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									James PattersonJames Patterson
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.

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James Patterson
Current Home:
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

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The Alex Cross Mysteries

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								Double Cross, Author: 
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Double Cross
by James Patterson
Alex Cross rejoins the police force to face the most diabolical villain he's ever encountered -- a serial killer with a hunger for mega-celebrity. Just when detective Alex Cross thought his life was calming down, he finds himself back in the game -- this time to catch a criminal mastermind like no other. A spate of elaborate murders in Washington D.C. has the whole East Coast on edge. With each murder, the case becomes increasingly complex. There's only one thing Alex knows: this killer adores an audience. As victims are made into gruesome spectacles citywide, inducing media hysteria, it becomes clear to Alex that the man he's after is a genius of terror, and he's after fame.
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*  Along Came a Spider (1992)
*  Kiss the Girls (1994)
*  Jack and 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 (2006)
*  Double Cross (2007)

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Patterson's Thrilling Turn as Editor

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Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night
by 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."

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The Women's Murder Club

Patterson's Reading Recommendations

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The 6th Target
by 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.

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The Day of the Jackal
by Frederick Forsyth
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:

*Madame Bovary  by Gustave Flaubert
*Ulysses  by James Joyce
*Our Lady of the Flowers  by Jean Genet
*The Exorcist  by William Peter Blatty
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