Author: Sherry Helms
James Patterson is the author who has a constant grip on the bestseller sections of the New York Times. With the NY Times record for most bestselling hardcover fiction titles by a single author, a total of 63, which is also a Guinness World Record, this American thriller author has topped a Forbes magazine list of the world’s highest paid authors for the second year, with total income of $84 million.
Skipping James Patterson’s general introduction as a writer, which is obvious for every book-lover, we have compiled here a list of his best and well-received literary works ever. Enlisted below the top 10 highly-read novels by James Patterson which will help bibliophiles to collect the best of the #1 bestselling author of the date. Check ‘em out:
Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas – Katie Wilkinson has finally found the perfect man; but one day he suddenly disappears, leaving behind only a diary written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby, Nicholas. In it she intimately reveals the romance between herself and the child’s father, her hopes for their marriage, and her unparalleled joy in motherhood. As Katie reads on, she realizes that the man she loves is Suzanne’s husband. Now, filled with terror and hope, Katie must struggle to understand what has happened – and find out if her new love has a prayer of surviving.
Along Came A Spider – This highly-received suspense thriller begins with the double kidnapping of the daughter of a famous Hollywood actress and the young son of the secretary of the Treasury. And that’s only the beginning! Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper who wants to commit the crime of the century. Alex Cross is the brilliant homicide detective pitted against him. Jezzie Flanagan is the female supervisor of the Secret Service who completes one of the most unusual suspense triangles in any thriller you have ever read.
When the Wind Blows – Frannie O’Neill is a talented Colorado veterinarian haunted by her husband’s murder. But the course of her life is about to change again. After another bizarre killing, Kit Harrison, a troubled and unconventional FBI agent, arrives on her doorstep. And late one night Frannie stumbles upon a strange, astonishing phenomenon. Her name is Max. Only eleven years old, she will lead Frannie and Kit to uncover one of the most diabolical and inhuman plots of modern science.
1st to Die – This bestselling murder mystery is the first book in the James Patterson’s “Women’s Murder Club series”. Four women – four friends – share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. But, this eclectic union female crime experts finds that the usual procedures aren’t bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these women form a Women’s Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving each other a hand.
Sundays at Tiffany’s – A story of Jane Margaux, a lonely little girl. Her mother, a powerful Broadway producer, makes time for her only once a week, for their Sunday trip to admire jewelry at Tiffany’s. Jane has only one friend: a handsome, comforting, funny man named Michael. He’s perfect. But only she can see him. Michael can’t stay forever, though. On Jane’s ninth birthday he leaves, promising her that she’ll soon forget him. Years later, in her thirties, Jane is just as alone as she was as a child, and despite her own success as a playwright, she is even more trapped by her overbearing mother. Then she meets someone-a handsome, comforting, funny man. He’s perfect. His name is Michael..
Kiss the Girls - In Los Angeles, a reporter investigating a series of murders is killed. In Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a beautiful medical intern suddenly disappears. Washington D.C.Us Alex Cross is back to solve the most baffling and terrifying murder case ever. Two clever pattern killers are collaborating, cooperating, competing, and they are working coast to coast.
The Beach House – Written hand in gloves with Peter De Jonge, this James Patterson’s novel is perfect for the beach reading. Jack Mullen is a student of the law. His brother Peter is a servant of the rich who parks the cars of the Hamptons’ elite, and perhaps satisfies their more intimate needs as well. One day Peter’s body is found on the beach. Jack knows the drowning was no accident, but someone’s huge power and money have bought the cops, the judges, the system. Now Jack is learning a lesson in justice he never got in law school, and his astonishing plan to beat the billionaires will keep you mesmerized till the last page comes.
Roses Are Red – In this heart-pounding new thriller, Detective Alex Cross pursues the most brilliant killer he’s ever confronted, a mysterious criminal who calls himself the Mastermind. In a series of crimes that has stunned Washington, D.C., bank robbers have been killing bank employees and their families if the robbers’ instructions are not followed to the letter. Alex Cross knows this is no ordinary criminal; the pathological need for control and perfection is too great. Cross is in the midst of a crisis at home, but the case becomes all-consuming as he learns that the Mastermind is plotting one huge, last, perfect crime.
The Lake House – A penultimate of the well-received “When the Wind Blows“, this thrilling new novel is considered to have been Patterson’s one of the most successful novels around the world, and it’s one that really soars! Frannie O’Neil, a Colorado veterinarian, knows a terrible secret that will change the history of the world. Kit Harrison, an FBI agent under suspension has seen things that no one in his right mind would believe. A twelve-year-old girl named Max and five other incredible children have powers we can only dream of. These children can fly. And the only place they will be save is the Lake House.
London Bridges – Two of the greatest villains James Patterson has ever created in one book! Minutes after soldiers evacuate a Nevada town, a bomb completely destroys it. On vacation, FBI agent Alex Cross gets the call: the blast was perpetrated by the Wolf. A super criminal and Cross’s deadliest nemesis, the Wolf threatens to obliterate major cities, including London, Paris, and New York. Then evidence reveals the involvement of a ruthless assassin known as the Weasel. Could these two dark geniuses be working together? Now with just four days to prevent an unimaginable cataclysm, Cross is catapulted into an international chase of astonishing danger – and toward the explosive truth about the Wolf’s identity, a revelation that Cross may not survive.