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Cross My Heart

January 2014 Hardcover

James Patterson, Cross My Heart

978-0-316-21091-1, $29.00

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Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heartnothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex’s strength as a weapon against him in the most unsettling and unexpected novel of James Patterson’s career.

When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die.

CROSS MY HEART is the most powerful Alex Cross novel ever, propelled by the ever-ingenious mind of James Patterson, the world’s #1 bestselling writer.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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Private L.A.

January 2013 Hardcover

James Patterson, Private L.A.

978-0-316-21112-3, $28.00

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Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they’re also great parents, philanthropists and just all-around good people.

When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world-renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can’t get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast—and the world’s golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn’t begin to unveil. Murder is only the opening scene.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, Sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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Mistress

August 2013 Hardcover

James Patterson and David Ellis, Mistress

978-0-316-21107-9, $27.99

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Ben isn’t like most people. Unable to control his racing thoughts, he’s a man consumed by his obsessions: movies, motorcycles, presidential triviaand Diana Hotchkiss, a beautiful woman Ben knows he can never have.

When Diana is found dead outside her apartment, Ben’s infatuation drives him on a hunt to find out what happened to the love of his life.

Ben soon discovers that the woman he pined for was hiding a shocking double life. And now someone is out to stop Ben from uncovering the truth about Diana’s illicit affairs.

In his most heart-pumping thriller yet, James Patterson plunges us into the depths of a mind tortured by paranoia and obsession, on an action-packed chase through a world of danger and deceit.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, Sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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Second Honeymoon

June 2013 Hardcover

James Patterson and Howard Roughan, Second Honeymoon

978-0-316-21122-2, $27.99

DESCRIPTION

A newlywed couple steps into the sauna in their deluxe honeymoon suiteand never steps out again. When another couple is killed while boarding their honeymoon flight to Rome, it becomes clear that someone is targeting honeymooners, and it’s anyone’s guess which happy couple is next on the list.

FBI Agent John O’Hara is deep into solving the case, while Special Agent Sarah Brubaker is hunting another ingenious serial killer, whose victims all have one chilling thing in common.

As wedding hysteria rises to a frightening new level, John and Sarah work ever more closely together in a frantic attempt to decipher the logic behind two rampages. SECOND HONEYMOON is James Patterson’s most mesmerizing, most exciting, and most surprising thriller ever.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, Sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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12th of Never

April 2013 Hardcover

James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, 12th of Never

978-0-316-21082-9, $27.99

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Lindsay Boxer’s beautiful baby is born! But after only a week at home with her new daughter, Lindsay is forced to return to work to face two of the biggest cases of her career.

A rising star football player for the San Francisco 49ers is the prime suspect in a grisly murder. At the same time, Lindsay is confronted with the strangest story she’s ever heard: An eccentric English professor has been having vivid nightmares about a violent murder and he’s convinced is real. Lindsay doesn’t believe him, but then a shooting is called inand it fits the professor’s description to the last detail.

Lindsay doesn’t have much time to stop a terrifying future from unfolding. But all the crimes in the world seem like nothing when Lindsay is suddenly faced with the possibility of the most devastating loss of her life.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Maxine Paetro is the author of three novels, two works of nonfiction, and the coauthor of twelve books with James Patterson. She lives in New York with her husband.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, Sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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Alex Cross, Run

February 2013 Hardcover

James Patterson, Alex Cross, Run

978-0-316-09751-2, $28.99

DESCRIPTION Detective Alex Cross arrests renowned plastic surgeon Elijah Creem for sleeping with teenage girls. Now, his life ruined, Creem is out of jail, and he’s made sure that no one will recognize him—by giving himself a new face. 

A young woman is found hanging from a sixth-floor window, and Alex is called to the scene. The victim recently gave birth, but the baby is nowhere to be found. Before Alex can begin searching for the missing newborn and killer, he’s called to investigate a second crime. All of Washington, D.C., is in a panic, and when a third body is discovered, rumours of three serial killers send the city into an all-out frenzy.

