Fans Of James Patterson


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James B. Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an award-winning American author.

James Patterson is an award-winning American author. Formerly the chairman of advertising company J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid."[1] Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider, he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novelsfeaturing his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultantare the most popular books among Patterson readers and the top selling US Detective series in the past ten years.

In 2007, one of every fifteen hardcover novels sold was a James Patterson title totaling an estimated of 16 million books sold last year in North America alone.[2] In total, Pattersons books have sold an estimated 150 million copies worldwide.[2] He has won awards including the Edgar, the BCA Mystery Guilds Thriller of the Year, and the International Thriller of the Year award. James Patterson was called "the man who cant miss" in Time magazine. He is the first author to have #1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and childrens bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTrackers top-ten list at the same time. He holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 39 New York Times bestselling titles overall.[2] He even made an appearance on the Fox TV show The Simpsons (in the episode "Yokel Chords") as himself.

Patterson is also well known for sharing the spotlight with different co-authors such as Maxine Paetro and Andrew Gross and has often said that collaborating with others brings new and interesting ideas to his stories.

He also founded the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, now in its third year. Patterson has personally given away over $600,000 to reward people, companies, schools, and other institutions who find original and effective ways to spread the excitement of books and reading.

Pattersons bestselling Womens Murder Club series was adapted for a television series show starring former Law & Order star Angie Harmon. The show premiered in the fall of 2007 on ABC and ran for one season. Other movie deals are currently in the works with various Hollywood studios including a major motion picture based on his Maximum Ride series, to be produced by Avi Arad, the producer of the X-Men and Spiderman film series. Most recently, the forthcoming Dangerous Days of Daniel X has been optioned by New Regency.[3]

Patterson received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan College, and his Masters degree at Vanderbilt University.

He lives in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Susan, and son, Jack.


[edit] Bibliography

[edit] Alex Cross
Along Came A Spider (1992, ISBN 0-446-36419-3)
Kiss the Girls (1995, ISBN 0-446-60124-1)
Jack & Jill (1996, ISBN 0-446-60480-1)
Cat and Mouse (1997, ISBN 0-446-60618-9)
Pop Goes the Weasel (1999, ISBN 0-375-40854-1)
Roses are Red (2000, ISBN 0-446-60548-4)
Violets are Blue (2001, ISBN 0-446-61121-2)
Four Blind Mice (2002, ISBN 0-446-61326-6)
The Big Bad Wolf (2003, ISBN 0-446-61326-6)
London Bridges (2004, ISBN 0-446-61335-5)
Mary, Mary (2005, ISBN 0-316-15976-X)
Cross (2006, ISBN 0-316-15979-4 )
Double Cross (2007, ISBN 0-316-01505-9)
Cross Country (November 14, 2008, ISBN 0-316-018724)
Cross Fire (2009)

[edit] Women's Murder Club[4]
Four San Francisco friends - a detective, a district attorney, a medical examiner, and a crime reporter - join forces to solve mysteries.

1st to Die (2001, ISBN 0-446-61003-8)
2nd Chance (2002, ISBN 0-446-61279-0, with Andrew Gross)
3rd Degree (2004, ISBN 0-316-60357-0, with Andrew Gross)
4th of July (2005, ISBN 0-316-71060-1, with Maxine Paetro)
The 5th Horseman (2006, ISBN 0-316-15977-8, with Maxine Paetro)
The 6th Target (2007, ISBN 0-316-01479-6, with Maxine Paetro)
7th Heaven (2008, ISBN 0-316-01770-1, with Maxine Paetro)
8th Confession (2009, ISBN 978-1846052583 )

[edit] Maximum Ride
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (USA: April 11 |UK: July 4, 2005 | ISBN 031615556X)
Maximum Ride: School's Out Forever (USA: May 23 |UK: August 14, 2006 | ISBN 0316155594)
Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (USA & UK: May 3, 2007 | ISBN 0316155608)
Maximum Ride: The Final Warning (USA: March 17, 2008 | ISBN 0316002860)
Maximum Ride: Water Wings (USA: March 16, 2009 | ISBN 0316002895) - This is the title that shows up on Amazon; it has not been confirmed.

[edit] Michael Bennett
Step on a Crack (with Michael Ledwidge) (2007, ISBN 0-316-01394-3)
Run For Your Life (with Michael Ledwidge) (February 2, 2009, ISBN 0-316-018740)

[edit] Graphic Novels
Daniel X: Alien Hunter (with Leopoldo Gout)(December 1, 2008, ISBN 0-316-004251)
Maximum Ride, Vol. 1 (with NaRae Lee) (January 20, 2009, ISBN 0-759-529515)

[edit] Miscellaneous
Virgin (1980)
The Thomas Berryman Number (1976) (Edgar Award, 1977, Best First Novel)
Season of the Machete (1977)
The Midnight Club (1988)
Hide & Seek (1996)
Miracle on the 17th Green (1996) (with Peter De Jonge)
See How They Run (1997, previously published in 1977 as The Jericho Commandment)
When the Wind Blows (1998)
Black Friday (2000, previously published in 1986 as Black Market)
Cradle & All (2000, previously published in 1980 as Virgin)
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2001)
The Beach House (2002) (with Peter De Jonge)
The Jester (2003) (with Andrew Gross)
The Lake House (2003) (sequel to When The Wind Blows)
Sam's Letters to Jennifer (2004)
Honeymoon (2005) (with Howard Roughan)
Lifeguard (2005) (with Andrew Gross)
Beach Road (2006) (with Peter De Jonge)
Judge and Jury (2006) (with Andrew Gross)
The Quickie (2007) (with Michael Ledwidge)
You've Been Warned (2007) (with Howard Roughan)
Sundays at Tiffany's, (2008) (with Gabrielle Charbonnet)
Sail (June 9, 2008) (with Howard Roughan)
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (July 21, 2008) (with Michael Ledwidge)
Against Medical Advice: A True Story (September 8, 2008) (with Hal Friedman)(Upcoming non-fiction book)


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