James Patterson’s Books In Order

James Patterson is one of the most successful authors in the world. He has written dozens of best-selling books, many of which have been turned into movies. If you’re a fan of James Patterson, or if you’re just getting started with his work, then you might be wondering what order to read his books in. That’s why we’ve put together this list!

Contents

Publication Order of Alex Cross Books

  • Along Came a Spider (1992)
  • Kiss the Girls (1995)
  • Jack & Jill (1996)
  • Cat & Mouse (1997)
  • Pop Goes the Weasel (1999)
  • Roses Are Red (2000)
  • Violets Are Blue (2001)
  • Four Blind Mice (2002)
  • The Big Bad Wolf (2003)
  • London Bridges (2004)
  • Mary, Mary (2005)
  • Cross / Alex Cross (2006)
  • Double Cross (2007)
  • Cross Country (2008)
  • I, Alex Cross (2009)
  • Cross Fire (2010)
  • Kill Alex Cross (2011)
  • Alex Cross, Run (2013)
  • Cross My Heart (2013)
  • Hope to Die (2014)
  • Cross Justice (2015)
  • Cross the Line (2016)
  • The People vs. Alex Cross (2017)
  • Target (2018)
  • Criss Cross (2019)
  • Deadly Cross (2020)
  • Fear No Evil (2021)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Alex Cross Books

Cross Kill (2016)

Detective Cross (2017)

Publication Order of Alex Cross Miscellaneous Books

  • Alex Cross’s Trial (2009)
  • Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (2011)

Publication Order of Ali Cross Books

  • Ali Cross (2019)
  • Like Father, Like Son (2021)
  • The Secret Detective (2022)

Publication Order of Women’s Murder Club Books

  • with Andrew Gross, Maxine Paetro1st to Die (2000)
  • 2nd Chance (2002)
  • 3rd Degree (2004)
  • 4th of July (2005)
  • The 5th Horseman (2006)
  • The 6th Target (2007)
  • 7th Heaven (2008)
  • The 9th Judgment (2009)
  • The 8th Confession (2009)
  • 10th Anniversary (2011)
  • 11th Hour (2012)
  • 12th of Never (2013)
  • Unlucky 13 (2014)
  • 14th Deadly Sin (2015)
  • 15th Affair (2016)
  • 16th Seduction (2017)
  • The 17th Suspect (2018)
  • The 18th Abduction (2019)
  • The 19th Christmas (2019)
  • The 20th Victim (2020)
  • 21st Birthday (2021)
  • 22 Seconds (2022)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Women’s Murder Club Books

  • The Trial (2016)
  • The Medical Examiner (2017)

Publication Order of Amy Cornwall Books

  • with Brendan DuBoisThe Cornwalls Are Gone / The Cornwalls Vanish (2019)

Publication Order of Black Book Books

  • with David EllisThe Black Book (2017)
  • The Red Book (2021)
  • Escape (2022)

Publication Order of Chef Books

  • The Chef(With: Max DiLallo) (2019)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Chef Books

  • with Jeffrey J. KeyesKiller Chef (2016)

Publication Order of Confessions Books

  • with Maxine PaetroConfessions of a Murder Suspect (2012)
  • The Private School Murders (2013)
  • The Paris Mysteries (2014)
  • The Murder of an Angel (2015)

Publication Order of Crazy House Books

with Gabrielle CharbonnetCrazy House (2017)

The Fall of Crazy House (2018)

Publication Order of Daniel X Books

  • The Dangerous Days of Daniel X(With: Michael Ledwidge) (2007)
  • Watch the Skies(With: Ned Rust) (2009)
  • Demons and Druids(With: Adam Sadler) (2010)
  • Game Over(With: Ned Rust) (2011)
  • Armageddon(With: Chris Grabenstein) (2012)
  • Lights Out(With: Chris Grabenstein) (2015)

Publication Order of Daniel X Graphic Novels Books

  • Alien Hunter(With: Leopoldo Gout) (2008)
  • Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 1(With: Michael Ledwidge) (2010)
  • Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 2(With: Ned Rust) (2011)
  • Daniel X: The Manga, Vol. 3(With: Adam Sadler) (2012)

