James Patterson’s Book List

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BookShots are lightning-fast reads that are 150 pages or less and they cost less than $5. Indulge yourself in a fast-paced thriller or a ravishing romance filled with all of the juiciest parts and none of the “blah”. Whether you’re on a train or a plane, on your lunch break or in between tasks, these stories can be read in one sitting. The following is James Patterson’s book list of BookShots. Most of them are stand-alone while others part of a series and the Bind-Up’s are a group of BookShots in one.



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James Patterson's Book List-AvalancheAvalanche

Professor Robert Monroe’s wife has vanished from their 5-star hotel in Gstaad, and no one saw a thing. Was she kidnapped? Or did she run off with the handsome Italian she and Robert partied with the night before?



James Patterson's Book List-Kill and TellKill and Tell

Famous film director Wayne Tennet stands accused by his stepdaughter of crossing the line. Falsely, he swears. Now his life and career hang in the balance. But why would she lie?



James Patterson's Book List-ManhuntManhunt (Michael Bennett)

Someone attacked the Thanksgiving Day Parade directly in front of Michael Bennett and his family. The television news called it “holiday terror”–Michael Bennett calls it personal. The hunt is on…



James Patterson's Book List-The ExhileThe Exile

Finn O’Grady, working the night shift as a security guard in London, receives a phone call at dawn. Bridie, a woman he once loved before he left his hometown of Kilmeaden in the west of Ireland, believes she’s in terrible danger and needs his help. Finn has made a new life for himself and can’t go back to the pain and tragedy he left behind in Ireland. But when Bridie’s brother is found brutally murdered, Finn has no choice but to return to a life he’d tried to forget.



James Patterson's Book List-113 Minutes113 Minutes

Molly Rourke’s son has been murdered… And she knows who’s responsible. Now she’s taking the law into her own hands. Never underestimate a mother’s love.



James Patterson's Book List-$10,000,000 Marriage Proposal$10,000,000 Marriage Proposal

Will you marry me for $10,000,000?
I am a creative, open-minded businessman with limited time and desire to play the field. This is a serious proposal. A mysterious billboard intrigues three single women in LA. But who is this Mr. Right? And is he the perfect match for the lucky winner?



James Patterson's Book List-After the EndAfter the End: An Owen Taylor Story

It’s payback time. A devastated soldier’s wife wants Special Ops veteran Owen Taylor to avenge her broken husband. And she won’t have to ask twice.



James Patterson's Book List-Black & BlueBlack & Blue (Harriet Blue series)

Harriet Blue, the most single-minded detective since Lindsay Boxer, won’t rest until she stops a savage killer targeting female university students. But new clues point to a more chilling predator than she ever could have imagined.



James Patterson's Book List-ChaseChase (Michael Bennett)

“This was no suicide,” says Detective Michael Bennett.
A man plunges to his death from the roof of a Manhattan hotel. It looks like a suicide–except the victim has someone else’s fingerprints and $10,000 in cash. Enter Detective Michael Bennett.



James Patterson's Book List-The Christmas MysteryThe Christmas Mystery: A Detective Luc Moncrief Story

Two stolen paintings disappear from a Park Avenue murder scene – French detective Luc Moncrief is in for a merry Christmas.



James Patterson's Book List-Come and Get UsCome and Get Us

What is her husband’s secret? Miranda Cooper’s life takes a terrifying turn when an SUV deliberately runs her and her husband off a desolate Arizona road. With her husband badly wounded, she must run for help alone as his cryptic parting words echo in her head: “Be careful who you trust.”



James Patterson's Book List-Cross KillCross Kill (Alex Cross)

Alex Cross, I’m coming for you, even from the grave if I have to.
Along Came a Spider
killer Gary Soneji has been dead for over ten years. Alex Cross watched him die. But today, Cross saw him gun down his partner. Is Soneji alive? A ghost? Or something even more sinister? Nothing will prepare you for the wicked truth.



James Patterson's Book List-Dead Man RunningDead Man Running

The doctor is in…deadly danger. Dr. Randall Beck is an eccentric psychiatrist with a terminal disease. This makes him fearless, which comes in handy when a patient is murdered before his eyes, a patient with an unspeakable secret.