Alex’s investigations are going nowhere, and he’s too focused on the cases to notice that someone has been watching him—and will stop at nothing until he’s dead. With white-hot speed, relentless drama, and hairpin turns, ALEX CROSS, RUN is James Patterson’s ultimate thrill ride.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, Sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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Private Berlin

January 2013 Hardcover

James Patterson and Mark Sullivan, Private Berlin

978-0-316-21117-8, $27.99

DESCRIPTION Private, the world’s most respected investigation firm, has branches around the world, each staffed with the smartest, fastest, and most advanced agents, who have cutting-edge forensic tools that not even the most powerful governments possess.

At Private Berlin, agent Chris Schneider has disappeared. Chris had taken a secretive personal leave and hadn’t spoken to anyone from the office in days. The Private team retraces his footsteps to the cases he was investigating before his disappearance: a billionaire suspected of cheating on his wife, a world-famous soccer player accused of throwing games, and the owner of a seedy nightclub. They were the last people to see Chris—and they’re all suspects. And someone is lying.

The Private team is led to an abandoned Nazi slaughterhouse where all hope vanishes. As Private digs further into Chris’s past, a terrifying history is revealed, and they begin to suspect that someone very dangerous and very depraved is responsible for Chris’s disappearance. And he’s not finished in Berlin. PRIVATE BERLIN has more twists, action, and deception than any other James Patterson thriller ever.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Mark Sullivan is the author of eight mystery and suspense novels, including Rogue. He lives in Montana with his wife and sons.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, Sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

November 2012, Hardcover

James Patterson, Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

978-0-316-21068-3, $28.99

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It’s Christmas Eve and Detective Alex Cross has been called out to catch someone who’s robbing his church’s poor box. That mission behind him, Alex returns home to celebrate with Bree, Nana, and his children. The tree decorating is barely underway before his phone rings again—a horrific hostage situation is quickly spiraling out of control. Away from his own family on the most precious of days, Alex calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save another family. Alex risks everything—and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days. Alex Cross is a hero for our time, and never more so than in this story of family, action, and the deepest moral choices. MERRY CHRISTMAS, ALEX CROSS will be a holiday classic for years to come.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, Sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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The Christmas Wedding

October 2012 Hardcover

James Patterson and Richard DiLallo, The Christmas Wedding

978-0-316-09739-0, $25.99

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The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill’s wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby’s four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven’t celebrated Christmas together since their father’s death, but when Gaby announces that she’s getting married—and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day—she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays.

But the wedding isn’t Gaby’s only surprise—she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever. With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller, THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records.  Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson’s books have sold more than 210 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes fulltime and lives in Florida with his family.

Richard DiLallo is a former advertising creative director. He has had numerous articles published in major magazines. He lives in Manhattan with his wife.

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NYPD Red

October 2012 Hardcover

James Patterson & Marshall Karp, NYPD Red

978-0-316-19986-5, $27.99

DESCRIPTION

NYPD RED is a special task force charged with protecting the interests of Manhattan’s wealthiest and most powerful citizens. When a world-famous movie producer is poisoned on the first day of a Manhattan film festival called Hollywood on the Hudson, they are the first ones called. Then an actor is killed on the set of a film.  And a Molotov cocktail explodes at a movie premiere. 

Detective First Grade Zach Jordan and his new partner—and ex-girlfriend—Detective Kylie MacDonald are assigned to the case. The killer has every murder, every escape, planned down to the last detail—and he’s scripted an explosive finale that will bring New York and Hollywood to its knees. With larger-than-life action, relentless speed, and white-knuckle twists, NYPD RED is a mega-blockbuster from “The Man Who Can’t Miss.” (TIME)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Marshall Karp has written and produced numerous TV shows, plays and movies. He is the author of the Lomax and Biggs book series.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, Sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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Zoo

September 2012 Hardcover

James Patterson and Michael Ledwidg, Zoo 

978-0-316-09744-4, $27.99

DESCRIPTION

Total
For 36 years, James Patterson has written unputdownable, pulse-racing novels. Now, he has written a book that surpasses all of them. ZOO is the thriller he was born to write.

World
All over the world, brutal attacks are crippling entire cities. Jackson Oz, a young biologist, watches the escalating events with an increasing sense of dread. When he witnesses a coordinated lion ambush in Africa, the enormity of the violence to come becomes terrifyingly clear.

