James Patterson – Books – Standalone Thrillers

Titles List

  • Crime! Murder! Who are you going to call? In New York City, three intriguing, smart, and stylish private investigators open Holmes, Marple & Poe Investigations. Who are these detectives with famous names and mysterious, untraceable pasts?Brendan Holmes—The Brain: Identifies suspects via… Read More

  • Beloved #1 bestselling author James Patterson delivers a thrilling novel about a teen caught between two worlds and the truths that could set her free—or trap her foreverMy name is Hannah Dory and I need you to believe me  … Read More

  • “Patterson and Lupica make a great team” (Carl Hiaasen) who get “deep into the lives of strong women” (Louise Penny) and Jane Smith is their greatest creation—a badass lawyer with a year to live. “Jane Smith is the best character… Read More

  • Enjoy three heart-racing thrillers from the New York Times bestselling master of suspense.23 1/2 LIES: Lindsay Boxer's estranged father is gunned down execution-style, and her investigation uncovers life-altering truths. (with Maxine Paetro)FALLEN RANGER: To Rory Yates, being a Texas Ranger means absolute… Read More

  • Veena Lion and Cooper Lamb are rival PIs in Philadelphia in this “fun ride…the romance between Cooper and Veena is artfully handled…endearing characters including Cooper’s two preternaturally clever kids and his Rhodesian ridgeback puppy.” –Publishers Weekly​“Great storytelling…a spectacular murder case.” –Kirkus, starred… Read More

  • The people closest to you can be your most dangerous enemies in this heart-pounding collection of three thrillers from master of suspense and New York Times bestselling author James Patterson.3 Days to Live: A CIA-agent bride is on her European… Read More

  • Instant New York Times Bestseller! James Patterson and Mike Lupica are the thriller dream team! Jenny Wolf’s murdered father leaves her in charge of a billion-dollar empire—and a family more ruthless than Succession's Roys and Yellowstone’s Duttons.   The Wolfs, the most powerful… Read More

  • Prof. Brandt Savage—grandson of the legendary action hero—is forced into a top-secret training program where he discovers his true calling…as the perfect assassin.   Dr. Brandt Savage is on sabbatical from the University of Chicago. Instead of doing solo fieldwork… Read More

  • From the New York Times bestselling author of The President Is Missing, America has elected its most brilliant president ever, but he’s also a psychopath—and about to start a world war with our most dangerous enemy. US President Keegan Barrett… Read More

  • In this action-packed thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Midwife Murders, a mother-to-be sees the women in her social circle start to disappear—and she could be next . . . Emily Atkinson leads a complicated life… Read More

  • She destroys the men she loves—and escapes every time. The most dangerous killer James Patterson has ever created is also his most seductive. On his first night with Detroit PD, Officer Walter O’Brien is called to a murder scene. A terrified… Read More

  • A rocket ride of a thriller—the #1 New York Times bestselling blockbuster by President Bill Clinton and James Patterson, "the dream team" (Lee Child).All Presidents have nightmares. This one is about to come true.Every detail is accurate—because one of the… Read More

  • Discover James Patterson’s stunning debut, an Edgar Award-winning novel of prejudice and murder in the American South. You are about to begin a classic award-winning novel of suspense. When an up-and-coming politician is murdered in a small Southern town, reporter… Read More

  • Two killers are chasing an American man who’s about to face cold-blooded terror on a picture-perfect vacation . . . and discover a truth that could destroy them all.Cool and glamorous, they appear to be a successful couple on a… Read More

  • “The Midnight Club is the novel I wrote just before Along Came A Spider. I’m certain that both Alex Cross and Sampson originated in ideas I had while writing this story. It’s one of my favorites.” – James PattersonBestselling author… Read More

  • The world’s favorite singer is on trial for murdering a glamorous athlete . . . but in a ruthless world of power and privilege, life and death aren’t what they seem.It was the trial that electrified the world. Not just… Read More

  • His family has been murdered. His past lover is running for her life. And now, Dr. David Strauss must travel across Europe to track down the killers.Outside New York City, the palatial home of Dr. David Strauss’s parents is attacked… Read More

  • While grieving her husband’s murder, a young Colorado veterinarian meets a troubled FBI agent and begins to uncover the world’s most sinister secrets in this thriller from James Patterson.Frannie O’Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Plagued… Read More

  • A courageous federal agent and a resourceful woman lawyer are the only ones who can save New York City from the terror of a secret militia group.James Patterson’s classic superthriller, Black Friday, combines the breathtaking suspense of the Alex Cross… Read More

