Can you believe how time flies? I remember when I was a kid, I thought we would be living like the Jetsons in 2020! Well anyway, I hope this year brings you health, happiness, and new fulfilling reads! Speaking of good reads, James Patterson’s new releases 2020 are going to blow your mind!
I can’t wait to get my hands on these books and I’m about to make it really easy for you to get your hands on them as well. So let’s get right to it.
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Private Moscow (Jan. 1)
An invitation from an old friend draws Jack Morgan into a deadly conspiracy. On a cold January morning, Jack Morgan stands inside the New York Stock Exchange with his former US Marine comrade whose company is being launched onto the market, eagerly awaiting the opening bell.
But before the bell rings, a bullet rips through the air and finds its mark. In the aftermath of the murder, the victim’s wife hires Jack to find the killer. As the head of Private, Jack has at his disposal the world’s largest investigation agency. What he discovers shakes him to his core.
The River Murders (Jan. 7)
James Patterson and James O. Born bring us three thrilling suspense stories in one. Hidden, Malicious and Malevolent.
Lost (Jan. 13)
Middle School: Master of Disaster (Feb. 17)
You are in for a really nice treat in the hilarious 12th installment of the Middle School series! Troublemakers, Rafe and Jimmy are joined by the incredibly funny characters from I Funny, Jacky Ha-Ha, Treasure Hunters, AND Max Einstein.
Finally, up to something good, Rafe and Jimmy are responsible for organizing a huge celebration of books and reading! However, a small issue snowballs into a BIG problem that threatens to destroy the whole party. Enjoy finding out how they try to keep things running smoothly.
Blindside (Feb. 24)
With Detective Michael Bennett’s son in prison and the mayor’s daughter missing, a deal strikes. Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but right now, it’s just ‘one father, helping another.’
In this serial killer spree, a murder victim in the Bronx is connected to a sophisticated hacking operation as well as the mayor’s missing daughter, Natalie, a twenty-one-year-old computer genius. Suddenly Bennett is at the center of a dangerous triangle, See more from the Michael Bennett series.
Texas Outlaw (Mar. 30)
Book two in the Rory Yates series. Texas Ranger Rory Yates is sent to a remote town in west Texas. Requested by Rio Lobo Detective, Ariana Delgado, the only one who believes that a local councilwoman’s death is no accident.
Rory untangles a web of small-town secrets, lies, and favors. He must get to the truth before more people die. A Texas Ranger is justice until he sidesteps the law.
Dog Diaries: Mission Impawsible (Mar. 30)
Another tail-wagging adventure, It’s SUMMERTIME, and Junior is getting his very own doggy vacation! A fur-raising story about how Junior survived when his pet humans went on vacation without him. How he survived icky vegetables. His super-secret plan to steal hamburgers and how he and his pooch pals plan to break free and go home! As Junior always says, “You can’t keep a good dog down!”. See more from the Dog Diaries series.
Revenge (Apr. 7)
A new standalone thriller. Former SAS soldier David Shelley was part of the most covert operations team in the special forces. Now settling down to civilian life in London, he has plans for a safer and more stable existence. But the shocking death of a young woman Shelley once helped protect puts those plans on hold.
The police rule the death a suicide but the grieving parents can’t accept their beloved Emma would take her own life. They need to find out what really happened, and they turn to their former bodyguard, Shelley, for help.
When they discover that Emma had fallen into a dark and seedy world of drugs and online pornography, the father demands retribution. But his desire for revenge will make enemies of people that even Shelley may not be able to protect them from, and take them into a war from which there may be no escape.
The House of Kennedy (Apr. 13)
James Patterson with Cynthia Fagen. This might be the one, well actually, the second, that I am most excited about! So intriguing. Those who dwell in the House of Kennedy work hard, live hard, and win at all costs. But just how much has it cost them?
With assassinations. murder. plane crashes. fatal accidents. mental illness. drug overdoses. alcohol abuse, and plenty of sex scandals. This family of widows and fatherless children has been cursed with unimaginable losses, yet even today, there remains a glamorous aura around the indomitable Kennedys.
The 20th Victim (May 4)
The Women’s Murder Club continues with three victims, three bullets, and three cities. Simultaneous murders in LA, Chicago, and San Francisco. SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer’s jurisdiction, and local reporter Cindy Thomas’s beat.
