James Patterson Blog

  • Visit Bella Italia this summer!


    We've teamed up with Bella Italia for the summer holidays to celebrate the hilarious new Middle School adventure: Escape to Australia! Take a look at all the fun activites and find our about your chance to WIN a holiday to the Mediterranean by clicking on the picture ...
  • Download your free BookShot now!


    If you haven’t read a James Patterson BookShot yet now’s your chance… We’re offering a free download of a brand new original BookShot, The Witnesses. The family next door has a very dark secret. The Sanderson family has been forced into hiding after one of them stumbled upon a criminal plot. Or so they ...
  • Exciting new project launching this June!


          Welcome to BookShots by James Patterson. Life moves fast - books should too. Pulse-pounding thrillers under £3 and 150 pages or less. Impossible to put down. Read on any device. Visit www.bookshots.com for more information or visit your favourite retailer to pre-order. ...
  • Meet the Kidds, treasure-hunting family extraordinaire!


    In James Patterson's new Treasure Hunters book, Secret of the Forbidden City, the Kidd siblings travel from China to Berlin, desperately trying to track down the ancient Chinese artifact that will buy their mother's freedom from vicious pirates.  To celebrate its release, James Patterson has once again teamed up with Collective ...
  • Brand new animated series!


    In James Patterson's new children's book, Kenny Wright Superhero, Kenny is a kid with a secret identity Kenny is a kid with a secret identity. In his mind, he's Stainlezz Steel, super-powered defender of the weak. In reality, he's a chess club devotee known as a "Grandma's Boy," a label that makes him an easy target ...
  • James Patterson announces a further £250,000 donation to independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland


    JAMES PATTERSON ANNOUNCES A FURTHER £250,000 DONATION TO INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS IN THE UK AND IRELAND TAKING HIS TOTAL DONATION TO £500,000A FURTHER 68 INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOPS HAVE BEEN GRANTED £120,000 FROM THE ORIGINAL £250,000 FUND ANNOUNCED IN JUNE 2014 Bestselling author and bookshop devotee, James Patterson, has ...
  • Saving Bookstores, Saving Lives Part 2


      The first round of successful applicants in the James Patterson UK Indies Bookshop Grant Scheme has been announced and we've had some amazing comments in from bookshops around the country. Here are just a few.   'Thank YOU! Thank YOU! Thank YOU! Yay! HOORAY! And Thank YOU Mr Patterson! We've been waiting ...
  • SAVING BOOKSTORES, SAVING LIVES


    Bookshops urged to apply for grants to “Get Children Reading”     Bestselling author and bookshop devotee, James Patterson, is to donate £250,000 to independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland in an unprecedented show of financial support by an individual for the sector. The announcement, made on the ...
  • 20 years of Alex Cross


    Can you believe it is 20 years since Along Came a Spider was published! Look at the amazing things people have to say about both Alex and James.   "It's no mystery why James Patterson is the world's most popular thriller writer: his uncanny skill in creating living, breathing characters we truly feel for and seamless, ...
  • Thrilling sequel to Confessions of a Murder Suspect


    The intrigue builds in this thrilling sequel to Confessions of a Murder Suspect. There’s no relief for the Angel family after sixteen-year-old Tandy helps uncover the truth about her parents’ untimely deaths. As Tandy’s famous (now infamous) brother Matthew stands trial for the murder of his girlfriend, a new killer lurks on ...