  • Two teenage girls claim that they pregnant–and virgins. One is carrying the child of Christ… the other the son of Satan. In Boston, seventeen-year-old Kathleen is pregnant–but she swears she’s a virgin. In Ireland, another teenage girl, Colleen, discovers she… Read More

  • When New York law student Jack Mullen learns that his brother has drowned, he knows it can’t be an accident . . .Jack Mullen is in law school in New York City when the shocking news comes that his brother… Read More

  • Hugh De Luc returns from the Crusades to find his son killed, his wife kidnapped, and his town gutted in the search for a priceless relic . . . and now, he must fight to save everything he holds dear.Arriving… Read More

  • Six kids on the run must face a villain who threatens the future of human existence . . . but winning comes at a high price.Six children have escaped horrifying government experiments, a childhood in captivity, and a frightening brush… Read More

  • High risk, high reward: a $5 million heist is the perfect job for Ned Kelly. But when it all goes horribly wrong, he discovers a world of secrets and sabotage.Working as a lifeguard at a luxurious Florida resort, Ned Kelly… Read More

  • Dark mysteries come to East Hampton while a struggling lawyer fights to save his friend from being framed for a triple murder.Montauk lawyer Tom Dunleavy’s client list is woefully small-occasional real estate closings barely keep him in paper clips. So… Read More

  • When a single mom and aspiring actress ends up on an important jury, she must team up with an FBI agent to hunt down a vicious and powerful mob boss.Andie DeGrasse is not your typical juror. Hoping to get dismissed… Read More

  • Lauren Stillwell is not your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds… Read More

  • An aspiring photographer is about to get the chance of a lifetime in New York-and face a forbidden love that just might be her downfall.Kristin Burns has lived her life by the philosophy “Don’t think, just shoot”-pictures, that is. Struggling… Read More

  • Since the death of her husband, Anne Dunne and her three children have struggled in every way. In a last ditch effort to save the family, Anne plans an elaborate sailing vacation to bring everyone together once again. But only… Read More

  • THE BEACH…A breathtakingly beautiful supermodel disappears from a swimsuit photo shoot at the most glamorous hotel in Hawaii. Only hours after she goes missing, Kim McDaniels’s parents receive a terrifying phone call. Fearing the worst, they board the first flight… Read More

  • Paris is stunning in the summerNYPD detective Jacob Kanon is on a tour of Europe’s most gorgeous cities. But the sights aren’t what draw him–he sees each museum, each cathedral, and each cafe through the eyes of his daughter’s killer.The… Read More

  • Join reporter Nick Daniels as he uncovers deadly secrets in a page-turning thriller from the “unstoppable” James Patterson (USA Today).Seated at New York’s Lombardo’s Steak House, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad-boy when… Read More

  • From bestselling team James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, Nina Bloom must confront the killer she thought she escaped forever to save the life of an innocent man. The perfect lifeA successful lawyer and loving mother, Nina Bloom would do anything… Read More

  • A poor art student living in New York stumbles on a bag of diamonds . . . but they come at a price in this unforgettable novel from “America’s #1 storyteller” (Forbes).Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New… Read More

  • The world’s most renowned investigation firm is in charge of security for the Olympic Games. But when a killer strikes hours before the event, they must stop him in his tracks.Private, the world’s most renowned investigation firm, has been commissioned… Read More

  • After a lavish night of guilty pleasures in Monte Carlo, four best friends face an awful morning of arrests — and a fight for survival.Only minutes after Abbie Elliot and her three best friends step off of a private helicopter,… Read More

  • In James Patterson’s pulse-racing New York Times bestseller, violent animal attacks are destroying entire cities-and two unlikely heroes must save the world before it’s too late.All over the world, brutal animal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young… Read More

  • James Patterson’s scariest, sexiest stand-alone thriller since The Quickie.Ben isn’t like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he’s a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential trivia-and Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never… Read More

  • Read the #1 New York Times bestselling thriller Invisible, then continue the series with Unsolved. Everyone thinks Emmy Dockery is crazy. Obsessed with finding the link between hundreds of unsolved cases, Emmy has taken leave from her job as an… Read More

  • D. C. attorney Trevor Mann is about to discover a shocking secret . . . and to uncover the truth, he must solve the most shocking mystery of his life.After a serious professional stumble, attorney Trevor Mann may have finally… Read More

