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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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NYPD Red

October 2012 Hardcover

James Patterson & Marshall Karp, NYPD Red

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

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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

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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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11TH HOUR

MAY 2012 HARDCOVER

11th Hour
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
978-0-316-09749-9, $27.99

Detective Lindsay Boxer investigates the discovery of severed heads in a movie star’s garden—and a vigilante targeting the city’s most despised criminals.

Millionaire Chaz Smith is mercilessly gunned down and Detective Lindsay Boxer discovers that the murder weapon is linked to the deaths of four of San Francisco’s most untouchable criminals. And it was taken from her own department’s evidence locker. Anyone could be the killer—even her closest friends.

Lindsay is then called to the most bizarre crime scene she’s ever seen: two bodiless heads elaborately displayed in the garden of a world-famous actor. Another head is unearthed in the garden, and Lindsay realizes that the ground could hide hundreds of victims.

A reporter launches a series of vicious articles about the cases and Lindsay’s personal life is laid bare. But this time she has no one to turn to—especially not Joe. 11TH HOUR is the most shocking, most emotional, and most thrilling Women’s Murder Club novel ever.

About the author: James Patterson has had 46 #1 New York Times bestselling hardcovers. The Women’s Murder Club is the bestselling new detective series of the past decade, selling 46 million copies worldwide.

This is the eighth book in the Women’s Murder Club series co-authored by Maxine Paetro. She is a novelist and journalist. She lives with her husband in New York.

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

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I, MICHAEL BENNETT

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JULY 2012 HARDCOVER

I, Michael Bennett
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
978-0-316-09746-8, $27.99

A South American crime lord has brought New York the worst lawlessness and violence the city has ever seen. Police shot in the street. Judges murdered in the courtroom. Mayhem is unleashed—and the mayor demands that Detective Michael Bennett find a way to stop it.

Bennett takes his 10 kids and their beautiful nanny, Mary Catherine, out of the chaos on a much-needed vacation to upstate New York. But instead of escaping the violence, it follows them and they find themselves in the middle of another nightmare that threatens the entire family. The danger isn’t only coming from the crime lord’s killers — FBI Agent Emily Parker is back, and Bennett’s attraction to her endangers his relationship with Mary Catherine.

A no-holds-barred, pedal-to-the-floor, action-packed novel, I, Michael Bennett is James Patterson at his most thrilling best.

The Michael Bennett series is the #1 bestselling detective series ever to be set in New York.

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

Michael Ledwidge is the co-author of several books with James Patterson. He lives in New York City.

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

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PRIVATE #1 SUSPECT

January 2012 HARDCOVER

Private: #1 Suspect
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
978-0-316-09740-6, $27.99

Private’s Director Jack Morgan is accused of a brutal murder—and not even Private’s world class investigators may be able to save him.

Since former Marine helicopter pilot Jack Morgan started Private, it has become one of the world’s most powerful investigation firms, sought out by the rich and famous to discretely handle their most sensitive problems. Private’s investigators are the smartest, the fastest, and the most technologically advanced in the world—and they always uncover the truth. When a former lover is found murdered in Jack’s bed, he is instantly the number one suspect. While the police are investigating Jack, the mob strong-arms him into recovering $30 million in stolen pharmaceuticals, and the beautiful manager of a luxury hotel chain persuades him to quietly investigate a spree of murders occurring on their properties. Fighting for his life on both sides of the law, Jack realizes that he may not be able to save himself this time. With more action, more intrigue, and more twists than ever before, Private: #1 Suspect is James Patterson at his unstoppable best.

About the Author: Maxine Paetro is the author of three novels and two works of nonfiction. Including the bestselling Women’s Murder Club series, she has co-authored nine books with James Patterson. She lives in New York with her husband.

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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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NOW YOU SEE HER

JUNE 2011 HARDCOVER

Now You See Her
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
978-0-316-03621-4; $27.99

To save her own life, Nina Bloom vanished. Now, to rescue an innocent man, she confronts the killer she thought she escaped forever.

Nina Bloom would do anything to protect the successful life she’s built in new York—including lying to everyone, even her daughter, about her past. But when an innocent man is framed for murder, she knows that she can’t let him pay for the real killer’s crimes. Her secret life began 18 years ago, when she had looks to die for, a handsome police officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. Just when she learns she’s pregnant, her world is shattered by a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity. now, years later, nina risks everything to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. in a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action-filled story yet.

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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SEPTEMBER 2010 HARDCOVERDon’t BlinkJames Patterson & Howard RoughanISBN:978-0-316-03623-8; $27.99 James Patterson delivers the scariest mafia thriller since The Godfather—an all-out mob war, and one man caught in the crossfire. New York’s Lombardo’s Steak House is famous for three reasons—the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police’s fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit. Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad boy. Shocked and shaken, he doesn’t realize that he’s accidentally captured a key piece of evidence. Ensnared in the city’s most sensational crime in years, Nick investigates for a story of his own. Back off—or die—is the clear message as he closes in on the facts. Heedless, and perhaps in love, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.
About the author: James Patterson is one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

SEPTEMBER 2010 HARDCOVER

Don’t Blink
James Patterson & Howard Roughan
ISBN:978-0-316-03623-8; $27.99 

James Patterson delivers the scariest mafia thriller since The Godfather—an all-out mob war, and one man caught in the crossfire.

