All 200+ James Patterson Books in Order | The Ultimate Guide

James Patterson Books in Order

Reading the James Patterson books in order sounds like a monumental task. And it is. I wouldn’t recommend attempting to read every single one of these books in a row without breaking for another author or another genre.

I wouldn’t even recommend to attempting to read all the James Patterson books in order in a single year. Maybe not even two years.

There are just that many.

James Patterson’s books have several series, including the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennet, Alex Cross, etc.

To help you know the order you can use to read these books, I have prepared a list of all the James Patterson books in order and those in collaboration with other authors.

Who is James Patterson?

James Patterson was born March 22, 1947, in Newburg, New York. At Manhattan College, he majored in English and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree. He moved on to do his Master of Arts from Vanderbilt University, graduating both Summa Cum Laude. 

Today he is a best-selling American author who has written many thriller novels. He is a prevalent author with over 23 million books sold. He is known for his captivating stories with a twist, and his fans cannot get enough of him.

Since 1976, Patterson has written gripping fiction series from Alex Cross to Women’s Murder Club that is very popular worldwide. He also writes non-fiction and romance stories.

Below we’ve included all of James Patterson books in order by series and genre. However, if you’re looking for a smaller list of Patterson’s books to read, check out our article of the 15 best James Patterson books.

This article will give you an overview of some of Patterson’s best series, which might help you decide where you should begin. Or, if you’re already a massive Patterson fan, compare your favorites with the list we have compiled.


Upcoming James Patterson Releases

James Patterson Presents:


James Patterson Books in Order of Publication by Series

We’ll start off our list of James Patterson books in order with the James Patterson Presents books because a large portion of these are Young Adult or Fantasy which is the primary focus of my blog, though I do cover other things from time to time.

James Patterson Presents Series

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

  1. Stalking Jack the Ripper (2016)
  2. Hunting Prince Dracula (2017)
  3. Escaping From Houdini (2018)
  4. Capturing the Devil (2019)

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

  1. Kingdom of the Wicked (2020)
  2. Kingdom of the Cursed (2021)
  3. Kingdom of the Feared (Expected publication: September 27, 2022)

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

  1. Girls of Paper and Fire (2018)
  2. Girls of Storm and Shadow (2019)
  3. Girls of Fate and Fury (2021)

Daughter of Sparta by Claire Andrews

  1. Daughter of Sparta (2021)
  2. Blood of Troy (Expected publication: September 6, 2022)

Once and Future by Cory McCarthy and A.R. Capetta

  1. Once & Future (2019)
  2. Sword in the Stars (2020)

How to be a Supervillain by Michael Fry

  1. How to be a Supervillain (2017)
  2. How to be a Supervillain: Born to be Good (2018)
  3. How to be a Supervillain: Bad Guys Finish First (2019)

Sci-Fi Junior High by Scott Seegert

  1. Sci-Fi Junior High (2017)
  2. Sci-Fi Junior High: Crash Landing (2018)

Other Books from James Patterson Presents

  1. Gunslinger Girl (Jan 2018)
  2. Twelve Steps to Normal (March 2018)
  3. The Unflushables (April 2018)
  4. Campfire (July 2018)
  5. Ernestine, Catastrophe Queen (Aug 2018)
  6. 96 Words for Love (Jan 2019)
  7. When We Were Lost (June 2019)
  8. No More Monsters Under Your Bed (July 2019)
  9. Scouts (July 2019)
  10. There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Book (Oct 2019)
  11. The Ugly Doodles (July 2020)
  12. You’re Next (July 2020)
  13. Sweet Child O’ Mine (Sept 2020)
  14. The Family That Cooks Together (Oct 2020)
  15. The Day the Kids Took Over (Jan 2021)
  16. Swipe Right For Murder (May 2021)
  17. If Kids Could Drive (May 2021)
  18. Burn it All Down (May 2021)
  19. It Ends In Fire (July 2021)
  20. Tides of Mutiny (Sept 2021)

James Patterson Books in Order: Alex Cross Series

  1. Along Came a Spider (1993)
  2. Kiss the Girls (1995)
  3. Jack & Jill (1996)
  4. Cat & Mouse (1997)
  5. Pop Goes the Weasel (1999)
  6. Roses Are Red (2000)
  7. Violets Are Blue (2001)
  8. Four Blind Mice (2002)
  9. The Big Bad Wolf (2003)
  10. London Bridges (2004)
  11. Mary, Mary (2005)
  12. Alex Cross (2006)
  13. Double Cross (2007)
  14. Cross Country (2008)
  15. Alex Cross’s Trial (2009)
  16. I, Alex Cross (2009)
  17. Cross Fire (2010)
  18. Kill Alex Cross (2011)
  19. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (2012)
  20. Alex Cross, Run (2013)
  21. Cross My Heart (2013)
  22. Hope to Die (2014)
  23. Cross Justice (2015)
  24. Cross the Line (2016)
  25. The People vs. Alex Cross (2017)
  26. Target: Alex Cross (2018)
  27. Criss Cross (2019)
  28. Deadly Cross (2020)
  29. Fear No Evil (2021)
  30. Cross Over (Expected publication: October 31, 2022)

