Books in Order
Name: James Patterson
Born: 22 March, 1947
Place of birth: Newburgh, New York, USA
Resides: Briarcliff Manor, New York, USA
First book: The Thomas Berryman Number
Previous employment: ad executive
Fun fact #1: James Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for having the most #1 New York Times bestsellers (for every seventeen hardcover novels sold in the United States one is his).
Fun fact #2: He sometimes makes a cameo appearance in the TV show Castle (most often as one of Castle’s poker buddies).
Awards (not an exhaustive list):
- Edgar Award
- ThrillerMaster Award
- Literarian Award
James Patterson Book List & Suggested Book Order
James Patterson Biography
James Patterson was born on the 22nd March in 1947, which was a Saturday. For those readers interested in all things astrological, that means he is an Aries, which is a Fire sign.
James was born 50 miles north of New York City in a little place called Newburgh, population around 28,000. New York state in the United States of America is on the eastern seaboard, where North America meets the Atlantic Ocean. His parents were a teacher and an insurance broker, so he had quite humble beginnings. James is the eldest of four children – he has three younger sisters. At some point, the family moved to Boston, Massachusetts, which is where James went to high school and were he first started writing stories.
To pay for his college, James worked on the night shift at a psychiatric hospital. Working nights gave him plenty of time to read, though it was more ‘literature’ than commercial fiction that he chose. James graduated from Manhattan College with a B.A. in English. He had the chance to study for a Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee which would have made him a college professor, but he chose instead to drop-out. For most people, that would have been a really dumb decision, however, in the last 10 years, he’s earned over…
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If you love James Patterson’s books you need the most comprehensive book list available, which includes a check list, alternative titles, page counts, movie adaptations, co-authors, star ratings, and a host of other features, plus:
- Alex Cross books in order.
- Alex Cross short stories in order.
- Women's Murder Club books in order
- Women's Murder Club short stories in order
- Maximum Ride books in order
- Private books in order
- Michael Bennett series in order
- NYPD Red books in order
- John Roscoe books in order
- Daniel X books in order
- Witch and Wizard books in order
- Middle School books in order
- I Funny, House of Robots, Confessions...
- a complete list of Bookshots
- a complete list of short stories, standalone novels & nonfiction
James Patterson Interview
Alex Cross author James Patterson talks about what it takes to write a best seller and how his books must thrill him or there are junked. He reveals how his first novel was rejected nearly 40 times… and then he created the Alex Cross series. Enough said!
Why read the James Patterson Alex Cross Series in Order?
James Patterson? Well, what can you say? He's one of the most prolific writers or all time and has had more books on the New York Times best seller list than any other author. Born in 1947, he's still going strong, churning out new books and new series, and even tacking new genres and new audiences - thrillers, romances, humor, series, adult audience, child audience… There's nothing this guy can't produce. Of course, his most beloved collection of work is the incredible Alex Cross series. (His Detective Lindsay Boxer books come a very close second!)
This James Patterson book list not only gives all the James Patterson books in chronological order, but lets you see the characters develop and witness events at the correct time, just as James intended.
So, if you've ever wondered about any James Patterson series, especially the Alex Cross series order, or the Women’s Murder Club series order, here's everything you need.