James Patterson’s Best True Crime Books

James Patterson's Best True Crime Books Featured ImageJames Patterson is best known for his mystery and thriller books, but he’s also the author of five great true crime books that explore the same themes and many of the same crimes as his mystery novels. If you’re a fan of Patterson’s fiction and are thinking about giving nonfiction a go, pick up any of these fascinating, thrilling James Patterson true crime books about real-life murder, abuse, kidnapping, scandal, and legal drama.




James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author, best known for his many enduring fictional characters and series, including Alex Cross, the Women’s Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, I Funny, and Jacky Ha-Ha. Patterson’s writing career is characterized by a single mission: to prove to everyone, from children to adults, that there is no such thing as a person who “doesn’t like to read,” only people who haven’t found the right book. He’s given over a million books to schoolkids and over forty million dollars to support education and endowed over five thousand college scholarships for teachers. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.


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