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James Patterson Stats: The highest rated book by James Patterson on Book Notification is Home Sweet Murder, the 2nd novel in the Discovery's Murder is Forever series. The second-highest rated book is Hawk (Maximum Ride: Hawk #1).

The most read book by James Patterson on Book Notification is Along Came a Spider, the first novel in the Alex Cross series. The second most read book is 1st to Die (Women's Murder Club #1).

Below is a complete list of James Patterson books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by James Patterson is the Alex Cross Series.

List of Alex Cross Books in Publication Order

Follows a detective/psychologist as he tackles complex cases and confronts personal challenges in Washington, D.C.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.3
Along Came a Spider
1992
2
8.5
Kiss the Girls
1995
3
8
Jack & Jill
1996
4
8.2
Cat & Mouse
1997
5
8.4
Pop Goes the Weasel
1999
6
8.7
Roses Are Red
2000
7
7.5
Violets Are Blue
2001
8
7.3
Four Blind Mice
2002
9
8.3
The Big Bad Wolf
2003
10
7.3
London Bridges
2004
11
7.6
Mary, Mary
2005
12
8
Cross / Alex Cross
2006
13
8.1
Double Cross
2007
14
6.5
Cross Country
2008
15
6.9
I, Alex Cross
2009
16
7.6
Cross Fire
2010
17
7.8
Kill Alex Cross
2011
18
8.5
Alex Cross, Run
2013
19
8
Cross My Heart
2013
20
8.9
Hope to Die
2014
21
8.9
Cross Justice
2015
22
8.5
Cross the Line
2016
23
8.6
The People vs. Alex Cross
2017
24
8.9
Target
2018
25
9.3
Criss Cross
2019
26
9.3
Deadly Cross
2020
27
8.5
Fear No Evil
2021
28
8.9
Triple Cross
2022
29
8.6
Cross Down (With: Brendan DuBois)
2023
30
8.9
Alex Cross Must Die
2023

List of Bookshots: Alex Cross in Publication Order (with Brent Gargan)

Novellas featuring Alex Cross.

List of Alex Cross Miscellaneous Books in Publication Order

Books with Alex Cross in them that are not considered part of the series.

List of Ali Cross Books in Publication Order

Focuses on Alex Cross's son, Ali, who steps into his father's shoes to solve mysteries. Aimed towards young readers.

List of Women's Murder Club Books in Publication Order (with Andrew Gross, with Maxine Paetro)

Features four female professionals solving crimes in San Francisco.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.8
1st to Die
2000
2
8.3
2nd Chance (With: Andrew Gross)
2002
3
8.5
3rd Degree (With: Andrew Gross)
2004
4
8.1
4th of July (With: Maxine Paetro)
2005
5
8.1
The 5th Horseman (With: Maxine Paetro)
2006
6
7.4
The 6th Target (With: Maxine Paetro)
2007
7
7.6
7th Heaven (With: Maxine Paetro)
2008
8
7.2
The 8th Confession (With: Maxine Paetro)
2009
9
7.9
The 9th Judgment (With: Maxine Paetro)
2010
10
7.8
10th Anniversary (With: Maxine Paetro)
2011
11
8.1
11th Hour (With: Maxine Paetro)
2012
12
7.8
12th of Never (With: Maxine Paetro)
2013
13
8.1
Unlucky 13 (With: Maxine Paetro)
2014
14
8
14th Deadly Sin (With: Maxine Paetro)
2015
15
8.3
15th Affair (With: Maxine Paetro)
2016
16
8.1
16th Seduction (With: Maxine Paetro)
2017
17
8.2
The 17th Suspect (With: Maxine Paetro)
2018
18
7.8
The 18th Abduction (With: Maxine Paetro)
2019
19
8.1
The 19th Christmas (With: Maxine Paetro)
2019
20
8
The 20th Victim (With: Maxine Paetro)
2020
21
8.6
21st Birthday (With: Maxine Paetro)
2021
22
8.6
22 Seconds (With: Maxine Paetro)
2022
23
9.2
The 23rd Midnight (With: Maxine Paetro)
2023
24
9.5
The 24th Hour (With: Maxine Paetro)
2024

List of Bookshots: Women's Murder Club in Publication Order (with Maxine Paetro)

Short stories featuring the Women's Murder Club.