Publication Order of Detective Harriet Blue Books

  • with Candice FoxNever Never (2016)
  • Fifty Fifty (2017)
  • Liar Liar (2018)
  • Hush (2019)

Publication Order of BookShots: Detective Harriet Blue Books

  • Black & Blue (2016)

Publication Order of David Shelley Books

  • Revenge(With: Andrew Holmes) (2018)

Publication Order of Honeymoon Books

  • with Howard RoughanHoneymoon (2005)
  • Second Honeymoon (2013)

Publication Order of Instinct Books

  • with Howard RoughanMurder Games / Instinct (2017)
  • Killer Instinct (2019)
  • Steal (2022)

Publication Order of Invisible Books

  • with David EllisInvisible (2014)
  • Unsolved (2019)

Publication Order of Katt vs. Dogg Books

  • with Chris GrabensteinKatt Loves Dogg(With: Chris Grabenstein) (2021)

Publication Order of Maximum Ride Books

  • The Angel Experiment (2005)
  • School’s Out – Forever (2006)
  • Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (2007)
  • The Final Warning (2008)
  • Max (2009)
  • Fang (2010)
  • Angel (2011)
  • Nevermore (2012)
  • Maximum Ride Forever (2015)

Publication Order of Maximum Ride: Hawk Books

  • with Mindy McGinnisHawk (2020)
  • City of the Dead(With: Mindy McGinnis) (2021)

Publication Order of Maximum Ride Graphic Novels Books

  • Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 1 (2009)
  • Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 2 (2009)
  • Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 3 (2010)
  • Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 4 (2011)
  • Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 5 (2011)
  • Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 6 (2012)
  • Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 7 (2013)
  • Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 8 (2014)
  • Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 9 (2015)
  • Max Ride: Ultimate Flight (2016)
  • Maximum Ride: The Manga, Vol. 10 (2021)

Publication Order of Michael Bennett Books

  • with James Born, Michael LedwidgeStep on a Crack(With: Michael Ledwidge) (2007)
  • Run for Your Life(With: Michael Ledwidge) (2009)
  • Worst Case(With: Michael Ledwidge) (2009)
  • Tick Tock(With: Michael Ledwidge) (2010)
  • I, Michael Bennett(With: Michael Ledwidge) (2012)
  • Gone(With: Michael Ledwidge) (2013)
  • Burn(With: Michael Ledwidge) (2014)
  • Alert(With: Michael Ledwidge) (2015)
  • Bullseye(With: Michael Ledwidge) (2016)
  • Haunted(With: James Born) (2017)
  • Manhunt(With: James Born) (2017)
  • Ambush(With: James Born) (2018)
  • Blindside(With: James Born) (2020)
  • The Russian(With: James Born) (2021)
  • Shattered(With: James Born) (2022)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Michael Bennett Books

  • Chase (2016)
  • Manhunt(With: James Born) (2017)

Publication Order of Discovery’s Murder is Forever Books

  • Murder, Interrupted (2018)
  • Home Sweet Murder (2018)
  • Murder Beyond the Grave (2018)
  • Murder Thy Neighbor (2020)
  • Murder of Innocence (2020)
  • Till Murder Do Us Part (2021)

Publication Order of NYPD Red Books

  • with Marshall KarpNYPD Red (2012)
  • NYPD Red 2 (2014)
  • NYPD Red 3 (2015)
  • NYPD Red 4 (2016)
  • Red Alert (2018)
  • NYPD Red 6 (2020)

