James Patterson will hit the ground running in the first quarter of 2017 with re-issues of his first three ALEX CROSS detective novels, three stand-alone thriller titles and two cracking new novels guaranteed to blow away the winter blues. The first three Alex Cross novels – ALONG CAME A SPIDER (1993), KISS THE GIRLS (1995), and JACK AND JILL (1996) – will be reissued on January 1st in e-format for the first time allowing millions of new and existing Cross fans to download these classic titles onto their own devices. The novels, starring Washington DC-based former FBI agent and psychologist Alex Cross, are James Patterson’s biggest-selling series and are published in 43 languages in over 100 countries. ALONG CAME A SPIDER was published to critical acclaim, became a runaway New York Times bestseller, and eventually spawned a series of over 20 subsequent novels. These re-issues are an excellent addition to the Cross collection.
January also sees the re-issue of the Wall Street thriller, BLACK MARKET (1986), the riveting psycho-drama THE MIDNIGHT CLUB (1988) and the celebrity murder mystery HIDE AND SEEK (1996). BLACK MARKET was chillingly prescient when it was published 30 years ago with its plot of a terrorist attack on New York City and the crash of the stock market; THE MIDNIGHT CLUB features a detective, disabled by a killer years ago, who finds himself fighting against the same man who killed his wife and left him helpless; HIDE AND SEEK, is a tense courtroom drama about a famous singer/songwriter accused of murder.
New titles in February and March include 16th SEDUCTION, an exciting addition to the Women’s Murder Club, and NEVER NEVER, a gripping thriller investigating mysterious disappearances in the Australian Outback.
In 2016 Patterson launched BOOKSHOTS – breakneck-speed thrillers, all under 150 pages, all priced under £3.