  • Detective Jenna Murphy comes to the Hamptons to solve a murder — but what she finds is more deadly than she could ever imagine.Trying to escape her troubled past and rehabilitate a career on the rocks, former New York City… Read More

  • A new Pope will be chosen in Rome . . . and she just might be a woman. But she’s made some powerful enemies who will stop at nothing-not even murder.The world is watching as massive crowds gather in Rome,… Read More

  • In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species — and their only hope is a rebel warrior with nothing left to lose.The Great War is over. The robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices:… Read More

  • From the world’s #1 bestselling writer: three pulse-pounding thriller novels in one!The Moores are Missingwith Loren D. Estleman: The Moore family just vanished from their home without telling a soul. A last-minute vacation? A kidnapping? A run for their lives?… Read More

  • A collection of three thrilling James Patterson stories: a criminal defense attorney investigating a bullying accusation, the NYPD’s most brilliant detective facing her darkest fears to prevent a string of crimes, and a woman investigating the murder of her brother-in-law.The… Read More

  • An affair spirals out of control, a detective investigates four mysterious disappearances, and a mysterious message from space leads to a manhunt in these three electrifying thrillers from the world’s #1 bestselling writer.The House Next Door (with Susan DiLallo): Married… Read More

  • One secret could bring down the government when the President’s memorable affair becomes a nightmare he longs to forget in this page-turner from James Patterson that will keep you up reading all night long.Sally Grissom is a top Secret Service… Read More

  • When Captain Amy Cornwall’s family goes missing, the Army Ranger will do whatever it takes to bring them home in this cinematic thriller that begins with a mysterious phone call and ends with a twist you’ll never see coming.In her… Read More

  • A psychiatrist, a mother, and an expert hitman each race against time in these three fast-paced thrillers from the world’s #1 bestselling writer, James Patterson.Dead Man Running: Psychiatrist Randall Beck specializes in PTSD cases — and his time is limited.… Read More

  • In this fast-paced thriller, a power plant explosion takes a small-town community off the grid — all while a terrifying force lurks in the shadows.Two roads lead to Mount Hope. None leads out.A small southern town was evacuated after a… Read More

  • From the world’s #1 bestselling author comes a story of revenge as a former SAS soldier is ready to settle into civilian life when he’s hired to solve the mysterious death of a daughter, diving into a seedy world that… Read More

  • When seven murder victims are found in a small town, the homicide investigation shakes a small-town sheriff to her core in James Patterson's tense thriller.Once a luxurious southern getaway on a rustic lake, then reduced to a dilapidated crash pad,… Read More

  • Top cop, devoted sister, and now Inmate 3329: even prison bars won’t stop Harriet Blue from seeking justice for the murder of her brother.Prison is a dangerous place for a former cop — as Harriet Blue is learning on a… Read More

  • This explosive standalone thriller from the world’s #1 bestselling author follows ex-Secret Service agent Cain Lemaire as he uncovers dark secrets hidden beneath the Tokyo streets.The Bayou is a unique place to live and it provides a grit and passion… Read More

  • Genius programmer Angela Hoot has always been at the top of her class, but now she's at the bottom of the FBI food chain—until her first case threatens everyone around her. ​Angela's graduate school days at MIT come to an abrupt… Read More

  • In this psychological thriller, a missing patient raises concerns in a New York hospital, but as others start disappearing every dark possibility becomes more and more likely.To Senior Midwife Lucy Ryuan, pregnancy is not an unusual condition—it's her life's work.… Read More

  • A detective and an FBI agent join forces on what seems like an open-and-shut case—but a new rash of killings sends them on a pulse-pounding race against time in this intense thriller.​Michael and Megan Fitzgerald are siblings who share a… Read More

  • Sarah, his personal chef. Anna, his wife. Serena, his maid. All three had access to a murder victim's home. And all three women are missing. Sarah, his personal chefAnna, his wifeSerena, his maidAccountant Anthony Costello has a talent for manipulating both… Read More

Non-Fiction

  • Now a #1 Netflix documentary series. Get the full shocking story about billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein in this #1 New York Times bestselling and definitive book. Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins into the New York City and Palm Beach… Read More

  • A secret buried for centuriesThrust onto Egypt’s most powerful throne at the age of nine, King Tut’s reign was fiercely debated from the outset. Behind the palace’s veil of prosperity, bitter rivalries and jealousy flourished among the Boy King’s most… Read More