Publication Order of Private Books

  • Private(With: Maxine Paetro) (2010)
  • Private London(With: Mark Pearson) (2011)
  • Private Games(With: Mark Sullivan) (2012)
  • Private:#1 Suspect(With: Maxine Paetro) (2012)
  • Private Berlin(With: Mark Sullivan) (2013)
  • Private L.A.(With: Mark Sullivan) (2014)
  • Private Down Under / Oz(With: Michael White) (2014)
  • Private India(With: Ashwin Sanghi) (2014)
  • Private Vegas(With: Maxine Paetro) (2015)
  • Private Sydney / Missing(With: Kathryn Fox) (2015)
  • Private Paris(With: Mark Sullivan) (2016)
  • The Games(With: Mark Sullivan) (2016)
  • Private Delhi / Count to Ten(With: Ashwin Sanghi) (2017)
  • Princess(With: Rees Jones) (2018)
  • Private Moscow:(With: Adam Hamdy) (2020)
  • Private Rogue(With: Adam Hamdy) (2021)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Private Books

  • with Jassy Mackenzie, Rees JonesPrivate Royals(With: Rees Jones) (2016)
  • Private: Gold(With: Jassy Mackenzie) (2017)

Publication Order of Rory Yates Books

  • with Andrew BourelleTexas Ranger (2018)
  • Texas Outlaw (2020)

Publication Order of Tom Moon Books

  • with James BornLost (2020)

Publication Order of Travis McKinley Books

  • with Peter de JongeMiracle on the 17th Green (1996)
  • Miracle at Augusta (2015)
  • Miracle at St. Andrews (2019)

Publication Order of When the Wind Blows Books

  • When the Wind Blows (1998)
  • The Lake House (2003)

Publication Order of Witch & Wizard Books

  • Witch & Wizard(With: Gabrielle Charbonnet) (2009)
  • The Gift(With: Ned Rust) (2010)
  • The Fire(With: Jill Dembowski) (2011)
  • The Kiss(With: Jill Dembowski) (2013)
  • The Lost(With: Emily Raymond) (2014)

Publication Order of Witch & Wizard Graphic Novels Books

  • Battle for Shadowland (2010)
  • Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 1(With: Gabrielle Charbonnet,Svetlana Chmakova) (2011)
  • Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 2(With: Ned Rust,Svetlana Chmakova) (2012)
  • Witch & Wizard: The Manga, Vol. 3(With: Jill Dembowski,Svetlana Chmakova) (2013)

Publication Order of Zoo Books

  • with Michael LedwidgeZoo (2012)
  • Zoo: The Graphic Novel (2012)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Zoo Books

  • with Michael LedwidgeZoo 2 (2016)

