Not making any bones about his bid for success, James Patterson once declared he wanted to be known as “the king of the page-turners.” While that may seem like a pretty grand ambition, Patterson is as worthy of that title as any author working today.
Read the biography
Palm Beach, Florida
Date of Birth:
March 22, 1947
Place of Birth:
Newburgh, New York
B.A., Manhattan College, 1969; M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1971
Edgar Award for Best First Mystery Novel (The Thomas Berryman Number), 1977
James Patterson's official web site
|Patterson's Thrilling Turn as Editor|
|Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night|
James Patterson (Editor)
This unprecedented collection features 32 spine-tingling stories by the best thriller writers in the business, including Lee Child, James Grippando, Steve Berry, and M. J. Rose. In his introduction, editor Patterson notes the "intensity of emotions" that thrillers share, and "the force with which they hurtle the reader along."
Read a chapter
|The Women's Murder Club||Patterson's Reading Recommendations|
|The 6th Target|
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
In Patterson's latest Women's Murder Club thriller, a horrifying attack leaves one of the four members of the Club struggling for her life, while the others fight to keep a madman behind bars before anyone else is hurt. Meanwhile, Lindsay Boxer and her new partner in the San Francisco police department run flat-out to stop a series of kidnappings that has electrified the city.
|The Day of the Jackal|
We asked Patterson to tell us about some of his all-time favorite books. He named Frederick Forsyth's bestselling tale of intrigue, The Day of the Jackal, as a must-read; read on to learn more about Patterson's reading recommendations, including: