James Patterson Books In Order

1976 was an important year in the literary world as it was the year that James Patterson published his first novel – The Thomas Berryman Number.

This book earned him the Edgar Award for ‘Best First Novel By An American Author’ and he hasn’t looked back since. He’s sold hundreds of millions of copies of his books, written more New York Time number 1 bestsellers than any other author and published more than 100 stories.

These novels have seen the creation of some of the world’s most loved characters and series – Alex Cross, The Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride and many more.

To help you keep track of all the different James Patterson books that have been released, we’ve produced a complete list of all his books in chronological order that you can find below.

The list links to dedicated pages for each of the books. On those pages, you can find the following information:

  • When it was released
  • Whether it’s part of a series
  • With whom it was written (if applicable)
  • A description of the story (don’t worry – we haven’t included any spoilers!)
  • A link to the novel on Amazon where you can read reviews or buy a copy
  • An image of the book’s cover

The list below also mentions the year in which each book was published. Where more than one story was released in a year, they’ve been listed in the order in which they were released that year.

James Patterson Books In Order

  1. The Thomas Berryman Number – 1976
  2. Season Of The Machete – 1977
  3. See How They Run – 1979
  4. Cradle And All – 1980
  5. Black Friday – 1986
  6. The Midnight Club – 1989
  7. The Day America Told The Truth – 1991
  8. Along Came A Spider – 1993
  9. The Second American Revolution – 1994
  10. Kiss The Girls – 1995
  11. Hide And Seek – 1996
  12. Miracle On The 17th Green – 1996
  13. Jack And Jill – 1996
  14. Cat And Mouse – 1997
  15. When The Wind Blows – 1998
  16. Pop Goes The Weasel – 1999
  17. Roses Are Red – 2000
  18. 1st To Die – 2001
  19. Suzanne’s Diary For Nicholas – 2001
  20. Violets Are Blue – 2001
  21. 2nd Chance – 2002
  22. The Beach House – 2002
  23. Four Blind Mice – 2002
  24. The Jester – 2003
  25. The Lake House – 2003
  26. The Big Bad Wolf – 2003
  27. 3rd Degree – 2004
  28. Sam’s Letters To Jennifer – 2004
  29. SantaKid – 2004
  30. London Bridges – 2004
  31. Honeymoon – 2005
  32. The Angel Experiment – 2005
  33. 4th of July – 2005
  34. Lifeguard – 2005
  35. Mary, Mary – 2005
  36. The 5th Horseman – 2006
  37. Beach Road – 2006
  38. School’s Out Forever – 2006
  39. Judge And Jury – 2006
  40. Cross – 2006
  41. Step On A Crack – 2007
  42. The 6th Target – 2007
  43. Saving The World And Other Extreme Sports – 2007
  44. The Quickie – 2007
  45. You’ve Been Warned – 2007
  46. Double Cross – 2007
  47. 7th Heaven – 2008
  48. The Final Warning – 2008
  49. Sundays At Tiffany’s – 2008
  50. Sail – 2008
  51. The Dangerous Days Of Daniel X – 2008
  52. Against Medical Advice – 2008
  53. Cross Country – 2008
  54. Run For Your Life – 2009
  55. Max – 2009
  56. The 8th Confession – 2009
  57. Swimsuit – 2009
  58. Watch The Skies – 2009
  59. Alex Cross’s Trial – 2009
  60. The Murder Of King Tut – 2009
  61. I, Alex Cross – 2009
  62. Witch And Wizard – 2009
  63. Worst Case – 2010
  64. Fang – 2010
  65. Med Head – 2010
  66. The 9th Judgment – 2010
  67. Private – 2010
  68. Demons And Druids – 2010
  69. The Postcard Killers – 2010
  70. Don’t Blink – 2010
  71. Cross Fire – 2010
  72. The Gift – 2010
  73. Tick Tock – 2011
  74. Angel – 2011
  75. Bloody Valentine – 2011
  76. Toys – 2011
  77. 10th Anniversary – 2011
  78. Private London – 2011
  79. Now You See Her – 2011
  80. The Worst Years Of My Life – 2011
  81. Kill Me If You Can – 2011
  82. Game Over – 2011
  83. Boys Will Be Boys – 2011
  84. The Christmas Wedding – 2011
  85. Kill Alex Cross – 2011
  86. The Fire – 2011
  87. Private #1 Suspect – 2012
  88. Private Games – 2012
  89. Guilty Wives – 2012
  90. 11th Hour – 2012
  91. Get Me Out Of Here – 2012
  92. I, Michael Bennett – 2012
  93. Nevermore – 2012
  94. Zoo – 2012
  95. Confessions Of A Murder Suspect – 2012
  96. NYPD Red – 2012
  97. Armageddon – 2012
  98. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross – 2012
  99. I Funny – 2012
  100. Private Berlin – 2013
  101. The Kiss – 2013
  102. Alex Cross, Run – 2013
  103. My Brother Is A Big, Fat Liar – 2013
  104. 12th Of Never – 2013
  105. Second Honeymoon – 2013