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

  • The Thomas Berryman Number (1976)
  • Season of the Machete (1977)
  • See How They Run / The Jericho Commandment (1979)
  • Black Market / Black Friday (1986)
  • The Midnight Club (1989)
  • Hide & Seek (1995)
  • Cradle and All / Virgin (Remastered) (1999)
  • Sam’s Letters to Jennifer (2001)
  • Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas (2001)
  • The Beach House(With: Peter de Jonge) (2002)
  • The Jester(With: Andrew Gross) (2003)
  • Lifeguard(With: Andrew Gross) (2005)
  • Beach Road(With: Peter de Jonge) (2006)
  • Judge & Jury(With: Andrew Gross) (2006)
  • The Quickie(With: Michael Ledwidge) (2007)
  • You’ve Been Warned(With: Howard Roughan) (2007)
  • Sundays at Tiffany’s(With: Gabrielle Charbonnet) (2008)
  • Sail(With: Howard Roughan) (2008)
  • Swimsuit(With: Maxine Paetro) (2009)
  • The Postcard Killers(With: Liza Marklund) (2010)
  • Don’t Blink(With: Howard Roughan) (2010)
  • Toys(With: Neil McMahon) (2011)
  • Now You See Her(With: Michael Ledwidge) (2011)
  • Kill Me If You Can(With: Marshall Karp) (2011)
  • The Christmas Wedding(With: Richard DiLallo) (2011)
  • Guilty Wives(With: David Ellis) (2012)
  • Mistress(With: David Ellis) (2013)
  • First Love(With: Emily Raymond) (2013)
  • Homeroom Diaries(With: Lisa Papademetriou) (2014)
  • Public School Superhero(With: Chris Tebbetts) (2015)
  • Truth or Die(With: Howard Roughan) (2015)
  • The Murder House(With: David Ellis) (2015)
  • Woman of God(With: Maxine Paetro) (2016)
  • Word of Mouse(With: Chris Grabenstein) (2016)
  • Humans, Bow Down(With: Emily Raymond) (2017)
  • Pottymouth and Stoopid(With: Chris Grabenstein) (2017)
  • The Store(With: Richard DiLallo) (2017)
  • Expelled / The Injustice(With: Emily Raymond) (2017)
  • The President Is Missing(With: Bill Clinton) (2018)
  • Juror #3(With: NancyAllen) (2018)
  • The First Lady(With: Brendan DuBois) (2018)
  • The Inn(With: Candice Fox) (2019)
  • The Warning(With: Robison Wells) (2019)
  • The Summer House(With: Brendan DuBois) (2020)
  • Cajun Justice(With: Tucker Axum) (2020)
  • 1st Case(With: Chris Tebbetts) (2020)
  • The Midwife Murders(With: Richard DiLallo) (2020)
  • The Coast-to-Coast Murders(With: J D Barker) (2020)
  • Three Women Disappear(With: Shan Serafin) (2020)
  • The President’s Daughter(With: Bill Clinton) (2021)
  • The Shadow(With: Brian Sitts) (2021)
  • The Noise(With: J D Barker) (2021)
  • The Jailhouse Lawyer(With: NancyAllen) (2021)
  • 2 Sisters Detective Agency(With: Candice Fox) (2021)
  • The Horsewoman(With: Mike Lupica) (2022)
  • Run, Rose, Run(With: Dolly Parton) (2022)
  • Death of the Black Widow(With: J D Barker) (2022)
  • The Elephant Girl(With: ) (2022)
  • The Ninth Month(With: Richard DiLallo) (2022)
  • Blowback(With: Brendan DuBois) (2022)
  • The Girl in the Castle(With: Emily Raymond) (2022)

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

  • Bloody Valentine (2011)
  • Boys Will Be Boys (2011)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Detective Luc Moncrief Books

  • with Richard DiLalloFrench Kiss (2016)
  • The Christmas Mystery (2016)
  • French Twist (2017)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Diamond Trilogy Books

  • with Elizabeth HayleyDazzling (2016)
  • Radiant (2016)
  • Exquisite (2017)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Jon Roscoe Thriller Books

  • with Robert GoldThe Hostage (2016)
  • The Verdict (2016)
  • Kidnapped (2016)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Owen Taylor Books

  • with Brendan DuBoisThe End (2017)
  • After the End (2017)

Publication Order of BookShots: Flames Books

  • Learning to Ride(With: Erin Knightley) (2016)
  • Sacking the Quarterback(With: Samantha Towle) (2016)
  • The Mating Season(With: Laurie Horowitz) (2016)
  • The Return(By:Erin Knightley) (2016)
  • Bodyguard(With: Jessica Linden) (2016)
  • Hot Winter Nights(With: Codi Gary) (2016)
  • Seducing Shakespeare(By:Tabitha Ross) (2017)
  • Bedding the Highlander(By:Sabrina York) (2017)
  • Sabotage(By:Jessica Linden) (2017)
  • 50 Hidden Desires(With: Jessica Lemmon) (2017)
  • Sexy Summer Flings(With: Codi Gary) (2017)
  • Love Me Tender(With: Laurie Horowitz) (2017)
  • The Experiment(By:HelenKay Dimon) (2017)
  • The Weekend Wife(By:Beth Ciotta) (2017)
  • Dawn’s Early Light(By:Jessica Scott) (2017)
  • Christmas Sanctuary(By:Lauren Hawkeye) (2017)
  • Shopping for Love(By:Renee Carlino) (2018)
  • Once Upon a Kiss(By:Sara Jane Stone) (2018)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Mitchum Books

  • with James BornHidden (2017)
  • Malicious (2017)
  • Malevolent (2020)