The shooters’ aim is as fearsomely precise as their target selection. When Lindsay realizes that the fallen men and women excel in a lucrative, criminal activity, she leads the charge in the manhunt for the killers. As the casualty list expands, fear and fascination with this suspicious shooting gallery galvanizes the country. The victims were no angels, but are the shooters’ villains . . . or heroes?
Jacky Ha-Ha: A Graphic Novel (May 4)
James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein bring you Jacky Ha-Ha, a class clown who makes people laugh with her so they won’t laugh at her! With her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation–even when it’s a bad idea–Jacky Ha-Ha loves to make people laugh. And wisecracking helps distract her from thinking about not-so-funny things in her life, like her mom serving in a dangerous, faraway war, and a dad who’s hardly ever home.
But no matter how much fun Jacky has, she can’t entirely escape her worries. So one starlit night, she makes a promise to keep her family together…even if she has to give up the one thing that makes her happy. But can she stop being Jacky Ha-Ha, if that’s who she really is?
Treasure Hunters: The Plunder Down Under (Jun. 1)
The Kidd family is on their way to Australia to find Lasseter’s Gold when they are challenged by fellow treasure hunter Charlotte Badger, who challenges them to a race to the gold! But when the Kidds pull into port in Australia, their parents are suddenly arrested-they’ve been framed! It turns out Charlotte Badger is a pirate, and she’s planted a priceless stolen black opal on the Kidds’ ship, The Lost!
Now Bick, Beck, Storm, and Tommy have seven days to traverse the Australian Outback, find Charlotte Badger and her pirate cronies, and bring back the evidence that will prove their parents innocent. If they fail, their parents will be found guilty and thrown in prison…forever! See more from the Treasure Hunters Series.
Hush (Jun. 2)
Detective Harriet Blue is no longer a Detective. Police Commissioner Joseph Woods made sure of that. Harry is now inmate 3329 and prison is a dangerous place for a former cop. She has been fighting for her life and has spent numerous hours in the infirmary. A doctor from the infirmary turns up dead and although Harry has a solid alibi, she is a suspect.
When the Commissioner’s daughter and her two-year-old daughter go missing Woods is desperate and strikes up a deal with Harry. She is released and paired up once again with her partner Ed Whittaker. She must find the missing persons in exchange for her freedom. With a prime suspect in the doctors’ murder, Harry investigates and juggles between the two cases.
The Summer House (Jun. 8)
One historic lake house. Seven murder victims. Four accused Army Rangers. Two versions of the truth. Only one can survive.
Sullivan County, Georgia, belongs to Sheriff Emma Williams. But not when Army Rangers posted to the local base are implicated in a major crime. To an elite team of investigators led by Major Jeremiah Cook, the physical evidence Williams swears by presents clues to an entirely different story.
The small-town sheriff has never worked a multiple homicide, and Cook knows it. Unless he can convince the locals that the recent crimes are part of a larger mystery, this outsider may never unlock the century of secrets hidden inside The Summer House.
Hawk (Jul. 6)
Okay, THIS is the one I and many others are probably the most excited about! A story for a new generation of Maximum Ride fans! Max’s 17-year-old daughter Hawk is growing up hard and fast in gritty, post-apocalyptic New York City. She stays under the radar to survive…until a destiny that’s perilously close to her mother’s, forces her to take flight.
Cajun Justice (Jul. 14)
The Bayou is a unique place to live and it provides grit and passion to any who hail from it, including Cain Lemaire, an ex-Secret Service agent from New Orleans. Cain had the dream job he had always wanted, protecting the President until a single night resulted in a scandal that cost him his post. Needing a new direction for his life and with help from his sister who works in Japan, Cain takes a job in Tokyo as head of security detail for a very successful and important CEO. What he thought was a simple security post unravels a tangled web of corruption, greed, and extortion, but now Cain is on his own and without the wealth of resources he had with the Secret Service. Years of training and international missions kick in as he races to find justice the only way a born and raised Cajun can do.
1st Case (Jul. 27)
When computer genius Angela Hoot, is kicked out of MIT for hacking another student’s computer, she’s certain that she has blown her chance at a successful career. However, Angela was offered an internship with the FBI’s cyber forensics unit. A messaging app with sophisticated tracking capabilities surfaces. the beta users, all young women, are only identified when they turn up dead in their bedrooms. Now Angela must pull off her greatest hack yet and it just might get her killed.