New York’s Lombardo’s Steak House is famous for three reasons—the menu, the clientele, and now, the gruesome murder of an infamous mob lawyer. Effortlessly, the assassin slips through the police’s fingers, and his absence sparks a blaze of accusations about who ordered the hit. Seated at a nearby table, reporter Nick Daniels is conducting a once-in-a-lifetime interview with a legendary baseball bad boy. Shocked and shaken, he doesn’t realize that he’s accidentally captured a key piece of evidence. Ensnared in the city’s most sensational crime in years, Nick investigates for a story of his own. Back off—or die—is the clear message as he closes in on the facts. Heedless, and perhaps in love, Nick endures humiliation, threats, violence, and worse in a thriller that overturns every expectation and finishes with the kind of flourish only James Patterson knows.

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

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NOVEMBER 2010 HARDCOVERCross FireJames PattersonISBN:978-0-316-03617-7; $27.99The Mastermind is back, and he’s about to destroy everything—and everyone—Alex Cross loves.Detective Alex Cross and Bree’s wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington, DC’s most corrupt figures: a dirty congressmen and a scheming lobbyist. Next, the elusive marksman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories—is the marksman a hero or a vigilante? The case explodes and FBI agent Max Siegel battles Alex for jurisdiction. As Alex struggles with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross—and his family—for good. With a supercharged blend of suspense, action, and deception, CROSS FIRE is James Patterson’s most exciting Alex Cross novel ever.
About the author: James Patterson is one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

NOVEMBER 2010 HARDCOVER

Cross Fire
James Patterson
ISBN:978-0-316-03617-7; $27.99

The Mastermind is back, and he’s about to destroy everything—and everyone—Alex Cross loves.

Detective Alex Cross and Bree’s wedding plans are put on hold when Alex is called to the scene of the perfectly executed assassination of two of Washington, DC’s most corrupt figures: a dirty congressmen and a scheming lobbyist. Next, the elusive marksman begins picking off other crooked politicians, sparking a blaze of theories—is the marksman a hero or a vigilante? The case explodes and FBI agent Max Siegel battles Alex for jurisdiction. As Alex struggles with the sniper, Siegel, and the wedding, he receives a call from his deadliest adversary, Kyle Craig. The Mastermind is in D.C. and will not relent until he has eliminated Cross—and his family—for good. With a supercharged blend of suspense, action, and deception, CROSS FIRE is James Patterson’s most exciting Alex Cross novel ever.

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

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JANUARY 2011 HARDCOVERNow You See HerJames Patterson and Michael LedwidgeISBN:978-0-316-03621-4; $27.99To save her own life, Nina Bloom vanished. James Patterson’s most compulsively readable thriller ever.Twenty-two year-old Jeanine Fournier has looks to die for, a handsome police-officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. When she learns that she’s pregnant with their first child, her happiness feels almost overwhelming. Jeanine’s whole life is shattered when she unearths a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity. Now, years later, an even greaterhorror leads her to risk everything she’s earned—a secure life in New York City, a prosperous career as a lawyer, even the daughter she loves—to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. In a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action filled story yet—a Hitchcockian blend of unquenchable drama and pleasure.
About the author: James Patterson is one of the bestselling authors of all time. He lives in Florida.

JANUARY 2011 HARDCOVER

Now You See Her
James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
ISBN:978-0-316-03621-4; $27.99

To save her own life, Nina Bloom vanished. James Patterson’s most compulsively readable thriller ever.

Twenty-two year-old Jeanine Fournier has looks to die for, a handsome police-officer husband, and a carefree life in Key West. When she learns that she’s pregnant with their first child, her happiness feels almost overwhelming. Jeanine’s whole life is shattered when she unearths a terrible secret that causes her to run for her life and change her identity. Now, years later, an even greater
horror leads her to risk everything she’s earned—a secure life in New York City, a prosperous career as a lawyer, even the daughter she loves—to return to Florida and confront the murderous evil she fled. In a story of wrenching suspense, James Patterson gives us his most head-spinning, action filled story yet—a Hitchcockian blend of unquenchable drama and pleasure.

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

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MARCH 2011 HARDCOVER Mercedes BlueBy James Patterson & Michael LedwidgeISBN: 978-0-316-03791-4; $27.99NYC’s #1 detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem—the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber are all back. The city has never been more terrified.A bomb set in one of New York’s busiest places is discovered before it explodes. But relief turns to terror when the police realize it is just a warning of greater devastation to come. The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside vacation with his ten adopted children and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine—leaving his entire family open to attack. Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Agent Beth Peters. As his affection for Beth grows into attraction and then something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn. Then, another horrifying crime leads Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer’s pattern—and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan.
About the authors: James Patterson’s most recent bestseller is Worst Case. He is one of the world’s most popular authors and lives in Florida. Michael Ledwidge is the coauthor of several books with James Patterson. Worst Case is their most recent novel.

MARCH 2011 HARDCOVER

Mercedes Blue
By James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
ISBN: 978-0-316-03791-4; $27.99

NYC’s #1 detective, Michael Bennett, has a huge problem—the Son of Sam, the Werewolf of Wisteria and the Mad Bomber are all back. The city has never been more terrified.

A bomb set in one of New York’s busiest places is discovered before it explodes. But relief turns to terror when the police realize it is just a warning of greater devastation to come. The city calls on Detective Michael Bennett, pulling him away from a seaside vacation with his ten adopted children and their beloved nanny, Mary Catherine—leaving his entire family open to attack. Bennett enlists the help of a former colleague, FBI Agent Beth Peters. As his affection for Beth grows into attraction and then something stronger, his relationship with Mary Catherine takes an unexpected turn. Then, another horrifying crime leads Bennett to a shocking discovery that exposes the killer’s pattern—and the earth-shattering enormity of his plan.

About the authors: James Patterson’s most recent bestseller is Worst Case. He is one of the world’s most popular authors and lives in Florida.
Michael Ledwidge is the coauthor of several books with James Patterson. Worst Case is their most recent novel.

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