James Patterson’s New Releases 2022

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Undoubtedly, It’s going to be another astonishing year for James Patterson’s new releases 2022. I could not be more excited because this is the year we get to read James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life! The next Billy Harney thriller, the 22nd Women’s Murder Club, and so many more amazing titles. Be sure to bookmark this page, and definitely check back for updates regularly. Happy Reading!


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The Horsewoman

James Patterson's New Releases 2022 - The Horsewoman

January 10th

A Novel by James Patterson and Hall of Fame sportswriter, Mike Lupica.

Maggie Atwood and Becky McCabe, mother and daughter, both champion riders, vowed to never, ever, go up against one another. 
Until the tense, harrowing competitions leading to the Paris Olympics. 
Mother and daughter share a dream: to be the best horsewoman in the world.
Coronado is Maggie’s horse. An absolutely top-tier Belgian warmblood. 
Sky is Becky’s horse. A small, speedy Dutch warmblood. 

Middle School: It’s a Zoo in Here!

James Patterson's New Releases 2022 - Middle School: It's a Zoo in Here

January 24th

The 14th book in the Middle School Series by James Patterson and Brian Sitts.

Rafe Khatchadorian is days away from sweet, sweet summer freedom until bad grades threaten to land him in . . . SUMMER SCHOOL.

It’s impossible to fail out of a summer job, right? Wrong. He strikes out at the zoo then grosses out at a billionaire’s country club:

-Digging a pit for the annual clambake

-Scrubbing chewed bubblegum, sooty fireplaces, and…toilets

-Polishing the chrome on his boss’s ATV

Rafe is destined for the Failed Jobs Hall of Fame until an encounter with an endangered lion puts his wildlife knowledge to the test . . . and it’s more than his grade on the line this time.



James Patterson's New Releases 2022 - Steal

February 8th

The third book in the Instinct series by James Patterson and Howard Roughan.

Imagine everyone’s surprise when Carter von Oehson, a sophomore in Dr. Dylan Reinhart’s Abnormal Psychology class, posts on Instagram that he plans to kill himself. 24 hours later and still no one has seen him.

Release the hounds. A massive search ensues. But when Carter’s sailboat rolls in with the tide without him or anyone else on it, the worst seems to be confirmed. He really did it… Or did he? 

The one person convinced he’s still alive is his father, Mathias von Oehson, founder and CEO of the world’s largest hedge fund. But what Mathias knows and how he knows it would ultimately reveal a secret so damaging that it would be as if he were committing suicide himself. There’s no way he can go to the police. But there’s still someone he can turn to.

Dylan now finds himself wrapped up in multi-million-dollar secrets and danger and it’s going to take every bit of his wit, and the brilliant and headstrong NYPD Detective, Elizabeth Needham, to stay ahead of both his enemy… and his employer.

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Run, Rose, Run

James Patterson's New Releases 2022 - Run, Rose, Run

March 7th

A novel by James Patterson and Dolly Parton.

Every song tells a story. 

She’s a star on the rise, singing about the hard life behind her. 

She’s also on the run. Find a future, lose a past. 

Nashville is where she’s come to claim her destiny.  It’s also where the darkness she’s fled might find her.  And destroy her. 

Run, Rose, Run is a novel glittering with danger and desire, a story that only America’s #1 beloved entertainer and its #1 bestselling author could have created.


Dog Diaries: Dinosaur Disaster

James Patterson's New Releases 2022 - Dog Diaries: Dinosaur Disaster

April 11th

The sixth book in the Dog Diaries series, by James Patterson and Steven Butler.

We’re in luck, my person-pal because we are going to see DINO-ROARS! Yes, we! Including me, Junior, everyone’s favorite PUP. Not even the pesky “no dogs in the museum” rule can keep me away from this fossil-tastic FEAST-A-SAURUS. So join me to discover:  

-How I came snout-to-face with a TERRIER-SARUS REX in the flesh (well, the BONE)!

-The dustiest, moldiest, most PAW-fect sniff-a-licious scents I’ve ever wrapped my nose around.

-Why my pack of pooch pals and I planned a BARK-tastic break-in.

It’s going to be a HOWLING good time, so long as my friends and I don’t get caught. Otherwise, this FUR-RAISING adventure might end with us in the DOG HOUSE!

Death of the Black Widow

James Patterson's New Releases 2022 - Death of the Black Widow

April 19th

By James Patterson and J.D. Parker.

On his first night with Detroit PD, Officer Walter O’Brien is called to a murder scene. A terrified twenty-year-old has bludgeoned her kidnapper with a skill that shocks even O’Brien’s veteran partner. The young woman is also a brilliant escape artist. Her bold flight from police custody makes the case impossible to solve, and, for Walter, even more, impossible to forget.
By the time Walter’s promoted to detective, his fascination with the missing, gray-eyed woman is approaching obsession. And when Walter discovers that he’s not alone in his search, one truth is certain. This deadly string of secrets didn’t begin in his home city—but he’s going to make sure it ends there.

The Runaway’s Diary

James Patterson's New Releases 2022 - The Runaway's Diary

April 26th

A graphic novel written by James Patterson and Emily Raymond.

All her life, Eleanor’s lived in the shadow of her fun-loving older sister, Sam. When Sam runs away to Seattle, Eleanor goes looking. 
Being a runaway is . . . 
In Eleanor’s diary, the words flow, the tales grow, and she imagines a different story. 
Being a good sister is to be . . . 
It’s up to Eleanor, the storyteller, to write the ending.