Ali Cross Spin-Off Series

  1. Ali Cross
  2. Ali Cross: Like Father, Like Son
  3. Ali Cross: The Secret Detective (Expected publication: June 27, 2022)

James Patterson Books in Order: Women’s Murder Club

  1. 1st to Die (2001)
  2. 2nd Chance (2002)
  3. 3rd Degree (2004)
  4. 4th of July  (2005)
  5. The 5th Horseman (2006)
  6. The 6th Target (2007)
  7. 7th Heaven (2008)
  8. The 8th Confession (2009)
  9. The 9th Judgement (2009)
  10. 10th Anniversary (2011)
  11. 11th Hour (2012)
  12. 12th of Never (2013)
  13. Unlucky 13 (2014)
  14. 14th Deadly Sin (2015)
  15. 15th Affair (2016)
  16. 16th Seduction (2017)
  17. 17th Suspect (2018)
  18. 18th Abduction (2019)
  19. 19th Christmas (2019)
  20. 20th Victim (2020)
  21. 21st Birthday (2021)
  22. 22 Seconds (Expected publication: May 2, 2022)

James Patterson Books in Order: Michael Bennett Series

  1. Step on a Crack (2007)
  2. Run for Your Life (2009)
  3. Worst Case (2009)
  4. Tick Tock (2010)
  5. I, Michael Bennett (2012)
  6. Gone (2013)
  7. Burn (2014)
  8. Alert (2015)
  9. Bullseye (2016)
  10. Haunted (2017)
  11. Ambush (2018)
  12. Blindside (2019)
  13. The Russian (2021)
  14. Shattered (Expected publication: July 18, 2022)

James Patterson Books in Order: Private Series

Main Series

  1. Private (2010)
  2. Private #1 Suspect (2012)
  3. Private L.A. (2014)
  4. Private Vegas (2015)
  5. Private Paris (2016)
  6. The Games: A Private Novel (2016)

Other Books in Series:

  1. Private London (2011)
  2. Private Games (2012)
  3. Private Berlin (2013)
  4. Private Down Under (2014)
  5. Private India (2014)
  6. Private Sydney / Missing (2015)
  7. Count to Ten: A Private Novel (2017)
  8. Princess: A Private Novel (2018)
  9. Private Moscow (2020)
  10. Private Rogue (2021)

James Patterson Books in Order: Standalones

  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 (1988)
  7. Hide & Seek (1995)
  8. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas (2001)
  9. The Beach House (2002)
  10. The Jester (2003)
  11. Sam’s Letters to Jennifer (2004)
  12. Lifeguard (2005)
  13. Beach Road (2006)
  14. Judge & Jury (2006)
  15. The Quickie (2007)
  16. You’ve Been Warned (2007)
  17. Sundays at Tiffany’s (2008)
  18. Sail (2008)
  19. Swimsuit (2009)
  20. The Postcard Killers (2010)
  21. Don’t Blink (2010)
  22. Toys (2011)
  23. Now You See Her (2011)
  24. Kill Me If You Can (2011)
  25. Boys Will Be Boys (2011) (Short Story)
  26. The Christmas Wedding (2011)
  27. Guilty Wives (2012)
  28. Mistress (2013)
  29. Truth or Die (2015)
  30. The Murder House (2015)
  31. Woman of God (2016)
  32. Two From the Heart (2017)
  33. The Store (2017)
  34. The President is Missing (2018)
  35. Juror #3 (2018)
  36. The First Lady (2018)
  37. The Inn (2019)
  38. The Warning (2019)
  39. The Summer House (2020)
  40. Cajun Justice (2020)
  41. 1st Case (2020)
  42. The Midwife Murders (2020)
  43. The Coast-to-Coast Murders (2020)
  44. Three Women Disappear (2020)
  45. The Palm Beach Murders (2021)
  46. The President’s Daughter (2021)
  47. The Shadow (2021)
  48. The Noise (2021)
  49. The Jailhouse Lawyer (2021)
  50. 2 Sisters Detective Agency (2021)
  51. The Horsewoman (2022)
  52. Steal (2022)
  53. Run, Rose, Run (2022)
  54. Death of the Black Widow (Expected publication: April 19, 2022)
  55. The Ninth Month (Expected publication: August 23, 2022)
  56. Blowback (Expected publication: September 12, 2022)
  57. The Twelve Long, Hard, Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas (Expected publication: October 3, 2022)

