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List of the best James Patterson books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. Patterson is known for writing his books as part of a series, including the Maximum Ride, Alex Cross, and Women's Murder Club series. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that James Patterson is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of James Patterson who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

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Along Came a Spider is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Along Came a Spider James Patterson, Athena Alexis

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123 26
Kiss the Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Kiss the Girls James Patterson

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63 7
1st to Die is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
1st to Die James Patterson

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51 8
Roses Are Red is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Roses Are Red James Patterson

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51 9
The Beach House is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
The Beach House James Patterson

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28 3
Step on a Crack is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Step on a Crack James Patterson, M. T. Coffin, Michael Ledwidge

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29 7
Jack & Jill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Jack & Jill James Patterson

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Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Patterson Books

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Pop Goes the Weasel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Pop Goes the Weasel James Patterson

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20 6
Honeymoon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Honeymoon James Patterson, Howard Roughan

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15 2
Four Blind Mice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Four Blind Mice James Patterson

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16 3
Cat and Mouse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Cat and Mouse James Patterson

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15 3
Cross Country is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Cross Country James Patterson

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16 4
Maximum Ride: School's Out For... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Patterson Books

The Best John Grisham Books of All Time

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Maximum Ride: The Angel Experi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Patterson Books

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Kill Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Kill Alex Cross James Patterson

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Cross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Cross James Patterson

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Maximum Ride: The Final Warnin... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Patterson Books

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4th of July is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
4th of July James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

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I, Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
I, Alex Cross James Patterson

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12 3
2nd Chance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
2nd Chance James Patterson

The All-Time Greatest Horror Writers

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12 3
The 5th Horseman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
The 5th Horseman James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

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13 4
MAX: A Maximum Ride Novel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
MAX: A Maximum Ride Novel James Patterson

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14 5
The Jester is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
The Jester James Patterson

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Sail is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Sail James Patterson, Howard Roughan

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Maximum Ride: Saving the World... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best James Patterson Books

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12 4
Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel James Patterson

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8 1
Sundays at Tiffany's is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Sundays at Tiffany's James Patterson, Cate Tiernan

The Best Rolling Stone Covers

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Double Cross is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Double Cross James Patterson

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Judge and Jury is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Judge and Jury James Patterson, Andrew Gross

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Mary, Mary is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Mary, Mary James Patterson, B. W. Battin

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London Bridges is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
London Bridges James Patterson

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10 4
When the Wind Blows is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
When the Wind Blows James Patterson

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14 8
Violets Are Blue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Violets Are Blue James Patterson

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9 4
Gone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Gone James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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7 2
Private Berlin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
EricSagvold added Private Berlin James Patterson, Mark Sullivan

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8 3
The Lake House is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
The Lake House James Patterson

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The Quickie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
The Quickie James Patterson

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7 3
The 6th Target is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
The 6th Target James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

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5 1
Run for Your Life is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Run for Your Life James Patterson

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5 1
Alex Cross's Trial is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Alex Cross's Trial James Patterson

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5 1
3rd Degree is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
3rd Degree James Patterson, Andrew Gross

Inspiring Movie Speeches

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The Big Bad Wolf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
The Big Bad Wolf James Patterson

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Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel James Patterson

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Sam's Letters to Jennifer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Sam's Letters to Jennifer James Patterson

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
7th Heaven James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

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Beach Road is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Beach Road James Patterson, Peter De Jonge

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5 3
The Maze Runner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
RJ_02 added The Maze Runner James Dashner

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Nevermore: The Final Maximum R... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best James Patterson Books

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Private Games is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
Private Games James Patterson, Mark T. Sullivan