Three Women Disappear: With Bonus Novel, Come and Get Us (Aug. 11)
When a rich stockbroker is found dead, the police deem it a suicide. Until suspicious facts start to come up and point the finger at 3 women: his personal chef, his housekeeper, and his ex-wife. But all women have gone missing. Is it because they’re all guilty? Or is the truth even more shocking?
The Midwife Murders (Aug. 11)
A missing patient is a hospital ward’s worst nightmare — until even more disappear.
Max Einstein: Saves the Future (Aug. 31)
Murder Thy Neighbor (Sep. 15)
From the Murder is Forever series as seen on Discovery ID, these two true-crime thrillers follow a neighbors’ quarrel that turns violent and cyber-bullying that explodes in a double murder.
Murder Thy Neighbor: Ann Hoover is a nice woman but she hates her neighbor. Ten months ago, Roy Kirk moved in next door and now his house is in a great state of disrepair and Kirk himself has turned sullen and hostile. When Ann sues him, Kirk will retaliate in a gruesome, horrific manner. (with Andrew Bourelle)
Murder IRL: Jenelle Potter has always been better with connecting with people through social media. With overprotective parents, she hasn’t had very many options to meet people, until she meets Billy. But her feelings for Billy are unreciprocated, causing Jenelle to start a virtual war until that war enters the real world. (with Max Dilallo)
The Coast-To-Coast Murders (Sep. 21)
Becoming Muhammad Ali (Oct. 5)
Murder of Innocence (Nov. 17)
The World’s #1 Bestselling Author, James Patterson, is partnering with Discovery ID again to develop all-new, ID-branded true crime stories where murder isn’t always the worst thing that can happen to you.
Murder of Innocence: It’s impossible to resist Andrew Luster. He’s rich, charming, and good-looking, and dozens of women have fallen under his spell. But Andrew is no mere womanizer. He’s a predator, and it’ll take a global effort to put him behind bars.
True Crime #2: Mark Putnam is a rookie FBI agent given his first assignment in a remote part of Kentucky, a land of coal miners and meth dealers. Within his first months on the job, a young female informant named Susan Smith helps him make a big break in an important case. Rumors begin circulating that the agent and his informant are having an affair. After Susan starts telling people that she is pregnant with the FBI agent’s baby, she suddenly disappears.
Deadly Cross (Nov. 23)
Alex Cross – Book 28 A scandalous double homicide in the nation’s capital opens the psychological case files on Detective Alex Cross. Until Kay Willingham’s shocking murder inside a luxury limousine, the Georgetown socialite, philanthropist, and ex-wife of the sitting vice-president led a public life. Yet few including her onetime psychologist had any inkling of Kay’s troubled past in the Deep South.
NYPD Red 6 (Dec. 15)
The most lavish wedding of the season invites the most brazen kidnapper in New York City to make the bride disappear.
Reality star Erin Easton’s “Wedding of the Century” may have a cable crew documenting every extravagant bridal detail, but when “Airhead Easton” disappears from the reception, it’s no diva turn. Her dressing room is empty but for a blood-spattered wedding gown and signs of a struggle.
Detective Kylie MacDonald of NYPD Red, already on-scene as a plus-one, loops in her partner, Detective Zach Jordan to activate Level One mobilization for this PR nightmare. But when Erin’s “proof of life” video makes it to air-rather than to evidence-every A-lister on the guest list becomes a target of suspicion . . . or just a target.
The Last Days of John Lennon (Dec. 7)
John Lennon was one of the world’s most influential people Mark David Chapman was one of the most invisible.
By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade, a decade John Lennon had spent in search of his true identity: singer, songwriter, activist, burn out. But now, he declared, “it’s the perfect time to be coming back.”
Except that Lennon was a marked man. As early as the Beatles’ controversial 1966 American tour, during which the band had feared for their safety, Lennon had complained, “You might as well put a target on me.” The Nixon administration did just that, putting Lennon under FBI surveillance. If only the agents hadn’t been so intently focused on the star himself, they might have detected Mark David Chapman’s powerful, ever-growing obsession with the man he’d grown up idolizing.
Chapman, himself a tragic nowhere man, ultimately achieved the notoriety he craved by making the target on Lennon very real and single-handedly wounding the spirit of a generation.
Happy Reading in 2020
I hope you are as excited as I am about these new books for the new year! I will update as new information is available. In the meantime, check out James Patterson’s Book Series in Order. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below. If you like this article, feel free to share it with your friends. Thank you for visiting!