List of Amy Cornwall Books in Publication Order (with Brendan DuBois)

Centers on a military intelligence officer navigating high-stakes missions and personal dilemmas.

List of Black Book Books in Publication Order (with David Ellis)

Involves detectives solving crimes with the help of a lost "black book" that contains the secrets to unsolved crimes.

List of Chef Books in Publication Order

Follows a police detective turned chef who gets tangled in mysteries related to the culinary world.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.5
The Chef (With: Max DiLallo)
The Chef (With: Max DiLallo)
2019

List of Bookshots: Chef in Publication Order (with Jeffrey J. Keyes)

List of Confessions Books in Publication Order (with Maxine Paetro)

A young adult series about a family entangled in dark secrets and scandals.

List of Crazy House Books in Publication Order (with Gabrielle Charbonnet)

Set in a dystopian world, it's about twins fighting against an oppressive system.

List of Daniel X Books in Publication Order

Chronicles the adventures of a young alien hunter on Earth.

List of Daniel X Graphic Novels in Publication Order

List of Detective Harriet Blue Books in Publication Order (with Candice Fox)

Features an Australian detective fighting crime while dealing with her own brother's legal troubles.

List of BookShots: Detective Harriet Blue in Publication Order

List of David Shelley Books in Publication Order

Centers on a bodyguard and ex-special forces operative solving international crimes.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8
Revenge (With: Andrew Holmes)
Revenge (With: Andrew Holmes)
2018

List of Doc Savage Books in Publication Order (with Brian Sitts)

Revives the classic adventure hero in modern-day scenarios.

List of Holmes, Margaret & Poe Books in Publication Order (with Brian Sitts)

List of Honeymoon Books in Publication Order (with Howard Roughan)

A thriller series about a woman leading a double life with deadly consequences.

List of Instinct Books in Publication Order (with Howard Roughan)

Follows a professor and former CIA operative who becomes a consultant for the NYPD.

List of Invisible Books in Publication Order (with David Ellis)

Centers on an FBI researcher who finds a pattern in seemingly unrelated cases.

List of Jane Smith Books in Publication Order (with Mike Lupica)

A detective series with gripping cases and complex investigations.

List of Katt vs. Dogg Books in Publication Order (with Chris Grabenstein)

A humorous children's series about the rivalry between cats and dogs.

List of Maximum Ride Books in Publication Order

Young adults with wings flee from the scientists who created them.

List of Maximum Ride: Hawk Books in Publication Order (with Gabrielle Charbonnet, with Mindy McGinnis)

Continues the Maximum Ride story with the next generation, focusing on Max's daughter, Hawk.

List of Maximum Ride Graphic Novels in Publication Order

Graphic adaptations of the Maximum Ride series.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 1
2009
2
9
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 2
2009
3
10
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 3
2010
4
10
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 4
2011
5
10
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 5
2011
6
10
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 6
2012
7
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 7
2013
8
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 8
2014
9
10
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 9
2015
10
Max Ride: Ultimate Flight
2016
11
Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 10
2021

List of Michael Bennett Books in Publication Order (with James O. Born, with Michael Ledwidge)

Features a New York detective balancing work with raising ten adopted children.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.2
Step on a Crack (With: Michael Ledwidge)
2007
2
8.3
Run for Your Life (With: Michael Ledwidge)
2009
3
8.2
Worst Case (With: Michael Ledwidge)
2009
4
8.2
Tick Tock (With: Michael Ledwidge)
2010
5
7.7
I, Michael Bennett (With: Michael Ledwidge)
2012
6
8.4
Gone (With: Michael Ledwidge)
2013
7
8.2
Burn (With: Michael Ledwidge)
2014
8
8.7
Alert (With: Michael Ledwidge)
2015
9
8
Bullseye (With: Michael Ledwidge)
2016
10
9.1
Haunted (With: James O. Born)
2017
11
8.7
Ambush (With: James O. Born)
2018
12
9.4
Blindside (With: James O. Born)
2020
13
8.5
The Russian (With: James O. Born)
2021
14
8.2
Shattered (With: James O. Born)
2022
15
8.5
Obsessed (With: James O. Born)
2023
16
9.4
Crosshairs / The Long Shot Killer (With: James O. Born)
2024