James Patterson's Book List-Detective CrossDetective Cross (Alex Cross)

A threat from an anonymous caller sends D. C. into panic as Detective Alex Cross teams up with his wife to uncover the chilling truth. An anonymous caller has promised to set off deadly bombs in Washington, DC. A cruel hoax or the real deal? By the time Alex Cross and his wife, Bree Stone, uncover the chilling truth, it may already be too late…



James Patterson's Book List-Diary of a SuccubusDiary of a Succubus

A beautiful and deadly New York woman can kill a man with a kiss.
“You’re everything I ever wanted,” he says. He leans in and kisses me. At last. I slip my hands away, letting my fingertips brush across his cheek. He takes his final bow over the railing and drops 15 floors toward the Fifth Avenue pavement. Pity.



James Patterson's Book List-The DollsThe Dolls

An investigative reporter is about to uncover the secrets of The Dolls: the perfect lovers, perfect companions, and perfect killers.
Investigative reporter Lana Wallace has covered many crimes of passion in 10 years. But nothing will prepare her for the dark secrets of…The Dolls.



James Patterson's Book List-The EndThe End: An Owen Taylor Story

If the mission fails, it’s World War III. Any questions?
Owen Taylor is about to be betrayed on his final covert mission. It will take everything he has to make it home alive, and to save the woman he loves.



James Patterson's Book List-Fench KissFrench Kiss: A Detective Luc Moncrief Story

Bonjour, Detective. Now watch your back.
Very handsome and charming French detective Luc Moncrief joined the NYPD for a fresh start-but someone wants to make his first big case his last. Welcome to New York.



James Patterson's Book List-French TwistFrench Twist: A Detective Luc Moncrief Story

Who is killing New York’s most beautiful women?
Gorgeous women are dropping dead at upscale department stores in New York City. Detective Luc Moncrief and Detective Katherine Burke are close to solving the mystery, but looks can be deceiving…



James Patterson's Book List-HiddenHidden: A Mitchum Story

“Have you seen my cousin…alive?”
Rejected by the Navy SEALs, Mitchum is content to be his small town’s unofficial private eye, until his beloved 14-year-old cousin is abducted. Now he’ll call on every lethal skill to track her down–but nothing is what it seems…



James Patterson's Book List-The HostageThe Hostage: A John Roscoe Story

The grand opening of the world’s most exclusive hotel: forty floors of breathtaking luxury. VIPs gather in London for the ultimate preview. But one uninvited guest plans to make this a day the city will never forget. Global Head of Security, Jon Roscoe, confronts a killer with a deadly timetable.



James Patterson's Book List-The House HusbandThe House Husband

Harry Posehn is the best dad, the best husband…well, maybe not…
Detective Teaghan Beaumont is getting closer and closer to discovering the truth about Harry Posehn. But there’s a twist that she–and you, dear reader–will never see coming.



James Patterson's Book List-HuntedHunted: A David Shelley Story

Evil has a new game… Someone is luring men from the streets to play a mysterious, high stakes game in the English countryside. Former Special Forces officer David Shelley will go undercover to take them down–but this might be a game he can’t win.



James Patterson's Book List-KidnappedKidnapped: A John Roscoe Story

Traveling home for the festive season, Jon Roscoe receives a desperate cry for help. This year, Christmas with his family isn’t quite as he had planned…



James Patterson's Book List-Killer ChefKiller Chef (The Chef)

A detective working part-time in a New Orleans food truck investigates a string of murders across the city. Someone is poisoning diners in New Orleans’ best restaurants. Now it’s up to chef and homicide cop Caleb Rooney to catch a killer–who has an appetite for revenge.



James Patterson's Book List-The Lawyer LifeguardThe Lawyer Lifeguard

After losing the love of his life, a defense lawyer takes a lifeguard job at the beach… but he’s in for the wildest part of the summer yet. Defense lawyer Brian Lord survived the car bomb that killed his fiancée. Out of work and out of his mind, he takes on a lifeguard job at the beach. But there’s one wave he’ll never see coming.



