle-school age novel introduces a new heroine, Jacky Ha-Ha, a class clown, who makes her classmates laugh with her so that don’t laugh at her. 
  • Treasurer Hunters: Peril at the Top of the World - written with Chris Grabenstein and Juliana Neufeld, illustrator. In the fourth book in the Treasure Hunters series, the Kidd family travel to Russia and the Arctic to outrun bad guys in their search for stolen treasure.
  • Middle School: Dog’s Best Friend - written with Chris Tebbetts and Jomike Tejido, illustrator. Non-stop laughs mark this next installment of the popular middle-school series.
  • Give Please a Chance - written with Bill O'Reilly. This beautifully illustrated children’s book celebrates the magic of the word “please.”
  • Word of Mouse - written with Chris Grabenstein. This middle-school book examines the concept of friendship through the relationship of a lonely girl and a blue mouse that is looking for his family.

Check the complete list of James Patterson's books for his earlier works.

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