Destruction
With the help of ecologist Chloe Tousignant, Oz races to warn world leaders before it’s too late. The attacks are growing in ferocity, cunning, and planning, and soon there will be no place left for humans to hide. With wildly inventive imagination and white-knuckle suspense that rivals Stephen King at his very best, James Patterson’s ZOO is an epic, non-stop thrill-ride from “One of the best of the best.” (TIME)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson’s books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women’s Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.

Michael Ledwidge is the author of The Narrowback and Bad Connection, and the coauthor of several books with James Patterson, including the Michael Bennett series. He lives in New York City.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan, sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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GUILTY WIVES

MARCH 2012 HARDCOVER

Guilty Wives
James Patterson and David Ellis
978-0-316-09756-7, $27.99

A luxurious Monte Carlo vacation lands four women in prison for a murder they didn’t commit.

Abbie Elliot gave up her life to follow her diplomat husband to Zurich. Now, she and her three best friends are in desperate need of a weekend getaway and decide it’s the perfect time for a fling in Monte Carlo.

They surrender themselves to every temptation: fine dining, high-stakes gambling, and gorgeous men. But the fun comes to a screeching halt when two bodies are found, and they become the police’s prime suspects. In a dramatic trial, the women’s lives are laid bare. It becomes clear that they have been framed, but one question remains: Who is trying to lock them away forever? With delicious twists and death-defying speed, Guilty Wives is a nonstop joy-ride of excess, friendship, and betrayal as only James Patterson can create.

About the Author: James Patterson holds the New York Times bestsellers list record with 61 titles. His stand alone thrillers have been enormous bestsellers, selling over 43 million copies worldwide.

David Ellis is the award-winning author of seven novels, including Line of Vision (Berkley, 2/02), for which he won the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and The Hidden Man (Putnam, 9/09), which earned him a 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize nomination. Ellis is the Chief Counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, and he recently served as the House Prosecutor who tried and convicted former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

Publicity Contact: Sabrina Callahan,  sabrina.callahan@hbgusa.com

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10TH ANNIVERSARY

MAY 2011 HARDCOVER

10th Anniversary
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
978-0-316-03626-9; $27.99

Detective Lindsay Boxer finally gets married, but a shocking crime pushes the Women’s Murder Club back to full throttle before the gifts are even unwrapped.

Detective Lindsay Boxer’s wedding becomes a distant memory when she is called to investigate a horrendous crime: a teenage girl left for dead and the kidnapping of her newborn baby. she soon discovers that not only have the criminals left no evidence—but the victim may be hiding a secret as well. At the same time, Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano is prosecuting the biggest case of her life— a woman accused of murdering her husband in front of her children. Yuki’s career rests on a guilty verdict, so when Lindsay discovers evidence that could save the defendant, she must choose. should she trust her best friend or follow her instinct? With James Patterson’s unique brand of white-hot speed and unquenchable action, 10Th ANNIVERSARY is the Women’s Murder Club at its most thrilling best.

About the author: James Patterson is one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Publicity contact: Michelle Aielli, michelle.aielli@hbgusa.com

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KILL ME IF YOU CAN

AUGUST 2011 HARDCOVER

Kill Me If You Can
James Patterson and Marshall Karp
978-0-316-09754-3; $27.99

The world’s two best assassins hunt a man who has stolen $13 million in diamonds—with a bonus for the one who can kill the other in the process.

Matthew Bannon, a poor art student living in New york City, finds a duffel bag filled with diamonds during a chaotic attack at Grand Central Station. Plans for a worry-free life with his gorgeous girlfriend Katherine fill his thoughts— until he realizes that he is being hunted, and that whoever is after him won’t stop until they have reclaimed the diamonds and exacted their revenge. Trailing him is the Ghost, the world’s greatest assassin, who has just pulled off his most high-profile hit: killing Walter Zelvas, a top member of the international Diamond Syndicate. There’s only one small problem: the diamonds he was supposed to retrieve from Zelvas are missing. Now, the Ghost is on Bannon’s trail—but so is a rival assassin who would like nothing more than to make the Ghost disappear forever. From “America’s #1 storyteller” (Forbes) comes a high-speed, high-stakes, winner-take-all thrill ride of adrenalin-fueled suspense. 

About the author: James Patterson is one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

Publicity contact: Michelle Aielli, Michelle.Aielli@hbgusa.com

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