  106. How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli And Snake Hill – 2013
  107. Mistress – 2013
  108. Treasure Hunters – 2013
  109. Gone – 2013
  110. Confessions: The Private School Murders – 2013
  111. Cross My Heart – 2013
  112. I Even Funnier – 2013
  113. First Love – 2014
  114. Private L.A. – 2014
  115. How I Got Lost In London – 2014
  116. NYPD Red 2 – 2014
  117. Ultimate Showdown – 2014
  118. Unlucky 13 – 2014
  119. Invisible – 2014
  120. Save Rafe – 2014
  121. Homeroom Diaries – 2014
  122. Private Down Under – 2014
  123. Danger Down The Nile – 2014
  124. Burn – 2014
  125. Confessions: The Paris Mysteries – 2014
  126. Private India – 2014
  127. Hope To Die – 2014
  128. House Of Robots – 2014
  129. The Lost – 2014
  130. Private Vegas – 2015
  131. I Totally Funniest – 2015
  132. NYPD Red 3 – 2015
  133. Public School Superhero – 2015
  134. The Mystery Writers Of America Cookbook – 2015
  135. Miracle At Augusta – 2015
  136. 14th Deadly Sin – 2015
  137. Maximum Ride Forever – 2015
  138. Truth Or Die – 2015
  139. Just My Rotten Luck – 2015
  140. Lights Out – 2015
  141. Alert – 2015
  142. Missing – 2015
  143. Secret Of The Forbidden City – 2015
  144. The Murder House – 2015
  145. Confessions: The Murder Of An Angel – 2015
  146. Cross Justice – 2015
  147. Robots Go Wild! – 2015
  148. I Funny TV – 2015
  149. NYPD Red 4 – 2016
  150. Private Paris – 2016
  151. Jacky Ha-Ha – 2016
  152. 15th Affair – 2016
  153. The Hostage – 2016
  154. Break Point – 2016
  155. Ultimate Flight – 2016
  156. Cross Kill – 2016
  157. Zoo 2 – 2016
  158. The Games – 2016
  159. Peril At The Top Of The World – 2016
  160. The Trial – 2016
  161. Little Black Dress – 2016
  162. Airport Code Red – 2016
  163. The Witnesses – 2016
  164. Bullseye – 2016
  165. Chase – 2016
  166. Let’s Play Make-Believe – 2016
  167. Dead Heat – 2016
  168. The Pretender – 2016
  169. 113 Minutes – 2016
  170. Hunted – 2016
  171. The Verdict – 2016
  172. Woman Of God – 2016
  173. Trump Vs Clinton: In Their Own Words – 2016
  174. French Kiss – 2016
  175. $10,000,000 Marriage Proposal – 2016
  176. Filthy Rich – 2016
  177. Heist – 2016
  178. The Women’s War – 2017
  179. Dog’s Best Friend – 2016
  180. Killer Chef – 2016
  181. Taking The Titanic – 2016
  182. Cross The Line – 2016
  183. Give Please A Chance – 2016
  184. Kidnapped – 2016
  185. Black And Blue – 2016
  186. The Christmas Mystery – 2016
  187. Private: The Royals – 2016
  188. Come And Get Us – 2016
  189. Word Of Mouse – 2016
  190. Hidden – 2017
  191. The House Husband – 2017
  192. Robot Revolution – 2017
  193. Never Never – 2017
  194. French Twist – 2017
  195. Malicious – 2017
  196. Humans Bow Down – 2017
  197. Escape To Australia – 2017
  198. The Shut-In – 2017
  199. The End – 2017
  200. The Exile – 2017
  201. The Black Book – 2017
  202. School Of Laughs – 2017
  203. After The End – 2017
  204. Diary Of A Succubus – 2017
  205. Two From The Heart – 2017
  206. Penguins Of America – 2017
  207. 16th Seduction – 2017
  208. Private: Gold – 2017
  209. Detective Cross – 2017
  210. Crazy House – 2017
  211. The Lawyer Lifeguard – 2017
  212. Stingrays – 2017
  213. Pottymouth And Stoopid – 2017
  214. Murder Games – 2017
  215. Steeplechase – 2017
  216. Nooners – 2017
  217. Deadly Cargo – 2017
  218. The Moores Are Missing – 2017
  219. The Housewife – 2017
  220. Absolute Zero – 2017
  221. The Medical Examiner – 2017
  222. The Dolls – 2017
  223. The Store – 2017
  224. Laugh Out Loud – 2017
  225. Big Words For Little Geniuses – 2017
  226. Stealing Gulfstreams – 2017
  227. Dead Man Running – 2017
  228. The Family Lawyer – 2017
  229. Night Sniper – 2017
  230. The Good Sister – 2017
  231. Haunted – 2017
  232. Scott Free – 2017
  233. You’ve Been Warned-Again – 2017
  234. The Candies Save Christmas – 2017
  235. Expelled – 2017
  236. Give Thank You A Try – 2017
  237. My Life Is A Joke – 2017
  238. Manhunt – 2017
  239. Count To Ten – 2017
  240. The People vs Alex Cross – 2017
  241. Avalanche – 2017
  242. Kill And Tell – 2017
  243. The Candies’ Easter Party – 2018
  244. Quest For The City Of Gold – 2018
  245. The Patriot – 2018
  246. Fifty Fifty – 2018
  247. Juror #3 – 2018
  248. NYPD Red 5 – 2018
  249. The 17th Suspect – 2018
  250. Disasterland – 2018
  251. The President Is Missing – 2018
  252. The Killer’s Wife – TBC
  253. Achilles – TBC
  254. Black Dress Affair – TBC
  255. Revenge – TBC