James Patterson's Book List-Lets Make BelieveLet’s Play Make-Believe

Both survivors of the divorce wars, Christy and Martin don’t believe in love at first sight and certainly not on a first date. But from the instant they lock eyes, life becomes a sexy, romantic dream come true. That is until they start playing a strangely intense game of make-believe, a game that’s about to go too far.



James Patterson's Book List-Little Black DressLittle Black Dress

Can a little black dress help a New York magazine editor live out her wildest fantasies… or will it be her downfall? Magazine editor Jane Avery spends her nights alone with Netflix and Oreos-until the Dress turns her loose. Suddenly she’s surrendering to dark desires, and New York City has become her erotic playground. But what began as a fantasy will go too far… and her next conquest could be her last.



James Patterson's Book List-MaliciousMalicious: A Mitchum Story

Did my brother kill your husband?
Mitchum is back. His brother’s been charged with murder. Nathaniel swears he didn’t kill anyone, but word on the street is that he was involved with the victim’s wife. Now, Navy SEAL dropout Mitchum will break every rule to expose the truth even if it destroys the people he loves.



James Patterson's Book List-NoonersNooners

Everyone who knows Tim says he’s a good guy. But the popular advertising exec has a problem: a lot of the people who know him are getting murdered. And by the time he figures out why, Tim won’t feel so good anymore.



James Patterson's Book List-The PretenderThe Pretender (Audio Only)

It’s not the police I’m running from. Logan Bishop is a handsome thief living off a stash of stolen diamonds. But when his murderous ex-partner tracks him down, Logan must find a way to turn the tables or lose the only woman who can handle the truth.



James Patterson's Book List-The RoyalsPrivate: The Royals (Private Series)

God save the Queen – only Private can save the royal family. Private is the most elite detective agency in the world. But when kidnappers threaten to execute a royal family member in front of the queen, Jack Morgan and his team have just 24 hours to stop them. Or heads will roll, literally.



James Patterson's Book List-Private GoldPrivate Gold (Private Series)

Hired to protect a visiting American woman, Private Johannesburg’s Joey Montague is hoping for a routine job looking after a nervous tourist. After the apparent suicide of his business partner, he can’t handle much more. But this case is not what it seems… and neither is his partner’s death.



James Patterson's Book List-The Shut InThe Shut-In

I know you’re watching me. Confined to a studio apartment, Tricia Celano watches the outside world through a flying drone. But when her high-tech toy records a vicious murder, she’s determined to track down the killer – a killer who knows she’s being watched.



James Patterson's Book List-Stealing GulfstreamsStealing Gulfstreams

The perfect crime at 500 miles an hour.
All his life, pilot Jack Flynn dreamed of winning the same air show where his father was killed. To bankroll that dream he just has to steal a $24 million jet and deliver it to shadowy criminals. What could possibly go wrong?



James Patterson's Book List-SteepchaseSteeplechase

Somewhere in time…a killer waits.
Malfunctioning rides caused multiple deaths at Steeplechase Park in 1907, and in 2017. Katie Silver is sure she was working there, in both centuries. Could she hold the key to the darkest of secrets? Two worlds collide to reveal the astonishing truth.



James Patterson's Book List-StingraysStingrays

Stingrays-they solve unsolvable crimes.
When a teenager goes missing on a Caribbean beach, the local police are baffled. It’s up to the Stingrays, a world-class team that solves the unsolvable, to unearth the truth, a truth that no one will believe.



James Patterson's Book List-Taking the TitanicTaking the Titanic

The greatest story in modern history has a new chapter…
Posing as newlyweds, two ruthless thieves board the Titanic to rob its well-heeled passengers. But an even more shocking plan is afoot-a sensational scheme that could alter the fate of the world’s
most famous ship.

James Patterson's Book List-The TrialThe Trial (Women’s Murder Club)

An accused murderer called Kingfisher is about to go on trial for his life. Or is he? By unleashing unexpected violence on the lawyers, jurors, and police involved in the case, he has paralyzed the city. Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women’s Murder Club are caught in the eye of the storm.
Then, just when they have it figured out, there’s a courtroom shocker you’ll never see coming.

James Patterson's Book List-The VerdictThe Verdict: A John Roscoe Story

A woman violently attacked in her bed. A billionaire businessman on trial at The Old Bailey. As the world’s press gather outside London’s luxurious Tribeca hotel, can Jon Roscoe protect his own family from the terrifying consequences of the verdict?



