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.
Cross Justice (Alex Cross 23)
The toughest cases are the ones that hit close to home. When his cousin is accused of a heinous crime, Alex Cross returns to his North Carolina hometown for the first time in over three decades. As he tries to prove his cousin's innocence in a town where everyone seems to be on the take, Cross unearths a family secret that forces him to question everything he's ever known. Chasing a ghost he believed was long dead, Cross gets pulled into a case that has local cops scratching their heads and needing his help: a grisly string of socialite murders. Now he's hot on the trail of both a brutal killer, and the truth about his own past - and the answers he finds might be fatal.