Publication Order of Bookshots: Standalone Novels

  • Let’s Play Make-Believe / The Palm Beach Murders (2016)
  • Break Point(With: Lee Stone) (2016)
  • Heist(With: Rees Jones) (2016)
  • Airport Code Red(With: Michael White) (2016)
  • The Witnesses(With: Brendan DuBois) (2016)
  • Little Black Dress(With: Emily Raymond) (2016)
  • Dead Heat (2016)
  • The Pretender(With: Andrew Bourelle) (2016)
  • Hunted(With: Andrew Holmes) (2016)
  • 113 Minutes(With: Max DiLallo) (2016)
  • Trump vs. Clinton (2016)
  • The Women’s War(With: Hilary Liftin) (2016)
  • $10,000,000 Marriage Proposal(With: Shan Serafin) (2016)
  • Taking the Titanic(With: Scott Slaven) (2016)
  • Come and Get Us(With: Shan Serafin) (2016)
  • The House Husband(With: Duane Swierczynski) (2017)
  • The Shut-In(With: Duane Swierczynski) (2017)
  • Night Sniper(With: Christopher Charles) (2017)
  • Diary of a Succubus(With: Derek Nikitas) (2017)
  • Stealing Gulfstreams(With: Max DiLallo) (2017)
  • The Lawyer Lifeguard(With: Doug Allyn) (2017)
  • Stingrays(With: Duane Swierczynski) (2017)
  • Nooners(With: Tim Arnold) (2017)
  • Steeplechase(With: Scott Slaven) (2017)
  • Deadly Cargo(With: Will Jordan) (2017)
  • The Dolls(With: Kecia Bal) (2017)
  • The Family Lawyer(With: Robert Rotstein,Christopher Charles,Rachel Howzell Hall) (2017)
  • Dead Man Running(With: Christopher Farnsworth) (2017)
  • Scott Free(With: Rob Hart) (2017)
  • Absolute Zero(With: Ed Chatterton) (2017)
  • You’ve Been Warned – Again(With: Derek Nikitas) (2017)
  • The Exile(With: Alison Joseph) (2017)
  • The Moores Are Missing & The Housewife(With: Loren D. Estleman,Sam Hawken) (2017)
  • Avalanche(With: David Inglish) (2017)
  • Kill and Tell(With: Scott Slaven) (2017)
  • The 13-Minute Murder(With: Shan Serafin) (2019)

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

  • The Day America Told the Truth(With: Peter Kim) (1991)
  • Torn Apart / Against Medical Advice(With: Hal Friedman) (2008)
  • The Murder of King Tut(With: Martin Dugard) (2009)
  • Filthy Rich(With: John Connolly,Tim Malloy) (2016)
  • All-American Murder(With: Alex Abramovich,Mike Harvkey) (2018)
  • The House of Kennedy / The Kennedy Curse(With: Cynthia Fagen) (2020)
  • The Last Days of John Lennon (2020)
  • Walk in My Combat Boots(With: Chris Mooney) (2021)
  • The Defense Lawyer(With: Benjamin Wallace) (2021)
  • E.R. Nurses: True Stories from America’s Greatest Unsung Heroes(With: Matt Eversmann) (2021)
  • James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life (2022)
  • Diana, William, and Harry(With: Chris Mooney) (2022)

Publication Order of Children’s Books

  • SantaKid (2004)
  • Give Please a Chance(With: Bill O’Reilly) (2016)
  • Penguins of America(With: Jack Patterson) (2017)
  • Laugh Out Loud(With: Chris Grabenstein) (2017)
  • Give Thank You a Try (2017)
  • Not So Normal Norbert(With: Joey Green) (2018)
  • Unbelievably Boring Bartholomew(With: Duane Swierczynski) (2018)
  • Katt vs. Dogg(With: Chris Grabenstein) (2019)
  • Sophia, Princess Among Beasts(With: Emily Raymond) (2019)
  • Becoming Muhammad Ali(With: Kwame Alexander) (2020)
  • Scaredy Cat(With: Chris Grabenstein) (2021)
  • Best Nerds Forever(With: Chris Grabenstein) (2021)