James Patterson's Book List-The WitnessThe 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 think. No one will answer their questions. And the terrifying truth may come too late…



James Patterson's Book List-The Medical ExaminerThe Medical Examiner (Women’s Murder Club)

Two bodies arrived at the morgue. One was still breathing.
A woman checks into a hotel room and entertains a man who is not her husband. A shooter blows away the lover and wounds the millionairess, leaving her for dead. Is it the perfect case for the Women’s Murder Club or just the most twisted?



James Patterson's Book List-Zoo 2Zoo 2

Zoo was just the beginning. Now, the last humans on Earth are fighting for their lives in a dystopia where humans are prey.
The planet is still under violent siege by ferocious animals. Except some humans are evolving, mutating into a savage species that could save civilization… or end it.





James Patterson's Book List-Shopping for LoveShopping for Love

Personal stylist Hayden Fox loves her job. She hopes to help her newest client, sweet, pretty Caroline, find confidence, and a new perspective with a total lifestyle change. And Hayden is all about solving other people’s problems – until she’s confronted with one of her own: She’s falling in love with her client’s boyfriend. 



James Patterson's Book List-Once Upon A KissOnce Upon a Kiss

Ivy Grant has devoted her life to medical research, until she finds out her lab funding is about to be cut, right on the cusp of a breakthrough. She’ll have to convince the billionaire CEO, Carter Burke, to support her project. But after a one-night whirlwind romance, is Ivy ready to open her life to new possibilities, like love?



James Patterson's Book List-Christmas SanctuaryChristmas Sanctuary

Nick Shepherd loves his life in Salt Spring Island, where he sculpts in a studio with the grizzled and talented artist Mike Nagorski. Mike’s estranged daughter, Emma Kelly, arrives in their quiet haven, and though Nick is immediately drawn to her, he tries to resist his feelings. There may be Christmas magic in the air, but Nick knows it can’t last forever…



James Patterson's Book List-Dawn's Early LightDawn’s Early Light

Cam Warren is back from duty in Iraq. He’s haunted by what he’s seen, and the only thing he wants is to be normal again — especially when he sees Hayley Arsenault, the girl he left behind when he went off to war. But how does a scarred soldier learn to let in love?



James Patterson's Book List-50 Hidden Desires50 Hidden Desires

He can make her fantasies come true… Holly Larson wants to step out of her family’s shadow and live her own life. Her mind is full of sexy fantasies, but she doesn’t have anyone to share them with – until she calls upon her gorgeous childhood crush, Dalton Thomas. Now she’s ready to check every box on her list…



James Patterson's Book List-Bedding the HighlanderBedding the Highlander

Only a Scot can steal her heart. There’s nothing ladylike about Katherine Killin. She’s a spitfire who cannot be tamed. To rid himself of her, and to honor a truce set by the Duke of Glencoe, her father agrees to wed her to his clan’s mortal enemy, Ben Rannoch. But when Katherine meets the enticingly masculine Kirk Rannoch, brother of her betrothed, she suddenly craves domination.



James Patterson's Book List-BodyguardBodyguard: An Under Covers Story

The most eligible bachelor on Capitol Hill has met his match. Abbie Whitmore is good at her job. She knows how to protect people, and she’s always right – until Congressman Jonathan Lassiter comes along. The presidential hopeful refuses to believe that his politics have put him in danger, yet Abbie’s determined, to keep him safe. But how can she protect him while she’s guarding her heart?



James Patterson's Book List-DazzlingDazzling (The Diamond Trilogy: Part 1)

She’s a starving artist, and he’s a billionaire playboy. Siobhan comes to New York with a purpose: She wants to become a successful artist. To pay her bills in the meantime, she’s the hostess at The Stone Room, a bar for the beautiful and the billionaires. She’s fine with being on her own – until tech billionaire Derick takes her breath away.



James Patterson's Book List-The ExperimentThe Experiment

Annie Sullivan has spent her life running from her past until she meets her soul mate, Jasper Monroe. But she isn’t willing to settle down with him yet because there’s just one thing missing – one last erotic experience – that may define her relationship…or destroy it.