Travis McKinley Series

  1. Miracle on the 17th Green (1996)
  2. Miracle at Augusta (2015)
  3. Miracle at St. Andrews (2019)

When the Wind Blows Series

  1. When the Wind Blows (1998)
  2. The Lake House (2003)

Honeymoon Series

  1. Honeymoon (2005)
  2. Second Honeymoon (2013)

Zoo Series

  1. Zoo (2012)
  2. Zoo 2 (2016)

The NYPD Red Series

  1. NYPD Red (2012)
  2. NYPD Red 2 (2014)
  3. NYPD Red 3 (2015)
  4. NYPD Red 4 (2016)
  5. Red Alert:  An NYPD Red Mystery (2018)
  6. NYPD Red 6 (2020)

The Invisible Series

  1. Invisible (2014)
  2. Unsolved (2019)

Harriet Blue Series

  1. Black & Blue (2016) (Novella)
  2. Never Never (2016)
  3. Fifty Fifty (2018)
  4. Liar Liar (2018)
  5. Hush (2019)

David Shelley Series

  1. Hunted (2016) (Novella)
  2. Revenge (2018)

The Chef Books Series

  1. Killer Chef (2016) (Novella)
  2. The Chef (2019)

The Black Book Series (Billy Harney)

  1. The Black Book (2017)
  2. The Red Book (2021)
  3. Escape (Expected Publication: June 20, 2022)

Instinct Series

  1. Instinct – Previously published as Murder Games (2017)
  2. Killer Instinct (2019)

Discovery’s Murder is Forever Series

  1. Murder, Interrupted (2018)
  2. Home Sweet Murder (2018)
  3. Murder Beyond the Grave (2018)
  4. Murder Thy Neighbor (2020)
  5. Murder of Innocence (2020)
  6. Till Murder Do Us Part (2021)

Rory Yates Series

  1. Texas Ranger (2018)
  2. Texas Outlaw (2020)

Amy Cornwall Series

  1. The Cornwalls Vanish – Previously published as The Cornwalls Are Gone (2019)

Tom Moon Series

  1. Lost (2020)

Doc Savage Series

  1. The Perfect Assassin (Expected publication: November 15, 2022)
  2. Doc Savage #2 (Expected publication: 2023)

James Patterson Books in Order: Young Adult

Maximum Ride Series

  1. The Angel Experiment (2005)
  2. School’s Out Forever (2006)
  3. Saving the World & Other Extreme Sports (2007)
  4. The Final Warning (2008)
  5. Max (2009)
  6. Fang  (2010)
  7. Angel (2011)
  8. Nevermore (2012)
  9. Maximum Ride Forever (2015)

Maximum Ride: Hawk

  1. Hawk (2020)
  2. City of the Dead (2021)

Daniel X Series

  1. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X (2007)
  2. Watch the Skies (2009)
  3. Demons & Druids (2010)
  4. Game Over (2011)
  5. Armageddon (2012)
  6. Lights Out (2015)

 Wicked & Wizard Series

  1. Witch & Wizard (2009)
  2. The Gift (2010)
  3. The Fire (2011)
  4. The Kiss (2013)
  5. The Lost (2014)

Confessions Series

  1. Confessions of a Murder Suspect (2012)
  2. The Private School Murders (2013)
  3. The Paris Mysteries (2014)
  4. The Murder of an Angel (2015)

Crazy House Series

  1. Crazy House (2017)
  2. Fall of Crazy House (2018)

Young Adult Standalones

  1. First Love (2013)
  2. Homeroom Diaries (2014)
  3. Humans, Bow Down (2017)
  4. The Injustice / Expelled (2017)
  5. Sophia, Princess Among Beasts (2019)
  6. The Runaway’s Diary (Expected publication: April 26, 2022)
  7. The Girl in the Castle (Expected publication: September 19, 2022)

James Patterson Books in Order: Children’s and Middle Grade

Middle School Series

  1. Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life (2011)
  2. Get Me Out of Here! (2012)
  3. Big Fat Liar (2013)
  4. How I Survived Bullies, Broccoli, and Snake Hill (2013)
  5. Ultimate Showdown (2014)
  6. Save Rafe! (2014)
  7. Just My Rotten Luck! (2015)
  8. Dog’s Best Friend (2016)
  9. Escape to Australia (2017)
  10. From Hero to Zero (2017)
  11. Born to Rock (2019)
  12. Master of Disaster (2020)
  13. Field Trip Fiasco (2021)
  14. It’s a Zoo in Here (2022)
  15. Winter Blunderland (Expected publication: November 7, 2022)

