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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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103 15
Along Came a Spider is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, Athena Alexis

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69 8
1st to Die is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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129 28
Kiss the Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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56 11
The Beach House is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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52 10
Roses Are Red is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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31 4
Step on a Crack is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, M. T. Coffin, Michael Ledwidge

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30 8
Jack & Jill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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26 6
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Patterson Books

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30 10
Pop Goes the Weasel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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23 6
Honeymoon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, Howard Roughan

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15 3
Four Blind Mice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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17 5
Maximum Ride: School's Out For... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Patterson Books

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22 10
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experi... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Patterson Books

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14 3
The 5th Horseman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

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14 3
4th of July is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

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15 4
Cross Country is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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16 5
Cat and Mouse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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12 2
Maximum Ride: The Final Warnin... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Patterson Books

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13 3
2nd Chance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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14 4
MAX: A Maximum Ride Novel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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15 5
The Jester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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16 6
Kill Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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17 7
Cross is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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13 4
Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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16 7
The Quickie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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16 7
I, Alex Cross is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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9 1
Sail is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, Howard Roughan

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10 2
Maximum Ride: Saving the World... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best James Patterson Books

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8 1
Sundays at Tiffany's is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, Cate Tiernan

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7 1
Judge and Jury is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, Andrew Gross

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8 2
Double Cross is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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8 2
Mary, Mary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, B. W. Battin

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9 3
London Bridges is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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9 3
The Lake House is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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10 4
When the Wind Blows is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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10 4
Gone is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge

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14 8
Violets Are Blue is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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7 2
Private Berlin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
EricSagvold added James Patterson, Mark Sullivan

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6 1
Run for Your Life is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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8 3
The 6th Target is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

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6 1
3rd Degree is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, Andrew Gross

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6 2
Sam's Letters to Jennifer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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5 1
7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

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6 3
Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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5 2
Alex Cross's Trial is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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8 6
Beach Road is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, Peter De Jonge

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7 5
The Big Bad Wolf is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson

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6 4
The Maze Runner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
RJ_02 added James Dashner

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3 1
Private Games is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best James Patterson Books
James Patterson, Mark T. Sullivan

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4 3
Nevermore: The Final Maximum R... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best James Patterson Books