James Patterson's Book List-ExquisiteExquisite (The Diamond Trilogy: Part 3)

Since Siobhan has made it as an artist, she’s ready to start a life in New York with the love of her life, billionaire Derick Miller. But their relationship has been a rollercoaster ride that has pushed Derick too far. Will Siobhan be able to win back her soul mate?



James Patterson's Book List-Hot Winter NightsHot Winter Nights

The Bear Mountain days are cold, but the nights are steamy. Allie Fairchild made a mistake when she moved to Montana. Her rental is a mess, her coworkers at the trauma center are hostile, and her handsome landlord, Dex Belmont, is far from charming. But just when she’s about to throw in the towel, life in Bear Mountain takes a surprisingly sexy turn.



James Patterson's Book List-Learning to RideLearning to Ride

She never wanted to love a cowboy. Rodeo king Tanner Callen doesn’t want to be tied down. When he sees Madeline Harper at a local honky-tonk and everything about her screams New York, he brings out every trick in his playbook to take her home. But soon he learns that he doesn’t just want her for a night and instead hopes for forever…



James Patterson's Book List-Love Me TenderLove Me Tender

Elvis is in the bedroom. Journalist Leslie Stern never wanted to write entertainment stories. So when she interviews Patton King, a rising country singer who claims to be Elvis’ grandson, she decides to uncover the truth and write a scathing review. But there’s more to Patton than meets the eye, and Leslie can’t help falling for “The Next Elvis”.



James Patterson's Book List-The Mating SeasonThe Mating Season

Rigg Greensman is on the worst assignment of his life: filming a documentary about birds with scientific “hot mess” host Sophie Castle. Since Rigg is used to the celebrity lifestyle, he’d never be interested in Sophie. But he soon realizes she’s got that sexy something that drives him wild…if only he can convince her to join him for the ride.



James Patterson's Book List-The McCullagh Inn in MaineThe McCullagh Inn in Maine

Her second chance at love… Chelsea O’Kane escapes to Maine with a gun and fresh bruises. She’s ready to begin anew – until she runs into her old flame, Jeremy Holland. As he helps to fix her inn, her heart heals, and they rediscover what they once loved about each other. But as the two play-house, it starts to seem too good to last…



James Patterson's Book List-A Princess in MaineA Princess in Maine: A McCullagh Inn Story

The McCullagh Inn is hosting the event of the century. Chelsea Holland is used to dealing in secrets, and this one’s proving to be the most exciting one yet: Her old friend Grace is marrying a European prince, and Grace wants to host the wedding at the McCullagh Inn. But is Chelsea willing to put herself and her inn in the public eye, especially after being on the run?



James Patterson's Book List-RadiantRadiant (The Diamond Trilogy: Part 2)

He’s worth millions, but he’s worthless without her. It’s been a month since her traumatic breakup with Derick, and Siobhan now lives in Detroit, where she can support herself and her painting career. But suddenly Derick’s back after flying halfway across the country for her. And though Siobhan’s body comes alive at his touch, she doesn’t know if she can trust him again.


James Patterson's Book List-The ReturnThe Return

Ashley Montoya was in love with Mack McLeroy in high school — until he broke her heart. When an accident brings him back home to Sunnybell to recover, Ashley’s determined to avoid him, but Mack can’t stay away. And the more she’s with him, the more she can’t help but to fall into his embrace…



James Patterson's Book List-SabotageSabotage

The Most Dangerous Kind of Love. Secret Agent Abbie Whitmore is used to putting her life on the line, but she’s never been in a position where she could endanger someone she loves. And now Congressman Jonathan Lassiter, the love of her life, is embroiled in a political scandal, and it could be all her fault. Is she tough enough to keep him alive?



James Patterson's Book List-Sacking the QuarterbackSacking the Quarterback

Quarterback Grayson Knight has a squeaky-clean reputation in the football world. So when he’s arrested for drug possession, lawyer Melissa St. James knows that something doesn’t add up. It’s clear he’s hiding something, though he denies it. But there’s one thing he can’t deny: he wants Melissa.