22 Seconds

James Patterson's New Releases 2022- Women's Murder Club: 22 Seconds

May 2nd

Women’s Murder Club #22 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro.

SFPD Sergeant Lindsay Boxer has guns on her mind.
There’s buzz of a last-ditch shipment of drugs and weapons crossing the Mexican border ahead of new restrictive gun laws. Before Lindsay can act, her top informant tips her to a case that hits disturbingly close to home.
Former cops. Professional hits. All with the same warning scrawled on their bodies:
You talk, you die.
Now it’s Lindsay’s turn to choose.

Treasure Hunters: The Ultimate Quest

James Patterson's New Releases 2022 - Treasure Hunters: The Ultimate Quest

May 23rd

The eighth book in the Treasure Hunters series, written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.

The Kidd family is on an exciting new mission: use the augmented reality gear their parents created to uncover the long-lost treasure.

But then their ship, The Lost, explodes in a ball of fire!

Now Bick, Beck, Tommy, and Storm are stranded on a raft in the Mediterranean Sea, and their parents have been kidnapped by maniacal treasure hunters.

It’s up to the Kidd siblings to follow clues around the globe to uncover an ancient treasure and save their parents…before they lose everything!  


James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life

James Patterson's New Releases 2022 - James   Patterson by James Patterson

June 6th

James Patterson by James Patterson.

How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world?

-James nearly died early on the morning he was born. Somehow he survived and went on to become the bestselling author in the world.  

-His grandmother told him something that’s been his motto for his entire writing career—“Hungry dogs run faster.”

-When James worked as a psychiatric aide at a mental hospital in Massachusetts, he met the singer James Taylor. And the poet Robert Lowell.  

-James’s first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was turned down by thirty-one publishers. It then won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for best first mystery.  

-While he toiled in advertising hell, James wrote the ad jingle line “I’m a Toys ‘R’ Us Kid.”

-As a young writer, James once watched James Baldwin and Norman Mailer square off to trade punches at a literary party.

-He has played golf with three American presidents—and has had nine holes in one. 

-Dolly Parton once sang “Happy Birthday” to James over the phone. She calls him J.J., for Jimmy James. -He wanted to write the kind of novel that would be read and reread so many times that the binding breaks and the book literally falls apart, pages scattering in the wind. James says, “I’m still working on that one.” 

So how did he wind up writing, and reading so many books? This is a mystery story. Actually, come to think of it, quite a few people die.  


James Patterson's New Releases 2022 - Escape

June 20th

The third Black Book thriller, written by James Patterson and David Ellis.

As Chicago’s special-ops leader Detective Billy Harney knows well, money is not the only valuable currency. The billionaire he’s investigating is down to his last twenty million. But he’s also being held in jail.
For now.
Billy’s unit is called to the jail when six inmates escape, and two others are missing. Two correctional officers are dead. Approaching the scene, Billy spots something in an empty lot. 
Two Kevlar vests.  Two helmets.  Two assault rifles. And a handwritten note:
Hi, Billy
Are you having fun yet?

Ali Cross: The Secret Detective

James Patterson's New Releases 2022 - Ali Cross: The Secret Detective

June 27

Ali Cross is back with the third book in the Ali Cross series, written by James Patterson.

Ali Cross has always looked up to his father, the famous detective Alex Cross. And after helping to solve two big cases, Ali knows he has what it takes to follow in his father’s footsteps. Eager to keep solving crimes, Ali and his friends hack into police calls and go to crime scenes to watch the detectives at work—and try to crack the cases themselves. 
But when Ali witnesses something horrible, he has to grapple with tough questions about what it means to be a detective and a detective’s son. Will Ali find a way to follow in his father’s footsteps…or will he be the one in danger’s path?  



July 18th

Book #14 in the Michael Bennett series by James Patterson.

Returning home from his honeymoon, Detective Michael Bennett is greeted with shocking news. FBI agent, Emily Parker, is missing.

In order to track her down, Michael follows his former partner’s investigation into an anarchist group that led her between Los Angeles, New York, and Washington DC.

Lurid rumors begin to surface about Emily’s disappearance and Michael knows that he needs to act quickly to find her.

After everything they’ve been through together, he owes her that much.


What an exciting year of James Patterson this is going to be! Let me know which books you are the most excited about, also, be sure to check back often for more amazing titles, preorder your favorites today. : ) I wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year in 2022!

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  1. Lina Esposto

    Love his books! I have been reading his books for over 20 years am a fan of his work.😊

    • Tracy

      Fantastic! Me too! Thanks for the comment Lina. : ) Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Cogito

    Hi Tracy. Thank you for very interesting article. I love good novels but its not easy to track what is happening and what new books are coming. Your blog is big help here, and Im already seeing some great tittles I need to read. I especially wait for Steal as I am big fan of instinct series. Putting release date into my calendar to make sure I will remember!

    • Tracy

      You are very welcome! The Instinct series is so good. : )



    • Tracy

      Fantastic! I hope you are as excited as I am about James Patterson’s new releases for 2022. : ) Happy Reading!

  4. Paolo

    I am interested in reading two titles of these you have listed here. First of all, I have been hearing a lot about James Patterson but I really know very little about him. So, I would like to start by reading James Patterson by James Patterson. And after that one, the story of mother and daughter competing at the the Paris Olympics would be very interesting.

    • Tracy

      Nice choices Paolo! I can’t wait to read James Patterson by James Patterson: )

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