I Funny Series

  1. I Funny (2012)
  2. I Even Funnier (2013)
  3. I Totally Funniest (2015)
  4. I Funny TV (2015)
  5. I Funny School of Laughs (2017)
  6. The Nerdiest Wimpiest Dorkiest I Funny Ever (2018)

Treasure Hunters Series

  1. Treasure Hunters (2013)
  2. Danger Down the Nile (2014)
  3. Secret of the Forbidden City (2015)
  4. Peril at the Top of the World (2016)
  5. Quest for the City of Gold (2017)
  6. All-American Adventure (2019)
  7. The Plunder Down Under (2020)
  8. The Ultimate Quest (Expected publication: May 23, 2022)

House of Robots Series

  1. House of Robots (2014)
  2. Robots Go Wild! (2015)
  3. Robot Revolution (2017)

Jacky Ha-Ha Series

  1. Jacky Ha-Ha (2016)
  2. My Life is a Joke (2017)

Little Geniuses Series

  1. Big Words for Little Geniuses (2017)
  2. Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses (2018)
  3. Bigger Words for Little Geniuses (2019)

The Dog Diaries Series

  1. Dog Diaries (2018)
  2. Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays (2018)
  3. Dog Diaries: Mission Impawsible (2019)
  4. Dog Diaries: Curse of the Mystery Mutt (2019)
  5. Dog Diaries: Ruffing It (2020)
  6. Dog Diaries: Dinosaur Disaster (2022)

Max Einstein Series

  1. Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment (2018)
  2. Max Einstein: Rebels with a Cause (2019)
  3. Max Einstein: Saves the Future (2020)
  4. Max Einstein: World Champions (2021)

Katt vs. Dogg Series

  1. Katt vs. Dogg (2019)
  2. Katt Loves Dogg (2021)

Standalones

  1. Give Please a Chance (2016)
  2. Give Thank You a Try (2017)
  3. Santakid (2004)
  4. Word of Mouse (2016)
  5. Penguins of America (2017)
  6. Laugh Out Loud (2017)
  7. The Candies Save Christmas (2017)
  8. Not So Normal Norbert (2018)
  9. Unbelievably Boring Bartholomew (2018)
  10. Becoming Muhammad Ali (2020)
  11. Scaredy Cat (2021)
  12. Best Nerds Forever (2021)

James Patterson Books in Order: Non-Fiction

  1. The Day America Told the Truth (1992)
  2. The Second American Revolution (1994)
  3. Against Medical Advice (2008)
  4. The Murder of King Tut (2009)
  5. Med Head (2010)
  6. Filthy Rich (2016)
  7. All-American Murder (2018)
  8. The House of Kennedy / The Kennedy Curse (2020)
  9. The Last Days of John Lennon (2020)
  10. Walk in My Combat Boots (2021)
  11. The Defense Lawyer (2021)
  12. E.R. Nurses: True Stories from America’s Greatest Unsung Heroes (2021)
  13. James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life (Expected publication: June 6, 2022)
  14. The Elephant Girl (Expected publication: July 25, 2022)
  15. Diana, William and Harry (Expected publication: August 15, 2022)

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, there you go – all the James Patterson books in order! Choose one that intrigues you and start reading these books in the reading orders we have shared above.

Looking for more books in order?

Check out my list of Louise Penny Books in Order.

5 thoughts on “All 200+ James Patterson Books in Order | The Ultimate Guide

  1. Since i retired and started reading in 2016 i have gone through over 300 books and of which 102 were by James Patterson. Books are a large part of my life now at age 85.Thanks to all the great authors like James Patterson.

    1. I haven’t read a whole lot, but of the ones I have, I did really enjoy them. They were all “James Patterson presents” books though. So I’m not sure if he had any involvement in their writing, or if they were simply published by him. Either way, the James Patterson name on the book does give me confidence now.

      1. Thank YOU for creating this list for us! I found another site that was missing a bunch of the books that you had listed, but they had about 100 other books with the James Patterson name on them. I have gone through 30 in the last two months, and plan to read them all, now that I have retired. Thx again!

  2. Have read every one of the Women’s Murder Club and have loved every one. Have #22 already on order. Also read so many others of his that I can’t list them all. By far my most favorite author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.