James Patterson is otherwise recognised as the world's number one bestseller. An accomplished and multi-award winning American author, James is best known for his creation of the character Dr Alex Cross – a specialist in forensic psychology. Alex Cross is an internationally- famous detective series of 22 books, all of which are whole stories with a beginning and an end, with references to prior stories in each. His books haven't slowed down in popularity and Alex Cross's adventures have been adapted for the big screen three times. James is the creator of the Women's Murder Club series which was also made into a film in 2007.
Despite being known as a thriller writer, James has written in a variety of genres – from historical fiction to romance. He also writes teen books and was voted Children's Choice Book Awards 'Author of the Year' by more than 15,000 children and teen readers. Whatever the genre, his books are known for being fast-paced page turners, and an estimated 275 million copies have sold worldwide. The figures speak for themselves: James wrote 71 novels in the space of 33 years – and 19 of these topped the New York Times bestsellers. James has homes in New York and Florida and lives with his wife and son.
Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club 13)
When two dead bodies are found inside the wreckage of a car on the Golden Gate Bridge, Detective Lindsay Boxer doubts that it will be anything as straight forward as a traffic accident. The scene is more gruesome than anything she has encountered before, and it definitely was not the crash that killed these people. As Lindsay begins to piece the case together, she gets an unexpected call. Sightings of her ex-colleague-turned-ruthless killer Mackie Morales have been reported. Wanted for three murders Mackie has been in hiding since she managed to escape custody, but now she is ready to return to San Francisco to pay some old friends an overdue visit.