James Patterson's Book List-Sexy Summer FlingsSexy Summer Flings

The one guy who could make her stay…
Penelope Davis is ready to leave Bear Mountain. Her brothers have left for the military, and her crush, ER doctor Hunter Gracin, thinks she’s only interested in a fling. So when she’s offered her dream job, she plans to take it, until Dr. Gracin comes knocking on her door…



James Patterson's Book List-A Wedding in MaineWedding in Maine: A McCullagh Inn Story

The McCullagh Inn is now open for weddings.
Jeremy Holland is exactly what Chelsea O’Kane wants in a man. After he proposes, she’s ecstatic to host their wedding at the inn they built together. But it isn’t long before the secrets from Chelsea’s past refuse to stay buried, and they could ruin everything…



James Patterson's Book List-The Weekend WifeThe Weekend Wife

I now pronounce you husband and wife… for the weekend.
When Megan Rooney gets fired from her job, her life is turned upside down. But then her sexy neighbor, Nick Walker, tells her that he needs a wife for a weekend trip to Tuscany, and she’s the perfect candidate. She surprises herself when she agrees to go, but what if the lie turns out to be exactly what she’s always wanted?





James Patterson's Book List-Trump vs. ClintonTrump vs. Clinton: In Their Own Words

A clear and honest guide to the opinions and views of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, from wit and wisdom to important issues in America.






James Patterson's Book List-The Family LawyerThe Family Lawyer

  • The Family Lawyer
  • Night Sniper
  • The Good Sister


James Patterson's Book List-The Moores are MissingThe Moores Are Missing

  • The Moores Are Missing
  • The Housewife
  • Absolute Zero


James Patterson's Book List-The RadcliffesThe Radcliffes

  • The Wedding Florist
  • The Horse Trainer
  • The Gourmet Chef


James Patterson's Book List-Kill or Be KilledKill or Be Killed

  • The Trial
  • Little Black Dress
  • Heist
  • The Women’s War


James Patterson's Book List-Kisses at MidnightKisses at Midnight

  • The Mccullagh Inn in Maine
  • Sacking the Quarterback
  • Seducing Shakespeare


James Patterson's Book List-Triple ThreatTriple Threat

  • Cross Kill
  • Zoo 2
  • The Pretender


James Patterson's Book List-Triple HomicideTriple Homicide

  • Detective Cross
  • The Medical Examiner
  • Manhunt


I hope you find the BookShot list to be helpful. These are great for reading on the go, stocking stuffers, giveaways, raffles, or whatever, you can’t beat a good story under five dollars. Leave your comments below. Happy Reading!


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  1. surya

    Wow, I just love reading so much. But this is the first time I came across book shots, dammn they are so good. I read some of the intros to the books and gosh, they look super exciting. Such amazing stories at just 150 pages is just toooo good it makes me want to read these things immediately!!

  • Tracy

    LOL, Thank you. I’m glad that you are excited about BookShots. Read them all and come back here to tell me all about it. : )

  • Sherpard4

    Hi there first of all I love your blog I think it’s a beautiful site with clear layout the introduction itself it says hey read me I went through the books just because I was hooked from the very beginning I apsolutly love everything that I come across your blog thank you for the review and transparency. 

    • Tracy

      Thank you for those kind words! I’m really happy to hear that you enjoyed the read. Come on back and find a James Patterson book that you think you would enjoy.

  • Pentrental

    BookShots sounds like the perfect product for commuters who are looking for a quick read, and I agree entirely that plane or train passengers will find it quite useful. James Patterson is a well-known name for sure and is known to produce some of the highest quality reads. A couple on your list that appeal to me especially are Kill and Tell as I am always on the lookout for a good thriller and also Triple Threat as I’ve heard a little bit about this book and have been meaning to check it out. This comprehensive list puts into perspective just how much quality work JP puts out there, and I’m looking forward to checking out these and others through your links, thanks!

    • Tracy

      Thanks for visiting and commenting on the BookShots. James Patterson certainly does put out quality work. Kill and Tell and Triple Threat are great choices, I love my thrillers too! I think Triple Homicide is my favorite, it’s got all the best Detectives in one book, Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, and the Women’s Murder Club. I hope you enjoy your BookShots, come back when you’re ready for your next great thriller. Happy Reading!

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