Publication Order of Candies Books

  • with Andy ElkertonThe Candies Save Christmas (2017)
  • The Candies’ Easter Party (2018)

Publication Order of Dog Diaries Books

  • with Steven ButlerDog Diaries (2018)
  • Happy Howlidays (2018)
  • Mission Impawsible (2019)
  • Curse of the Mystery Mitt (2019)
  • Ruffing It (2021)
  • Big Top Bonanza! (2021)
  • Dinosaur Disaster (2022)

Publication Order of House of Robots Books

  • with Chris GrabensteinHouse of Robots (2014)
  • Robots Go Wild! (2015)
  • Robot Revolution (2017)

Publication Order of I Funny Books

  • with Chris GrabensteinI Funny (2012)
  • I Even Funnier (2013)
  • I Totally Funniest (2015)
  • I Funny TV (2015)
  • School of Laughs (2017)
  • Laugh Out Loud (2017)
  • The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever (2018)

Publication Order of Little Geniuses Books

  • with Susan PattersonBig Words for Little Geniuses (2017)
  • Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses (2018)
  • Bigger Words for Little Geniuses (2019)

Publication Order of Jacky Ha-Ha Books

  • with Chris GrabensteinJacky Ha-Ha (2016)
  • My Life is a Joke (2017)

Publication Order of Max Einstein Books

  • with Chris GrabensteinThe Genius Experiment (2018)
  • Rebels with a Cause (2019)
  • Saves the Future (2020)
  • World Champions! (2021)

Publication Order of Middle School Books

  • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life(With: Chris Tebbetts) (2011)
  • Get Me Out of Here!(With: Chris Tebbetts) (2012)
  • How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill(With: Chris Tebbetts) (2013)
  • My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar(With: Lisa Papademetriou) (2013)
  • Ultimate Showdown(With: Julia Bergen) (2014)
  • How I Got Lost in London (2014)
  • Save Rafe!(With: Chris Tebbetts) (2014)
  • Just My Rotten Luck(With: Chris Tebbetts) (2015)
  • Going Bush(With: Martin Chatterton) (2016)
  • Dog’s Best Friend(With: Chris Tebbetts) (2016)
  • Hollywood 101(With: Martin Chatterton) (2016)
  • Escape to Australia / Million-Dollar Mess Down Under(With: Martin Chatterton) (2017)
  • From Hero to Zero(With: Chris Tebbetts) (2017)
  • Born to Rock(With: Chris Tebbetts) (2019)
  • Master of Disaster(With: Chris Tebbetts) (2020)
  • Field Trip Fiasco(With: Martin Chatterton) (2021)
  • It’s a Zoo in Here!(With: Brian Sitts) (2022)

Publication Order of Treasure Hunters Books

  • with Chris GrabensteinTreasure Hunters (2013)
  • Danger Down the Nile (2014)
  • Secret of the Forbidden City (2015)
  • Peril at the Top of the World (2016)
  • Quest for the City of Gold (2017)
  • All-American Adventure (2019)
  • The Plunder Down Under (2020)
  • The Ultimate Quest (2022)
  • Publication Order of Christopher Farnsworth Short Stories/Novellas
  • with Christopher FarnsworthDead Man Running(With: Christopher Farnsworth) (2017)

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

  • The Runaway’s Diary(With: Emily Raymond) (2022)

Publication Order of Jessica Lemmon Short Stories/Novellas

  • with Lori Foster, Jessica Lemmon50 Hidden Desires(With: Jessica Lemmon) (2017)
  • Riley and Lone Star Lovers(By:Lori Foster,Jessica Lemmon) (2022)

Publication Order of Anthologies

  • Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night (2006)
  • By the Book (2014)
  • The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 (2015)
  • The Lifesaver (2017)
  • Two from the Heart (2017)
  • The Family Lawyer (2017)
  • The Moores Are Missing & The Housewife (2017)
  • The House Next Door (2019)

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