List of Bookshots: Michael Bennett in Publication Order (with James O. Born)

List of Discovery's Murder is Forever Books in Publication Order

True crime stories adapted into gripping narratives.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8
Murder, Interrupted (With: Christopher Charles, Alex Abramovich)
2018
2
10
Home Sweet Murder (With: Scott Slaven, Andrew Bourelle)
Home Sweet Murder (With: Scott Slaven, Andrew Bourelle)
2018
3
10
Murder Beyond the Grave (With: Christopher Charles, Andrew Bourelle)
2018
4
8
Murder Thy Neighbor (With: Max DiLallo, Andrew Bourelle)
Murder Thy Neighbor (With: Max DiLallo, Andrew Bourelle)
2020
5
8
Murder of Innocence (With: Max DiLallo, Andrew Bourelle)
Murder of Innocence (With: Max DiLallo, Andrew Bourelle)
2020
6
5
Till Murder Do Us Part (With: Max DiLallo, Andrew Bourelle)
Till Murder Do Us Part (With: Max DiLallo, Andrew Bourelle)
2021

List of NYPD Red Books in Publication Order (with Marshall Karp)

Focuses on an elite NYPD unit handling high-profile crimes.

List of Private Books in Publication Order

A global investigation agency solving crimes that elude other forces.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.2
Private (With: Maxine Paetro, Mark Sullivan)
Private (With: Maxine Paetro, Mark Sullivan)
2010
2
7.9
Private London (With: Mark Pearson)
2011
3
8.4
Private Games (With: Mark Sullivan, Mark Sullivan)
Private Games (With: Mark Sullivan, Mark Sullivan)
2012
4
8.1
Private: #1 Suspect (With: Maxine Paetro)
2012
5
9
Private Berlin (With: Mark Sullivan, Mark Sullivan)
Private Berlin (With: Mark Sullivan, Mark Sullivan)
2013
6
8.4
Private L.A. (With: Mark Sullivan)
2014
7
8.4
Private Down Under / Oz (With: Michael White)
2014
8
7
Private India (With: Ashwin Sanghi)
Private India (With: Ashwin Sanghi)
2014
9
7.6
Private Vegas (With: Maxine Paetro)
2015
10
7.6
Private Sydney / Missing (With: Kathryn Fox)
2015
11
8
Private Paris (With: Mark Sullivan, Mark Sullivan)
Private Paris (With: Mark Sullivan, Mark Sullivan)
2016
12
8
Private Rio / The Games (With: Mark Sullivan, Mark Sullivan)
Private Rio / The Games (With: Mark Sullivan, Mark Sullivan)
2016
13
7.5
Private Delhi / Count to Ten (With: Ashwin Sanghi)
Private Delhi / Count to Ten (With: Ashwin Sanghi)
2017
14
8
Princess (With: Rees Jones)
Princess (With: Rees Jones)
2018
15
9.8
Private Moscow (With: Adam Hamdy)
2020
16
8.5
Private Rogue / Private: Missing Persons (With: Adam Hamdy)
2021
17
10
Private Beijing (With: Adam Hamdy)
2022
18
Private Rome (With: Adam Hamdy)
2023
19
Private Monaco (With: Adam Hamdy)
2024

Note: James considers Private, Private: #1 Suspect, Private L.A., Private Vegas, Private Paris and The Games as the only books part of the main series.

List of Bookshots: Private in Publication Order (with Jassy Mackenzie, with Rees Jones)

List of Rory Yates Books in Publication Order (with Andrew Bourelle)

A young attorney in Mississippi taking on high-stakes cases.

List of Ruby Bozarth Books in Publication Order

A young attorney in Mississippi taking on high-stakes cases.

List of Shadow Books in Publication Order (with Brian Sitts)

Involves high-tech espionage and action.

List of Tom Moon Books in Publication Order (with James O. Born)

Follows an international crime fighter based in Miami.

List of Travis McKinley Books in Publication Order (with Peter de Jonge)

Chronicles the life and golfing career of an unexpected champion.

List of When the Wind Blows Books in Publication Order

A veterinarian discovers a girl with wings, leading to a mystery involving genetic experiments and a secret, sinister plot.

List of Witch & Wizard Books in Publication Order

Teen siblings battle a dystopian regime using their newfound magical powers.

List of Witch & Wizard Graphic Novels in Publication Order

List of Zoo Books in Publication Order (with Michael Ledwidge)

A biologist races to solve the mystery of animals attacking humans worldwide.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
3.8
The Thomas Berryman Number
1976
2
8.7
Season of the Machete
1977
3
7
See How They Run / The Jericho Commandment
1979
4
10
Black Market / Black Friday
1986
5
8.4
The Midnight Club
1989
6
8.2
Hide & Seek
1995
7
7.2
Cradle and All / Virgin (Remastered)
1999
8
6.8
Sam's Letters to Jennifer
2001
9
8.2
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
2001
10
7.5
The Beach House (With: Peter de Jonge)
2002
11
7.6
The Jester (With: Andrew Gross)
2003
12
7.8
Lifeguard (With: Andrew Gross)
2005
13
7.9
Beach Road (With: Peter de Jonge)
2006
14
7.8
Judge & Jury (With: Andrew Gross)
2006
15
7.6
The Quickie (With: Michael Ledwidge)
2007
16
6.2
You've Been Warned (With: Howard Roughan)
2007
17
8
Sundays at Tiffany's (With: Gabrielle Charbonnet)
Sundays at Tiffany's (With: Gabrielle Charbonnet)
2008
18
8.8
Sail (With: Howard Roughan)
2008
19
8.5
Swimsuit (With: Maxine Paetro)
2009
20
6.9
The Postcard Killers (With: Liza Marklund)
2010
21
7.6
Don't Blink (With: Howard Roughan)
2010
22
6.4
Toys (With: Neil McMahon)
2011
23
8.5
Now You See Her (With: Michael Ledwidge)
2011
24
7.7
Kill Me If You Can (With: Marshall Karp)
2011
25
6.2
The Christmas Wedding (With: Richard DiLallo)
The Christmas Wedding (With: Richard DiLallo)
2011
26
7.6
Guilty Wives (With: David Ellis)
2012
27
7.2
Mistress (With: David Ellis)
2013
28
6
First Love (With: Emily Raymond)
2013
29
Homeroom Diaries (With: Lisa Papademetriou)
Homeroom Diaries (With: Lisa Papademetriou)
2014
30
Public School Superhero (With: Chris Tebbetts)
Public School Superhero (With: Chris Tebbetts)
2015
31
7.8
Truth or Die (With: Howard Roughan)
2015
32
8.7
The Murder House (With: David Ellis)
2015
33
8
Woman of God (With: Maxine Paetro)
2016
34
10
Word of Mouse (With: Chris Grabenstein)
2016
35
6.8
Humans, Bow Down (With: Emily Raymond)
2017
36
Pottymouth and Stoopid (With: Chris Grabenstein)
2017
37
7.8
The Store (With: Richard DiLallo)
The Store (With: Richard DiLallo)
2017
38
6
Expelled / The Injustice (With: Emily Raymond)
2017
39
8
The President Is Missing (With: Bill Clinton)
2018
40
8.4
Juror #3 (With: Nancy Allen)
2018
41
8.5
The First Lady (With: Brendan DuBois)
2018
42
8.7
The House Next Door
2019
43
7.3
The Inn (With: Candice Fox)
2019
44
7.3
The Warning (With: Robison Wells)
The Warning (With: Robison Wells)
2019
45
9.3
The Summer House (With: Brendan DuBois)
2020
46
7.2
Cajun Justice (With: Tucker Axum)
Cajun Justice (With: Tucker Axum)
2020
47
8.4
1st Case (With: Chris Tebbetts)
1st Case (With: Chris Tebbetts)
2020
48
9.3
The Midwife Murders (With: Richard DiLallo)
The Midwife Murders (With: Richard DiLallo)
2020
49
8.5
The Coast-to-Coast Murders (With: J.D. Barker)
2020
50
7.2
Three Women Disappear (With: Shan Serafin)
Three Women Disappear (With: Shan Serafin)
2020
51
8.5
The President's Daughter (With: Bill Clinton)
2021
52
7.9
The Noise (With: J.D. Barker)
2021
53
8.6
The Jailhouse Lawyer / Power of Attorney (With: Nancy Allen)
2021
54
9.1
2 Sisters Detective Agency (With: Candice Fox)
2021